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Coventry   3 - 2   Peterborough

Highlights - Coventry 3-2 Peterborough

Coventry 3-2 Peterborough

Freddy Eastwood's hat-trick sealed all three points for Coventry against Peterborough, who remain bottom.

Eastwood was unmarked at the back post to tap the ball home following David Bell's corner and headed Leon Barnett's flick-on into the net to make it 2-0.

But Craig Mackail-Smith took advantage of Exodus Geohaghon's long throw-in to get one back, and levelled when Keiren Westwood pushed the ball into his path.

But Eastwood smashed Michael McIndoe's free kick into the net to win it.

Coventry manager Chris Coleman:

"We had to fight hard for it. At 2-2 we could have crumbled but we didn't and for Freddy to get the winner as well was fantastic.

"This was harder than Wednesday's game against Newcastle. We were 2-0 up at half-time but we know it is never easy at Coventry City. Something always happens and it did.

"Fair play to Peterborough, they forced us back in the second half. When they got the first goal back, you could smell the fear was back.

"I thought we showed great character to come back and win because there was a lot of pressure on everybody."

Peterborough boss Mark Cooper told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"At 2-0 down we took a bit of a gamble and got ourselves right back in it. I thought there was only one team who would go on and win it.

"It was an exciting game in the second half. We just need to defend set pieces better. If we can do that we'll be alright.

"We've got to keep going, keep resilient, stay together, stay strong and we'll carve some results out."


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 3-2 Peterborough FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Eastwood 34
  • Eastwood 35
  • Eastwood 72
  • Mackail-Smith 66
  • Mackail-Smith 71

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright
  • 12 Van Aanholt
  • 15 Cranie yellow card
  • 22 Barnett yellow card
  • 07 Bell (Morrison 82)
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 18 Cork
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 09 Best (Madine 85)
  • 10 Eastwood (Clingan 88)

Substitutes

  • 23 Ireland,
  • 06 McPake,
  • 14 Hussey,
  • 34 Grandison,
  • 04 Clingan,
  • 11 Morrison,
  • 19 Madine

Peterborough

  • 01 Lewis
  • 04 Morgan
  • 29 Bennett
  • 30 Griffiths
  • 34 Geohaghan
  • 07 Coutts (Batt 63 yellow card)
  • 08 Frecklington
  • 18 Whelpdale (Simpson 81)
  • 09 Mclean
  • 10 Boyd
  • 12 Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 13 McKeown,
  • 06 Lee,
  • 14 Rowe,
  • 15 Diagouraga,
  • 19 Batt,
  • 25 Green,
  • 33 Simpson
Ref: EastAtt: 15,190
COVENTRY
PETERBOROUGH

Possession

  • Coventry 53%
  • Peterborough 47%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 7
  • Peterborough 11

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 4
  • Peterborough 8

Corners

  • Coventry 5
  • Peterborough 13

Fouls

  • Coventry 17
  • Peterborough 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:04 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+5:34 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Stephen Wright gets a block in.
  • 90:00+4:54 Gary Madine concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bennett. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:04 Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
  • 90:00+3:32 Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:16 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 90:00+1:18 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Craig Morgan gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:18 Craig Mackail-Smith produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 87:40 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Michael McIndoe from right wing.
  • 87:40 Substitution Freddy Eastwood goes off and Sammy Clingan comes on.
  • 87:40 Booking Shaun Batt receives a yellow card for dissent.
  • 87:08 Foul by Shaun Batt on Jack Cork, free kick awarded.
  • Correction - 84:06 Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 84:06 Substitution Gary Madine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Best.
  • Correction - 84:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Wright by Shaun Batt.
  • 84:06 Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 84:06 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Gary Madine coming on for Leon Best.
  • 84:06 Shaun Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Wright.
  • 79:15 Ryan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Keiren Westwood. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:15 Substitution Clinton Morrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Bell.
  • 79:15 Substitution Josh Simpson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Whelpdale.
  • 79:15 Foul by David Bell on Scott Griffiths, free kick awarded. George Boyd delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Jack Cork. Lee Frecklington takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post,
  • 77:40 Shot from just outside the area by Leon Best misses to the left of the target.
  • 75:09 The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by George Boyd.
  • 74:32 Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Leon Barnett results in a free kick. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:22 Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 74:02 Ryan Bennett is adjudged to have handled the ball. Michael McIndoe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:25 Lee Frecklington has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 72:58 Corner taken left-footed by George Boyd, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 71:48 Assist by Leon Best.
  • 71:48 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 3 - 2 Peterborough Freddy Eastwood scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 3-2 Peterborough.
  • 70:58 Foul by Lee Frecklington on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
  • 70:03 GOAL - Craig Mackail-SmithCoventry 2 - 2 Peterborough A goal is scored by Craig Mackail-Smith from close range low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-2 Peterborough.
  • 69:37 George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 68:56 Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
  • 68:22 Michael McIndoe produces a cross.
  • 66:54 George Boyd takes a inswinging corner. Foul by Exodus Geohaghon on Keiren Westwood, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:51 Assist by Craig Morgan.
  • 65:51 GOAL - Craig Mackail-SmithCoventry 2 - 1 Peterborough Craig Mackail-Smith scores a fantastic goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Peterborough.
  • 65:13 Leon Best concedes a free kick for a foul on Exodus Geohaghon. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 64:48 Lee Frecklington has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 63:07 Foul by Shaun Batt on Stephen Wright, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 62:15 Substitution Shaun Batt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Coutts.
  • 62:15 Substitution Paul Coutts goes off and Shaun Batt comes on.
  • 61:37 Leon Best challenges Exodus Geohaghon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:03 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Lee Frecklington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • Correction - 60:13 The free kick is swung in left-footed by George Boyd.
  • 60:13 The free kick is delivered left-footed by George Boyd from right wing.
  • 60:13 Booking Martin Cranie receives a caution.
  • Correction - 59:49 Unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean by Leon Barnett results in a free kick.
  • 59:49 Aaron Mclean fouled by Leon Barnett, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 56:38 Lee Frecklington takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Morgan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 56:13 Freddy Eastwood challenges Lee Frecklington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 55:29 Strike by Aaron Mclean from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
  • 54:49 Lee Frecklington takes the inswinging corner, fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 53:27 The ball is delivered by Stephen Wright.
  • 52:49 Michael McIndoe produces a cross.
  • 51:06 Aaron Mclean challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:31 Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 50:08 Aaron Mclean sends in a cross, clearance by Patrick Van Aanholt.
  • 49:07 The ball is delivered by Jack Cork, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
  • 48:52 The ball is crossed by Stephen Wright.
  • 47:49 Stephen Wright produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 47:07 Freddy Eastwood sends in a cross.
  • 45:48 Paul Coutts fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:31 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:08 Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Exodus Geohaghon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:43 Shot from 12 yards by Leon Best. Save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 44:51 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 44:15 The ball is crossed by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Scott Griffiths.
  • 44:07 Centre by Michael McIndoe, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:57 Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
  • 41:33 The ball is delivered by Scott Griffiths.
  • 41:06 Corner taken by Lee Frecklington.
  • 38:03 Leon Best is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 36:49 Paul Coutts takes a shot. David Bell gets a block in.
  • 36:25 George Boyd takes the floated corner, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 36:05 Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington, Leon Best makes a clearance.
  • 35:55 A cross is delivered by George Boyd, Stephen Wright gets a block in.
  • 34:41 Leon Barnett provided the assist for the goal.
  • 34:41 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 2 - 0 Peterborough Freddy Eastwood finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Coventry 2-0 Peterborough.
  • 33:02 Assist on the goal came from Martin Cranie.
  • 33:02 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 1 - 0 Peterborough Freddy Eastwood finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Peterborough.
  • 32:15 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Bell.
  • 31:56 Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Aaron Mclean gets a block in.
  • 30:56 Michael McIndoe takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by George Boyd.
  • 29:19 George Boyd crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Leon Barnett.
  • 29:19 Booking Leon Barnett booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 29:10 Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths.
  • 27:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Lee Frecklington. Exodus Geohaghon takes the free kick.
  • 26:58 Shot from 18 yards by Lee Frecklington. Blocked by Leon Barnett.
  • 26:19 A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts.
  • 25:34 Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Scott Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:21 Craig Mackail-Smith has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 22:48 Michael McIndoe sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Bennett.
  • 22:23 Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 21:16 Foul by Martin Cranie on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. George Boyd crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Stephen Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts. Corner from right by-line taken by George Boyd.
  • 19:28 George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 18:38 Scott Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Best. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 17:36 Centre by Patrick Van Aanholt, Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 17:06 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.
  • 16:13 The ball is swung over by Michael McIndoe.
  • 15:58 Corner from the left by-line taken by David Bell, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:44 The ball is swung over by Michael McIndoe, blocked by Ryan Bennett.
  • 15:03 Lee Frecklington challenges Jack Cork unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Wright takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:48 The ball is delivered by Jack Cork, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddy Eastwood by Lee Frecklington. Michael McIndoe crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 13:17 Lee Frecklington produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 12:52 George Boyd sends in a cross.
  • 12:14 Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.
  • 10:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Freddy Eastwood on Ryan Bennett. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 10:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bell from the left by-line.
  • 9:07 Craig Mackail-Smith delivers the ball, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 7:13 The ball is crossed by Aaron Mclean.
  • 6:43 Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Jack Cork gets a block in.
  • 5:54 The ball is sent over by George Boyd, blocked by Stephen Wright. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line to the near post, Jack Cork makes a clearance.
  • 4:38 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:09 Foul by Lee Frecklington on Leon Best, free kick awarded. David Bell takes the free kick.
  • 2:50 Leon Barnett challenges Ryan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • Correction - 1:40 Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie. The offside flag is raised against Aaron Mclean. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 1:40 Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan. The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 1:01 Foul by David Bell on Scott Griffiths, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 0:51 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Exodus Geohaghon.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Championship table

Saturday, 12 December 2009 17:14 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Championship table
1 Newcastle 21 23 46
2 West Brom 20 22 38
3 Nottm Forest 21 11 36
4 Leicester 21 3 34
5 Cardiff 20 15 33
6 Swansea 21 0 32
7 Blackpool 21 8 31
8 Sheff Utd 21 2 31
9 Bristol City 21 1 30
10 Watford 21 -3 30
11 Middlesbrough 20 6 29
12 Preston 21 1 29
13 Crystal Palace 21 -1 29
14 QPR 20 4 28
15 Doncaster 21 1 27
16 Barnsley 20 -6 26
17 Derby 21 -7 25
18 Scunthorpe 21 -14 23
19 Coventry 21 -9 22
20 Ipswich 21 -8 21
21 Reading 21 -10 21
22 Sheff Wed 21 -12 18
23 Plymouth 20 -16 15
24 Peterborough 21 -11 14



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