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Nott'm Forest   2 - 0   Coventry

Nottm Forest v Coventry

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Coventry

Goals in each half from Robert Earnshaw and Dexter Blackstock earned Nottingham Forest victory over Coventry.

Earnshaw had the ball in the net early on only to be denied by an offside flag but then rounded off an excellent counter attack after the break.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp then pulled off a brilliant save to deny Clinton Morrison and keep Forest in front.

Blackstock made the points safe in the 78th minute when he blasted the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

Forest had gone ahead following a quick break led by Radoslaw Majewski.

The Pole collected the ball, raced downfield and found Earnshaw with a perfectly weighted pass.

The Wales international then expertly lifted the ball over the advancing Keiren Westwood.

Nathan Tyson had a chance to make it 2-0 soon afterwards but he dragged his shot wide from a good position inside the box.

Blackstock doubled the advantage following good work from Dele Adebola, while Adebola himself fired over late on.


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"We have a 'we' mentality at this football club - not 'me' - and the players we have here all deserve credit for the job they're doing.

"It's been necessary to rotate to keep players as fresh as possible over the holiday period.

"But the players who have come in have done wonderfully well."

Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"We have played one of the best and strongest teams in the Championship today and we have made them work very hard for their victory.

"When you have two games in quick succession and the second is away to Forest, it doesn't come much harder.

"We have given a good account of ourselves and I am more than happy."


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Monday, 28 December 2009

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nott'm Forest 2-0 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Earnshaw 42
  • Blackstock 78

    Nott'm Forest

    • 01 Camp
    • 03 Shorey
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Wilson
    • 16 Gunter
    • 11 Tyson yellow card (McCleary 62)
    • 15 Cohen
    • 18 McKenna
    • 28 Majewski (McGugan 84)
    • 10 Earnshaw (Adebola 74)
    • 23 Blackstock

    Substitutes

    • 21 Smith,
    • 04 Chambers,
    • 07 Anderson,
    • 08 McGugan,
    • 09 Adebola,
    • 12 McCleary,
    • 17 McGoldrick

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 12 Van Aanholt
    • 15 Cranie
    • 22 Barnett
    • 24 Wood
    • 07 Bell (Eastwood 64)
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 18 Cork (Clingan 70)
    • 21 McIndoe
    • 09 Best (Madine 83)
    • 11 Morrison

    Substitutes

    • 23 Ireland,
    • 02 Wright,
    • 05 Ward,
    • 06 McPake,
    • 04 Clingan,
    • 10 Eastwood,
    • 19 Madine
    Ref: ClattenburgAtt: 28,608
    NOTT'M FOREST
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Nott'm Forest 51%
    • Coventry 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Nott'm Forest 4
    • Coventry 3

    Attempts off target

    • Nott'm Forest 5
    • Coventry 3

    Corners

    • Nott'm Forest 7
    • Coventry 12

    Fouls

    • Nott'm Forest 11
    • Coventry 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:52 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+4:39 Short corner taken by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 90:00+4:17 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.
    • 90:00+2:34 Outswinging corner taken by Freddy Eastwood, clearance by Dexter Blackstock.
    • 90:00+2:03 Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
    • 88:49 Inswinging corner taken by Freddy Eastwood from the left by-line, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.
    • 88:18 Effort on goal by Dele Adebola from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 83:26 Inswinging corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 83:26 Substitution Lewis McGugan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 82:08 Substitution Gary Madine is brought on as a substitute for Leon Best.
    • 80:47 Freddy Eastwood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
    • 79:26 Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner.
    • 79:04 The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:32 Assist by Dele Adebola.
    • 77:32 GOAL - Dexter BlackstockNott'm Forest 2 - 0 Coventry A goal is scored by Dexter Blackstock from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 2-0 Coventry.
    • 76:16 Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Wood. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:14 Corner taken by Chris Cohen, save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 74:36 Handball by Freddy Eastwood. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
    • 74:11 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 72:56 Substitution Dele Adebola replaces Robert Earnshaw.
    • 72:56 Corner taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 71:53 Freddy Eastwood fouled by Kelvin Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick, Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Clearance by Nicky Shorey.
    • 69:44 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
    • 69:44 Substitution Sammy Clingan is brought on as a substitute for Jack Cork.
    • 69:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 67:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Paul McKenna. Radoslaw Majewski takes the free kick.
    • 66:50 Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Paul McKenna, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
    • 65:40 Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
    • 64:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Kelvin Wilson. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:48 Substitution David Bell leaves the field to be replaced by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 62:51 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 62:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Chris Cohen. Direct free kick taken by Michael McIndoe.
    • 61:25 Substitution Garath McCleary is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Tyson.
    • 58:17 Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:17 Booking Booking for Nathan Tyson for unsporting behaviour.
    • 58:08 Unfair challenge on Leon Barnett by Nathan Tyson results in a free kick.
    • 56:31 Paul McKenna is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 54:30 Michael McIndoe takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
    • 53:17 Effort from inside the area by Nathan Tyson misses to the right of the goal.
    • 50:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bell.
    • 49:58 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Fantastic save by Lee Camp.
    • 46:29 David Bell has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 45:11 Chris Cohen challenges Michael McIndoe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:03 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:35 Jack Cork delivers the ball, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
    • 41:50 Assist on the goal came from Radoslaw Majewski.
    • 41:50 GOAL - Robert EarnshawNott'm Forest 1 - 0 Coventry A goal is scored by Robert Earnshaw from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-0 Coventry.
    • 40:53 Foul by Wes Morgan on Leon Best, free kick awarded. David Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Paul McKenna.
    • 39:25 Paul McKenna produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 38:53 A cross is delivered by Jack Cork, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 37:40 Nathan Tyson takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 36:27 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jack Cork, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 36:21 Centre by Paul McKenna, blocked by Clinton Morrison.
    • 35:52 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Wes Morgan.
    • 35:40 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
    • 34:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski, Leon Best makes a clearance.
    • 33:37 Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Tyson. Paul McKenna crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Martin Cranie.
    • 32:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael McIndoe by Radoslaw Majewski. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Michael McIndoe from right channel.
    • 29:43 Chris Gunter produces a cross.
    • 26:57 Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Cohen from left channel, Wes Morgan challenges Clinton Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 25:28 Chris Gunter challenges Michael McIndoe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael McIndoe crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:33 Leon Best fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.
    • 22:43 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Radoslaw Majewski, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 22:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line, clearance made by Richard Wood.
    • 21:59 Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 21:23 Michael McIndoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
    • 20:32 Short corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski. Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Kelvin Wilson misses to the left of the goal.
    • 18:50 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.
    • 17:53 Radoslaw Majewski produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 17:09 Jack Cork is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:53 Inswinging corner taken by Michael McIndoe, free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
    • 10:00 The offside flag is raised against Nathan Tyson. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:18 Foul by Leon Best on Lee Camp, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:55 A cross is delivered by David Bell, clearance by Wes Morgan.
    • 4:19 Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 3:33 David Bell has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 1:54 The ball is crossed by David Bell, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:32 Corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael McIndoe.
    • 0:26 Nathan Tyson delivers the ball, blocked by Leon Barnett.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    Full Championship table
    1 Newcastle 24 25 51
    2 West Brom 23 26 45
    3 Nottm Forest 24 16 43
    4 Cardiff 23 15 37
    5 Leicester 22 4 37
    6 Swansea 24 2 37
    7 Sheff Utd 24 2 35
    8 Blackpool 22 10 34
    9 Crystal Palace 24 1 34
    10 QPR 24 2 33
    11 Middlesbrough 24 5 32
    12 Bristol City 24 0 32
    13 Watford 24 -4 32
    14 Doncaster 23 2 30
    15 Barnsley 22 -5 30
    16 Preston 23 -3 29
    17 Coventry 24 -9 28
    18 Derby 24 -11 26
    19 Ipswich 23 -7 24
    20 Reading 24 -13 23
    21 Scunthorpe 23 -19 23
    22 Plymouth 23 -13 21
    23 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
    24 Peterborough 24 -12 18


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