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Coventry   3 - 1   Barnsley

Coventry goalscorer Clinton Morrison
Clinton Morrison celebrates scoring Coventry's third goal

Coventry leapfrogged Barnsley in the Championship table with a hard-fought win at the Ricoh Arena.

Stephen Foster hit the bar early on for the Tykes but two goals in three minutes put the Sky Blues in charge.

Freddy Eastwood headed his fifth goal in six games before Sammy Clingan doubled the advantage from 12 yards.

Jonathan Macken replied by heading in a cross by substitute Adam Hamill, who later had a shot blocked but substitute Clinton Morrison headed City's third.

Barnsley made the better start and Foster was denied from close range by Coventry goalkeeper Kieren Westwood and headed against the woodwork two minutes later.

Coventry hit back in the 18th minute when Aron Gunnarsson headed Clingan's cross goalwards and Carl Dickinson cleared before Leon Best blazed the rebound wide from six yards out.

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At the other end Westwood superbly saved Hugo Colace's 20-yard volley before his side went ahead.

Eastwood headed home Stephen Wright's cross before Clingan volleyed in a loose ball to make it 2-0.

Barnsley boss Mark Robins made two half-time changes and one of the replacements made an immediate impact as Hamill crossed for Macken to score five minutes after the restart.

Fellow substitute Iain Hume and Emil Hallfredsson both had chances for the visitors before Morrison headed in Best's cross in the second minute of injury-time to secure the victory for Coventry.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:
"That's probably the worst we have played for six weeks and for the first 15 minutes we were nowhere near the pace.

"We went down the other end and scored two so at half-time we told them that we had to improve even though we were two-up. They scored and that made us nervous.

"Massive credit has to go to everyone who has worked through the night to get the game on - the groundsmen, the stewards - everybody. They have played a big part for us as did our supporters. Three points was their reward."

Barnsley manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Had we played in the second half how we did in the first half we would have won the game.

"We were on top for the first 25 minutes but then conceded a poor goal.

"We've thrown away a big chance for three points but we can't complain too much because we've conceded three poor goals."

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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 3-1 Barnsley FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Eastwood 24
  • Clingan 27
  • Morrison 90+2
  • Macken 50

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright
  • 06 McPake
  • 15 Cranie
  • 22 Barnett
  • 04 Clingan
  • 07 Bell (Baker 76)
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Morrison 84)
  • 21 McIndoe (Deegan 71)
  • 09 Best
  • 10 Eastwood

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 14 Hussey,
  • 24 Wood,
  • 12 Deegan,
  • 18 Baker,
  • 11 Morrison,
  • 19 Madine

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hassell yellow card
  • 04 Moore
  • 06 Foster
  • 29 Dickinson yellow card
  • 30 Shotton yellow card (Butterfield 85)
  • 05 Colace
  • 14 Hallfredsson
  • 15 De Silva (Hammill 46)
  • 10 Bogdanovic (Hume 46)
  • 21 Macken

Substitutes

  • 12 Preece,
  • 03 Kozluk,
  • 19 Butterfield,
  • 08 Campbell-Ryce,
  • 25 Hammill,
  • 07 Hume,
  • 27 Gray
Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 15,031
COVENTRY
BARNSLEY

Possession

  • Coventry 50%
  • Barnsley 50%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 7
  • Barnsley 8

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 3
  • Barnsley 3

Corners

  • Coventry 5
  • Barnsley 5

Fouls

  • Coventry 11
  • Barnsley 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:08 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+5:23 Leon Best fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:39 Darren Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • 90:00+2:36 Booking Carl Dickinson booked.
  • 90:00+1:47 Assist by Leon Best.
  • 90:00+1:47 GOAL - Clinton MorrisonCoventry 3 - 1 Barnsley Clinton Morrison scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Coventry 3-1 Barnsley.
  • 90:00+1:40 The ball is sent over by Leon Best,
  • 90:00+1:10 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
  • 89:55 Sammy Clingan takes a short corner.
  • 89:29 Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 87:00 Iain Hume has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 86:11 The referee penalises Iain Hume for handball. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 84:36 Direct free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • 84:36 Substitution Jacob Butterfield comes on in place of Ryan Shotton.
  • 84:36 The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Macken for handball.
  • 83:34 Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 83:34 Substitution Aron Gunnarsson leaves the field to be replaced by Clinton Morrison.
  • 83:34 Stephen Wright fouled by Emil Hallfredsson, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 79:05 Foul by Leon Best on Darren Moore, free kick awarded. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:58 Carl Baker sends in a cross. Close range effort by Freddy Eastwood goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 77:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Jonathan Macken. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 75:44 Substitution Carl Baker comes on in place of David Bell.
  • 75:03 The ball is swung over by Emil Hallfredsson, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 74:29 Outswinging corner taken by Iain Hume, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
  • 74:20 The ball is swung over by Iain Hume, David Bell gets a block in.
  • 72:21 The offside flag is raised against Leon Best. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
  • 70:40 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Gary Deegan coming on for Michael McIndoe.
  • 69:29 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball, Stephen Foster manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:40 Michael McIndoe fouled by Adam Hammill, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:08 Iain Hume takes a corner.
  • 66:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Iain Hume, Adam Hammill takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 66:06 The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill.
  • 64:52 Effort from outside the area by Bobby Hassell goes wide right of the goal.
  • 64:22 A cross is delivered by Adam Hammill, clearance by Stephen Wright.
  • 64:03 Iain Hume takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
  • 63:11 Leon Best concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Foster. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
  • 61:28 Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from left wing, Luke Steele makes a save.
  • 61:28 Booking Ryan Shotton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shotton on Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 60:50 The ball is sent over by Michael McIndoe, Ryan Shotton gets a block in.
  • 60:31 Emil Hallfredsson takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Barnett.
  • 58:22 Leon Best takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
  • 55:36 Martin Cranie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken. Iain Hume crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 55:17 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Emil Hallfredsson.
  • 54:41 Emil Hallfredsson sends in a cross.
  • 54:21 Unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Bobby Hassell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Iain Hume. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 49:25 GOAL - Jonathan MackenCoventry 2 - 1 Barnsley Jonathan Macken finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Coventry 2-1 Barnsley.
  • 49:25 Adam Hammill provided the assist for the goal.
  • 49:25 GOAL - Jonathan MackenCoventry 2 - 1 Barnsley Jonathan Macken scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Coventry 2-1 Barnsley.
  • Correction - 49:18 Adam Hammill produces a cross,
  • 49:18 The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill,
  • 48:46 Adam Hammill delivers the ball, Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic leaves the field to be replaced by Iain Hume.
  • 45:01 Substitution Adam Hammill joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anderson De Silva.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:37 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+2:14 Corner taken right-footed by David Bell from the left by-line, clearance made by Ryan Shotton.
  • 45:00+1:25 Foul by Carl Dickinson on Leon Best, free kick awarded. Centre by Michael McIndoe, Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Blocked by Bobby Hassell.
  • 45:00+0:03 David Bell challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Dickinson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
  • 44:06 Jonathan Macken fouled by James McPake, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Shotton takes the direct free kick.
  • 43:55 Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Shotton.
  • 43:14 Handball by Daniel Bogdanovic. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 42:49 Leon Best concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shotton. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
  • 40:32 Corner taken by David Bell, Jonathan Macken manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:23 Freddy Eastwood sends in a cross, Ryan Shotton gets a block in.
  • 39:41 Shot by Aron Gunnarsson. Bobby Hassell gets a block in.
  • 38:59 Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 38:59 Booking Bobby Hassell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 38:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Hassell on Michael McIndoe.
  • 38:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Barnett on Daniel Bogdanovic. Bobby Hassell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 36:26 The ball is delivered by Ryan Shotton, Daniel Bogdanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Wright. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 36:01 The official flags Freddy Eastwood offside. Stephen Foster takes the indirect free kick.
  • 26:25 GOAL - Sammy ClinganCoventry 2 - 0 Barnsley Sammy Clingan fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Barnsley.
  • 26:00 Corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Stephen Foster.
  • 25:55 Leon Best crosses the ball, blocked by Darren Moore.
  • 25:13 The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 23:26 Assist on the goal came from Stephen Wright.
  • 23:26 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 1 - 0 Barnsley Freddy Eastwood finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Coventry 1-0 Barnsley.
  • 23:23 A cross is delivered by Stephen Wright,
  • 21:59 Hugo Colace has a volleyed shot. Keiren Westwood makes a brilliant save.
  • 21:21 Leon Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
  • 20:26 Centre by Anderson De Silva. Daniel Bogdanovic is caught offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 18:33 Foul by Anderson De Silva on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:32 The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Carl Dickinson manages to make a clearance. Shot from close range by Leon Best misses to the right of the target.
  • 17:09 Corner from right by-line taken by Michael McIndoe.
  • 17:02 The ball is crossed by David Bell, blocked by Emil Hallfredsson.
  • 15:55 Jonathan Macken challenges Leon Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Martin Cranie.
  • 13:59 Daniel Bogdanovic delivers the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 12:29 Sammy Clingan fouled by Emil Hallfredsson, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shotton on Michael McIndoe. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 9:12 Corner taken left-footed by Emil Hallfredsson from the right by-line to the near post, Freddy Eastwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:06 Ryan Shotton produces a cross, blocked by Michael McIndoe.
  • 6:26 Unfair challenge on Ryan Shotton by Michael McIndoe results in a free kick. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emil Hallfredsson on Sammy Clingan. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 3:13 Stephen Foster takes a shot.
  • 2:46 Foul by Leon Best on Darren Moore, free kick awarded. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.
  • 2:38 The ball is sent over by Emil Hallfredsson, James McPake manages to make a clearance.
  • 1:17 Stephen Foster takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 0:26 Corner taken by Anderson De Silva from the left by-line.
  • 0:19 The ball is crossed by Emil Hallfredsson, James McPake makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Championship results

9 Jan 2010 23:59 UK


Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 24 25 51
2 Nottm Forest 25 18 46
3 West Brom 24 24 45
4 Cardiff 24 15 38
5 Leicester 22 4 37
6 Swansea 24 2 37
7 Blackpool 23 10 35
8 Sheff Utd 24 2 35
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 Coventry 25 -7 31
15 Doncaster 23 2 30
16 Barnsley 23 -7 30
17 Preston 23 -3 29
18 Derby 25 -14 26
19 Scunthorpe 24 -16 26
20 Ipswich 23 -7 24
21 Reading 24 -13 23
22 Plymouth 23 -13 21
23 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
24 Peterborough 24 -12 18


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