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Swansea   0 - 0   Coventry

Swansea 0-0 Coventry

Swansea 0-0 Coventry

Swansea City dropped to fifth in the table after being frustrated at home by a determined Coventry City.

Darren Pratley hit the post early in the first half for the Swans after Andrea Orlandi had worked space down the left flank for a cross.

Carl Baker almost marked his first Coventry start with a goal but his header was stopped by Dorus De Vries.

Swans substitues Lee Trundle and new signing Shefki Kuqi, making his debut, were bright but failed to find a goal.

Midfielder Leon Britton was not included in Swansea's match squad by manager Paulo Sousa, increasing speculation the player could soon be on his way to join Premier League side Wigan.


Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa:

"It wasn't a good game but they closed all the spaces and it caused us problems.

"A lot of teams come here to defend and today I could see that we need to react more quickly.

"Not every team will defend as well as they did but we made some bad decisions and we must keep possession better."

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman:

"We must be happier than Swansea taking a point from here.

"They keep possession well but we have worked tactically over the last few days on how to close them down and the hard work has earned us a point.

"To come to Swansea and hang on after losing our last two games by late goals was a big test of character and we came through it well."

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swansea 0-0 Coventry FT
(HT 0-0)

      Swansea

      • 01 De Vries
      • 02 Williams
      • 16 Monk
      • 21 Bessone
      • 22 Rangel
      • 08 Pratley
      • 10 Orlandi
      • 12 Dyer (Trundle 68)
      • 15 Lopez (Allen 46)
      • 28 Butler
      • 18 Pintado (Kuqi 76)

      Substitutes

      • 17 Cornell,
      • 05 Tate,
      • 24 Allen,
      • 27 Gower,
      • 49 Cotterill,
      • 19 Trundle,
      • 42 Kuqi

      Coventry

      • 01 Westwood
      • 02 Wright yellow card
      • 06 McPake (Barnett 46)
      • 15 Cranie
      • 24 Wood
      • 04 Clingan
      • 17 Gunnarsson
      • 18 Baker (Deegan 54)
      • 07 Bell
      • 09 Best yellow card
      • 21 McIndoe (Morrison 89)

      Substitutes

      • 13 Konstantopoulos,
      • 14 Hussey,
      • 22 Barnett,
      • 34 Grandison,
      • 12 Deegan,
      • 11 Morrison,
      • 36 Jeffers
      Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 13,868
      SWANSEA
      COVENTRY

      Possession

      • Swansea 53%
      • Coventry 47%

      Attempts on target

      • Swansea 8
      • Coventry 1

      Attempts off target

      • Swansea 4
      • Coventry 3

      Corners

      • Swansea 8
      • Coventry 1

      Fouls

      • Swansea 14
      • Coventry 16
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+5:13 The match has reached full-time.
      • 90:00+4:08 Lee Trundle is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+2:55 Lee Trundle takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line to the near post, Leon Best manages to make a clearance. Blocked by Martin Cranie. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line to the near post, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
      • 89:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Angel Rangel. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrea Orlandi, save made by Keiren Westwood.
      • 88:22 Substitution Clinton Morrison replaces Michael McIndoe.
      • 85:47 Andrea Orlandi takes a shot. Comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
      • 85:05 Lee Trundle takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
      • 83:54 Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.
      • 82:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Butler by Stephen Wright. Joe Allen takes the free kick.
      • 78:13 Joe Allen takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
      • 77:42 Corner taken left-footed by Andrea Orlandi to the near post, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
      • 75:42 Substitution Shefki Kuqi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gorka Pintado.
      • 73:20 Andrea Orlandi produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
      • 72:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Trundle on Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
      • 71:25 Foul by Gorka Pintado on Leon Barnett, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
      • 70:52 Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
      • 70:52 Booking Leon Best booked.
      • 70:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Ashley Williams.
      • 69:38 Foul by Leon Best on Angel Rangel, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Andrea Orlandi, save by Keiren Westwood.
      • 67:40 Thomas Butler takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Martin Cranie.
      • 67:40 Substitution Lee Trundle replaces Nathan Dyer.
      • 67:03 Nathan Dyer fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Andrea Orlandi takes the direct free kick.
      • 64:08 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Thomas Butler from left wing, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
      • 64:08 Booking The referee cautions Stephen Wright for unsporting behaviour.
      • 64:02 Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer.
      • 62:31 Unfair challenge on Michael McIndoe by Thomas Butler results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
      • 56:55 Leon Best fouled by Angel Rangel, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 56:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Michael McIndoe. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrea Orlandi, Leon Best makes a clearance.
      • 55:07 Shot from outside the box by Aron Gunnarsson misses to the left of the goal.
      • 53:12 Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Garry Monk makes a clearance.
      • 53:12 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Gary Deegan coming on for Carl Baker.
      • 53:12 Nathan Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson.
      • 52:24 Unfair challenge on David Bell by Andrea Orlandi results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 50:42 Shot by Darren Pratley from outside the box goes over the target.
      • 49:54 Stephen Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Butler. Direct free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
      • 48:54 Nathan Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Best. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker, clearance by Garry Monk.
      • 46:44 Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Andrea Orlandi takes the free kick.
      • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
      • 45:01 Substitution James McPake goes off and Leon Barnett comes on.
      • 45:01 Substitution Joe Allen on for Jordi Lopez.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+0:54 The referee blows for half time.
      • 44:18 Michael McIndoe fouled by Thomas Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Michael McIndoe takes the direct free kick.
      • 43:29 Nathan Dyer takes a shot.
      • 42:59 Michael McIndoe concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Pratley. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
      • 41:59 Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.
      • 40:34 Thomas Butler takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Leon Best.
      • 39:49 Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Martin Cranie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.
      • 37:54 Thomas Butler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 34:57 Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Federico Bessone.
      • 33:58 The referee gives a free kick against Thomas Butler for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
      • 32:56 Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
      • 30:20 Jordi Lopez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan from right channel, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance.
      • 28:53 Curled right-footed shot by Thomas Butler. Save by Keiren Westwood.
      • 27:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gorka Pintado on Martin Cranie. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 25:56 Jordi Lopez is penalised for a handball. The official flags Gorka Pintado offside. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 25:11 Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Federico Bessone. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.
      • 23:23 Jordi Lopez challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick.
      • 20:28 David Bell produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
      • 19:41 The referee gives a free kick against Angel Rangel for handball. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
      • 19:19 Federico Bessone takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.
      • 18:35 Shot by Darren Pratley from inside the area hits the post. Corner taken by Thomas Butler from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Leon Best.
      • 17:18 The referee penalises Carl Baker for handball. Federico Bessone shoots direct from the free kick, Martin Cranie gets a block in.
      • 16:21 Nathan Dyer fouled by Michael McIndoe, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrea Orlandi, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
      • 15:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Butler by Stephen Wright. Federico Bessone restarts play with the free kick.
      • 14:17 Unfair challenge on Thomas Butler by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrea Orlandi from left channel, save made by Keiren Westwood.
      • 10:10 Thomas Butler takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Keiren Westwood.
      • 9:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
      • 8:34 Angel Rangel challenges Michael McIndoe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sammy Clingan, Federico Bessone manages to make a clearance.
      • 4:20 Federico Bessone takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Keiren Westwood.
      • 1:05 Corner from right by-line taken by David Bell.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Newcastle 25 25 52
      2 Nottm Forest 27 24 52
      3 West Brom 26 24 47
      4 Cardiff 26 21 42
      5 Swansea 27 3 42
      6 Sheff Utd 26 6 41
      7 Blackpool 26 10 39
      8 Leicester 25 2 38
      9 Crystal Palace 25 2 37
      10 Middlesbrough 27 7 36
      11 Bristol City 26 -4 35
      12 QPR 26 -3 34
      13 Doncaster 25 0 33
      14 Barnsley 25 -7 33
      15 Preston 25 -4 32
      16 Watford 26 -6 32
      17 Coventry 27 -8 32
      18 Ipswich 26 -6 29
      19 Derby 27 -12 29
      20 Sheff Wed 26 -11 28
      21 Scunthorpe 25 -16 27
      22 Plymouth 25 -13 24
      23 Reading 26 -17 23
      24 Peterborough 27 -17 18


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