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Crystal Palace   0 - 1   Coventry

Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry

Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry

David Bell came off the bench to grab an 85th-minute winner for Coventry that meant crisis club Crystal Palace move down into the Championship drop zone.

The substitute exchanged passes with Jon Stead before clipping home a delightful finish to settle the game.

Before that, Darren Ambrose had twice gone close for Palace, firing a free-kick over and then forcing Richard Wood to clear his snap-shot off the line.

But Coventry responded well late on and won it through Bell to move up to 10th.


Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm obviously disappointed. The lads couldn't give me any more than that.

"They were fantastic. How we didn't score a goal I'll never know. They are shattered and demoralised but they will have to pick themselves up.

"The keeper [Julian Speroni] made a mistake but crikey, he doesn't make many."

Coventry City boss Chris Coleman:
"They are a team that if they hadn't had 10 points deducted would have been on the edge of the play-offs so they are a good team.

"They have had a poor run in the last two or three games but they could have knocked Aston Villa out of the Cup.

"We competed from the first minute to the last and overall we were worthy.

"David Bell doesn't score tap-ins, he's scored some terrific goals for us, he's got that little bit of quality. It was a great connection."

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Bell 85

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 02 Clyne
    • 03 Hill
    • 17 Lawrence
    • 22 Ertl
    • 24 Davis
    • 04 Derry
    • 07 Ambrose
    • 10 Carle (Andrew 87)
    • 14 Scannell (Djilali 67)
    • 19 Lee

    Substitutes

    • 35 Manns,
    • 15 Hills,
    • 20 Butterfield,
    • 21 Djilali,
    • 28 Comley,
    • 33 N'Diaye,
    • 18 Andrew

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Wright
    • 06 McPake
    • 15 Cranie
    • 24 Wood
    • 04 Clingan
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 18 Baker
    • 21 McIndoe (Bell 72)
    • 09 Stead
    • 11 Morrison (Deegan 90+1)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Konstantopoulos,
    • 20 Turner,
    • 34 Grandison,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 12 Deegan,
    • 10 Eastwood,
    • 19 Sears
    Ref: DeadmanAtt: 13,333
    CRYSTAL PALACE
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Crystal Palace 46%
    • Coventry 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Crystal Palace 5
    • Coventry 5

    Attempts off target

    • Crystal Palace 9
    • Coventry 4

    Corners

    • Crystal Palace 5
    • Coventry 7

    Fouls

    • Crystal Palace 15
    • Coventry 14
    • Final Result
    • 94:28 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:52 Foul by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) on Claude Davis (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+2:38 Shot by Alan Lee (Crystal Palace) volleyed right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 90:00+2:18 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 90:00+1:41 Jonathan Stead (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:18 Defending throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 90:00+0:18 Substitution Coventry substitution: Clinton Morrison replaced by Gary Deegan (tactical).
    • 89:16 Foul by James McPake (Coventry) on Calvin Andrew (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 89:01 Handball by Clinton Morrison (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 88:35 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 87:53 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 87:17 Shot by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 86:54 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 86:19 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Nick Carle replaced by Calvin Andrew (tactical).
    • 85:54 Shot by Johannes Ertl (Crystal Palace) volleyed right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 84:38 Assist (pass) by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) from right channel.
    • 84:38 GOAL - David BellCrystal Palace 0 - 1 Coventry Goal by David Bell (Coventry) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry.
    • 83:20 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 82:45 Attacking throw-in by David Bell (Coventry).
    • 81:52 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 81:06 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 80:17 Shot by Nick Carle (Crystal Palace) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 79:31 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 79:12 Defending throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 78:57 Defending throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 77:33 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 76:22 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 75:29 Foul by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick crossed right-footed by Martin Cranie (Coventry) from left channel, clearance by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace).
    • 75:16 Attacking throw-in by Clinton Morrison (Coventry).
    • 75:10 Attacking throw-in by Clinton Morrison (Coventry).
    • 74:12 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 73:26 Shot by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 72:50 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 72:25 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 71:57 Defending throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 71:08 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 71:08 Substitution Coventry substitution: Michael McIndoe replaced by David Bell (tactical).
    • 70:56 Shot by Clinton Morrison (Coventry) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
    • 70:34 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 70:06 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 69:49 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 69:04 Cross by Michael McIndoe (Coventry), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • Correction - 68:00 Carl Baker takes a short corner. Corner taken by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 68:00 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Carl Baker (Coventry). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe (Coventry) to centre, save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 66:46 Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from right channel, cross by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace), clearance by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace).
    • 66:46 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Sean Scannell replaced by Kieran Djilali (tactical).
    • 66:28 Foul by Nick Carle (Crystal Palace) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 65:26 Foul by Alan Lee (Crystal Palace) on Richard Wood (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Cranie (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 64:33 Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry) on Alan Lee (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 64:07 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Michael McIndoe (Coventry).
    • 63:39 Foul by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) on Clinton Morrison (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Richard Wood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 61:57 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 61:21 Foul by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) on Clint Hill (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 60:09 Foul by James McPake (Coventry) on Alan Lee (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 59:21 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 58:47 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 57:05 Foul by James McPake (Coventry) on Nick Carle (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 56:44 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 55:16 Foul by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace) on Carl Baker (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from right channel, header by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • Correction - 54:31 Johannes Ertl takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood. Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance by James McPake.
    • 54:31 Header by Johannes Ertl (Crystal Palace) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (tipped round post) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to far post, clearance by James McPake (Coventry).
    • 53:46 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Carl Baker (Coventry) to near post, clearance by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace).
    • 52:59 Foul by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace) on Jonathan Stead (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Wright (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 52:27 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 51:38 Foul by Alan Lee (Crystal Palace) on James McPake (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Richard Wood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 50:48 Defending throw-in by Stephen Wright (Coventry).
    • 49:46 Shot by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 49:08 Foul by James McPake (Coventry) on Alan Lee (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) from right channel, clearance by James McPake (Coventry).
    • 47:16 Foul by Alan Lee (Crystal Palace) on Keiren Westwood (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 46:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lee on Keiren Westwood. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 45:14 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:00+2:10 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:45 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 45:00+0:54 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Carl Baker (Coventry) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 45:00+0:17 Jonathan Stead (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play. Foul by Alan Lee (Crystal Palace) on Richard Wood (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 43:55 Shot by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) to near post, clearance by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 42:37 Shot by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), save (with feet) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 42:15 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 41:36 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 40:49 Shot by Michael McIndoe (Coventry) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 40:27 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 39:17 Handball by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 38:49 Cross by Michael McIndoe (Coventry), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 37:40 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 37:02 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 36:33 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 35:36 Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry) on Sean Scannell (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace) from left wing, clearance by James McPake (Coventry).
    • 33:54 Foul by Clinton Morrison (Coventry) on Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed left-footed by Nick Carle (Crystal Palace) from right wing, clearance by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 33:18 Foul by Jonathan Stead (Coventry) on Clint Hill (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 33:04 Attacking throw-in by Michael McIndoe (Coventry).
    • 32:52 Attacking throw-in by Michael McIndoe (Coventry).
    • Correction - 31:56 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Lawrence takes the indirect free kick.
    • 31:56 Michael McIndoe (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 31:11 Foul by Martin Cranie (Coventry) on Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from right channel, clearance by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 28:57 Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry) on Nick Carle (Crystal Palace). Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 28:09 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 27:13 Shot by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry). Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace).
    • 26:12 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 25:38 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 24:46 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 24:11 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 23:23 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 22:57 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 22:16 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) to centre, clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
    • 20:50 Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry) on Alan Lee (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from right channel (35 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 19:23 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to centre, shot by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 15:06 Header by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace) from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 14:30 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) to near post, clearance by Clinton Morrison (Coventry).
    • 14:16 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 13:44 Foul by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace) on Martin Cranie (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Wright (Coventry) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 13:03 Defending throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 11:50 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 10:59 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:56 Attacking throw-in by Clint Hill (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:20 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 9:05 Foul by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) on Clinton Morrison (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 8:03 Foul by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) on Clinton Morrison (Coventry). Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel, save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 7:24 Shot by Shaun Derry (Crystal Palace) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 6:51 Foul by Michael McIndoe (Coventry) on Claude Davis (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 6:11 Shot by Sean Scannell (Crystal Palace) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 5:45 Shot by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 4:28 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 4:12 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 3:45 Foul by Matthew Lawrence (Crystal Palace) on Clinton Morrison (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel, passed.
    • 3:06 Attacking throw-in by Michael McIndoe (Coventry).
    • Correction - 1:57 Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 1:57 Foul by Sean Scannell (Crystal Palace) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 1:30 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace). Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
    • 0:53 Shot by Carl Baker (Coventry) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
    • 0:12 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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