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Coventry   1 - 1   Plymouth

Coventry 1-1 Plymouth

Coventry 1-1 Plymouth

Michael McIndoe scored the equaliser as Coventry made it four games without defeat to continue their play-off push in the Championship.

The hosts had the better of the chances in the first half but went in trailing after Kari Arnason headed home Damien Johnson's free-kick before the break.

McIndoe wasted no time in drawing the home side level after the break when he coolly converted a Carl Baker pass.

Sammy Clingan had a shot deflected wide as the hosts pressed for a winner.

Plymouth had their first attack when Jamie Mackie drove the ball wide of the upright from the edge of the area.

Keiren Westwood was then forced to make a fantastic save from Mackie after he drilled a strong drive towards the top corner.

Clinton Morrison saw his shot from inside the area go harmlessly wide before a weak Clingan shot was watched wide by Plymouth goalkeeper David Stockdale.

As the first half drew to a close, Baker found himself free in the area but Plymouth's Yannick Bolaise made a last-ditch tackle to clear the ball behind for a corner.

The Pilgrims took the lead with the final attack of the first half when Arnason glanced a header into the net from Johnson's free-kick.

Sky Blues manager Chris Coleman made two changes at the break with Gary Deegan and Marcus Hall replacing Aron Gunnarsson and Stephen Wright.

The changes spurred the hosts into life and after just four minutes of the second half Baker chipped the ball through for McIndoe to race onto and he slotted low into the bottom corner to level the scores.

Coventry continued to push forward and Jon Stead almost gave them the lead with a turn and shot from the edge of the area.

Plymouth substitute Gary Sawyer almost made an immediate impact with a long-range effort that drifted wide.

In the closing stages Pilgrims midfielder Carl Fletcher had an effort blocked by Hall and a Chris Clark cross almost caught Westwood out.

Bolasie almost snatched the points in injury time but his volley was blocked en route to goal by Coventry's defence.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:

"Why not mention the play-offs? Let's go for it and if we get there by winning all our games 1-0 I won't care at all.

"If you look at the table then this is a point gained because we are closer to Cardiff.

"We are on a good run at the moment but that is always in the past, it is all about the next game for us.

"We are under the radar, no-one fancies us and that is fine by me."

Plymouth boss Paul Mariner:

"Chris and Coventry will probably be a little more pleased with the result than I am but the performance had a bit more of our stamp on it.

"I am the type of person and my squad is the sort that will keep fighting until there is no breath left in us.

"Everybody would have had this down as a slam-dunk certainty for a home win but we gave Coventry everything. We are not a dead man walking."


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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 1-1 Plymouth FT
(HT 0-1)
  • McIndoe 49
  • Kari Arnason 45+1

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright (Hall 46)
  • 06 McPake
  • 15 Cranie
  • 24 Wood
  • 04 Clingan
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Deegan 46)
  • 18 Baker
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 09 Stead
  • 11 Morrison (Eastwood 89)

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 03 Hall,
  • 34 Grandison,
  • 07 Bell,
  • 12 Deegan,
  • 10 Eastwood,
  • 19 Sears

Plymouth

  • 21 Stockdale
  • 15 Barker
  • 23 Eckersley (Sawyer 57)
  • 02 Duguid yellow card
  • 04 Fletcher
  • 06 Clark
  • 07 Johnson
  • 11 Kari Arnason
  • 36 Bolasie yellow card
  • 08 Mackie
  • 10 Wright-Phillips (Mason 74)

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu,
  • 18 Sawyer,
  • 20 Summerfield,
  • 25 Judge,
  • 14 Fallon,
  • 32 Mason,
  • 33 Cooper
Ref: HainesAtt: 18,127
COVENTRY
PLYMOUTH

Possession

  • Coventry 53%
  • Plymouth 47%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 5
  • Plymouth 10

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 6
  • Plymouth 7

Corners

  • Coventry 9
  • Plymouth 7

Fouls

  • Coventry 10
  • Plymouth 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:31 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McPake by Yannick Bolasie. Martin Cranie takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+3:32 Marcus Hall takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 90:00+3:10 Corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe.
  • 90:00+3:04 The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood.
  • 90:00+2:30 Damien Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Hall.
  • 90:00+2:04 Damien Johnson takes a shot. Marcus Hall gets a block in.
  • 90:00+0:54 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Hall. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Clark from the right by-line, Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. James McPake gets a block in.
  • 89:58 Unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by James McPake results in a free kick. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:56 Substitution Freddy Eastwood on for Clinton Morrison.
  • 88:30 Clinton Morrison sends in a cross.
  • 87:31 Gary Sawyer sends in a cross, clearance made by James McPake. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Clark, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 85:26 Shot from outside the penalty box by Yannick Bolasie goes wide right of the goal.
  • 85:07 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Karl Duguid manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:26 The ball is sent over by Martin Cranie, save made by David Stockdale.
  • 83:36 Foul by Jamie Mackie on Gary Deegan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 81:09 Chris Clark has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 80:04 Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:04 Booking Yannick Bolasie booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:42 Unfair challenge on Michael McIndoe by Yannick Bolasie results in a free kick.
  • 79:21 Karl Duguid delivers the ball, clearance by Martin Cranie.
  • 77:37 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
  • 75:25 The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.
  • 74:43 Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 74:43 Booking Karl Duguid booked.
  • 74:27 Clinton Morrison fouled by Karl Duguid, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 73:31 Substitution Joe Mason is brought on as a substitute for Bradley Wright-Phillips.
  • 72:43 The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, Shot by Jonathan Stead from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 72:28 Martin Cranie produces a cross, Carl Fletcher makes a clearance.
  • 71:56 Bradley Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 71:31 Marcus Hall fouled by Yannick Bolasie, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Wood takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:05 Richard Wood challenges Yannick Bolasie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by James McPake.
  • 69:08 The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, save by David Stockdale.
  • 67:39 Carl Fletcher is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Karl Duguid manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
  • 67:10 Chris Clark produces a cross.
  • 66:27 Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Hall. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yannick Bolasie.
  • 65:52 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yannick Bolasie.
  • 63:40 The ball is delivered by Gary Sawyer.
  • 62:33 Foul by Yannick Bolasie on Marcus Hall, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:12 Gary Sawyer has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 59:37 Chris Clark gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker. Sammy Clingan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 59:15 Marcus Hall produces a cross.
  • 58:20 Centre by Yannick Bolasie, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
  • 56:29 Corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie, Headed effort from inside the box by Kari Arnason misses to the right of the target.
  • 56:29 Substitution Gary Sawyer comes on in place of Richard Eckersley.
  • 55:27 Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
  • 53:56 The ball is crossed by Michael McIndoe.
  • 52:27 Karl Duguid fouled by Clinton Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Eckersley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:03 Damien Johnson delivers the ball, blocked by Carl Baker.
  • 51:36 Martin Cranie challenges Yannick Bolasie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Damien Johnson, James McPake makes a clearance.
  • 50:24 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.
  • 50:12 The ball is sent over by Michael McIndoe, clearance by Kari Arnason.
  • 48:18 The assist for the goal came from Carl Baker.
  • 48:18 GOAL - Michael McIndoeCoventry 1 - 1 Plymouth Michael McIndoe fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Plymouth.
  • 47:45 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Bradley Wright-Phillips misses to the left of the goal.
  • 46:11 Martin Cranie produces a cross, save by David Stockdale.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Gary Deegan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 45:01 Substitution Marcus Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Wright.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:43 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:31 The assist for the goal came from Damien Johnson.
  • 45:00+0:31 GOAL - Kari ArnasonCoventry 0 - 1 Plymouth Kari Arnason grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Coventry 0-1 Plymouth.
  • 45:00+0:04 Jamie Mackie fouled by Stephen Wright, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Damien Johnson,
  • 43:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Stephen Wright. Damien Johnson takes the direct free kick. Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
  • 41:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
  • 41:28 Effort on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 39:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Johnson by Michael McIndoe. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.
  • 37:30 The ball is delivered by Richard Eckersley, clearance made by Richard Wood. Yannick Bolasie takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Clinton Morrison manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:04 Jonathan Stead challenges Chris Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 34:01 Carl Fletcher fouled by Jonathan Stead, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 31:44 Shot from just outside the box by Sammy Clingan misses to the left of the goal.
  • 31:36 The ball is sent over by Stephen Wright, clearance by Kari Arnason.
  • 30:56 Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Clark. Kari Arnason restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:07 Effort from inside the area by Clinton Morrison misses to the left of the goal.
  • 27:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Aron Gunnarsson. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Wright.
  • 27:11 The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Michael McIndoe misses to the left of the goal.
  • 26:35 Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Damien Johnson results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:30 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, blocked by Chris Clark. Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Barker. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael McIndoe from the right by-line to the near post, David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 22:19 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 21:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on James McPake. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:16 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Barker.
  • 20:43 Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 19:52 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from the right by-line, clearance made by James McPake.
  • 19:41 Stephen Wright produces a cross, save by David Stockdale.
  • 19:15 Martin Cranie takes a shot. Blocked by Kari Arnason.
  • 18:16 The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, clearance by Chris Barker. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan, clearance made by Jamie Mackie.
  • 14:01 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 12:55 A cross is delivered by Damien Johnson, clearance by James McPake.
  • 11:02 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, Richard Eckersley makes a clearance.
  • 10:25 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.
  • 9:27 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Jamie Mackie misses to the left of the target.
  • 8:45 Chris Clark delivers the ball, James McPake makes a clearance.
  • 8:00 A cross is delivered by Yannick Bolasie, James McPake manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:55 Jamie Mackie delivers the ball, blocked by Stephen Wright.
  • 7:37 The ball is crossed by Jonathan Stead, David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 6:12 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, blocked by Yannick Bolasie. Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael McIndoe, Bradley Wright-Phillips manages to make a clearance. Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 4:33 Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Kari Arnason gets a block in. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 4:21 Stephen Wright sends in a cross, Karl Duguid manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:21 Jonathan Stead delivers the ball.
  • 3:06 The ball is crossed by Chris Clark, blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 3:02 A cross is delivered by Bradley Wright-Phillips, clearance made by James McPake.
  • 1:55 Bradley Wright-Phillips produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 35 40 73
2 West Brom 36 31 69
3 Nottm Forest 36 21 64
4 Swansea 36 8 60
5 Leicester 35 10 57
6 Cardiff 35 13 52
7 Blackpool 36 9 50
8 Coventry 36 -6 50
9 Sheff Utd 36 0 49
10 Middlesbrough 36 7 48
11 Doncaster 36 3 48
12 Preston 36 -7 47
13 Barnsley 35 -10 46
14 Bristol City 36 -11 45
15 QPR 35 -4 44
16 Reading 34 -4 44
17 Ipswich 36 -6 44
18 Derby 36 -11 42
19 Watford 34 -7 39
20 Crystal Palace 35 -1 38
21 Sheff Wed 36 -18 38
22 Scunthorpe 35 -21 38
23 Plymouth 35 -17 31
24 Peterborough 36 -19 30


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