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Coventry   1 - 1   Preston

Coventry City 1-1 Preston

Coventry City 1-1 Preston

Coventry extended their winless run to nine matches after Preston held them to a draw at the Ricoh Arena.

City looked dangerous early on and took the lead through Freddie Eastwood's neat finish from close range.

Preston rallied and when Richard Wood felled Jon Parkin in the area, Callum Davidson's penalty levelled the score.

It was an unsatisfactory result for the Sky Blues but it moves them one point closer to safety while North End remain two places above them in 14th.

Most of the action, including both goals, occurred in the first half, with both sides having chances to add further goals.

Davidson's penalty was just reward for North End, who came back into the game well after Michael McIndoe had provided the pass for Eastwood to sweep Coventry into the lead.

Prior to the equaliser, Parkin saw a swinging shot tipped over by home keeper Keiron Westwood.

However, just before half time Coventry's Clinton Morrison and McIndoe were both denied by Preston keeper Andy Lonergan.

Chances were at a premium in the second half, but in the 79th minute the visitors almost won it when Danny Mayor's cross found Parkin who chested down before volleying goalwards, but Westwood saved magnificently.


Coventry manager Chris Coleman:

"We huffed and puffed. We have a much of a muchness in terms of the team. We lack pace and we are looking tired.

"We are lacking confidence and we are finding it hard to get in behind teams. We had a good go in terms of effort but we look a bit shaky at the back because we are lacking confidence.

"If we were on our game then we wouldn't have let Jon Parkin get through us for their goal but we didn't defend it properly."

Preston manager Darren Ferguson:

"I felt it was a game we should have won but we didn't, and that makes it a disappointing result.

"Performance wise I am pleased and there were positives. We have gone to a new system in the last couple of games and they have taken to it well.

"We could have scored at one end and then got caught on the counter-attack which is disappointing, but Jon Parkin then got the penalty."

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 1-1 Preston FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Eastwood 19
  • Davidson (pen) 37

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Wright
  • 15 Cranie
  • 22 Barnett
  • 24 Wood
  • 04 Clingan yellow card
  • 07 Bell
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 21 McIndoe (Baker 72)
  • 10 Eastwood (Jeffers 90+2 yellow card)
  • 11 Morrison

Substitutes

  • 13 Konstantopoulos,
  • 03 Hall,
  • 14 Hussey,
  • 35 Clarke,
  • 18 Baker,
  • 36 Jeffers,
  • 40 Wilson

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Davidson
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 14 Chilvers
  • 19 Jones
  • 15 Coutts
  • 16 Treacy (Williams 87)
  • 23 James
  • 25 Wallace yellow card
  • 35 Mayor
  • 26 Parkin

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 02 Hart,
  • 20 Williams,
  • 39 Miller,
  • 09 Brown,
  • 33 Mellor,
  • 40 Wright
Ref: WardAtt: 15,822
COVENTRY
PRESTON

Possession

  • Coventry 49%
  • Preston 51%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 4
  • Preston 6

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 1
  • Preston 7

Corners

  • Coventry 3
  • Preston 4

Fouls

  • Coventry 17
  • Preston 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:35 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+4:54 Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Ross Wallace has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 90:00+3:51 The ball is crossed by Aron Gunnarsson, Callum Davidson makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:40 Booking The referee shows Sean Jeffers a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:29 Sean Jeffers challenges Liam Chilvers unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 90:00+1:16 Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:16 Substitution Freddy Eastwood goes off and Sean Jeffers comes on.
  • 90:00+1:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clinton Morrison.
  • 90:00+0:36 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace.
  • 87:22 The ball is delivered by Danny Mayor.
  • 86:32 Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 86:32 Substitution Tom Williams on for Keith Treacy.
  • 86:32 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Parkin.
  • 84:35 Indirect free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
  • 84:35 Booking Sammy Clingan is booked.
  • 84:21 Foul by Leon Barnett on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded.
  • 82:22 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 82:13 The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
  • 81:00 Richard Wood sends in a cross, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 80:42 David Bell takes a outswinging corner.
  • 80:32 A cross is delivered by David Bell, blocked by Callum Davidson.
  • 80:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bell by Danny Mayor. Sammy Clingan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 79:39 The ball is swung over by Danny Mayor, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.
  • 78:50 Centre by Carl Baker.
  • 77:56 Danny Mayor produces a cross.
  • 74:35 Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick.
  • 74:28 Callum Davidson crosses the ball, Aron Gunnarsson makes a clearance.
  • 71:58 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Carl Baker coming on for Michael McIndoe.
  • 71:47 The ball is crossed by Freddy Eastwood.
  • 69:01 David Bell delivers the ball.
  • 67:51 Sean St. Ledger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 66:55 Shot from outside the penalty box by Jon Parkin goes wide right of the goal.
  • 66:12 The referee blows for offside. Liam Chilvers takes the free kick.
  • 62:25 Aron Gunnarsson challenges Liam Chilvers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:07 Centre by Michael McIndoe, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:16 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace.
  • 60:29 Keith Treacy fouled by Leon Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.
  • 59:10 Martin Cranie fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 57:34 The ball is sent over by Jon Parkin, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
  • 57:18 Callum Davidson produces a cross, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 56:40 Ross Wallace fouled by Leon Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts takes the free kick.
  • 56:26 Centre by Michael McIndoe, clearance made by Liam Chilvers.
  • 55:05 Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 55:05 Booking Ross Wallace receives a yellow card.
  • 54:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Callum Davidson.
  • 53:54 David Bell sends in a cross, clearance made by Liam Chilvers.
  • 52:59 Keith Treacy delivers the ball.
  • 52:25 David Bell delivers the ball, Callum Davidson gets a block in.
  • 51:30 Billy Jones produces a cross, Jon Parkin has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 50:50 Danny Mayor crosses the ball, blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 46:15 Callum Davidson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 45:29 Unfair challenge on Liam Chilvers by Clinton Morrison results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:06 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:11 David Bell crosses the ball.
  • 44:27 Ross Wallace crosses the ball, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 43:50 The ball is sent over by David Bell, Ross Wallace manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:06 Jon Parkin has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 40:43 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 40:16 Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Jon Parkin results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 38:33 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe.
  • 37:11 A cross is delivered by David Bell.
  • 36:27 GOAL - Callum DavidsonCoventry 1 - 1 Preston Callum Davidson scores a power penalty. Coventry 1-1 Preston.
  • 35:36 Foul by Richard Wood on Jon Parkin, Penalty awarded.
  • 35:18 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Coutts.
  • 35:07 Danny Mayor delivers the ball, Leon Barnett makes a clearance.
  • 34:32 Liam Chilvers takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.
  • 33:08 Foul by Leon Barnett on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 32:10 Centre by Michael McIndoe.
  • 31:00 Effort on goal by Liam Chilvers from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 30:32 Corner from left by-line taken by Ross Wallace.
  • 30:25 Danny Mayor produces a cross, clearance made by Richard Wood.
  • 30:02 Billy Jones sends in a cross, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.
  • 29:25 Clinton Morrison challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:46 The ball is sent over by David Bell, Liam Chilvers manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:42 Paul Coutts has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 25:44 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:37 Unfair challenge on Danny Mayor by Michael McIndoe results in a free kick. Centre by Ross Wallace, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 24:08 The ball is crossed by Stephen Wright, Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Liam Chilvers gets a block in.
  • 23:50 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Callum Davidson gets a block in.
  • 23:18 The ball is delivered by Danny Mayor, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
  • 22:10 Ross Wallace produces a cross, David Bell gets a block in.
  • 21:34 Foul by Sammy Clingan on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:36 Freddy Eastwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 19:14 Danny Mayor crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.
  • 18:08 Assist by Michael McIndoe.
  • 18:08 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 1 - 0 Preston Freddy Eastwood grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Preston.
  • 17:22 Paul Coutts takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 16:40 Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 15:17 Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Freddy Eastwood results in a free kick. Paul Coutts takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:54 Clinton Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Davidson. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:14 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross Wallace. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 12:14 Freddy Eastwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 11:12 Jon Parkin challenges Richard Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:50 Centre by David Bell.
  • 8:29 Richard Wood sends in a cross, Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.
  • 5:31 The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, blocked by Matthew James.
  • 5:05 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:43 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 4:23 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 3:39 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line.
  • 3:32 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
  • 1:46 A cross is delivered by Ross Wallace.
  • 0:42 Michael McIndoe crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Coutts.
  • 0:26 The ball is crossed by Ross Wallace, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 43 52 95
2 West Brom 44 41 89
3 Nottm Forest 44 22 75
4 Cardiff 44 20 73
5 Leicester 44 13 70
6 Swansea 44 5 68
7 Blackpool 44 15 66
8 Middlesbrough 44 10 61
9 Reading 43 5 59
10 Bristol City 44 -10 59
11 Sheff Utd 43 2 58
12 Doncaster 44 0 56
13 Ipswich 44 -8 55
14 Preston 44 -11 54
15 Derby 44 -11 53
16 Coventry 44 -13 53
17 Barnsley 44 -15 53
18 QPR 43 -8 51
19 Scunthorpe 43 -21 50
20 Watford 43 -13 48
21 Crystal Palace 44 -3 47
22 Sheff Wed 43 -19 45
23 Plymouth 43 -19 41
24 Peterborough 44 -34 31


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