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Highlights - Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth

Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth

Coventry   2 - 0   Portsmouth

Striker Freddy Eastwood's brace gave Coventry an opening-day Championship victory against beleaguered Portsmouth.

Eastwood found the net as early as the third minute with a tame finish that went through the legs of Jamie Ashdown.

The Welshman made it 2-0 when heading home David Bell's cross from the right flank into the top corner.

Pompey ended the game strongly and Marc Wilson's free-kick hit a post in injury time, but their struggles on and off the pitch continue.

Cash-strapped Pompey, relegated from the Premier League back in May after seven seasons in the top flight, saw their immediate future saved on Thursday after a challenge to their Company Voluntary Agreement by HM Revenue & Customs was dismissed by the High Court.

The ruling left the south-coast club free to fight another day as their administrators look to manage their existing debt and find new owners.

But they were well beaten on Saturday with City looking solid and steadfast under new boss Aidy Boothroyd.

City also carried a genuine attacking threat and fully deserved all three points against a Portsmouth side who looked short of quality despite seeing plenty of the ball.


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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Eastwood 4
  • Eastwood 70

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh
    • 15 Cranie
    • 20 Turner yellow card
    • 30 Cameron
    • 05 Carsley
    • 07 Bell (Baker 76)
    • 08 Doyle
    • 19 McSheffrey
    • 10 Eastwood
    • 11 Jutkiewicz (Platt 73)

    Substitutes

    • 33 Quirke,
    • 06 McPake,
    • 24 Wood,
    • 04 Clingan,
    • 18 Baker,
    • 22 Platt,
    • 29 O'Donovan

    Portsmouth

    • 01 Ashdown
    • 04 Mokoena
    • 05 Ritchie
    • 08 Mullins
    • 25 Sonko
    • 06 Wilson
    • 11 Brown
    • 22 Hughes (Ciftci 73)
    • 10 Nugent
    • 17 Utaka yellow card (Gregory 83)
    • 21 Smith

    Substitutes

    • 31 O'Brien,
    • 39 Gregory,
    • 14 Pack,
    • 24 Ciftci
    Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 18,814
    COVENTRY
    PORTSMOUTH

    Possession

    • Coventry 53%
    • Portsmouth 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 9
    • Portsmouth 4

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 6
    • Portsmouth 4

    Corners

    • Coventry 5
    • Portsmouth 5

    Fouls

    • Coventry 15
    • Portsmouth 6
    • Final Result
    • 94:34 The game kicks-off.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:33 Michael Brown has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+2:56 Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.
    • 90:00+2:30 Michael Brown takes a inswinging corner.
    • 90:00+0:37 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadir Ciftci by Martin Cranie. Marc Wilson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:11 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 90:00 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 89:30 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 89:02 The referee penalises Richard Keogh for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ibrahima Sonko.
    • 88:47 Defending throw-in by Ibrahima Sonko (Portsmouth).
    • 88:40 Defending throw-in by Ibrahima Sonko (Portsmouth).
    • 88:00 A cross is delivered by Peter Gregory.
    • 86:33 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 85:38 Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. Matt Ritchie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 85:32 Attacking throw-in by Peter Gregory (Portsmouth).
    • 85:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Keogh on Hayden Mullins. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 84:34 Clive Platt takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahima Sonko.
    • 84:09 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Marc Wilson gets a block in.
    • 83:41 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 83:11 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 82:35 Substitution Peter Gregory on for John Utaka.
    • 82:25 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 81:55 The ball is delivered by Nadir Ciftci.
    • 81:37 Attacking throw-in by Ibrahima Sonko (Portsmouth).
    • 81:11 Attacking throw-in by Nadir Ciftci (Portsmouth).
    • 80:42 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 80:04 Goal kick taken short by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 79:28 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 78:54 Freddy Eastwood fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:42 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 78:27 A cross is delivered by Matt Ritchie.
    • 78:07 Attacking throw-in by Nadir Ciftci (Portsmouth).
    • 76:32 Defending throw-in by Ibrahima Sonko (Portsmouth).
    • 76:08 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 75:49 Substitution Carl Baker replaces David Bell.
    • 75:06 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 74:56 Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Nadir Ciftci gets a block in.
    • 74:47 Richard Keogh delivers the ball.
    • 74:39 The ball is delivered by Martin Cranie, Matt Ritchie makes a clearance.
    • 74:12 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 72:01 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 72:01 Substitution Clive Platt is brought on as a substitute for Lukas Jutkiewicz.
    • 72:01 Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Nadir Ciftci coming on for Richard Hughes.
    • 72:01 Effort from inside the area by David Bell misses to the left of the goal.
    • 71:33 A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith.
    • 70:47 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 70:25 Matt Ritchie produces a cross.
    • 69:08 David Bell provided the assist for the goal.
    • 69:08 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 2 - 0 Portsmouth Freddy Eastwood scores a headed goal from inside the box. Coventry 2-0 Portsmouth.
    • 69:03 A cross is delivered by David Bell,
    • 68:24 Hayden Mullins is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:41 Defending throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 67:09 Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 66:58 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 66:29 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 66:14 Matt Ritchie sends in a cross, Richard Keogh gets a block in.
    • 65:57 Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Hayden Mullins, free kick awarded. Marc Wilson takes the direct free kick.
    • 65:31 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 64:46 Lukas Jutkiewicz sends in a cross.
    • 64:28 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 64:03 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 63:51 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 63:08 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Marc Wilson. David Bell takes a inswinging corner.
    • 62:51 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 62:31 Defending throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 60:53 Matt Ritchie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 60:53 Booking Ben Turner receives a yellow card.
    • 60:48 Foul by Ben Turner on David Nugent, free kick awarded.
    • 59:39 Tommy Smith crosses the ball, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the left by-line, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 59:08 A cross is delivered by Hayden Mullins, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance. Hayden Mullins delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Ritchie.
    • 59:08 Cross by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth), clearance by Nathan Cameron (Coventry). Cross by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth), clearance by Nathan Cameron (Coventry).
    • 58:51 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 57:53 Foul by Ibrahima Sonko on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Gary McSheffrey, save by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 57:46 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 56:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Ben Turner. Aaron Mokoena takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:43 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 55:19 A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:04 Gary McSheffrey decides to take the corner short.
    • 54:51 The ball is sent over by David Bell.
    • 54:27 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 53:36 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 53:11 Goal kick taken short by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 52:47 The ball is swung over by Michael Doyle.
    • 52:43 The ball is swung over by David Bell.
    • 51:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Richard Keogh. Ibrahima Sonko takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:35 Goal kick taken short by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 50:22 Foul by John Utaka on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 50:11 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry). Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 48:05 David Bell fouled by Tommy Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick.
    • 47:53 A cross is delivered by Aaron Mokoena, clearance by Lee Carsley.
    • 47:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Ben Turner. Marc Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 46:23 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 46:02 Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 45:29 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Hayden Mullins.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:52 David Bell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 45:00+0:33 The official flags Tommy Smith offside. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
    • 45:00+0:06 Marc Wilson takes a shot. Tommy Smith gets a block in.
    • 45:00 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 43:56 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 43:02 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 42:53 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 41:40 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 40:33 Attacking throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 40:08 The ball is crossed by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 39:13 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 38:47 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 37:42 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 37:18 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • Correction - 35:47 The ball is delivered by David Bell, Foul by Gary McSheffrey on Hayden Mullins, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
    • 35:47 Cross by David Bell (Coventry), foul by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) on Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth) from own half, passed.
    • 34:28 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 33:33 Marc Wilson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
    • 32:33 Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.
    • 32:33 Booking John Utaka is booked.
    • 31:47 Foul by Richard Keogh on John Utaka, free kick awarded.
    • 30:55 Attacking throw-in by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry).Defending throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 30:47 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 30:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Hayden Mullins. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:52 Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Cameron.
    • 29:42 The ball is delivered by Michael Brown, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
    • 28:39 The ball is sent over by David Bell, blocked by Matt Ritchie.
    • 27:49 Attacking throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 27:16 Freddy Eastwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:46 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 26:30 Defending throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 26:21 Centre by Richard Keogh, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:54 Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, fantastic save by Jamie Ashdown.
    • 25:45 The ball is delivered by Richard Keogh, Matt Ritchie gets a block in.
    • 25:08 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 24:43 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahima Sonko.
    • 24:26 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • 23:54 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 21:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Utaka on Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
    • 20:55 Attacking throw-in by Michael Brown (Portsmouth).
    • 20:11 Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Wilson. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:51 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
    • 18:45 Unfair challenge on Marc Wilson by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matt Ritchie from right channel, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:20 Attacking throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 17:38 Richard Keogh produces a cross.
    • 16:55 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 16:11 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 15:22 Tommy Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 15:03 Short corner taken by Tommy Smith from the right by-line.
    • 14:15 Foul by Freddy Eastwood on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:39 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 13:11 Tommy Smith sends in a cross.
    • 12:43 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahima Sonko.
    • 12:36 Attacking throw-in by Richard Hughes (Portsmouth).
    • 12:05 Tommy Smith produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Ben Turner gets a block in.
    • 11:33 Centre by Tommy Smith, Michael Doyle gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Lee Carsley.
    • 10:49 Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
    • 10:17 Attacking throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 9:49 Attacking throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 9:38 Goal kick taken long by Jamie Ashdown (Portsmouth).
    • Correction - 9:10 Effort on goal by Richard Keogh from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 9:10 Shot by Richard Keogh (Coventry) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 8:57 A cross is delivered by Michael Doyle.
    • 7:57 Defending throw-in by Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth).
    • 6:04 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
    • 5:12 Michael Brown fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.
    • 4:49 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 4:40 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth).
    • 3:39 Michael Doyle provided the assist for the goal.
    • 3:39 GOAL - Freddy EastwoodCoventry 1 - 0 Portsmouth Freddy Eastwood scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth.
    • 2:49 David Bell takes a shot. Marc Wilson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line.
    • 1:30 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
    • 0:43 Marc Wilson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 0:08 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 1 4 3
    2 Millwall 1 3 3
    3 Ipswich 1 2 3
    4 Coventry 1 2 3
    5 Doncaster 1 2 3
    6 Hull 1 2 3
    7 Crystal Palace 1 1 3
    8 Watford 1 1 3
    9 Derby 1 1 3
    10 Scunthorpe 1 1 3
    11 Burnley 1 1 3
    12 Cardiff 0 0 0
    13 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
    14 Leicester 1 -1 0
    15 Norwich 1 -1 0
    16 Leeds United 1 -1 0
    17 Reading 1 -1 0
    18 Nottm Forest 1 -1 0
    19 Middlesbrough 1 -2 0
    20 Portsmouth 1 -2 0
    21 Preston 1 -2 0
    22 Swansea 1 -2 0
    23 Bristol City 1 -3 0
    24 Barnsley 1 -4 0


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