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Millwall   3 - 1   Coventry

Millwall 3-1 Coventry

Millwall 3-1 Coventry

Millwall continued their fine start to the season by taking advantage of Carl Baker's late red card to grab two goals and end Coventry's unbeaten league run.

The Lions took the lead when the unfortunate Martin Cranie turned Steve Morison's cross into his own net.

Aron Gunnarsson's neat finish drew the Sky Blues level but substitute Baker's second yellow card turned the game.

Liam Trotter's fine lob made it 2-1 and Morison sealed the win from the spot after he was felled by James McPake.

Morison had terrorised the visiting defence all afternoon and it was fitting that he should be the man whose goal ensured the Londoners jumped above Coventry and into fourth place in the table.

But it was the visitors who made the better start and they could have gone ahead on four minutes when keeper David Forde did well to keep out Gary McSheffrey's well-struck 25-yard free-kick.

However Millwall capitalised on their first meaningful attack on 17 minutes when Morison's run to the byline saw his cross towards James Henry deflected in by Cranie.

McSheffrey then went close again, firing over from 12 yards while Millwall's Neil Harris saw a header go over and also crashed a shot off the bar after more good work by Morison.

Harris and Morison missed further chances to extend Millwall's lead.

And they were made to pay as Coventry drew level on the hour when Clive Platt flicked the ball into the path of Gunnarsson who shrugged off the challenge of Ward before sliding the ball home through the legs of Forde.

But with 18 minutes remaining, Coventry substitute Baker kicked the ball away and received a second caution.

Almost immediately Jimmy Abdou's long ball found Trotter who lifted it over the onrushing Iain Turner and into the empty net to put the Londoners ahead.

And Morison wrapped up the victory with a coolly-taken penalty being brought down by a clumsy challenge from McPake.

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Millwall 3-1 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Cranie (og) 17
  • Trotter 75
  • Morison (pen) 79
  • Gunnarsson 60

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 02 Dunne
  • 05 Robinson
  • 16 Barron
  • 18 Ward
  • 06 Trotter
  • 07 Schofield (Carter 81)
  • 14 Henry (Hackett 38)
  • 26 Abdou yellow card
  • 09 Harris (Lisbie 87)
  • 20 Morison

Substitutes

  • 23 Mildenhall,
  • 17 Mkandawire,
  • 21 Smith,
  • 04 Carter,
  • 12 Hackett,
  • 22 Lisbie,
  • 32 Marquis

Coventry

  • 13 Turner
  • 02 Keogh
  • 15 Cranie
  • 24 Wood (McPake 76)
  • 30 Cameron
  • 04 Clingan
  • 05 Carsley
  • 07 Bell (Baker 58 yellow card, red card)
  • 17 Gunnarsson (Eastwood 63)
  • 19 McSheffrey
  • 22 Platt

Substitutes

  • 01 Westwood,
  • 06 McPake,
  • 26 Clarke,
  • 08 Doyle,
  • 18 Baker,
  • 10 Eastwood,
  • 29 O'Donovan
Ref: MossAtt: 11,688
MILLWALL
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Millwall 53%
  • Coventry 47%

Attempts on target

  • Millwall 9
  • Coventry 5

Attempts off target

  • Millwall 9
  • Coventry 2

Corners

  • Millwall 5
  • Coventry 2

Fouls

  • Millwall 10
  • Coventry 13
  • Final Result
  • 94:19 The game kicks-off.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:43 Darren Carter takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in. Shot from just outside the box by Chris Hackett goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+2:37 Steve Morison produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+2:12 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 89:58 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Coventry).
  • 89:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Nadjim Abdou. Chris Hackett restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:03 Steve Morison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
  • 87:00 Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Hackett, Header on goal by Paul Robinson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 86:29 Substitution Kevin Lisbie replaces Neil Harris.
  • 86:06 Darren Carter takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a fantastic save.
  • 84:37 Short corner worked by Chris Hackett, Neil Harris takes a shot. Comfortable save by Iain Turner.
  • 82:04 Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on James McPake. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 81:48 Defending throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 80:59 Substitution Darren Carter comes on in place of Danny Schofield.
  • 80:00 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nadjim Abdou. Liam Trotter takes the free kick.
  • 79:23 Danny Schofield takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.
  • 78:32 GOAL - Steve MorisonMillwall 3 - 1 Coventry Placed penalty scored by Steve Morison. Millwall 3-1 Coventry.
  • 77:14 Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett from the right by-line, James McPake challenges Steve Morison unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 76:29 James McPake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Hackett. Direct free kick taken by Alan Dunne.
  • 75:00 Substitution James McPake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Wood.
  • 75:00 GOAL - Liam TrotterMillwall 2 - 1 Coventry Liam Trotter fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-1 Coventry.
  • 74:22 Alan Dunne takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
  • 72:40 Defending throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 71:27 Scott Barron takes the free kick.
  • 71:27 Sent off Red card for Carl Baker.
  • 71:04 Richard Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Schofield.
  • 70:29 Defending throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 68:36 Carl Baker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 67:12 Liam Trotter takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save. Corner taken by Chris Hackett from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Carsley.
  • 67:06 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 65:08 David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:08 Booking Booking for Carl Baker.
  • 65:05 Booking Nadjim Abdou is booked.
  • 64:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadjim Abdou by Freddy Eastwood.
  • 62:12 Substitution Aron Gunnarsson leaves the field to be replaced by Freddy Eastwood.
  • 61:53 Close range headed effort by Steve Morison misses to the right of the target.
  • 61:47 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 59:45 Assist by Clive Platt.
  • 59:45 GOAL - Aron GunnarssonMillwall 1 - 1 Coventry Aron Gunnarsson fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Millwall 1-1 Coventry.
  • 58:53 Effort from just outside the area by Steve Morison goes over the bar.
  • 58:31 Defending throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 57:49 Alan Dunne takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 57:29 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 57:03 Substitution Carl Baker is brought on as a substitute for David Bell.
  • 56:11 Scott Barron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bell. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:58 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
  • 53:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Clive Platt. Shot comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick.
  • 53:43 Neil Harris takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 53:00 Defending throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 52:34 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 51:31 The official flags Steve Morison offside. Iain Turner takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:23 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 49:45 The offside flag is raised against Neil Harris. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:47 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Coventry).
  • 48:33 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hackett (Millwall).
  • 47:27 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Trotter.
  • 46:23 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hackett (Millwall).
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:44 Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
  • 45:00+0:55 Nathan Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Harris. Scott Barron takes the free kick.
  • 45:00 Steve Morison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 45:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 43:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Wood on David Forde. David Forde takes the free kick.
  • 43:26 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 42:35 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 41:27 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
  • 41:12 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 37:35 David Forde takes the indirect free kick. Effort from inside the box by Neil Harris hits the post.
  • 37:35 Substitution Chris Hackett replaces James Henry.
  • 37:35 The referee blows for offside against Clive Platt.
  • 36:51 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 34:59 Foul by Steve Morison on Iain Turner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 32:20 Nathan Cameron fouled by Neil Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:53 Defending throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 31:18 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Coventry).
  • 30:46 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 29:07 Unfair challenge on Neil Harris by Nathan Cameron results in a free kick. James Henry delivers the ball, Neil Harris has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 28:18 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 26:41 Shot from deep inside the area by Gary McSheffrey clears the bar.
  • 26:16 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 24:45 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 23:03 Corner taken right-footed by James Henry, Paul Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
  • 21:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Paul Robinson. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Neil Harris. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 21:11 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 18:27 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
  • 18:08 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 17:25 Attacking throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 16:14 GOAL - Martin CranieMillwall 1 - 0 Coventry Martin Cranie scores an own goal. Millwall 1-0 Coventry.
  • 15:02 Scott Barron concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bell. Nathan Cameron takes the free kick.
  • 14:25 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.
  • 13:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Alan Dunne. David Forde takes the free kick.
  • 12:46 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
  • 9:34 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Coventry).
  • 9:20 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 9:03 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).
  • 8:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Forde by Richard Wood. Free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 7:37 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 7:12 Attacking throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 6:06 Liam Trotter challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 5:03 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.
  • 4:56 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 3:50 Darren Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey, save by David Forde. Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steve Morison.
  • 3:21 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
  • 3:11 Defending throw-in by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 2:43 Clive Platt is caught offside. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:25 Defending throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 1:59 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 1:32 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
  • 1:01 The referee blows for offside. Iain Turner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:42 Defending throw-in by Martin Cranie (Coventry).
  • 0:16 Attacking throw-in by Scott Barron (Millwall).

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

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


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