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Bristol City   1 - 2   Coventry

Bristol City 1-2 Coventry

Bristol City 1-2 Coventry

Coventry earned their first league victory at Ashton Gate in 47 years as struggling Bristol City's wretched home form continued.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Clive Platt latched on to Sammy Clingan's pass and fired low past David James.

The hosts grabbed a controversial equaliser when Marvin Elliott headed home while Coventry defender Ben Turner lay on the floor nursing a mouth wound.

But three minutes later Turner nodded in the winner from Clingan's free-kick.

The Robins, who have garnered only one point from their four home games this season, were second best in the opening 45 minutes and went behind to Platt's cool finish in the first clear chance of the game.

Clingan floated an inch-perfect ball over the top and Platt beat the offside trap before producing an assured finish past former England international James.

The hosts levelled three minutes before half-time when Jonathan Stead burst down the right and crossed to the far post where Elliott was on hand to head home an equaliser.

The referee waved away the protests of the Coventry defenders, whose centre-back Turner was nursing a blood wound to his mouth when the goal was scored.

The hosts improved dramatically after the restart and Elliott was twice denied another leveller.

First, Sky Blues keeper Keiren Westwood tipped his header around the post and the midfielder then saw another header bounce off the turf and on to Westwood's crossbar.

Bristol City continued to dictate the match but failed to create any further clear-cut chances as Coventry soaked up the pressure to hold on for their first win against the Robins since 1979.

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 1-2 Coventry FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Elliott 42
  • Platt 22
  • Turner 45

Bristol City

  • 01 James
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 19 Ribeiro (Pitman 85)
  • 07 Elliott (Clarkson 67)
  • 14 Skuse yellow card
  • 27 Adomah
  • 35 Rose
  • 11 Haynes (Johnson 68)
  • 30 Stead

Substitutes

  • 12 Gerken,
  • 05 Stewart,
  • 08 Johnson,
  • 17 Sproule,
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce,
  • 09 Clarkson,
  • 34 Pitman

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Keogh
  • 15 Cranie
  • 20 Turner yellow card
  • 24 Wood
  • 04 Clingan
  • 05 Carsley
  • 17 Gunnarsson yellow card
  • 18 Baker
  • 11 Jutkiewicz yellow card
  • 22 Platt

Substitutes

  • 23 Ireland,
  • 26 Clarke,
  • 30 Cameron,
  • 08 Doyle,
  • 19 McSheffrey,
  • 29 O'Donovan,
  • 39 Clarke-Harris
Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 13,428
BRISTOL CITY
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Bristol City 53%
  • Coventry 47%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol City 6
  • Coventry 8

Attempts off target

  • Bristol City 3
  • Coventry 3

Corners

  • Bristol City 8
  • Coventry 7

Fouls

  • Bristol City 10
  • Coventry 18
  • Final Result
  • 94:21 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:32 David Clarkson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Turner. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 90:00+3:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Carey by Lukas Jutkiewicz. Direct free kick taken by David James.
  • 90:00+2:49 The ball is crossed by Danny Rose, save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 90:00+0:52 Danny Rose delivers the ball, Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Johnson.
  • 89:31 The ball is sent over by Danny Rose, Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.
  • 88:09 Sammy Clingan decides to take the corner short.
  • 87:14 Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Albert Adomah results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 85:42 Albert Adomah crosses the ball, Keiren Westwood makes a save. Jamie McAllister takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.
  • 84:33 Substitution Brett Pitman replaces Christian Ribeiro.
  • 82:20 Cole Skuse takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Carsley.
  • 80:40 Sammy Clingan takes a short corner.
  • 79:52 The ball is swung over by Jamie McAllister.
  • 79:30 Corner taken by Lee Johnson from the left by-line to the near post, fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 78:39 The ball is crossed by Danny Rose.
  • 77:04 Foul by Jamie McAllister on Carl Baker, free kick awarded. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by David James. Corner from the left by-line taken by Sammy Clingan, David James makes a save.
  • 76:15 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Johnson, clearance made by Ben Turner.
  • 76:15 Booking Aron Gunnarsson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:09 Danny Rose fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 75:45 Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Clarkson. Lee Johnson takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:12 Shot by Aron Gunnarsson. Save by David James. Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David James.
  • 70:33 Corner from the left by-line taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance by Jonathan Stead. Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in. Corner taken by Sammy Clingan, clearance by David Clarkson.
  • 67:51 Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
  • 67:51 Booking Ben Turner goes into the referee's book.
  • 67:36 David Clarkson fouled by Ben Turner, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 66:39 Substitution Danny Haynes leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Johnson.
  • 66:39 Substitution David Clarkson is brought on as a substitute for Marvin Elliott.
  • 63:28 Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro. David James takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:59 Corner taken by Cole Skuse.
  • 60:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Richard Keogh. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse. Danny Rose sends in a cross.
  • 58:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Carey by Lukas Jutkiewicz. David James takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:22 Carl Baker has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 56:56 Danny Haynes is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 56:08 Christian Ribeiro fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David James.
  • 55:16 Jonathan Stead fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jamie McAllister, clearance by Ben Turner.
  • 54:26 Booking Cole Skuse receives a caution.
  • 54:03 Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Stead. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
  • 52:32 Jonathan Stead delivers the ball, Marvin Elliott takes a shot.
  • 51:05 Corner taken right-footed by Cole Skuse from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Richard Keogh.
  • 50:24 The offside flag is raised against Clive Platt. Louis Carey takes the free kick.
  • 50:04 Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:17 The official flags Danny Haynes offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:51 Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood. Jamie McAllister takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Wood.
  • 47:05 Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:05 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+3:08 Albert Adomah is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:41 Richard Wood provided the assist for the goal.
  • 44:41 GOAL - Ben TurnerBristol City 1 - 2 Coventry Ben Turner finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bristol City 1-2 Coventry.
  • 44:03 Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan produces a cross,
  • 42:34 Booking Lukas Jutkiewicz is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
  • 41:01 Assist by Jonathan Stead.
  • 41:01 GOAL - Marvin ElliottBristol City 1 - 1 Coventry Marvin Elliott finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bristol City 1-1 Coventry.
  • 40:25 Effort on goal by Carl Baker from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 37:44 Shot by Carl Baker. Save made by David James.
  • 36:16 Richard Keogh fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Keogh crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Wood on Louis Carey. Free kick taken by David James.
  • 35:16 Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross.
  • 34:46 Jamie McAllister delivers the ball, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 34:08 Christian Ribeiro crosses the ball, Martin Cranie gets a block in. Corner taken by Jamie McAllister played to the near post, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:36 Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister takes the free kick.
  • 32:32 Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.
  • 32:11 Lee Carsley takes a shot. Save made by David James.
  • 31:40 Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 29:56 Shot by Aron Gunnarsson. Liam Fontaine gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan.
  • 29:21 Effort from outside the penalty box by Christian Ribeiro goes wide right of the goal.
  • 27:54 Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Turner.
  • 27:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Stead by Ben Turner. Cole Skuse takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:38 Keiren Westwood fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:05 Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse. Jamie McAllister delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 23:56 Foul by Marvin Elliott on Lee Carsley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 21:37 Assist on the goal came from Sammy Clingan.
  • 21:37 GOAL - Clive PlattBristol City 0 - 1 Coventry Clive Platt grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Coventry.
  • 21:12 Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by David James.
  • 19:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Clive Platt. David James restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:07 Jonathan Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 18:46 Louis Carey fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Christian Ribeiro.
  • 14:05 Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
  • 13:11 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 9:36 Christian Ribeiro crosses the ball, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 8:59 Centre by Christian Ribeiro, Martin Cranie gets a block in. Corner taken by Jamie McAllister from the right by-line, brilliant save by Keiren Westwood.
  • 7:43 The ball is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, blocked by Liam Fontaine. Short corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line.
  • 5:42 Albert Adomah has a drilled shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
  • 5:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Aron Gunnarsson. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.
  • 4:19 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.
  • 2:28 Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Sammy Clingan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 18 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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