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Coventry   1 - 2   Cardiff

Cardiff City"s Peter Whittingham

Coventry 1-2 Cardiff

Jay Bothroyd struck a superb winner four minutes from the end of his return to Coventry, settling an enthralling Championship encounter in the process.

Peter Whittingham scored from the penalty spot four minutes in after Ben Turner held back Michael Chopra.

Gary McSheffrey replied in style just before the break, pouncing on Mark Hudson's poor pass near half-way to beat Kevin McNaughton and hit home.

But Bothroyd hit the net after Chris Burke's late run down the left.

Bothroyd's every touch was greeted by boos from the home fans, but he left the field a winner as the Bluebirds cut QPR's lead at the top to two points after the London club drew 0-0 at Swansea.

The home fans reserved most of their venom for Cardiff captain Craig Bellamy, another former Coventry player.

But having been on top for most of the opening period the home side had Hudson's mistake and McSheffrey's goal-scoring instincts to thank for bringing them back into the contest.

McSheffrey left Cardiff keeper Tom Heaton with no chance as he hit home after easily seeing off McNaughton.

The Sky Blues also had the better of the exchanges after the restart as Sammy Clingan and Lee Carsley dominated in midfield.

Battling Cardiff pleases Jones

But Heaton denied Aron Gunnersson and Coventry kept lively Bellamy at bay at the other end.

The Bluebirds had threatened from the opening whistle and Chopra was on the point of tapping home from Whittingham's low cross when Turner bundled him over.

Bellamy, Chopra, Whittingham and Gabor Gyepes also threatened as the hosts defended for long periods of the opening half.

But having been on top for so long, Dave Jones' side found themselves starting from scratch as defender Hudson's series of poor passes eventually gave McSheffrey his chance.

That moment handed the initiative to Coventry, but Cardiff regained supremacy as the game wore on.

And when Burke at last broke free down the left to deliver a Bothroyd his chance, the striker took it, darting in from the far post to the front and sending the ball into the back of the net with the outside of his left foot.

Burke then produced a second successful run on the left, but was unable to hit home with his final touch.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 1-2 Cardiff FT
(HT 1-1)
  • McSheffrey 44
  • Whittingham (pen) 5
  • Bothroyd 87

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Keogh
  • 15 Cranie
  • 20 Turner yellow card
  • 24 Wood
  • 04 Clingan yellow card
  • 05 Carsley
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 19 McSheffrey
  • 11 Jutkiewicz (King 70)
  • 22 Platt

Substitutes

  • 23 Ireland,
  • 30 Cameron,
  • 08 Doyle,
  • 18 Baker,
  • 21 McIndoe,
  • 09 King,
  • 29 O'Donovan

Cardiff

  • 22 Heaton
  • 02 McNaughton
  • 03 Naylor
  • 05 Hudson
  • 06 Gyepes
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 11 Burke
  • 20 Olofinjana
  • 39 Bellamy (Keogh 82)
  • 08 Chopra (Koumas 71)
  • 09 Bothroyd

Substitutes

  • 01 Marshall,
  • 04 Rae,
  • 10 McPhail,
  • 19 Koumas,
  • 23 Blake,
  • 28 Wildig,
  • 17 Keogh
Ref: LiningtonAtt: 14,604
COVENTRY
CARDIFF

Possession

  • Coventry 43%
  • Cardiff 57%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 5
  • Cardiff 6

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 7
  • Cardiff 3

Corners

  • Coventry 5
  • Cardiff 4

Fouls

  • Coventry 12
  • Cardiff 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:16 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+0:49 The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Heaton by Richard Wood. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 88:38 Marlon King has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 87:27 Mark Hudson challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.
  • 86:01 Assist by Chris Burke.
  • 86:01 GOAL - Jay BothroydCoventry 1 - 2 Cardiff Jay Bothroyd fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Cardiff.
  • 85:56 Chris Burke crosses the ball,
  • 84:46 Chris Burke takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.
  • 84:09 Marlon King is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 83:38 Lee Naylor sends in a cross, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:25 A cross is delivered by Marlon King, save by Tom Heaton.
  • 81:11 Substitution Craig Bellamy leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Keogh.
  • 79:44 The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Lee Naylor.
  • 77:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Gabor Gyepes. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:27 Handball decision goes against Chris Burke. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:07 Jay Bothroyd fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.
  • 73:43 Chris Burke has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 72:36 The referee blows for offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:32 The official flags Richard Wood offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 70:41 Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:41 Substitution (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Jason Koumas coming on for Michael Chopra.
  • 70:41 Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt.
  • 69:22 Substitution Marlon King comes on in place of Lukas Jutkiewicz.
  • 68:41 The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor, Lee Carsley makes a clearance.
  • 68:25 The ball is swung over by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 68:07 The offside flag is raised against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Hudson.
  • 67:17 Gabor Gyepes concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Free kick crossed by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
  • 67:07 The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Ben Turner makes a clearance.
  • 65:49 Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Jay Bothroyd has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Sammy Clingan.
  • 63:04 Shot from outside the box by Lee Carsley misses to the left of the goal.
  • 61:47 Shot from just outside the area by Chris Burke misses to the right of the target.
  • 61:14 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Ben Turner gets a block in.
  • 61:06 The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor.
  • 59:37 Mark Hudson takes the direct free kick.
  • 59:37 Booking Sammy Clingan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:11 Sammy Clingan challenges Kevin McNaughton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 58:13 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 57:35 Clive Platt challenges Mark Hudson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:28 The ball is swung over by Sammy Clingan, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
  • 56:30 Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, Richard Wood takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 55:58 Clive Platt takes a shot. Gabor Gyepes gets a block in.
  • 55:32 The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.
  • 53:49 Kevin McNaughton sends in a cross, clearance by Richard Keogh.
  • 52:00 Aron Gunnarsson sends in a cross, save made by Tom Heaton.
  • 46:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Gary McSheffrey. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:12 Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:17 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+2:15 Clive Platt is ruled offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+1:08 Seyi Olofinjana produces a cross.
  • 45:00+0:24 Clive Platt is caught offside. Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 43:52 Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.
  • 43:52 GOAL - Gary McSheffreyCoventry 1 - 1 Cardiff Gary McSheffrey grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Cardiff.
  • 39:08 Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh. Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 38:34 Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 38:27 Centre by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 35:35 Lee Naylor challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Lee Naylor.
  • 35:02 Lee Naylor challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.
  • 34:06 Corner taken left-footed by Sammy Clingan to the near post.
  • 33:58 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
  • 32:40 Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, Mark Hudson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 32:17 Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
  • 31:42 Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Naylor. Direct free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.
  • 30:42 Richard Wood challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.
  • 29:35 Aron Gunnarsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 28:20 The ball is sent over by Richard Keogh, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:32 Jay Bothroyd is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 25:39 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 25:14 Gabor Gyepes takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
  • 24:34 Unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Lee Naylor takes the free kick.
  • 22:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Gabor Gyepes. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:14 Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Mark Hudson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
  • 19:02 The offside flag is raised against Lee Naylor. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 18:13 Inswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 17:49 Martin Cranie takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
  • 17:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Carsley by Seyi Olofinjana. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:12 Centre by Chris Burke.
  • 16:20 Craig Bellamy is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
  • 15:38 Sammy Clingan produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 15:21 Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
  • 14:04 A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Headed effort on goal by Richard Wood from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
  • 13:29 Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Seyi Olofinjana makes a clearance.
  • 13:22 Richard Keogh delivers the ball, Lee Naylor gets a block in.
  • 12:52 The ball is crossed by Craig Bellamy, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
  • 11:52 Richard Keogh takes a shot. Blocked by Gary McSheffrey.
  • 11:46 The ball is delivered by Peter Whittingham.
  • 11:02 The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy.
  • 9:21 Craig Bellamy challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Keogh crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Tom Heaton makes a save.
  • 7:35 Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 7:11 Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Wood. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:36 Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
  • 6:29 Chris Burke sends in a cross, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:09 The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.
  • 4:23 GOAL - Peter WhittinghamCoventry 0 - 1 Cardiff Penalty taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham and scored. Coventry 0-1 Cardiff.
  • 3:31 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra by Ben Turner.
  • 3:31 Booking Ben Turner is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 2:46 Peter Whittingham produces a cross,
  • 0:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Aron Gunnarsson. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:48 Lee Naylor delivers the ball, save made by Keiren Westwood.
  • 0:07 Gary McSheffrey produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 12 21 28
2 Cardiff 12 10 26
3 Watford 12 9 21
4 Burnley 12 10 20
5 Norwich 12 3 20
6 Swansea 12 3 20
7 Derby 12 7 18
8 Ipswich 12 2 18
9 Coventry 12 1 18
10 Leeds 12 -2 17
11 Reading 12 3 16
12 Millwall 12 1 16
13 Nott'm Forest 12 1 16
14 Doncaster 12 -1 16
15 Portsmouth 12 0 15
16 Barnsley 12 -4 15
17 Sheff Utd 12 -6 15
18 Scunthorpe 12 -2 14
19 Hull 12 -7 13
20 Leicester 12 -9 12
21 Middlesbrough 12 -9 11
22 Crystal Palace 12 -10 11
23 Preston 12 -10 10
24 Bristol City 12 -11 9


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