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Sheff Utd   0 - 1   Coventry

Sheff Utd 0-1 Coventry

Sheff Utd 0-1 Coventry

Gary McSheffrey's first-half header lifted Coventry up to fourth in the Championship table and piled on the misery for struggling Sheffield United.

McSheffrey leapt to head in Richard Keogh's flick-on and secure City's first back-to-back wins of the season.

The Blades gave a gutsy display and twice hit the woodwork through Stephen Quinn and Jamie Ward.

But they paid the price for wasting a succession of chances and slipped to a fourth home league defeat this term.

The result means Gary Speed's side have still not won since the victory over Portsmouth in mid-September and are just four points above the relegation zone.

Sheffield United dominated the early stages with Richard Cresswell firing off target and Quinn hitting the crossbar with a stunning 25-yard volley.

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But the Sky Blues struck the home side a blow with their first attack when Keogh headed the ball back across the six-yard box and McSheffrey outjumped the home defence at the far post to head the ball into the top corner.

Quinn tried his luck with another volley from similar distance and the Blades hit the woodwork again, this time when Ward's shot from 12 yards struck the post.

After the interval it was the visitors who looked the more likely to score and they almost doubled their lead when Sammy Clingan's 30-yard free-kick forced Steve Simonsen into a fine save.

Cresswell also went close with a header and Clive Platt headed Clingan's free-kick the wrong side of the post.

And while the Blades were full of endeavour, they could only muster long-range efforts from Ched Evans and Andy Reid as Coventry held on with relative ease.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-1 Coventry FT
(HT 0-1)
    • McSheffrey 23

    Sheff Utd

    • 01 Simonsen
    • 03 Nosworthy
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Ertl (Evans 65)
    • 16 Taylor (Lowton 46)
    • 23 Bartley
    • 08 Britton
    • 11 Yeates
    • 28 Quinn (Reid 57)
    • 17 Cresswell
    • 18 Ward

    Substitutes

    • 29 Wright,
    • 12 Calve,
    • 34 Lowton,
    • 04 Montgomery,
    • 24 Reid,
    • 09 Evans,
    • 10 Bogdanovic

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh
    • 15 Cranie
    • 20 Turner
    • 24 Wood
    • 04 Clingan
    • 05 Carsley
    • 17 Gunnarsson (Baker 70)
    • 11 Jutkiewicz (King 73)
    • 19 McSheffrey (Clarke 76)
    • 22 Platt

    Substitutes

    • 23 Ireland,
    • 06 McPake,
    • 26 Clarke,
    • 08 Doyle,
    • 18 Baker,
    • 09 King,
    • 29 O'Donovan
    Ref: FosterAtt: 20,059
    SHEFF UTD
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 48%
    • Coventry 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 6
    • Coventry 6

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 8
    • Coventry 5

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 7
    • Coventry 5

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 14
    • Coventry 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:38 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+5:12 Marlon King takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
    • 90:00+4:44 Shot by Andy Reid from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 90:00+3:35 The ball is crossed by Andy Reid, Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Baker.
    • 90:00+2:38 Foul by Marlon King on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:16 Andy Reid delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 90:00+1:14 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.
    • 90:00+0:52 Jamie Ward delivers the ball.
    • 90:00+0:08 The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 88:22 The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.
    • 88:03 Carl Baker delivers the ball, Chris Morgan manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:13 The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.
    • 86:52 Richard Keogh challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Reid.
    • 83:59 Jamie Ward challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
    • 83:23 The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton.
    • 78:28 Chris Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Strike comes in from Marlon King from the free kick.
    • 77:47 Marlon King produces a cross.
    • 76:46 Sammy Clingan fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:12 Substitution Jordan Clarke is brought on as a substitute for Gary McSheffrey.
    • 74:01 The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 72:42 Substitution Lukas Jutkiewicz leaves the field to be replaced by Marlon King.
    • 71:41 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 71:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Clive Platt manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:57 Matthew Lowton challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball, Header from close in by Clive Platt misses to the left of the target.
    • 69:16 The offside flag is raised against Jamie Ward. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 69:16 Substitution Aron Gunnarsson leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Baker.
    • 66:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Clingan on Leon Britton. Matthew Lowton takes the free kick.
    • 65:52 Shot by Ched Evans. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 64:48 The offside flag is raised against Richard Cresswell. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 64:48 Substitution Ched Evans replaces Johnny Ertl.
    • 62:51 The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, Close range headed effort by Richard Cresswell clears the crossbar.
    • 62:26 Short corner worked by Jamie Ward, The ball is delivered by Andy Reid, clearance by Ben Turner.
    • 61:23 Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Steve Simonsen makes a save. Richard Wood takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 60:23 Kyle Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clive Platt. Strike comes in from Sammy Clingan from the free kick, Kyle Bartley gets a block in.
    • 58:07 Jamie Ward fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid shoots direct from the free kick,
    • 57:53 Centre by Andy Reid.
    • 57:03 Centre by Matthew Lowton, Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:08 Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Jamie Ward results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 56:08 Substitution Andy Reid is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Quinn.
    • 53:51 Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Yeates. Matthew Lowton takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:20 Chris Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Sammy Clingan has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Steve Simonsen. Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy. Sammy Clingan takes the inswinging corner, Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 45:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on Lee Carsley. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Matthew Lowton coming on for Andy Taylor.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:24 The referee blows for half time.
    • 40:17 Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 39:22 Effort from inside the box by Jamie Ward strikes the post.
    • 38:09 Mark Yeates crosses the ball, Header by Stephen Quinn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 37:07 Corner taken left-footed by Andy Taylor from the right by-line, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 34:52 Mark Yeates sends in a cross, clearance made by Ben Turner.
    • 33:39 Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Mark Yeates results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Richard Keogh, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 32:10 Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a cross, Sammy Clingan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
    • 31:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Turner on Richard Cresswell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Taylor, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 30:36 The ball is swung over by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 29:49 Stephen Quinn takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 29:24 Mark Yeates takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Wood.
    • 29:18 The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, Sammy Clingan gets a block in.
    • 28:18 Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, Richard Cresswell makes a clearance.
    • 28:11 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Leon Britton gets a block in.
    • 27:25 The referee penalises Lukas Jutkiewicz for handball. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:57 Unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Leon Britton takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:25 Centre by Jamie Ward, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.
    • 22:59 Assist on the goal came from Richard Keogh.
    • 22:59 GOAL - Gary McSheffreySheff Utd 0 - 1 Coventry Gary McSheffrey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Sheff Utd 0-1 Coventry.
    • 21:36 Foul by Chris Morgan on Clive Platt, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick.
    • 20:28 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
    • 20:13 The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Richard Wood. The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:37 A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Richard Wood.
    • 18:01 Sammy Clingan crosses the ball.
    • 14:04 The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor.
    • 12:56 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan to the near post, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 12:18 Andy Taylor challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:48 Clive Platt challenges Nyron Nosworthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 9:39 Stephen Quinn takes a shot.
    • 7:13 Foul by Richard Cresswell on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:43 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates.
    • 5:24 The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 4:46 Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line to the near post, Richard Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:03 Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Cranie. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Kyle Bartley.
    • 2:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Morgan on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Sammy Clingan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Leon Britton.
    • 2:01 Richard Cresswell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 30 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Cardiff 14 16 32
    2 QPR 14 21 30
    3 Swansea 14 8 26
    4 Coventry 14 5 24
    5 Norwich 14 2 23
    6 Reading 14 8 22
    7 Derby 14 8 21
    8 Burnley 14 6 21
    9 Watford 14 4 21
    10 Portsmouth 14 2 21
    11 Ipswich 14 2 21
    12 Leeds 14 -3 20
    13 Nott'm Forest 14 2 19
    14 Millwall 14 1 19
    15 Doncaster 14 0 19
    16 Scunthorpe 14 -3 17
    17 Barnsley 14 -7 16
    18 Sheff Utd 14 -9 15
    19 Leicester 14 -10 15
    20 Hull 14 -8 14
    21 Preston 14 -10 13
    22 Bristol City 14 -10 13
    23 Middlesbrough 14 -11 11
    24 Crystal Palace 14 -14 11


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