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Coventry   1 - 0   Middlesbrough

Coventry v Middlesbrough

Coventry 1-0 Middlesbrough

Marlon King's spot-kick was enough to give Coventry victory over struggling Middlesbrough at the Ricoh Arena.

Former Watford striker King succeeded with his penalty 12 minutes from time which was awarded after Matthew Bates had fouled Gary McSheffrey.

Earlier, Middlesbrough missed a penalty when Leroy Lita, who was fouled by Nathan Cameron in the box, fired his effort straight at Keiren Westwood.

Lita had also gone close with a header from Joe Bennett's cross.

Boro played well during the match but failed to convert their possession and chances into goals.

Midfielder Julio Arca forced a great save from Westwood when his 25-yard curling shot had to be tipped over.

And then Tony McMahon sent his powerful header agonisingly wide of the Coventry goal.

The home side also had a handful of chances before their winner.

606: DEBATE

Clive Platt's header was stopped by Jason Steele early in the match and then McSheffrey forced a good save from the keeper with a 20-yard effort.

Both McSheffrey and King tested Steele, while the former, who had an eventful game, was unlucky not to score with a low shot from the right.

The result keeps Middlesbrough in the bottom three while Coventry continue to look good for a play-off place.


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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 1-0 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 0-0)
  • King (pen) 78

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh
    • 06 McPake
    • 24 Wood
    • 30 Cameron
    • 05 Carsley
    • 08 Doyle
    • 17 Gunnarsson (Eastwood 68)
    • 09 King (Jutkiewicz 82 yellow card)
    • 19 McSheffrey yellow card (Clarke 83)
    • 22 Platt

    Substitutes

    • 23 Ireland,
    • 15 Cranie,
    • 26 Clarke,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 18 Baker,
    • 10 Eastwood,
    • 11 Jutkiewicz

    Middlesbrough

    • 30 Steele
    • 04 Bates
    • 05 Wheater yellow card
    • 27 Bennett yellow card
    • 29 McMahon (Hoyte 79)
    • 10 Bailey
    • 18 O'Neil
    • 20 Arca (Boyd 80)
    • 07 McDonald
    • 15 Lita
    • 32 Emnes

    Substitutes

    • 21 Coyne,
    • 02 Hoyte,
    • 24 Hines,
    • 37 Tavares,
    • 09 Boyd,
    • 11 Kink
    Ref: WhitestoneAtt: 15,768
    COVENTRY
    MIDDLESBROUGH

    Possession

    • Coventry 49%
    • Middlesbrough 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 7
    • Middlesbrough 9

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 6
    • Middlesbrough 8

    Corners

    • Coventry 4
    • Middlesbrough 8

    Fouls

    • Coventry 14
    • Middlesbrough 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:38 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+4:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Joe Bennett. Lee Carsley takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+4:02 Booking Joe Bennett goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+2:44 Centre by Marvin Emnes, clearance by Nathan Cameron.
    • 90:00+2:22 Richard Wood delivers the ball.
    • 90:00+1:46 Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil.
    • 90:00+1:18 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Bates. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
    • 90:00+1:03 The ball is sent over by Nicky Bailey, James McPake makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:11 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 89:23 Booking Lukas Jutkiewicz is shown a yellow card for time wasting.
    • 87:19 Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 85:42 Foul by Nicky Bailey on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Lee Carsley takes the free kick. Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 85:13 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Lukas Jutkiewicz gets a block in.
    • 83:55 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 83:32 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by James McPake.
    • 83:03 Joe Bennett delivers the ball, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 82:12 The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Nathan Cameron. Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 82:12 Substitution Jordan Clarke comes on in place of Gary McSheffrey.
    • 81:01 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Marvin Emnes takes a shot.
    • 81:01 Substitution Lukas Jutkiewicz is brought on as a substitute for Marlon King.
    • 79:19 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Kris Boyd coming on for Julio Arca.
    • 78:54 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Justin Hoyte coming on for Tony McMahon.
    • 78:00 Matthew Bates challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 78:00 GOAL - Marlon KingCoventry 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Marlon King scores a penalty. Coventry 1-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 76:16 Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by James McPake results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 76:16 Booking David Wheater is given a yellow card.
    • 76:08 Booking The referee shows Gary McSheffrey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 73:56 Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Doyle clears the bar.
    • 73:13 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett.
    • 72:02 Freddy Eastwood takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.
    • 71:49 The ball is swung over by Gary O'Neil, James McPake makes a clearance.
    • 69:57 Clive Platt crosses the ball, clearance by Gary O'Neil. Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 69:18 Julio Arca produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 67:56 The official flags Tony McMahon offside. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
    • 67:56 Substitution Freddy Eastwood comes on in place of Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 67:16 Nicky Bailey delivers the ball, James McPake manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:48 Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil, James McPake makes a clearance.
    • 66:18 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 64:36 Tony McMahon produces a cross, Marvin Emnes has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 64:17 Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:21 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, James McPake makes a clearance. Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line.
    • 61:59 Unfair challenge on David Wheater by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:19 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 60:38 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 59:40 Tony McMahon delivers the ball.
    • 58:33 A cross is delivered by Julio Arca. Leroy Lita is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:40 David Wheater challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marlon King.
    • 57:00 A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 56:37 Marlon King takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Wheater.
    • 56:05 Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, clearance by Leroy Lita.
    • 54:46 Marvin Emnes produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Leroy Lita misses to the right of the target.
    • 52:21 Julio Arca takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 50:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Gary O'Neil. Marlon King produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 50:12 The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes, Julio Arca takes a shot. Comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 47:11 Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Nathan Cameron results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 46:12 Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:49 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+0:39 A cross is delivered by Marlon King, Joe Bennett gets a block in. Joe Bennett is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey, save by Jason Steele.
    • 45:00+0:24 Marvin Emnes produces a cross, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 43:49 Centre by Nicky Bailey, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:10 Julio Arca produces a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 42:23 Centre by Joe Bennett, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 39:18 A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh.
    • 35:42 Scott McDonald delivers the ball, clearance by Nathan Cameron.
    • 35:17 Tony McMahon produces a cross, blocked by Richard Wood.
    • 34:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Gary McSheffrey. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Nathan Cameron.
    • 34:06 Tony McMahon sends in a cross, blocked by Gary McSheffrey. Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.
    • 33:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.
    • 32:36 Gary O'Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:09 Marlon King has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 31:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Lee Carsley. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
    • 30:55 Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 30:35 A save by Keiren Westwood from penalty by Leroy Lita. Coventry 0-0 Middlesbrough.
    • 29:07 Leroy Lita fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a Penalty.
    • 28:03 Marvin Emnes fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:19 Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary O'Neil.
    • 25:50 Michael Doyle delivers the ball, Tony McMahon gets a block in.
    • 24:52 Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, Header by Tony McMahon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 24:24 Julio Arca takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 23:44 The ball is sent over by Marvin Emnes, blocked by Michael Doyle. Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line to the near post, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
    • 23:11 The referee gives a free kick against Leroy Lita for handball. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 21:46 Shot from just outside the area by Michael Doyle goes over the bar.
    • 21:41 A cross is delivered by Marlon King.
    • 21:04 Nicky Bailey produces a cross, Scott McDonald has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 20:30 Julio Arca takes a shot. James McPake gets a block in.
    • 20:07 Aron Gunnarsson crosses the ball.
    • 19:33 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Joe Bennett gets a block in.
    • 18:44 Unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Joe Bennett results in a free kick. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 17:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Marlon King. Marlon King fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jason Steele makes a save.
    • 15:52 The ball is sent over by Richard Keogh, Effort on goal by Lee Carsley from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 15:10 Scott McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on James McPake. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Aron Gunnarsson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing.
    • 12:19 Centre by Marvin Emnes.
    • 11:00 The ball is crossed by Marlon King, Joe Bennett gets a block in. Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Unfair challenge on Jason Steele by Clive Platt results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
    • 10:26 Julio Arca sends in a cross, James McPake makes a clearance.
    • 9:35 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:03 Marlon King is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.
    • 7:57 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Headed effort from inside the area by Leroy Lita misses to the left of the goal.
    • 7:37 Julio Arca crosses the ball, James McPake manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:30 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
    • 5:49 Michael Doyle delivers the ball.
    • 4:54 Tony McMahon crosses the ball, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:43 The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.
    • 4:15 A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Clive Platt takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
    • 2:14 Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, clearance made by David Wheater.
    • 1:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon King by David Wheater. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aron Gunnarsson from left wing, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 4 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 19 26 41
    2 Cardiff 20 14 37
    3 Swansea 20 10 36
    4 Norwich 20 6 33
    5 Coventry 20 5 33
    6 Leeds 20 1 32
    7 Derby 20 9 30
    8 Burnley 19 7 29
    9 Nott'm Forest 19 4 27
    10 Watford 20 3 27
    11 Millwall 20 3 27
    12 Doncaster 19 1 27
    13 Reading 19 6 26
    14 Barnsley 19 -5 26
    15 Portsmouth 19 -1 25
    16 Leicester 20 -8 25
    17 Ipswich 20 -7 24
    18 Bristol City 19 -6 23
    19 Hull 19 -6 22
    20 Sheff Utd 19 -11 22
    21 Scunthorpe 20 -12 20
    22 Crystal Palace 20 -13 20
    23 Middlesbrough 20 -11 18
    24 Preston 20 -15 16


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