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Preston   2 - 1   Coventry

Highlights - Preston v Coventry

Preston 2-1 Coventry

Nathan Ellington became the hero for Preston when he scored a stoppage-time winner against Coventry to keep alive his side's faint hopes of survival.

Iain Hume gave the home side the lead when he swept home from 12 yards with a left-foot shot into the bottom corner.

Sky Blues equalised in the 71st minute when substitute David Bell converted Chris Hussey's cross.

But in the fourth minute of stoppage time, substitute Ellington rifled in a 12-yard volley to give Preston victory.

The home side's second win in five days moved them to within eight points of safety and with a game in hand.

Preston began well and winger Keith Treacy had an 18-yard shot brilliantly blocked by Richard Keogh.

Ricardo Gardner then forced a good save from Keiren Westwood with a strike from 12 yards before Treacy hit the crossbar with a long-range effort.

At the other end, Gary McSheffrey drew a routine save from Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner.

Coventry striker Freddy Eastwood also headed over the crossbar with seven minutes remaining.

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 2-1 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hume 24
  • Ellington 90+4
  • Bell 71

Preston

  • 21 Turner
  • 02 Morgan
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 19 Jones
  • 11 Treacy (Ellington 83)
  • 24 Ashbee
  • 28 Gardner
  • 41 Carter (Barton 74)
  • 09 Brown yellow card
  • 16 Hume yellow card
  • 27 Johnson (Nicholson 74)

Substitutes

  • 01 Lonergan,
  • 42 Wright,
  • 10 Nicholson,
  • 15 Barton,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 18 Ellington,
  • 23 Clarke

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Keogh yellow card
  • 14 Hussey
  • 24 Wood (Cameron 79 yellow card)
  • 26 Clarke
  • 04 Clingan
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 18 Baker yellow card (Bell 59)
  • 10 Eastwood
  • 11 Jutkiewicz
  • 19 McSheffrey (McIndoe 76)

Substitutes

  • 33 Quirke,
  • 03 O'Halloran,
  • 30 Cameron,
  • 07 Bell,
  • 21 McIndoe,
  • 36 Ruffles,
  • 29 O'Donovan
Ref: HegleyAtt: 12,269
PRESTON
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Preston 53%
  • Coventry 47%

Attempts on target

  • Preston 10
  • Coventry 5

Attempts off target

  • Preston 10
  • Coventry 3

Corners

  • Preston 8
  • Coventry 6

Fouls

  • Preston 14
  • Coventry 11
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:35 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:18 Booking Chris Brown (Preston) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:32 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Iain Hume (Preston) to near post, assist (cross) by Iain Hume (Preston) from right by-line.
  • 90:00+3:32 GOAL - Nathan EllingtonPreston 2 - 1 Coventry Goal by Nathan Ellington (Preston) right-footed (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Preston 2-1 Coventry.
  • 90:00+3:00 Cross by Billy Jones (Preston), blocked by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 90:00+1:57 Cross by Nathan Ellington (Preston), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 90:00+1:42 Attacking throw-in by Iain Hume (Preston).
  • 90:00+1:03 Freddy Eastwood (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:36 Shot by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 89:55 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 89:51 Cross by Ricardo Gardner (Preston), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 89:15 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 89:04 Shot by Michael McIndoe (Coventry) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 88:50 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by David Bell (Coventry).
  • 88:13 Foul by Ian Ashbee (Preston) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 87:47 Defending throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 86:38 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 85:49 Foul by Iain Hume (Preston) on Jordan Clarke (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 85:49 Booking Iain Hume (Preston) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:00 Foul by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) on Chris Brown (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Nathan Ellington (Preston) from left channel, passed.
  • 83:46 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 82:50 Foul by Adam Barton (Preston) on Jordan Clarke (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from right wing, header by Freddy Eastwood (Coventry) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 82:10 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 82:10 Substitution Preston substitution: Keith Treacy replaced by Nathan Ellington (tactical).
  • 81:18 Cross by David Bell (Coventry), clearance by Craig Morgan (Preston).
  • 80:45 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by David Bell (Coventry) to centre, clearance by Craig Morgan (Preston).
  • 80:40 Cross by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry), clearance by Craig Morgan (Preston).
  • 80:01 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to near post, clearance by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 79:15 Foul by Nathan Cameron (Coventry) on Iain Hume (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Hume (Preston) from left channel (25 yards), hit wall.
  • 79:15 Booking Nathan Cameron (Coventry) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:02 Handball by Michael McIndoe (Coventry). Free kick crossed right-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) from right wing, save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 78:02 Substitution Coventry substitution: Richard Wood replaced by Nathan Cameron (injury).
  • 76:57 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to centre, clearance by Sammy Clingan (Coventry).
  • 76:35 Shot by Iain Hume (Preston) overhead kick right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), clearance by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 75:59 Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) on Billy Jones (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Craig Morgan (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:59 Substitution Coventry substitution: Gary McSheffrey replaced by Michael McIndoe (tactical).
  • 74:24 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 73:26 Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) on Sean St. Ledger (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 73:26 Substitution Preston substitution: Darren Carter replaced by Adam Barton (tactical).
  • 73:08 Substitution Preston substitution: Eddie Johnson replaced by Barry Nicholson (tactical).
  • 72:03 Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 71:42 Cross by Chris Hussey (Coventry), save (caught) by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 71:28 Cross by Iain Hume (Preston), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 70:06 GOAL - David BellPreston 1 - 1 Coventry goal by David Bell (Coventry) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Preston 1-1 Coventry.
  • 70:01 Cross by Chris Hussey (Coventry),
  • 69:30 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 68:27 Foul by Darren Carter (Preston) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) from right channel, clearance by Chris Brown (Preston).
  • 68:00 Defending throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 67:41 Defending throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 67:04 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 66:49 Shot by Darren Carter (Preston) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 65:47 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 65:00 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) to near post, shot by Richard Keogh (Coventry) volleyed right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 64:49 Cross by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry), blocked by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 64:44 Cross by David Bell (Coventry), resulting in open play.
  • 64:33 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by David Bell (Coventry).
  • 64:24 Cross by Freddy Eastwood (Coventry), clearance by Sean St. Ledger (Preston).
  • 63:58 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 63:27 Cross by Iain Hume (Preston), header by Eddie Johnson (Preston) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
  • 63:19 Shot by Keith Treacy (Preston) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by David Bell (Coventry).
  • 63:09 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 62:56 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 61:47 Shot by Eddie Johnson (Preston) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 60:56 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 60:17 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 59:27 Foul by Richard Keogh (Coventry) on Eddie Johnson (Preston). Free kick taken left-footed by Darren Carter (Preston) from right channel (18 yards), hit wall.
  • 59:27 Booking Richard Keogh (Coventry) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:55 Defending throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 58:39 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 58:09 Substitution Coventry substitution: Carl Baker replaced by David Bell (tactical).
  • 57:54 Shot by Ricardo Gardner (Preston) drilled left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 56:16 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to far post, save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 56:10 Cross by Billy Jones (Preston), clearance by Richard Wood (Coventry).
  • 55:49 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 55:07 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) to far post, clearance by Sean St. Ledger (Preston).
  • 54:38 Foul by Eddie Johnson (Preston) on Chris Hussey (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 53:50 Attacking throw-in by Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry).
  • 53:28 Attacking throw-in by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry).
  • 53:07 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 52:46 Defending throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 52:17 Attacking throw-in by Keith Treacy (Preston).
  • 51:48 Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) left-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 50:53 Foul by Billy Jones (Preston) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry). Free kick crossed right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left wing, clearance by Chris Brown (Preston).
  • 50:28 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 50:24 Cross by Billy Jones (Preston), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 49:48 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 49:23 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 49:16 Cross by Jordan Clarke (Coventry), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 48:16 Foul by Craig Morgan (Preston) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry). Free kick drilled right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel (25 yards), hit wall.
  • 48:11 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 47:42 Shot by Eddie Johnson (Preston) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 47:06 Cross by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 46:38 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 45:35 Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) on Ian Ashbee (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:21 Attacking throw-in by Freddy Eastwood (Coventry).
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • 45:00+2:11 The referee blows for half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:04 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 45:00+1:39 Shot by Keith Treacy (Preston) left-footed from left wing (25 yards),
  • 45:00+1:21 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 45:00+0:58 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 45:00+0:29 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 43:40 Iain Hume (Preston) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 42:54 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 42:49 Cross by Jordan Clarke (Coventry), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 41:58 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), clearance by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 40:04 Foul by Darren Carter (Preston) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 39:12 Foul by Darren Carter (Preston) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel, passed.
  • 38:32 Shot by Ian Ashbee (Preston) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 38:13 Shot by Chris Brown (Preston) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 37:52 Foul by Craig Morgan (Preston) on Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) from own half, passed.
  • 37:10 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 36:57 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 36:31 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 36:27 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 36:09 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 34:58 Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 33:56 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 33:17 Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry) on Eddie Johnson (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Sean St. Ledger (Preston) from left wing, header by Iain Hume (Preston) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 33:14 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 32:14 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 31:31 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 30:41 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 30:05 Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry) on Eddie Johnson (Preston). Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 29:19 Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) on Sean St. Ledger (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 28:45 Foul by Billy Jones (Preston) on Gary McSheffrey (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 28:33 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 28:17 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 27:56 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), resulting in open play.
  • 27:48 Attacking throw-in by Keith Treacy (Preston).
  • 27:01 Foul by Darren Carter (Preston) on Aron Gunnarsson (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan (Coventry) from left channel, passed.
  • 26:18 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 25:36 Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 24:54 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 23:38 Shot by Keith Treacy (Preston) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 23:38 GOAL - Iain HumePreston 1 - 0 Coventry Goal by Iain Hume (Preston) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Preston 1-0 Coventry.
  • 23:26 Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 22:38 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 22:18 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 22:07 Defending throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 22:03 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 21:50 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 21:18 Cross by Billy Jones (Preston), clearance by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 20:47 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 20:33 Shot by Iain Hume (Preston) volleyed right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 20:17 Defending throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 19:26 Foul by Ricardo Gardner (Preston) on Gary McSheffrey (Coventry). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Keogh (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 18:30 Keith Treacy (Preston) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:53 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 17:44 Cross by Darren Carter (Preston), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 17:23 Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) on Keith Treacy (Preston). Free kick crossed right-footed by Iain Hume (Preston) from left wing, save (punched) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 17:13 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 16:30 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 15:40 Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:57 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 14:14 Foul by Chris Brown (Preston) on Richard Keogh (Coventry). Free kick taken left-footed by Keiren Westwood (Coventry) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:00 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 13:37 Defending throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 12:59 Shot by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 12:24 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry) to near post, clearance by Sean St. Ledger (Preston).
  • 11:59 Attacking throw-in by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 11:40 Attacking throw-in by Billy Jones (Preston).
  • 11:04 Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston). Shot by Keith Treacy (Preston) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 10:48 Shot by Ricardo Gardner (Preston) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 8:09 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Keith Treacy (Preston) to centre, clearance by Chris Hussey (Coventry).
  • 8:01 Cross by Iain Hume (Preston), clearance by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 7:17 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 7:05 Shot by Keith Treacy (Preston) drilled right-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 5:28 Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Sean St. Ledger (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:20 Cross by Keith Treacy (Preston), save (caught) by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 5:09 Attacking throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 5:04 Cross by Ricardo Gardner (Preston), clearance by Richard Keogh (Coventry).
  • 4:01 Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry) on Billy Jones (Preston). Free kick taken right-footed by Iain Turner (Preston) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 4:01 Booking Carl Baker (Coventry) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 1:59 Goal kick taken long by Iain Turner (Preston).
  • 1:44 Cross by Chris Hussey (Coventry), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 1:27 Defending throw-in by Ricardo Gardner (Preston).
  • 0:42 Goal kick taken long by Keiren Westwood (Coventry).
  • 0:22 Cross by Ricardo Gardner (Preston), clearance by Jordan Clarke (Coventry).
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 38 37 76
2 Norwich 38 15 67
3 Swansea 38 17 66
4 Cardiff 38 14 63
5 Leeds 38 9 61
6 Nott'm Forest 38 13 60
7 Reading 37 18 57
8 Burnley 37 7 57
9 Watford 38 14 56
10 Hull 38 4 56
11 Leicester 38 0 55
12 Millwall 38 11 54
13 Portsmouth 38 2 54
14 Bristol City 38 -4 50
15 Ipswich 38 -1 49
16 Barnsley 38 -11 47
17 Derby 38 -5 44
18 Middlesbrough 37 -8 44
19 Doncaster 38 -18 44
20 Coventry 38 -9 42
21 Crystal Palace 38 -22 39
22 Sheff Utd 38 -25 35
23 Scunthorpe 38 -35 34
24 Preston 37 -23 31


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