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Coventry   2 - 0   Watford

Highlights - Coventry 2-0 Watford

Coventry 2-0 Watford

Coventry earned their first win in eight matches as they dented Watford's bid for a Championship play-off place.

Marlon King forced a superb save from Scott Loach with his long-range shot before Gary McSheffrey made it 1-0, firing home after David Bell's pass.

Aron Gunnarsson headed against the bar but Lukas Jutkiewicz doubled the lead, turning home Gunnarsson's cross.

Danny Graham scuffed a shot and Keiren Westwood saved brilliantly from Andreas Weimann as Coventry held on to win.

The three points move the Sky Blues, who still have the threat of administration hanging over them, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

King's return from suspension boosted the hosts and he almost put them in front in the early stages, denied from outside the box only by the excellent Loach.

Watford, who remain four points outside the play-offs, struggled to find their stride in the opening tussles and Weimann's powerful volley that whistled just past the post was their best effort of the first half.

Bell lashed wide from 20 yards for Coventry before he set up McSheffrey to score and despite Watford bringing on Will Buckley and Daniel Drinkwater at the break, the hosts remained in the ascendancy.

Gunnarsson nodded McSheffrey's corner against the woodwork and after Drinkwater slammed a free-kick into the wall and Graham scuffed a shot, Jutkiewicz made it 2-0 with his first touch.

Weimann's 12-yard curler forced Westwood into action and the keeper came to Coventry's rescue once again when he plucked Adam Thompson's dangerous cross out of the air with several Watford players waiting to pounce.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 2-0 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McSheffrey 27
  • Jutkiew'z 66

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh yellow card
    • 14 Hussey
    • 15 Cranie
    • 26 Clarke (Cameron 53)
    • 04 Clingan
    • 07 Bell (McIndoe 76)
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 09 King
    • 10 Eastwood (Jutkiewicz 64)
    • 19 McSheffrey yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 33 Quirke,
    • 03 O'Halloran,
    • 30 Cameron,
    • 21 McIndoe,
    • 11 Jutkiewicz,
    • 22 Platt,
    • 29 O'Donovan

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Hodson
    • 05 Taylor
    • 17 Bennett
    • 29 Thompson yellow card
    • 04 Eustace
    • 07 Cowie
    • 14 Jenkins (Drinkwater 46)
    • 24 Whichelow (Buckley 46)
    • 10 Graham
    • 22 Weimann (Deeney 76)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gilmartin,
    • 28 Aldred,
    • 11 Buckley,
    • 23 Mingoia,
    • 32 Drinkwater,
    • 09 Deeney,
    • 20 Sordell
    Ref: BoyesonAtt: 16,519
    COVENTRY
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Coventry 48%
    • Watford 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 8
    • Watford 5

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 9
    • Watford 7

    Corners

    • Coventry 5
    • Watford 9

    Fouls

    • Coventry 8
    • Watford 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:51 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:28 Daniel Drinkwater sends in a cross.
    • 90:00+2:25 The ball is delivered by Michael McIndoe, save by Scott Loach.
    • 90:00+2:03 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Troy Deeney misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+1:25 Michael McIndoe takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 90:00+1:02 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.
    • 90:00+0:36 Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:09 The offside flag is raised against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 89:42 Sammy Clingan takes a shot.
    • 89:02 Centre by Don Cowie, Michael McIndoe makes a clearance.
    • 88:47 The ball is swung over by Don Cowie, clearance made by Michael McIndoe.
    • 87:29 The offside flag is raised against Martin Taylor. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 87:00 Marlon King takes a shot. Fantastic save by Scott Loach.
    • 85:51 The ball is delivered by Troy Deeney, clearance by Nathan Cameron.
    • 85:30 Centre by John Eustace, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.
    • 84:58 The ball is swung over by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 83:49 Scott Loach fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 83:49 Booking Gary McSheffrey is booked.
    • 81:40 Gary McSheffrey takes a corner.
    • 81:30 Richard Keogh delivers the ball, clearance by John Eustace.
    • 79:41 Don Cowie sends in a cross.
    • 78:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Michael McIndoe. Direct free kick taken by John Eustace.
    • 77:59 Shot from deep inside the area by Lukas Jutkiewicz clears the bar.
    • 75:19 Substitution Michael McIndoe replaces David Bell.
    • 75:19 Substitution Troy Deeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andreas Weimann.
    • 74:47 The ball is delivered by Don Cowie.
    • 74:17 Lee Hodson crosses the ball, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 73:49 The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.
    • 72:45 Booking Richard Keogh is shown a yellow card for time wasting.
    • 71:09 Adam Thompson sends in a cross, Keiren Westwood makes a brilliant save.
    • 70:44 Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 70:23 Marlon King takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in.
    • 68:52 Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Brilliant save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 68:12 Will Buckley produces a cross, Richard Keogh gets a block in.
    • 67:19 The ball is swung over by David Bell, Lukas Jutkiewicz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Loach. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 65:06 Assist by Aron Gunnarsson.
    • 65:06 GOAL - Lukas JutkiewiczCoventry 2 - 0 Watford Lukas Jutkiewicz gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Watford.
    • 63:46 Substitution Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Freddy Eastwood.
    • 63:26 Effort on goal by Danny Graham from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 61:46 Will Buckley sends in a cross, Shot from close range by Danny Graham misses to the right of the goal.
    • 61:30 The ball is crossed by Daniel Drinkwater, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.
    • 60:05 The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
    • 57:26 Effort from inside the area by Andreas Weimann misses to the right of the goal.
    • 52:41 Substitution Nathan Cameron is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Clarke.
    • 49:59 Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Daniel Drinkwater, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Daniel Drinkwater from the free kick.
    • 49:17 A cross is delivered by Don Cowie, Header from inside the area by Danny Graham strikes the post.
    • 48:51 Lee Hodson takes a shot. Jordan Clarke gets a block in.
    • 48:18 Corner taken by Don Cowie.
    • 47:34 A cross is delivered by Adam Thompson, fantastic save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 46:09 Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey to the near post, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:22 Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot.
    • 45:16 The ball is crossed by Marlon King, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Daniel Drinkwater coming on for Ross Jenkins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Will Buckley is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Whichelow.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:24 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:57 Aron Gunnarsson takes a shot. Lee Hodson gets a block in.
    • 44:55 The ball is swung over by Chris Hussey, Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 43:36 The ball is crossed by Aron Gunnarsson, Freddy Eastwood challenges Adam Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:24 Corner taken by Don Cowie.
    • 41:16 The ball is swung over by Matthew Whichelow, David Bell makes a clearance.
    • 40:54 Short corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.
    • 40:47 The ball is sent over by Adam Thompson, clearance made by Martin Cranie.
    • 37:54 Andreas Weimann challenges David Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
    • 36:52 Adam Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sammy Clingan, save by Scott Loach.
    • 36:52 Booking Adam Thompson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andreas Weimann on Chris Hussey. Chris Hussey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 34:37 Don Cowie takes the outswinging corner, Martin Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 34:06 Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Freddy Eastwood.
    • 32:05 David Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Jenkins. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Don Cowie from right channel, Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Martin Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:50 John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Clingan. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 29:02 A cross is delivered by Marlon King.
    • 28:33 The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey.
    • 27:52 The ball is swung over by Matthew Whichelow.
    • 26:25 David Bell provided the assist for the goal.
    • 26:25 GOAL - Gary McSheffreyCoventry 1 - 0 Watford Gary McSheffrey grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Watford.
    • 26:13 The ball is delivered by Jordan Clarke, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
    • 26:02 Centre by Jordan Clarke, Danny Graham gets a block in.
    • 25:05 Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 24:46 John Eustace challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:10 Richard Keogh produces a mishit left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 23:58 Chris Hussey crosses the ball.
    • 23:33 Short corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line.
    • 23:25 Chris Hussey crosses the ball, Don Cowie gets a block in.
    • 23:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Adam Thompson. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 22:27 Centre by Lee Hodson, Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
    • 21:20 Corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the right by-line, Matthew Whichelow takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a comfortable save.
    • 20:28 Danny Graham is caught offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:36 The referee blows for offside against Marlon King. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 16:04 The ball is crossed by Ross Jenkins.
    • 14:56 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sammy Clingan.
    • 14:40 Gary McSheffrey produces a cross, Ross Jenkins manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:11 Centre by Jordan Clarke, clearance by Lee Hodson.
    • 13:19 Shot from just outside the box by David Bell misses to the right of the goal.
    • 10:18 The ball is sent over by David Bell, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
    • 8:00 Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line.
    • 7:27 Danny Graham sends in a cross, Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a fantastic save.
    • 6:36 The ball is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Header by Freddy Eastwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 5:26 Effort from deep inside the area by Andreas Weimann misses to the left of the target.
    • 4:48 Short corner worked by Don Cowie.
    • 4:41 The ball is delivered by Andreas Weimann, clearance made by Richard Keogh.
    • 4:23 The referee gives a free kick against Chris Hussey for handball. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:04 Foul by Martin Cranie on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. John Eustace takes the free kick.
    • 1:07 Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
    • 0:27 Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Gary McSheffrey results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 2 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 38 37 76
    2 Norwich 39 21 70
    3 Cardiff 39 17 66
    4 Swansea 39 16 66
    5 Leeds 39 12 64
    6 Reading 38 20 60
    7 Nott'm Forest 39 10 60
    8 Millwall 39 12 57
    9 Burnley 38 6 57
    10 Watford 39 12 56
    11 Hull 39 3 56
    12 Leicester 39 0 56
    13 Portsmouth 39 0 54
    14 Bristol City 39 -3 53
    15 Ipswich 39 0 52
    16 Barnsley 39 -12 47
    17 Coventry 39 -7 45
    18 Middlesbrough 38 -8 45
    19 Derby 39 -8 44
    20 Doncaster 39 -19 44
    21 Crystal Palace 39 -21 42
    22 Sheff Utd 38 -25 35
    23 Preston 38 -22 34
    24 Scunthorpe 39 -41 34


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