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Sunday, 10 December, 2000, 19:02 GMT
Clockwatch: Coventry 1-0 Leicester

Live Premiership action from Highfield Road where Coventry seek to end their dreadful run with Leicester the visitors.

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Full-time: Coventry City 1-0 Leicester City

90 mins The fourth official signals three minutes of added time.

89 mins Leicester pepper the Coventry box with crosses, but their attacks smack of desperation.

86 mins Guppy wins a corner as Leicester continue to press. However, Hedman easily gathers Savage's kick.

84 mins Akinbiyi's attempted cross is blocked as Leicester fight back. Guppy's cross then just misses the head of Matt Elliott.

80 mins Trevor Benjamin is booked after he floors Paul Telfer.

78 mins Davidson requires treatment after a clash with Thompson.

76 mins Belgian under-21 international Cedric Roussel replaces Aloisi in a like-for-like striking swap.

74 mins Simon Royce denies Coventry a second goal with a great save from Hadji. The Moroccan met Breen's knockdown with a well-struck shot that the stand-in 'keeper did well to turn behind.

72 mins Coventry scramble clear from an Akinbiyi cross.

71 mins Last throw of the dice from Peter Taylor with Steve Guppy replacing Darren Eadie.

70 mins A low drive from Bellamy is easily gathered by Royce.

68 mins After an enterprising start to the second half, the tempo was slowed considerably.

63 mins Leicester make their second substitution with Andy Impey replacing Frank Sinclair.

58 mins More good running from the increasingly influential Bellamy almost creates an opening, but the move ends with Bellamy prostrate after colliding with Elliott.

57 mins Callum Davidson is harshly ruled offside to end a promising Leicester attack.

53 mins At the other end Bellamy's fine strike is well saved by Royce.

52 mins Konjic fouls Akinbiyi, but Leicester waste a great chance from the consequent free kick; Elliott heads over at the back post.

48 mins Barry Quinn's ferocious shot is deflected behind for Coventry's seventh corner.

47 mins Good work by Thompson sets up Aloisi but the Australian is crowded out by the Foxes defence.

46 mins Leicester kick off with Trevor Benjamin on for Izzet.

Half-time: Coventry City 1-0 Leicester City

43 mins Hedman is fouled in an aerial duel with Akinbiyi, but it is the Leicester striker who comes off worse.

40 mins Craig Bellamy pounces with a close-range header to give Coventry a deserved lead. The Welsh striker got in front of Frank Sinclair to meet Paul Telfer's cross. Coventry 1-0 Leicester

38 mins Muzzy Izzet tees Robbie Savage up for a shot, but the Welsh international blazes over.

35 mins Gary Breen volleys wide from a good position as Coventry continue to carry the greater threat.

33 mins Bellamy fires over from Hadji's centre.

30 mins Gary Rowett does well to clear after Breen and Thompson had combined well down the right.

26 mins Coventry win their fourth corner of the half, but this time fail to threaten.

23 mins Leicester almost strike twice against the run of play. Firstly, Eadie's cross is scrambled clear and seconds later, Paul Williams' defensive header almost beats Hedman.

22 mins Thompson does well to win a free kick in a dangerous position, but the kick is wasted.

21 mins Coventry are on top at this stage, but they may yet rue their failure to convert those chances from corners.

20 mins An excellent cross from Barry Quinn is headed behind by Gilchrist. Aloisi heads over from the ensuing corner.

18 mins Craig Bellamy and Robbie Savage tangle and a minor flare-up ensures.

16 mins Matt Elliott is forced to hack clear as Coventry press. From the resultant David Thompson corner, Muhamed Konjic heads against the post.

11 mins John Aloisi narrowly fails to meet Carsley's excellent cross from the right, but Simon Royce does well to gather and avert the danger for Leicester.

10 mins Gary Breen's knockdown falls to Hadji, but he shoots over off balance.

8 mins Darren Eadie just fails to take Akinbiyi's cross in his stride and Coventry clear.

6 mins Mustapha Hadji sends a free header over from a Coventry corner. A good chance squandered for the Sky Blues, who have scored only one goal in their last four matches.

5 mins A scrappy start, although the Foxes have had largely the better of the opening exchanges.

2 mins Ade Akinbiyi glances a header over, as Leicester force the first corner.

1 min Coventry kick off, seeking to end a dreadful run of form.


Team News

Republic of Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley makes his debut for Coventry following his move from Blackburn Rovers.

Magnus Hedman returns from injury to displace Chris Kirkland in goal.

For Leicester, Phil Gilchrist comes in for the suspended Gerry Taggart in defence, while Stefan Oakes comes into midfield in place of the departed Neil Lennon.

Teams:

Coventry: Hedman, Breen, Konjic, Williams, Quinn, Thompson, Hadji, Telfer, Carsley, Aloisi, Bellamy. Subs: Roussel, Kirkland, Palmer, Eustace, Guerrero.

Leicester: Royce, Gilchrist, Elliott, Sinclair, Rowett, Davidson, R. Savage, Izzet, Oakes, Akinbiyi, Eadie. Subs: Guppy, Benjamin, R. Cresswell, Impey, Price.

Referee: S Dunn (Bristol)

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