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Thursday, 5 April, 2001, 21:54 GMT 22:54 UK
Head to head: Leicester v Coventry
FA Carling Premiership
at Filbert Street - Sat 7 April 2001


Most significant stats

  • A Midlands Derby, which sees Coventry travelling to Leicester and knowing a point or better will see them leapfrog Manchester City and move off the second bottom spot for the first time in eleven weeks
  • Leicester will be keen to avoid a 5th successive defeat
  • Peter Taylor's side have lost three away League on the trot to Manchester U, Charlton and Aston Villa. Prior to that they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wycombe - a defeat which came hot on the heels of three victories
  • Leicester's last 11 matches have all produced conclusive results. They've recorded just two draws since 1 October
  • Coventry's 2-0 home win over Derby last time out last Saturday, was their first victory since knocking Swindon out of the FA Cup, 12 weeks ago
  • The Sky Blues have managed just clean sheets in their last three matches, after failing to kepp one in their eleven previous Premier League games
  • Leicester need to score just once to log 150 home goals in their Premiership history
  • The Foxes boast one player in Gary Rowett who has started all 38 of their League and Cup games, so far this season. Aston Villa keeper David James is the only other player from a Premiership club to equal such a feat
  • Victory here would be Coventry's 50th in the Premiership since Gordon Strachan became their manager in November 1996. It would also take the Sky Blues top flight points tally under Strachan to 200. They have 197 points from 171 matches at present
  • Leicester have hoping for a hat trick of victories, having won 1-0 on both of the last two corresponding Premier League matches with Coventry at Filbert Street
  • Coventry won the reverse fixture 1-0 in December when Craig Bellamy was on target. They are therefore on course for their first 'double' of the season, first 'double' over the Foxes in the Premiership, first League 'double' over Leicester for 20 years and 5th over them since the League fixture was first staged in 1919


    LEICESTER CITY

    Current League position
    9th 45 points - 7 points behind 3rd

    Best Scenario at final whistle
    Up 2 to 7th
    If win and Chelsea do no better than draw at Derby. An improbable eight goal victory would take Leicester up 3 to 6th

    Worst Scenario at final whistle
    Down 2 to 11th
    If lose, while Aston Villa and Southampton at least draw against West Ham and Leeds respectively

    Sequences

  • LOST LAST 4 [3 Prem, 1 FAC]
  • LOST LAST 3 PREMIERSHIP MATCHES
  • WON LAST 3 HOME PREMIERSHIP GAMES
  • NOT LOST IN 4 HOME LGE GAMRES [3 wins, 1 draw]
  • CONCEDED TWICE IN EACH OF LAST 4 GAMES

    Recent Form

  • Only 1 draw in 22 League and Cup matches
  • Scored once in last 3 games
  • Kept three clean sheets in succession, before conceding a total of eight goals in the last 4 games
  • Last win:-
    Leicester C 2-0 Liverpool, Prem, 3 March 2001

    Potential Career Milestones

  • If he plays, Callum DAVIDSON will be making his 150th appearance for Leicester
  • Frank SINCLAIR needs one more outing to record 100 League appearances for Leicester

    NEXT MATCH:-
    Leicester City v Manchester City at Filbert Street FA Carling Premiership - Sat 14 April 2001


    COVENTRY CITY

    Current League position
    19th 27 points - 4 points below the safety line

    Best Scenario at final whistle
    Up 1 to 18th
    even if draw

    Worst Scenario at final whistle
    Cannot fall from bottom but one

    Sequences

  • 5 AWAY WITHOUT A WIN IN ALL COMPETITIONS [1 draw, 4 defeats]
  • NOT WON IN 5 AWAY PREM GAMES [2 draws, 3 losses]

    Recent Form

  • Only 1 win in 10 Lge and Cup games
  • Lost 6 of last 10 in all competitions
  • Only 1 win in 11 Premiership games
  • Failed to score in 5 of last 8 matches
  • Won only 1 of last 13 Away Premiership games
  • Last Away win:-
    Swindon T 0-2 Coventry C
    FAC R3, 6 Jan 2001
  • Last Away Prem win:-
    Everton 1-2 Coventry C, 26 Dec 2001

    Potential Career Milestones

  • If he plays, Lee CARSLEY will be making the 200th League appearance of his club career

    BIRTHDAYS
    Player D.O.B. In relation to Match Day
    John Hartson 05/04/75 26 last Thursday

    NEXT MATCH:-
    Manchester United v Coventry City at Old Trafford FA Carling Premiership - Sat 14 April 2001


    FIXTURE HISTORY
    HEAD TO HEAD
    Total Meetings Leicester
    Wins
    Coventry
    Wins
    Draws
    All Comps* 69 29 23 17
    Premiership 11 4 3 4
    League+ 65 28 21 16
    * includes all games from the Premiership, Football League, FA Cup, League Cup and major European competitions
    + denotes Premiership and Football League

    COVENTRY AT LEICESTER
    Meetings W L D
    Premiership 5 1 2 2
    League+ 32 7 16 9
    + denotes Premiership and Football League

    LAST SEASON'S CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
    Date Result
    11 Aug 1999 Leicester C 1-0 Coventry C
    Leicester scorer: Izzet 24 pen
    Sent Off: Burrows (Cov) 60
    Att: 19,196 - Ref: Neale Barry

    THIS SEASON'S REVERSE FIXTURE
    Date Result
    10 Dec 2000 Coventry C 1-0 Leicester C
    Coventry scorer: Bellamy 40
    Att: 17,283 - Ref: Steve Dunn


    REFEREES REPORT

    MAN IN THE MIDDLE
    GRAHAM BARBER (Tring, Hertfordshire)
    PREMIERSHIP MATCHES RED CARDS YELLOW CARDS
    12 1 57
    PREMIERSHIP MATCHES OFFICIATED
    Date R Y Match R Y
    19 Aug 0 1 Chelsea 4-2 West Ham U 0 3
    26 Aug 0 1 Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds Utd 0 0
    9 Sep 0 3 Liverpool 3-2 Manchester C 0 4
    17 Sep 0 3 Chelsea 0-2 Leicester C 0 1
    1 Oct 0 2 Arsenal 1-0 Manchester U 0 3
    23 Dec 0 1 Charlton Ath 1-0 Everton 0 4
    30 Dec 0 0 Arsenal 2-2 Sunderland 0 3
    13 Jan 0 2 Aston Villa 0-3 Liverpool 0 0
    31 Jan 0 1 Everton 2-2 Middlesbrough 0 6
    10 Feb 0 5 Sunderland 1-1 Liverpool 0 3
    3 Mar 0 3 Leeds U 1-1 Manchester U 0 5
    17 Mar 0 1 Newcastle U 1-2 Middlesbro 1 2

    Other officials
    Position Name
    Assistant C Bassindale
    Assistant L Mason
    4th Official P Taylor
    Observer M Bodenham

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