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  • English League 1
  • 16 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance: 9,668
CoventryCoventryvTranmereTranmere
1
  • Clarke, 20
0

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Match ends, Coventry City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90+5 mins:Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

90+5 mins:Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

90+5 mins:Attempt blocked. Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90+3 mins:Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry City).

90+3 mins:Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

90+2 mins:Stephen Elliott (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Offside, Coventry City. Leon Clarke tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

90 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro tries a through ball, but Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Elliott (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

88 mins:Attempt saved. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

87 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

87 mins:Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83 mins:Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry City).

83 mins:Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81 mins:Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

81 mins:Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79 mins:Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

78 mins:Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

78 mins:Leon Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces David Amoo.

77 mins:Foul by Richard Wood (Coventry City).

77 mins:Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam McGurk with a cross.

75 mins:Offside, Coventry City. Leon Clarke tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

73 mins:Foul by Stephen Elliott (Coventry City).

73 mins:Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam McGurk.

71 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

70 mins:Foul by Adam McGurk (Tranmere Rovers).

70 mins:Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam McGurk replaces Michael O'Halloran.

69 mins:Attempt missed. David Amoo (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

65 mins:Substitution, Coventry City. Stephen Elliott replaces Franck Moussa.

65 mins:Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces John Fleck.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

62 mins:Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Danny Harrison.

61 mins:Foul by Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers).

61 mins:Leon Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

60 mins:Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power with a cross.

60 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58 mins:Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58 mins:Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers).

58 mins:Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Attempt saved. Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

57 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

56 mins:Hand ball by Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers).

52 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Jennings (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

50 mins:Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City).

50 mins:Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt saved. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Max Power.

49 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

49 mins:Attempt blocked. Liam Palmer (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power.

48 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

47 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

47 mins:Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Blair Adams with a cross.

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

44 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro tries a through ball, but Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside.

42 mins:Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

42 mins:Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

41 mins:Donervon Daniels (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro tries a through ball, but Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside.

38 mins:Foul by Steven Jennings (Coventry City).

38 mins:Michael O'Halloran (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Foul by Danny Harrison (Tranmere Rovers).

37 mins:Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Carl Baker with a cross.

36 mins:Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro tries a through ball, but Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside.

35 mins:Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers).

35 mins:Richard Wood (Coventry City) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Goal! Coventry City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Richard Wood with a headed pass.

19 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Blair Adams (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

13 mins:Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

11 mins:Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City).

11 mins:Michael O'Halloran (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Corner, Coventry City.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

9 mins:Attempt blocked. Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7 mins:Foul by Steven Jennings (Coventry City).

7 mins:Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Hand ball by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

5 mins:Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 16 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Ricoh Arena
  • Attendance: 9,668
CoventryCoventryvTranmereTranmere
1
  • Clarke, 20
0

match report

Coventry condemned table-topping Tranmere to only their fifth defeat of the season as Leon Clarke's goal secured a 1-0 win for City.

The Sky Blues were in complete control in the first half and the only disappointment for manager Mark Robins was the fact they only had one goal to show for their dominance.

Gary McSheffrey shot wide after a strong run in the fifth minute before full-back Cyrus Christie forced Owain Fon Williams into a smart stop shortly afterwards after cutting in from the right.

The home side took the lead in the 19th minute when Carl Baker floated a corner to the back post which Richard Wood headed straight into the path of a grateful Clarke and he volleyed home from close range.

Clarke should have doubled City's lead nine minutes before the break but he headed straight at Fon Williams from Baker's cross.

Tranmere could only improve in the second half - and they did - but it was still Coventry who were on top and McSheffrey went close on three occasions.

The closest Ronnie Moore's team came to an equaliser was a goalmouth scramble in the 71st minute which began with an Ash Taylor header being saved, but the home side eventually cleared.

Joe Murphy made a fine save in the dying minutes to deny Zoumana Bakayogo.

team line-up

1Joe Murphy
39Blair Adams
24Richard Wood
21Cyrus Christie
25William Edjenguele
32Franck Moussa65
10John Fleck65
8Carl Baker
12Steven Jennings
15Leon Clarke
11Gary McSheffrey

substitutes

4Conor Thomas65
13Chris Dunn
16Adam Barton
5Nathan Cameron
2Jordan Clarke
7David Bell
14Stephen Elliott65

referee

Gavin Ward

team line-up

1Owain Williams
14Zoumana Bakayogo
23Donervon Daniels
2Danny Holmes
4Ash Taylor
6Liam Palmer
17Max Power
12Danny Harrison62
20Michael O'Halloran70
18David Amoo77
26Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro

substitutes

33Jason Mooney
5Ian Goodison
3Paul Black
16Cole Stockton62
10Andy Robinson
22Abdulai Bell-Baggie77
11Adam McGurk70

referee

Gavin Ward

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target73
shots off target62
corners68
tackles won00
offsides24