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[12 NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY MATCH REPORT - PREMIERSHIP
Liverpool (1) 4
Coventry City (0) 1

Coventry show again that haven't got what it takes to keep pace with the big boys - only great goalkeeping from Kirkland and poor finishing from Owen kept the scoreline almost respectable.

KEY EVENTS

12 min McAllister shoots home from the edge of the box.
50 min Gerrard heads home from McAllister's free-kick.
56 min Thompson's 30 yarder leaves Westerveld stranded.
67 min Westerveld saves well in a one-on-one with Bellamy.
80 min Heskey heads home from McAllister's corner.
85 min Heskey lobs Kirkland from 18-yards after Edworthy's weak back-header.

MATCH FACTS by Jim Brown

LIVERPOOL:
Sander Westerveld: Markus Babbel, Jimmy Traore, Steven Gerrard (Jamie Carragher 76), Stephane Henchoz, Sami Hyppia, Vladimir Smicer (Christian Ziege 85), Gary McAllister, Emil Heskey, Michael Owen (Danny Murphy 67), Nick Barmby
Subs not used: Pegguy Arphexad, Robbie Fowler

COVENTRY:
Chris Kirkland: Gary Breen, Ivan Guerrero (Marc Edworthy 57), Carlton Palmer, Paul Williams, Richard Shaw, David Thompson, Gavin Strachan (John Eustace 83), Craig Bellamy, Moustapha Hadji, Youssef Chippo (Cedric Roussel 57)
Subs not used: Alan Miller, Colin Hendry

GOALS:
Liverpool - McAllister (12) Gerrard (50) Heskey (80 & 85)
Coventry - Thompson (56)

REFEREE: M Riley (Leeds)

BOOKINGS:  [CHECK CITY BOOKINGS FOR THE SEASON TO DATE]
Liverpool - none
Coventry - Thompson (89, foul on McAllister)

ATTENDANCE: 43,701

LEAGUE POSITIONS AFTER THIS MATCH:
Liverpool - 3rd
Coventry - 17th

INTERESTING FACT:
Four successive defeats for City. They now have the equal worst goal difference in the Premier League (minus 15).
    

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