FEB 01] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
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spectacular goal scored from an overhead kick by Robbie Keane
has left Coventry City looking at “plan F” in their battle
to avoid relegation this season.
Gordon Strachan saw his side lose a disjointed encounter to a
flash of brilliance from the former Sky Blues star.
dominated the game, with Lee Bowyer using the chance to stretch
his legs while out of the dock.
Rio Ferdinand was able to venture forward and shoot as Coventry
defended very deeply.
rained in, and Hedman was forced to make several fine saves,
including a rasping free kick from Ian Harte.
were not without the occasional opportunity, but as soon as they
approached the opposition penalty box they seemed to lose all
day was summed up when a header from Paul Williams, clear
through on the Leeds goal, actually went backwards. Bellamy and
Hadji looked frisky, but lacked any real incision.
winner, scored in the 69th minute, was a flash of brilliance.
Standing in the six yard box, it looked as if the ball had
passed him when he reached out and kicked it over his head and
into the goal.
Strachan was left admiring the Irish international’s talent,
but admitted that his arrival at Elland Road showed the gulf
between the two clubs.
club like Coventry have to sell him while a club like Leeds
can go on and buy him. That's life.
if it had been the other way around it might have been a
don't score that many goals and had to be tight. I thought it
would finish 0-0."
if he now had to consider using Plan B to keep Coventry in the
Premier League, he said:
B’s long gone. We’re on Plan F now.”