MAY 01] COVENTRY CITY MATCH
REPORT - PREMIERSHIP
Aston Villa (0) 3
Coventry City (2) 2
COVENTRY CITY ARE RELEGATED.
Despite two goals from captain Hadji, City let it slip in the
final minutes to end their unbroken 34 year run in the top
||Hadji's header from
Telfer's cross makes it 1-0.
||Kirkland saves Staunton's fierce ground shot.
||Hadji with a stunning
volley from the edge of the box makes it 2-0.
||Vassell heads wide from a good position.
||Williams blocks Hendrie's goalbound shot.
||Vassell scores after
Kirkland fumbles an innocuous cross.
||Kirkland saves well from Taylor.
||Angel is given too much
room and levels the scores.
||Merson's shot takes a
deflection and beats Kirkland.
||Hadji heads wide from a corner.
FACTS by Jim Brown
Chris Kirkland: Barry Quinn, Marcus Hall (Ysrael Zuniga 86), Lee
Carsley, Gary Breen, Paul Williams, John Eustace, Paul Telfer
(Marc Edworthy 38), John Hartson, Moustapha Hadji, Craig Bellamy
Subs not used: Magnus
Hedman, Gavin Strachan, Jay Bothroyd
David James: Mark Delaney, Alan Wright, George Boateng (Lee
Hendrie 46), Gareth Southgate, Gareth Barry, Ian Taylor, Paul
Merson, Dion Dublin, Darius Vassell (Juan Pablo Angel 64), Steve
Staunton (David Ginola 40)
Subs not used: Peter
Enckelman, Steve Stone
Coventry: Hadji (18 & 25)
Aston Villa: Vassell (61), Angel (81), Merson (85)
CITY BOOKINGS FOR THE SEASON TO DATE]
Coventry - Eustace
(32, foul on Boateng), Hall (43, dissent), Hartson (65, not
retreating), Carsley (65, foul on Ginola), Bellamy (87, foul on
Liverpool - Angel
(88, foul on Williams)
LEAGUE POSITIONS AFTER THIS
Coventry - 19th (relegated)
Aston Villa - 8th
- City relegated and would have been irrespective of the score
at Villa Park.
- Telfer carried off injured one game short of becoming the
club's record appearance holder in the Premier League.
- Angel's first Villa goal.