|Coventry put another dent in their promotion hopes
after letting slip an early lead at Nottingham Forest.
City started the match with only four substitutes on the bench.
Nilsson, for the first time since become permanent manager, named
himself in the starting line-up but then picked up an injury during
the warm-up. Quinn took his place on the pitch, with Edworthy
becoming captain for the day.
City dominated much of the first half and Chippo put them
deservedly ahead on the half hour mark.
The tables turned after the break and Forest came back strongly.
They equalised from the penalty spot after substitute Lester was brought
down by Safri.
Summerbee got the winner for the home side with a superb strike
from a free kick after Fowler had fouled Williams just outside the
Summerbee went from hero to villain for the Forest fans 10
minutes when he was sent off for a second bookable offence.
City however failed to make the extra man count. Despite good
chances for Mills and Chippo they good not the ball in the net to
salvage a point from the game.
Coventry have now drifted to 8th in the table, 7 points behind
leaders Burnley. Both Burnley and second place Manchester City have
a game in hand over Coventry.
City need a good win against Rotherham at Highfield Road on New
Year's Day to put them back in the hunt for a play-off spot.
MATCH REPORTS FROM AROUND THE WEB :
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NOTTINGHAM FOREST :
Darren Ward, Matthieu Louis-Jean (Tony Vaughan 20), Jon-Olav
Hjelde, Riccardo Scimeca, Jim Brennan, Nicky Summerbee,
Jermaine Jenas, Gareth Williams, Eugen Bopp (Jack Lester 45), David
Prutton, Stern John
Subs not used : David Johnson, Barry Roche, Andy Gray
COVENTRY CITY :
Magnus Hedman, Barry Quinn (Jairo Martinez 85), Marc Edworthy,
Mohammed Konjic, Thomas Antonelius, David Thompson, Youssef Safi,
Lee Fowler (Julian Joachim 67), Youssef Chippo, Lee Hughes, Lee
Subs not used : Andy Goram, Calum Davenport
Nottingham Forest - John (58, pen), Summerbee (65)
Coventry - Chippo (30)
REFEREE : P Dowd (Stoke-on-Trent)
Nottingham Forest - Tony Vaughan (45, dissent), Nicky Summerbee (45,
foul), Jack Lester (50, foul)
Coventry - Konjic (22, foul), Mills (37, foul), Thompson (60, foul)
SENDING OFF :
Nicky Summerbee (75, second bookable offence)
ATTENDANCE : 22,706
COVENTRY LEAGUE POSITION : 8th with 43 points