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Coventry City 2-0 Watford

Coventry City 2-0 Watford

WATFORD WERE disappointingly beaten on the road this afternoon as they went down 2-0 at Coventry City thanks to goals from Gary McSheffrey and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

The Sky Blues went ahead after 18 minutes when former Luton Town winger McSheffrey netted before Jutkiewicz grabbed his second of the season against the 'Orns having come off the bench, handing Coventry an invaluable three points in their relegation scrap.

Malky Mackay made three changes to the starting eleven, bringing in Dale Bennett for the suspended Adrian Mariappa, Matty Whichelow for Will Buckley and Andy Weimann for Troy Deeney. The Hornet`s lined up with a 4-4-2 diamond, reverting from the 4-5-1 used at Middlesbrough last time out.

Mackay declared Coventry`s goal had 'led a charmed life` at full-time, but credited the hosts for taking their chances: "We have to make sure we take our chances and on another day, we take them and it changes the complexion of the game." Mackay told The Watford Observer

"Our defending was sloppy in our box and in their box we need to be more clinical.

"Just after half time I thought we came out, started well and had four great chances."

Watford came close early on when Andy Weimann saw his near-post header beaten away by Kieran Westwood after Danny Graham`s looped cross.

Coventry took the lead after 18 minutes through McSheffrey who tucked a shot past Scott Loach from an acute angle having been chipped in by fellow ex-Luton winger, David Bell.

Former Everton youngster Lukas Jutkiewicz finished the job off shortly after coming off the bench, finishing neatly past Loach with his first touch as a sub.

Loach then did his best to hand the Sky Blues a third when he dropped a routine catch from opposite number Westwood`s clearance. Under the slightest of pressure from goal scorer McSheffrey, Loach fumbled and the winger nearly added a third, thumping the bar.

Coventry City: Westwood; Clarke (Cameron), Crainie, Keogh, Hussey; Bell (McIndoe), Gunnarsson, Clingan, McSheffrey; Eastwood (Jutkiewicz) and King.

Subs not used: Quirke (gk); O`Halloran, Platt and O`Donavon.

Watford: Loach; Thomspon, Bennett, Taylor, Hodson; Eustace (c); Cowie, Jenkins (Drinkwater); Whichelow (Buckley); Weimann (Deeney) and Graham.

Subs not used: Gilmartin (gk); Aldred, Mingoia and Sordell.



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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday April 3 2011
Time: 12:23PM

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