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Dean Court (ATT 7,411) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Hooper

B'mouth Bournemouth vs Coventry City Coventry

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Coventry 2

L Clarke (45+2)
C Baker (pen 84)

Sky Blues sink Cherries

Last Updated: 26/02/13 10:43pm

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Leon Clarke: Amongst the scorers

Leon Clarke: Amongst the scorers

Bournemouth collapsed to their third successive league defeat as Coventry scored in each half to win 2-0 at the Goldsands Stadium.

Eddie Howe's side wasted plenty of early openings with Matt Tubbs and Lewis Grabban the main culprits and were made to pay when Coventry took the lead just before the break.

Leon Clarke ran on to a long pass out of defence, held off defender Steve Cook and then lashed home his 20th goal of the season from 10 yards.

Clarke was denied another in the 53rd minute by an excellent save from Bournemouth goalkeeper Shwan Jalal before Howe sent on all three substitutes.

Ryan Fraser, Josh McQuoid and Grabban all went close to equalising before Covnetry struck again in the 84th minute.

Grabban was guilty of handling a free-kick and from the subsequent penalty Coventry captain Carl Baker converted easily.

Bournemouth's defeat saw them spiral down to seventh place in the table after they had recently gone top, while Coventry's success kept them in touch with the leading pack.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19