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Ricoh Arena (ATT 23,000) 20th August 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Leake

Coventry Coventry City vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

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Sky Blues revel at Ricoh

By Peter ORourke.   Last Updated: 20/08/05 6:30pm

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Coventry began life in their new home - the Ricoh Arena with an impressive 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

First half goals from Claus Jorgensen and Dele Adebola (2) were enough to give Coventry their first win of the season.

Jorgensen wrote himself into the Coventry history books when scoring the first goal at the new ground when he superbly headed home after just 11 minutes.

Coventry doubled their lead on 24 minutes when Adebola cut inside Matthew Rose and fired a shot past Simon Royce.

The home side put the game beyond QPR right on the stroke of half time when Adebola netted from close-range after Jamie Scowcroft's cross struck the post.

Things got worse for QPR ten minutes into the second half when Danny Shittu was sent off for tugging back Adebola.

Adebola was denied his hat trick ten minutes from time when Royce kept out his shot with his legs.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13

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