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Selhurst Park (ATT 17,343) 22nd November 2005 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: A D'Urso

C Palace Crystal Palace vs Coventry City Coventry

Eagles down Sky Blues

By Graeme Bailey.   Last Updated: 22/11/05 5:08pm

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First half goals from Wayne Andrews and Emmerson Boyce gave Crystal Palace a 2-0 win over Coventry at Selhurst Park.

Andrews gave The Eagles the perfect start as he netted just a minute into the game.

The former Colchester and Oldham man raced onto Dougie Freedman's through ball before firing into the roof of the net for his first goal of the season.

Palace's early domination continued and Coventry's on-loan keeper Marton Fulop pulled off two very good saves from Clinton Morrison and Freedman.

Coventry eventually found their feet, if not the back of the net - although both Gary McSheffrey and Michael Doyle went close.

Palace grabbed their second just after the half hour mark and it was Boyce who pounced from close-range.

After the break Coventry continued to battle hard, but to no avail as Palace sealed victory with relative ease.

The win takes Iain Dowie's side into the play-off spots - but still some 16 points behind leaders Reading.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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