Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Coventry 2-1 Palace

Coventry 2-1 Palace

Coventry secured their first win in 11 Championship games with a hard fought 2-1 victory over struggling Crystal Palace at the Ricoh Arena. Returning striker Marlon King scored the winner to push Aidy Boothroyd's team into mid table security, whilst Palace remain one place above the drop zone and face a fight for Championship football survival.

After an even opening it was the visitors Palace who had the first real opportunity, with towering centre back Anthony Gardner heading Owen Garvan's corner wide on the half hour mark; the ex spurs defender could and should have done better. At the other end Palace keeper Julian Speroni made a couple of solid saves to deny Clive Platt, however the Argentinian stopper was beaten by Richard Wood on 34 minutes to give Coventry the lead. Wood latched on to a Martin Cranie long ball, and as Speroni hesitated, the City man beat Eagles defender Paddy McCarthy to the ball and lofted a header over the keeper from six yards.

Both teams has chances after the break, with Speroni making up for his error for the City goal with a number of fine saves. However he could do nothing to prevent striker Marlon King converting Aron Gunnarsson's cross to double the home teams advantage on 79 minutes. Kings finish from close range was the frontman's fifth league goal of the season, and all but ensured a home victory. Norwegian striker Steffen Iversen scored a late consolation for the London club, but City hung on for the win.

The win lifts the Sky Blues up to 14th, with a mid table finish now extremely likely; Palace on the other hand sit precariously above the relegation zone and manager Dougie Freedman will know he has a fight on his hands to keep the once Premiership club in the Championship.

Would you like to be the one writing on this Vital Site for your club? Do you think you could do the job for your team?

If you find yourself saying 'yes' to the above click below and you could be the one doing this!

Vital Football are currently looking for a site editor for this site.

Have you got the passion for your club? Are you over 18? Do you have experience in writing news and match reports? Or have you got a site that you want to move over to this exciting new network with free hosting and a content managed system on offer? If so you could be just what we are looking for!

Apply To Be A Site Editor

You don't have to be a site editor to contribute, if you have something to say on your club, simply submit it via the suggest an article link in the right hand side column.

For more information contact Jonathan on jonathan@vitalfootball.co.uk, and/or click on the advert above.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:garethmcknight
Date:Sunday February 13 2011
Time: 6:33PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Tomkins Relief After Southampton Win

Tomkins has spoken of his delight at Crystal Palace's win against Southampton on Saturday, which the former West Ham defender helped us to a clean sheet in as well as scoring a goal.

Vital View - Premier League, 3rd-5th December 2016

Chelsea's win against Manchester City keeps them at the top ahead of Arsenal now. Swansea, Hull and Sunderland are the sides that remain in the bottom three.

McArthur In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Crystal Palace are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Archived Vital Palace Articles

Vital Palace articles from

Site Journalists

Eddy Eagle
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:
Hennessey9%
Tomkins5%
Dann2%
Delaney40%
Ward0%
McArthur8%
Ledley0%
Townsend0%
Puncheon13%
Zaha5%
Christian Benteke16%
Sub - Sako0%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Flamini2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crystal Palace Results (view all)

Crystal Palace Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 12:30PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 12:30PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League