Coventry City - Coventry City 1 West Ham United 2
UK time is: 22:19:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Coventry City 1 West Ham United 2

'Look they are a Premiership club who pay Premiership wages to Premiership footballers but we're going to give them a real game.'

That was Coventry City manager Andy Thorn's rallying cry ahead of Saturday's big game at the Ricoh Arena when his side side took on Championship favourites West Ham United.

The two sides went into the game in contrasting form, the Sky Blues struggling near the foot of the table while the Hammers had made a solid start to life in the lower tier after last season's relegation.

Thorn also said in midweek that he felt his side were showing signs of getting back to their form of late last season and he was proved right as the Sky Blues more than matched the Hammers throughout.

Sharp in the tackle, confident on the ball and possessing more than a threat than in recent games, City were good value for their half-time lead, given to them by Platt's excellent finish after McSheffrey's clever dummy.

Able to bring on a player of the calibre of Carlton Cole at the break, West Ham were always going to launch a second-half fightback but they created little of note and were more than fortunate to come away with all three points, their winner in particular coming from the kind of luck that tends to follow teams at the top of the table around.

The home side were warmly applauded off at the end and callers to CWR afterwards were in positive mood. City now have to repeat their performance level in every game in order to climb away from the foot of the table.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 19 2011

Time: 5:00PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Boss: We Need To Be Clinical (Friday October 2 2015)

Sky Blues Seek Home Comforts (Thursday October 1 2015)

Options Aplenty For Sky Blues Boss (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Lameiras Has Time To Make An Impact (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Night Off For Sky Blues (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Brentford Job For Ex-City Man Carsley (Monday September 28 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Walsall 11 6 4 1 10 22
3. Bury 11 6 4 1 6 22
4. Gillingham 11 6 3 2 10 21
5. Coventry 10 6 1 3 9 19
6. Rochdale 11 5 2 4 3 17
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Defender gets late international call up
Doncaster : 04/10/2015 20:21:01
L1 - Rochdale 1-3 Bradford
Rochdale : 04/10/2015 19:47:00
L1 - Coventry 3-0 Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury : 04/10/2015 19:41:00
L1 - Colchester 0-1 Bury
Bury : 04/10/2015 19:35:00
Burton 1-0 Southend & Highlights
Southend : 04/10/2015 18:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 23%
Burton Albion 37%
Bury 4%
Millwall 15%
Shrewsbury Town 4%
Southend United 4%
Wigan Athletic 13%