FACup 2021-22 : R4


Southampton 2


  • S. Armstrong 63'
  • Walker-Peters 112'



Coventry 1


  • Gyökeres 22'


    Intro & Team News



    Intro and Team News

    IBO Reporter - channonite



    Intro


    |The FACup Round four and a potential banana skin type of game with a more than decent Coventry, a Championship side that we played last back on the 28th April 2012 in the last match of that years Championship Season. Saints won 4-0 and were promoted to the Premier League, whereas Coventry were relegated and destined for a spell in the First Division.

    Since then they have had a torrid time, with all sorts of financial problems, culminating with them having to play two seasons home matches in a ground share arrangement with Birmingham. In 2021 they returned to the Championship and then reached agreement to return to the now renamed 'Coventry Building society Arena' in Coventry. Under manager Mark Robins who, since he took over in 2017, has built a useful side, who currently sit in 12th place in the Championship with several games in hand over some of the clubs above them.



    Willy Caballero had a fine game in goal and pulled off two spectacular saves in succession right at the death. Although Coventry finally got the ball in the net, it was offside and Saints had won.


    Southampton


    • 13 Caballero
    • 43 Valery - Booked 78'
    • 4 Lyanco (Redmond 34')
    • 5 Stephens
    • 21 Livramento Romeu 90'+2
    • 27 Diallo
    • 8 Ward-Prowse
    • 16 Small (Walker-Peters 45' - Booked at 113')
    • 32 Walcott (Broja 64')
    • 7 Long
    • 9 A Armstrong (S Armstrong 45')

    Substitutes

    • 2 Walker-Peters
    • 6 Romeu
    • 10 Adams
    • 11 Redmond
    • 17 S Armstrong
    • 18 Broja
    • 22 Salisu
    • 24 Elyounoussi
    • 41 Lewis

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    Coventry


    • 1 Moore
    • 15 Hyam
    • 4 Rose
    • 3 Clarke-Salter - Booked 117'
    • 28 Eccles - Booked 41' (Kane 73' - Booked 105')
    • 38 Hamer - Booked 45' (Allen 73')
    • 14 Sheaf - Booked 58'
    • 27 Bidwell (Waghorn 73')
    • 10 O'Hare (Jones 89')
    • 17 Gyökeres
    • 18 Maatsen (Shipley 64')

    Substitutes

    • 5 McFadzean
    • 7 Jones
    • 8 Allen
    • 9 Waghorn
    • 13 Wilson
    • 20 Kane
    • 26 Shipley
    • 30 Tavares
    • 36 Howley

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    Match Report

    Stuart Armstrong came on at the start of the second half and scored a fine equaliser, with a shot that curled into the top corner of the Coventry goal in the 63rd minute


    Match Report

    IBO Reporter : channonite



    |To come




    Kyle Walker-Peters had a very good game, coming on as a substitute for the 2nd half and scoring the winner in the 112th minute

    Match Statistics

    Officials/Attendance


    • Referee: Tony Harrington
    • Assistants: Simon Beck & Matthew Wilkes
    • Fourth official: Matthew Donohue
    • VAR: Kevin Friend
    • Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

    • Attendance: 30,512


    Match Stats




    Southampton


    • 69% Possession
    • 17 Shots
    • 7 Shots on Target
    • 2 Goals
    • 5 Corners
    • 6 Fouls


    Coventry


    • 31% Possession
    • 15 Shots
    • 6 Shots on Target
    • 1 Goals
    • 4 Corners
    • 17 Fouls

    Lyanco had to go off just after the half hour mark with what looked very much like a hamstring injury

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