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M69 Derby
Ricoh Arena -Coventry -match in progress2.jpg
M69 derby at the Ricoh Arena on 23 February 2008, which Coventry won 2–0.
City or region Coventry/Leicester (England)
Teams involved Coventry City, Leicester City
First contested 27 September 1919[1]
Number of meetings 86
Most wins Leicester City (36)
Most recent meeting 3 March 2012
Largest victory Coventry 1–8 Leicester[1]
(Highfield Road, Coventry; 4 December 1964)

The M69 Derby is a football match played between Coventry City and Leicester City. It takes its name from the motorway that connects the two cities, which are only 24 miles (38 km) apart.

Although neither side is the other club's traditional 'arch rival', with Aston Villa considered Coventry's traditional rival and Nottingham Forest as Leicester's, the fixture has become increasingly significant in recent years with both clubs' traditional rivals often being in different leagues, and the disillusionment of some Coventry and Leicester fans with their traditional rivalries, which were becoming increasingly one-sided. According to a survey by The Football Pools published in 2008, this fixture is the 26th fiercest rivalry in English football.[2]

The derby has on occasion been marred by violence, the most recent in February 2008.[3] Prior to that, another took place in Coventry in October 2004 where police officers were pelted with missiles.[4]

Statistics[edit]

The first fixture between the two clubs was a Second Division game on 27 September 1919 and resulted in a 1–0 win for Leicester. The biggest victory resulted in an 8–1 to Leicester in the League Cup at Highfield Road on 4 December 1964.[1] Coventry have been heavily beaten on two other occasions at Filbert Street, with both matches ending in a 5–1 win for Leicester. The first was in 1924–25, when Arthur Chandler scored a hat-trick, and in 1984–85, when Gary Lineker scored a brace.[1]

While Leicester is undefeated on their current home turf, this ended for Coventry when they lost 1-0 at the Ricoh Arena on 6 August 2011.[5] Coventry were in the Premier League when they last won at Leicester on 7 April 2001, in a 3-1 win.[6]

Coventry wins Draws Leicester wins
League 23 22 35
FA Cup 2 1 0
League Cup 0 0 1
Total 25 23 36

Game list[edit]

M69 derby at the Walkers Stadium on 12 January 2008, which Leicester won 2–0.
Coventry's Elliott Ward scores a penalty against Leicester on 23 February 2008.

The most recent game resulted in a 2–0 win for Leicester at the King Power Stadium. The table shows matches from the 1984–85 season onwards.

      Coventry City win       Leicester City win       Draw

Date Competition Stadium Score Leicester City Scorers Coventry City Scorers Att. Ref
Coventry relegated to League One 2011–12
3 Mar 2012 Championship King Power Stadium 2–0 Nugent, Beckford; (Konchesky sent off) 25,487 [6]
6 Aug 2011 Championship Ricoh Arena 0–1 Peltier 21,102 [5]
26 Feb 2011 Championship Walkers Stadium 1–1 Naughton King 25,356 [7]
11 Sept 2010 Championship Ricoh Arena 1–1 King Platt 20,060 [8]
21 Mar 2010 Championship Walkers Stadium 2–2 King (2) McPake, Deegan 23,093 [9]
03 Oct 2009 Championship Ricoh Arena 1–1 Waghorn Clingan 22,209 [10]
Leicester promoted to Championship 2008–09
Leicester relegated to League One 2007–08
23 Feb 2008 Championship Ricoh Arena 2–0 Ward (pen), Best 23,129 [11]
12 Jan 2008 Championship Walkers Stadium 2–0 Howard, Hayles 23,905 [12]
17 Feb 2007 Championship Walkers Stadium 3–0 Horsfield (2), Johnson 25,816 [13]
18 Aug 2006 Championship Ricoh Arena 0–0 20,261 [14]
17 Apr 2006 Championship Ricoh Arena 1–1 Stearman; (Kisnorbo sent off) John 26,672 [15]
23 Oct 2005 Championship Walkers Stadium 2–1 de Vries (2) McSheffrey 22,991 [16]
08 Nov 2004 Championship Walkers Stadium 3–0 Nalis, Tiatto, Heath 22,479 [17]
16 Oct 2004 Championship Highfield Road 1–1 Dublin Makin (og) 18,054 [18]
Leicester relegated to Championship 2003–04
Leicester promoted to Premier League 2002–03
22 Mar 2003 First Division Highfield Road 1–2 McKinlay, Scowcroft Jansen 16,610 [19]
29 Oct 2002 First Division Walkers Stadium 2–1 Taggart, Deane; (Summerbee sent off) Partridge 27,139 [20]
Leicester relegated to First Division 2001–02
Coventry relegated to First Division 2000–01
07 Apr 2001 Premier League Filbert Street 1–3 Akinbiyi Bellamy, Carsley, Hartson 19,545 [21]
10 Dec 2000 Premier League Highfield Road 1–0 Bellamy 17,283 [22]
27 Nov 1999 Premier League Highfield Road 0–1 Heskey 22,021 [23]
11 Aug 1999 Premier League Filbert Street 1–0 Izzet (pen) (Burrows sent off) 19,196 [24]
24 Apr 1999 Premier League Filbert Street 1–0 Marshall 20,224
23 Jan 1999 FA Cup Filbert Street 0–3 Whelan, Froggatt, Telfer; (Boateng sent off) 21,207
28 Nov 1998 Premier League Highfield Road 1–1 Heskey; (Sinclair sent off) Huckerby 19,894
4 Apr 1998 Premier League Filbert Street 1–1 Wilson Whelan 21,137
29 Nov 1997 Premier League Highfield Road 0–2 Fenton, Elliott (pen) 18,309
8 Mar 1997 Premier League Highfield Road 0–0 19,220
21 Dec 1996 Premier League Filbert Street 0–2 Dublin (2) 20,038
Leicester promoted to Premier League 1995–96
Leicester relegated to First Division 1994–95
25 Feb 1995 Premier League Highfield Road 4–2 Lowe, Roberts Flynn (2), Marsh, Ndlovu 20,633
3 Oct 1994 Premier League Filbert Street 2–2 Roberts (2) Dublin, Wegerle 19,372
Leicester City promoted to Premier League 1993–94[25]
Leicester City relegated to Second Division 1986–87
4 May 1987 First Division Filbert Street 1–1 Ramsey [26]
6 Dec 1986 First Division Highfield Road 1–0 [26]
8 Mar 1986 First Division Filbert Street 2–1 [26]
6 Oct 1985 First Division Highfield Road 3–0 [26]
23 Dec 1985 First Division Filbert Street 5–1 Lynex, Rennie, Lineker (2), Smith [26]
1 Sept 1984 First Division Highfield Road 2–0 [26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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