FOOTBALL - Sky Blues record third successive clean sheet in Bristol City stalemate - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Sky Blues record third successive clean sheet in Bristol City stalemate

Coventry Editorial 6th Oct, 2022   0

COVENTRY City were left to rue a host of missed chances as the Sky Blues drew 0-0 with Bristol City to record their third consecutive clean sheet.

Matty Godden went closest to breaking the deadlock when his deflected header hit the crossbar as the Sky Blues extended their unbeaten run to four matches at Ashton Gate.

City remain bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table and are five points from safety with at least two games in hand on the teams above them.

The first chance of the game fell to former Bristol player Kasey Palmer, who joined City from the Robins in the summer, when he curled a free-kick around the wall and wide of the target.

And the home responded when the ball was set back to Han-Noah Massengo on the edge of the penalty area as the midfielder drilled an effort inches past the post.

Coventry were denied the opener when Bristol’s Mark Sykes superbly deflected a header onto the crossbar on the line after Godden’s initial effort ricocheted off Viktor Gyokeres and towards the top corner.

And City were wasteful again in the second half as Palmer slipped Gyokeres through down the right channel before the Swedish striker drove into the box and was denied when one-on-one with Daniel Bentley.

The home side’s best chance fell to substitute Tommy Conway when he galnced a header straight at Ben Wilson from 12-yards out from Joe Williams’ cross.

A defensive mix up almost allowed Bristol to snatch the points late on when two City defenders attempted to head the same ball with Wilson forced to tip Nahki Wells’ overhead kick over the bar.

City had one final chance to take the points when Gyokeres cut inside his man on the left and beat another defender only to see his shot deflected over.

Coventry are next in action at home to Burnley on Saturday, October 8 with kick-off at 3pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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