FOOTBALL - Sky Blues secure point on the road in Sheffield - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Sky Blues secure point on the road in Sheffield

Coventry Editorial 23rd Nov, 2021 Updated: 23rd Nov, 2021   0

COVENTRY City remain in the play-off places after battling to a goalless draw against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane this past weekend.


In a game of few chances – Sky Blues keeper Simon Moore made a stunning reaction save in the dying moments to keep out Morgan Gibbs-White’s deflected effort.


The result means Coventry are now fifth in the Sky Bet Championship table – three points clear of the teams outside of the play-off spots.


City started brightly when Ben Sheaf tried his luck from distance and was denied by a smart save by Blades keeper Wes Foderingham who pushed the ball to safety.


Neither side looked capable of breaking the deadlock in the first period – with chances few and far between – as the two teams went in level at the break.


Coventry had another half-chance at the beginning of the second-half when Viktor Gyokeres fired goalwards from 20-yards out only for Foderingham to be equal to the effort once again.


Sky Blues playmaker Callum O’Hare was then booked for diving inside the penalty area when he went down under a challenge from John Fleck after some neat footwork saw him beat two defenders in the box.


Substitute Matty Godden almost made an immediate impact following his introduction from the bench when his first-time effort was well held by Foderingham at his near post.


The former Premier League side ramped up the pressure in the final 15 minutes with Gibbs-White shooting narrowly wide of the left-hand post from 20-yards out with City keeper Moore at full stretch.


Gibbs-White then turned provider when his low ball set-up David McGoldrick for a chance only for the former Sky Blues man to fire over when well-placed to score.


Another chance came and went for the home side when Conor Hourihane shot wide in an identical situation to Gibbs-White’s earlier chance before Moors made a stunning reaction save to keep out the latter’s deflected effort late on.


Coventry are next in action at home to Birmingham City tonight (Tuesday, November 23) with kick-off at 7:45pm at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

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