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GALLERY: 2019/20 Season So Far - August

We look back at the first month of the season...

20 March 2020

As we await the return of the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One season, we begin to look back on what has happened in the campaign so far.

We begin our reflection with the first month of the season, a month in which the Sky Blues remained unbeaten in League One in their opening six games.

There were also two Carabao Cup games, which saw the Sky Blues beat Exeter City 4-1, but ultimately exit the competition at the hands of Premier League side Watford at Vicarage Road.

The season started back on August 3rd and it was a first goal in Sky Blue for midfielder Zain Westbrooke which secured all three points against Southend United.

City made the trip to the University of Bolton Stadium next and despite having the ball in the back of the net three times during the game, Mark Robins side were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Next up in the league, Bristol Rovers would be the opposition for the first of four encounters this season, this time the Sky Blues secured a 2-0 win with goals coming from Jordan Shipley and Gervane Kastaneer, who scored within a minute of coming on.

City were on the road again midweek, as they made the long trip to Fratton Park to take on Kenny Jackett's Portsmouth side. The Sky Blues took the lead through Jordy Hiwula early on, but midway through the second half they found themselves 3-1 down and reduced to ten men following the withdrawal of Fankaty Dabo.

Matty Godden scored his first league goal from the spot, before Gervane Kastaneer was also shown red for a second yellow.

Then with minutes remaining, centre-back Michael Rose scored his first goal for the club and the nine-men of Sky Blues came away with a point.

The Sky Blues picked up maximum points next time out when they entertained Gillingham and it was the previous season's Player of the Year, Dom Hyam who scored the only goal of the game.

In the final fixture of the month, it was another 3-3 thriller, this time against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium. City went into the break a goal to the good through Westbrooke's second of the season and then Godden scored his second after the restart.

The hosts then drew level through, before Callum O'Hare scored what he thought was the winner in injury time, only for the Yellows to level again in the fifth minute of stoppage time.


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