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REPORT: Sky Blues 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers

City were held in a stalemate against the Chairboys...

20 March 2021

The Sky Blues were held to a goalless draw against Wycombe Wanderers in a game of few chances at St Andrew’s on Saturday afternoon.

Gus Hamer and Max Biamou had City’s best openings, both of which came in the opening few minutes, with neither side able to find a breakthrough in a closely fought contest.

City now have over a week without a fixture before their next match away at Queens Park Rangers on Good Friday due to the upcoming international break.

Mark Robins made one change from the side beaten by Luton Town in midweek with Michael Rose replacing the suspended Kyle McFadzean at centre-back.

The Sky Blues made a blistering start when Fankaty Dabo broke free down the right in the first minute of the game before cutting the ball back to Hamer who scuffed his effort wide from 15-yards out.

City had another chance inside the opening five minutes when Biamou pounced on a defensive mistake and raced through on goal only to be denied by the onrushing David Stockdale.

Robins side continued to dominate the chances when Sam McCallum played a delightful ball over the top for Biamou to chase with the striker slicing his effort wide of the mark.

City carved open the Wycombe defence again eight minutes before half-time when Biamou’s deft flick sent Callum O’Hare through with the midfielder’s square pass just evading Hamer who was racing into the penalty area.

The Sky Blues were forced into a first-half change with Julien Dacosta replacing Fankaty Dabo just before the interval after the right-back picked up what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

HALF-TIME: SKY BLUES 0-0 WYCOMBE WANDERERS

It was a case of defences on top for the opening 15 minutes of the second period with City introducing Josh Pask and Tyler Walker from the bench in an attempt  to break down a stubborn Wycombe backline.

In a half of few chances Hamer made a driving run towards the edge of the Wycombe penalty area before seeing his shot blocked.

Robins made another double change with eight minutes left to play with Ben Sheaf and Matty Godden coming on as City went in search of a winner.

The Chairboys had their first shot on target on 83 minutes when substitute Fred Onyedinma tried his luck from distance with Ben Wilson smothering the effort low down to his left.

In a drab affair neither side were able to create a clear opening with City forced to a settle for a point at St Andrew’s.

FULL-TIME: SKY BLUES 0-0 WYCOMBE WANDERERS

 

Goals: N/A

Yellows: Thompson (53’), Stewart (79’)

 

Sky Blues XI: Ben Wilson (GK), Fankaty Dabo (Dacosta 42’), Leo Ostigard, Michael Rose (Pask 64’), Dom Hyam, Sam McCallum, Liam Kelly (C) (Walker 64’), Matty James, Gus Hamer, Callum O’Hare (Sheaf 84’), Max Biamou (Godden 84’)

Unused Subs: Marko Marosi (GK), Jordan Shipley, Jamie Allen, Viktor Gyokeres

 

Wycombe Wanderers XI: David Stockdale (GK), Jason McCarthy, Anthony Stewart, Joe Jacobson (C), Dominic Gape, David Wheeler (Thompson 46’), Josh Knight (McCleary 82’), Admiral Muskwe (Horgan 75’), Anis Mehmeti (Onyedinma 71’), Uche Ikpeazu (Akinfenwa 82’)

Unused Subs: Ryan Allsop (GK), Jack Grimmer, Alex Samuel, Scott Kashket


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