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REPORT: Sky Blues 0-3 AFC Bournemouth

Tough result to take...

18 April 2022

Match Reports

REPORT: Sky Blues 0-3 AFC Bournemouth

Tough result to take...

18 April 2022

The Sky Blues fell to a 3-0 defeat against Premier League hopefuls Bournemouth at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Goals in the first-half from Jamal Lowe and Dominic Solanke gave Bournemouth a healthy result heading into the break, despite the Sky Blues dominant performance.

Solanke grabbed his second of the day shortly after the restart as the Cherries walked away with all three points in-front of a bumper home crowd.

A delightful touch from Jamie Allen set the Sky Blues off on the front-foot, as Todd Kane picked out Viktor Gyökeres with the Swede’s fierce strike flashing across the face of goal.

But it was Bournemouth that took the lead when Adam Smith’s floated cross found Jamal Lowe, whose header bounced in off the crossbar.

In response, the Sky Blues tested the Cherries’ defence with an array of teasing balls in behind, just lacking the finishing touch.

With two goals in his past two matches, Callum O’Hare looked to grab his third in as many games and his chance looked to be the equaliser, only to be denied by Mark Travers’ save.

From Kane’s following corner the ball dropped at the feet of Gustavo Hamer, whose whipped attempt edged agonisingly wide of the mark.

Gyökeres found himself free inside the visitor’s penalty area and leapt highest to meet the ball, but his header was met equally by Travers once again- the Cherries key man in the first-half.

Dominic Solanke found himself racing in on goal, moments before the half-time whistle, with his strike taking a wicked deflection off Michael Rose to beat Simon Moore as the away side doubled their advantage.

HALF-TIME: Sky Blues 0-2 AFC Bournemouth 

Ten minutes after the break, Solanke grabbed his brace, peeling off his man and firing across Moore into the bottom corner.

O’Hare looked to drag the Sky Blues back into the tie, picking the ball up in a pocket of space, but his effort from distance did little to trouble the visitors.

Martyn Waghorn’s side-winder volley looked destined for the top corner, however was denied once more by Travers in the Cherries net.

Looking to replicate his heroics of the game before, Rose propelled himself above the rest, but couldn’t get the purchase on his header as he did versus Birmingham City.

FULL-TIME: Sky Blues 0-3 AFC Bournemouth 


Scorers: Jamal Lowe (12’), Dominic Solanke (45’, 55’)

Attendance: 24,492 (2,342 away)


Sky Blues XI: Simon Moore (GK), Todd Kane, Michael Rose, Dom Hyam (C) , Jake Bidwell (Kyle McFadzean 62’), Ian Maatsen, Ben Sheaf, Gustavo Hamer (Liam Kelly 76’), Jamie Allen (Martyn Waghorn 62’), Callum O'Hare, Viktor Gyökeres.

Subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Ryan Howley, Jodi Jones, Fabio Tavares.


Bournemouth XI: Mark Travers (GK), Ethan Laird (Chris Mepham 65’) Nathaniel Phillips, Lloyd Kelly (C), Adam Smith, Jefferson Lerma, Lewis Cook (Ben Pearson 84’), Ryan Christie, Jamal Lowe (Philip Billing 58’), Jaidon Anthony, Dominic Solanke.

Unused subs: Freddie Woodman (GK), Robbie Brady, Todd Cantwell, Siriki Dembele.

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