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PREVIEW: City travel to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day

City take on the Blades...

26 December 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW: City travel to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day

City take on the Blades...

26 December 2022

Mark Robins takes his side to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day, as City face Sheffield United in Championship action.

Meet Sheffield United:

After suffering defeat in the play-offs last season, Sheffield United are looking to go one better this season, as they aim to return to the Premier League.

The Blades have been in and out of the top two places throughout the season with Paul Heckingbottom at the helm for his first full season.


Since the return following the World Cup break, Sheffield United have picked up maximum points in their first two games, creating a gap between themselves and third place.

The Blades will welcome back several players who were unavailable for City's meeting with Sheffield United back in October.


Mark Robins looks ahead to Sheffield United:

“Going into this one they we will be full of confidence,” Robins said.

“It’s a tough trip going to Bramall Lane but there will be a fantastic atmosphere on what is a brilliant pith and it’s a fantastic game for us to play on Boxing Day.

“It will be a good game there will be no doubt, they’ve got a good strong squad and they’ve got some players back who weren’t available last time we played.

“They will be confident as well in front of their own support and Christmas time throws up good games and good fixtures and a brilliant following.”


Head-to-Head record:

Sky Blues wins: 24
Draws: 19
Sheffield United wins: 23

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Sheffield United’s last six:

Wigan Athletic 1-2 Sheffield United (W)
Sheffield United 1-0 Huddersfield Town (W)
Cardiff City 0-1 Sheffield United (W)
Sheffield United 0-1 Rotherham United (L)
Sheffield United 5-2 Burnley (W)
Bristol City 0-1 Sheffield United (W)

Sky Blues' last six:

Coventry City 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (W)
Coventry City 3-3 Swansea City (D)
Reading 1-0 Coventry City (L)
Coventry City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (W)
Coventry City 2-0 Wigan Athletic (W)
Watford 0-1 Coventry City (W)



Match officials:

Matthew Donohue will be the man in the middle of City's trip to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day.

Donohue, from Greater Manchester, last took charge of a Sky Blues fixture, earlier this month when City suffered a 1-0 defeat to Reading.


So far this season, Donohue has taken charge of 15 fixtures across the Championship, League One and League Two, awarding 50 yellow cards and no red cards.

He will be assisted by Craig Taylor and George Byrne with Carl Boyeson acting as his fourth official.



Ticket information:

Coventry City were given an allocation of 2,715 tickets for this fixture. These are now off sale.



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