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REPORT: Swansea City 0-0 Sky Blues

The Sky Blues have moved one point closer to the top six after a goalless draw at the Swansea.com Stadium...

7 April 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Swansea City 0-0 Sky Blues

The Sky Blues have moved one point closer to the top six after a goalless draw at the Swansea.com Stadium...

7 April 2023

Ben Wilson has become the first Sky Blues goalkeeper to keep 18 clean sheets in a single season, moving one clear of Bill Morgan, thanks to City's goalless draw with Swansea City on Good Friday.

The two sides played out a closely-fought content at the Swansea.com Stadium in which both Coventry and the Swans will have felt that created the chances worthy of winning the game.

Callum Doyle came close to winning the game late on, while Gustavo Hamer and Ben Sheaf both had golden chances during the afternoon.

Swansea may have started the fixture with the team with the more obvious attacking intent but it was the Sky Blues who first threatened the goal, with a curling effort from Josh Wilson-Esbrand. The Manchester City loanee, 20, marched forward from defence for a corner kick and received the ball from Viktor Gyökeres before attempting to bend an effort in at the far corner. It went wide.

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The hosts had their chances, however, with their best of the opening half-hour falling to Nathan Wood as he directed an effort towards the far post - but Ben Wilson was on hand to save. 

Gustavo Hamer has the best opportunity of the half moments late, when the ball landed at his feet, wide open, inside the Swansea penalty area. He turned and fired toward the goal but Andy Fisher was on hand to make a strong save. 

The second period started in a similar vein to the first with City taking time to grow into the game. However, once they arrived, they were unlucky not to inch ahead after some fine work from Wilson-Esbrand and Hamer down the flank. Hamer twisted inside but saw his low effort, from a right angle, saved by the legs of Fisher.

Ben Sheaf also saw the whites of the goalkeeper's eyes on the hour mark when he was slid in on goal by Hamer. He took one calm touch inside the Swansea area but fired narrowly wide of the near post from eight yards out.

Matty Godden was introduced at the break with Fanakty Dabo and Jake Bidwell also joining the action mid-way through the second half. Godden himself has a golden chance to snatch an opener on 75 minutes when he latched onto a loose ball inside the penalty arena but, once again the shot was saved.

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Swansea remained a threat throughout with Olivier Ntcham stinging the gloves on Wilson from ranger with eight minutes left on the clock. That save resulted in a corner, half cleared by City and volleyed back towards goal by Ntcham, this time over.

The results had edged City one point closer to the top six with the Sky Blues now just three points outside the play-off places with six games left to play.

Yellows: Harry Darling 36', Kyle McFadzean 36', Nathan Wood 75', Viktor Gyokeres 86', Fankaty Dabo 90'+1'

Sky Blues Xl: Ben Wilson (GK), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Fankaty Dabo 71'), Luke McNally, Kyle McFadzean (C), Callum Doyle, Josh Wilson-Esbrand (Jake Bidwell 72'), Ben Sheaf, Josh Eccles (Ryan Howley 90'), Gustavo Hamer, Jamie Allen (Matty Godden 45'), Viktor Gyökeres.

Subs: Simon Moore (GK), Jonathan Panzo, Tyler Walker.

Swansea City: Andy Fisher; Harry Darling, Ben Cabango, Nathan Wood, Ryan Manning; Luke Cundle (Jay Fulton 67'), Matt Grimes (C), Olivier Ntcham; Liam Walsh (Morgan Whittaker 67'); Joel Piroe, Liam Cullen (Jamie Paterson 59').

Substitutes: Andreas Søndergaard, Joe Allen, Joel Latibeaudiere, Ollie Cooper.


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