Coventry & Birmingham share goalless draw


Lukas Jutkiewicz had two headed chances – one early, one late – to add to his one goal so far this season

Coventry City and Birmingham City were kept goalless at St Andrew’s as the tenants v landlords derby ended in a 0-0 draw for the second time in 2020.

Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz came closest for the ‘visitors’ but a combination of goalkeeper Marko Marosi and the crossbar kept out his header.

Aitor Karanka’s side climb three places to 14th, while the Sky Blues stay 21st.

This was actually the third draw between the two sides over 90 minutes this year, Blues having been held 2-2 by Coventry in the FA Cup replay in January, before winning on penalties.

But, in the end, the biggest cause of celebration from a well-contested but unexciting game was Coventry earning a first home clean sheet this season.

It was only the second clean sheet in total for Mark Robins’ side since returning to English football’s second tier for the first time in eight years as League One champions in June.

But, having conceded a league-high 23 goals in the Sky Blues’ previous 11 games, this deserved draw halted a sequence of two successive defeats for each side prior to the international break.

Birmingham are back in action on Tuesday with a trip to Luton, while Coventry play the following night, a home game against Cardiff City.

As the away team, Birmingham City had to abandon their traditional royal blue for their all-red change strip
As the away team, Birmingham City had to abandon their traditional royal blue for their all-red change strip



  • 1Marosi
  • 23DaboSubstituted forGilesat 76′minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 21McCallum
  • 6Kelly
  • 14SheafBooked at 53minsSubstituted forØstigardat 68′minutes
  • 38Hamer
  • 11O’Hare
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forBiamouat 68′minutes
  • 19Walker


  • 2Østigard
  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 10Jobello
  • 13Wilson
  • 18Giles
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 27Thompson
  • 41Bapaga


  • 30Etheridge
  • 2Colin
  • 4Roberts
  • 12Dean
  • 5Friend
  • 34Sunjic
  • 19San José
  • 17Sánchez
  • 18McGreeSubstituted forToralat 59′minutes
  • 11Bela
  • 10Jutkiewicz


  • 1Prieto
  • 3Pedersen
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 7Crowley
  • 9Hogan
  • 14Leko
  • 20Gardner
  • 23Toral
  • 25Dacres-Cogley

Live Text

FA Cup footer

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here