Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham City: St Andrew’s hosts drab goalless draw


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

More to follow.

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

Line-ups

Coventry

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

Substitutes

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

Birmingham

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

Substitutes

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

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