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Coventry City 2 - Sheffield Wednesday 1

Ricoh Arena

15th February 2006, 19:45

Attendance: 20,021

City ride their luck

The Sky Blues were slightly fortunate perhaps to take all three points from this game but were once again totally comitted to the cause and created a fair few chances against a Wednesday side who also had plenty of opportunities to get at least a point.

Dennis Wise again played a key role for City. Despite not having his best game in the middle of the park he notched up assists for both goals.

The first came from a planned free-kick move in stoppage time in the first-half.

Michael Doyle knocked the ball to Wise on the edge of the box with the Owls defence expecting either a shot or cross.

That meant they switched off slightly and allowed Stern John to bundle in Wise's pass.

The second goal was down to Wise's quick thinking when he drew a foul, to use the American parlance, picked himself up and played the ball quickly into McSheffrey to score.

Wednesday pulled a goal back when Chris Brunt hammered in a free-kick from the edge of the box but could not stop City claiming all three points.

Star Player

Marton Fulop played well but City's front two looked sharp again. Dele Adebola nicks the vote for causing plenty of trouble for the Wednesday centre-halves, especially when he looked to have been bundled off the ball in the box early in the first-half.

Comments: Micky Adams

'We were delighted to see Brunt wasn't in from the start because we knew he was a threat from set-pieces.

'We were disappointed to give away a free-kick in that position especially with him on the field..

'We are not kidding ourselves that this was a good performance as both sides had lots of chances.'

Comments: Owls boss Paul Sturrock

(On his side's lack of goals) 'In all my years as a manager I have never seen anything like this and I thought I had seen it all.

'In training we are working on finishing but it's down to mind games now and it's a problem for us.

'No-one can accuse us of a lack of fight, will to win or attitude - it's just this problem of scoring goals.'




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