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Bristol City 0-0 Coventry City

Bristol City celebrate
Bristol City can no longer reach 100 points after they drew against Coventry

Bristol City secured the League One title with two games left, despite being held at home by Coventry City.

The Robins beat Bradford 6-0 to win promotion on Tuesday, but Coventry edged the first half at Ashton Gate, with Frank Fielding denying John Fleck.

At the other end, Kieran Agard had a penalty appeal turned down after Reda Johnson's challenge.

Luke Freeman wasted Bristol City's best chance after the break, but a draw was enough to confirm them as champions.

In sealing the League One title, the Robins became just the second team to win both the third-tier championship and Football League Trophy in the same season, following Birmingham City's success 20 years ago.

Bristol City celebrate

The Robins failed to replicate the impressive attacking display they produced at Valley Parade, with Frank Nouble and Grant Ward both going close to putting Coventry ahead.

In the second half, goalkeeper Fielding produced a brilliant save to keep Nick Proschwitz's chip out as the Sky Blues, who are now five points clear of the relegation zone in 16th, pressed for a winner.

But, with second-placed Preston North End having been held to a draw by Port Vale on Friday, a point was all Bristol City needed to be crowned champions.

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry And Warwickshire:

"It was a great team effort from everybody. We've been pretty good away from home over the past few weeks so it should be no surprise.

"The lads are a bit disappointed that we didn't nick the game, but we're happy with a point away at the best team in the league."

Kieran Agard
Bristol City striker Kieran Agard has scored 11 goals for the League One champions this season
Steve Cotterill
Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill took charge of the Robins in December 2013, with the club 23rd in League One
Steve Cotterill Tony Mowbray
Cotterill and his Coventry counterpart Tony Mowbray had to exit quickly to avoid a pitch invasion at the final whistle

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 24TavernierSubstituted forWagstaffat 89'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackBooked at 17mins
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forElliottat 89'minutes
  • 23BryanBooked at 25mins
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19Agard

Substitutes

  • 5Osborne
  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Saville
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2WillisBooked at 63minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 66'minutes
  • 22PenningtonBooked at 78mins
  • 5Johnson
  • 30Stokes
  • 16Barton
  • 8Ward
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienBooked at 80minsSubstituted forMaddisonat 82'minutes
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 19NoubleBooked at 15minsSubstituted forOdelusiat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Jackson
  • 17Odelusi
  • 18Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 26Haynes
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 36Maddison
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
12,093

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Coventry City 0.

Foul by Grant Ward (Coventry City).

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wade Elliott replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces James Tavernier.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Reda Johnson.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. James Maddison replaces Jim O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Tavernier (Bristol City).

Booking

Matthew Pennington (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Coventry City).

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Frank Nouble (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Nick Proschwitz (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Aaron Phillips replaces Jordan Willis because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Booking

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston432314673383583
3MK Dons432410990414982
4Swindon422371270482276
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale431861969581160
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Barnsley441611175760-359
11Peterborough44178194852-459
12Bradford431513155254-258
13Doncaster431513155255-358
14Oldham441414165364-1156
15Walsall431316144343055
16Coventry441216164656-1052
17Scunthorpe431313175768-1152
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient431211205665-947
22Notts County431114184156-1547
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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