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Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Coventry City

Coventry goalkeeper Lee Burge saved a penalty from Tyler Roberts as League One's bottom club held out for a draw at Shrewsbury.

The game was delayed for nearly 20 minutes in the early stages after Coventry midfielder Andy Rose clashed heads with team-mate Nathan Clarke as they defended a Shaun Whalley cross and had to be stretchered off.

The Sky Blues had the best of the first half chances with Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler saving well from Jordan Turnbull's 20-yard volley before also keeping out a shot from Stuart Beavon from just outside the penalty area.

Stephen Humphreys fired a low shot just wide from 16 yards before the hosts were awarded a penalty deep into first-half stoppage time after Turnbull handled Alex Rodman's corner.

But Roberts, on loan from West Brom, was unable to take advantage as his spot-kick was saved by Coventry custodian Lee Burge.

George Thomas blazed wide for Coventry early in the second half in a tight game of few chances.

Louis Dodds came closest to a breakthrough when his close range header looped just wide while, at the other end, Beavon's 20-yard drive was impressively kept out by Leutwiler diving low to his right.

The point does little for Coventry's hopes of staying in the third tier as they are 13 points adrift of safety, and while Shrewsbury drop a place to 18th in the standings they are now six points clear of the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forRodmanat 45+10'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 18DeeganBooked at 87mins
  • 17YatesBooked at 54mins
  • 9HumphrysSubstituted forLadapoat 60'minutes
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forRileyat 81'minutes
  • 27Roberts

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 16Morris
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Rodman
  • 24El-Abd

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 30Kelly-EvansBooked at 86mins
  • 4Turnbull
  • 7Clarke
  • 24Haynes
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 6RoseSubstituted forStevensonat 20'minutes
  • 12Reilly
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 16Beavon
  • 27Thomas

Substitutes

  • 9Vernam
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 19Rawson
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 31Stevenson
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
6,205

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Coventry City 0.

Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jodi Jones (Coventry City).

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jodi Jones (Coventry City).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Joe Riley replaces Louis Dodds.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gael Bigirimana.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Callum Reilly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt blocked. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Kwame Thomas.

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gael Bigirimana.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Freddie Ladapo replaces Stephen Humphrys.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kwame Thomas.

Booking

Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd35209664382669
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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