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Coventry City 0-0 Colchester United

Colchester midfielder Tom Lapslie was sent off for two bookings in less than a minute during their 0-0 draw with Coventry.

The 22-year-old was booked for a foul before being shown red for a deliberate handball just moments later at the Ricoh.

The goalless draw means Mark Robins' Sky Blues have now failed to score in an agonising 441 league minutes.

Even Lapslie's sending off 14 minutes from time did nothing to solve Coventry's crisis in front of goal.

Both sides had chances but failed to break the deadlock as the side's goalkeepers had barely anything to do all day.

The best chances of the game came right at the death as home defender Ryan Haynes missed two glorious opportunities to grab the points.

First he fired wide with just five minutes left before heading Jorden Shipley's corner over in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 24Haynes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8DoyleBooked at 68mins
  • 18NazonBooked at 65mins
  • 10McNulty
  • 11JonesSubstituted forShipleyat 24'minutes
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forVincentiat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 26Shipley
  • 31Stevenson
  • 38Ponticelli

Colchester

  • 1WalkerBooked at 77mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 26InnissBooked at 65mins
  • 6Kent
  • 2Jackson
  • 14Comley
  • 4LapslieBooked at 76mins
  • 7Wright
  • 16Murray
  • 19MandronSubstituted forKabambaat 89'minutes
  • 21HanlanSubstituted forSlaterat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kinsella
  • 15Kabamba
  • 23O'Sullivan
  • 24Slater
  • 27Odelusi
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 35James
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
7,149

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Colchester United 0.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Drey Wright.

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Mikael Mandron.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Craig Slater replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Booking

Sam Walker (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) for hand ball.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Peter Vincenti replaces Stuart Beavon.

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Brandon Comley (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Marc McNulty.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Ryan Inniss (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1594234122231
2Notts County159332516930
3Accrington159242618829
4Exeter159242217529
5Wycombe157532822626
6Newport157442315825
7Swindon158162118325
8Coventry15735148624
9Stevenage157352424024
10Lincoln City156541614223
11Cambridge157261616023
12Grimsby156451921-222
13Mansfield155642120121
14Cheltenham156272020020
15Colchester155462020019
16Carlisle155462021-119
17Crewe155281522-717
18Yeovil154472129-816
19Crawley154381216-415
20Barnet153571820-214
21Port Vale154291620-414
22Morecambe153571220-814
23Forest Green153391432-1812
24Chesterfield1522111329-168
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