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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Coventry City

Coventry battled to their first point back in League One after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

Tetchy opening exchanges subsided as the Dons took control of the game towards the end of the first half.

Kwesi Appiah was twice unlucky not to open the scoring after a poked effort from close range was tipped to safety by Liam O'Brien in the Coventry goal and a glancing header from a Mitch Pinnock cross came back off a post in the 44th minute.

But it was Coventry who emerged from the break the stronger side.

New signing Amadou Bakayoko almost put the Sky Blues ahead in the 54th minute when he was sent clean through by Tom Bayliss, but Tom King's touch was just enough for Wimbledon to recover.

With that, Coventry looked to see out the game and late Wimbledon pressure amounted to nothing as a last-minute penalty appeal was waved away when substitute Scott Wagstaff was felled in the Coventry box.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 3Purrington
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forWagstaffat 78'minutes
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forWordsworthat 86'minutes
  • 14TrotterBooked at 33mins
  • 17Barcham
  • 9Appiah
  • 39PigottSubstituted forHansonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 12Garratt
  • 18Hanson
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26McDonald
  • 40Wordsworth

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 17Sterling
  • 5Davies
  • 15Hyam
  • 3MasonSubstituted forBrownat 79'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 16OgogoBooked at 66mins
  • 20Bayliss
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 22Andreu
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forBiamouat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 6Kelly
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Brown
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 26Shipley
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,768

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Coventry City 0.

Delay in match Tennai Watson (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Tom Soares.

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Liam O'Brien.

James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Coventry City).

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Junior Brown replaces Brandon Mason because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Delay in match Brandon Mason (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tony Andreu (Coventry City).

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom King.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Joe Pigott.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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