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Burton Albion 0-0 Coventry City

A hard-earned point from a frenetic but goalless draw away at Burton was enough to send Coventry City top of League One.

In a fast paced first half neither side could find the all-important breakthrough.

Despite the hosts enjoying the lion's share of the opening half it was City's Zain Westbrooke who went closest to grabbing a goal with a rasping 25-yard effort than thundered back off the post after 23 minutes.

John Brayford rippled the side netting with a powerful effort and Liam Boyce was inches away from finishing off an Oliver Sarkic cross as the Brewers pressed.

Lucas Akins twice went close early in the second half and former Albion defender Kyle McFadzean had to make several important blocks to deny his former side.

Jordy Hiwula forced Kieran O'Hara into a good save from a stinging effort with 15 minutes remaining before home substitute Nathan Broadhead curled an excellent free-kick against the post with Marko Marosi in the City goal beaten.

The visitors almost snatched it late on when substitute Gervane Kasteneer shot from a tight angle and Hiwula just failed to make contact at the far post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 62mins
  • 18NarteyBooked at 89mins
  • 6Wallace
  • 4Edwards
  • 7Quinn
  • 8FraserSubstituted forTempletonat 85'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forSbarraat 78'minutes
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forBroadheadat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 9Broadhead
  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 30Livesey

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 80mins
  • 15Hyam
  • 31McCallum
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forO'Hareat 62'minutes
  • 20WalshBooked at 57mins
  • 26Shipley
  • 10JobelloSubstituted forKastaneerat 63'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 17O'Hare
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 37Williams
  • 38Eccles
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
4,409

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Coventry City 0.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Fankaty Dabo.

Hand ball by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

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

Booking

Richard Nartey (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Godden with a headed pass.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Offside, Coventry City. Liam Walsh tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Scott Fraser.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Attempt saved. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City).

Richard Nartey (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Liam Boyce because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kieran O'Hara.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Nathan Broadhead replaces Oliver Sarkic.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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