Barnsley 0 - 0 Coventry City

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Barnsley 0 - 0 Coventry City

Postby dutchman » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:32 pm

Barnsley picked up their first point of the season against Coventry but are still searching for their first Championship goal

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The Sky Blues went closest in an even first half when Leo Ostigard met Gustavo Hamer's corner and crashed a header against the underside of the crossbar.

Barnsley improved after the break and almost scored when Cauley Woodrow's close-range effort deflected into the side-netting.

And Elliot Simoes then scooped a shot just over after a good move involving Kilian Ludewig, Alex Mowatt and Dominik Frieser.

The draw meant the Tykes avoided a third straight league defeat and their worst start to a season since 2008-09, but their inability to create clear-cut chances against Coventry will remain a big concern.

A switch of formation at half-time allowed the hosts to have the better of the second half, with skipper Mowatt curling an effort over after skipping past two challenges.

Woodrow almost snatched a late winner with a close-range strike, but Marko Marosi produced a fine stop to continue City's encouraging start to their Championship return, which has taken them to 13th place thanks a win and a draw from their first three matches.

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