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Milton Keynes Dons 0-0 Coventry City

MK Dons keeper Lee Nicholls denied Jordy Hiwula from the penalty spot to preserve a goalless draw with Coventry which put an end to the home side's five-game losing run.

Paul Tisdale was unable to name a striker among his starting line-up, such are MK Dons' present injury woes - and his men were forced to put in a shift to earn a share of the spoils.

The visitors, now winless in four, wasted a decent opportunity when Sam McCallum's cross into the six-yard box was met by frontman Amadou Bakayoko, whose header flew inches wide of goal.

Coventry were awarded a penalty when Dons keeper Nicholls brought down Hiwula inside the box, only for the Sky Blues man to then watch Nicholls pull off a decent save to keep things level.

The home side's first shot on goal followed minutes later when Hiram Boateng's half-volley from inside the visitors' box forced keeper Marko Marosi into action.

Marosi could only watch when Ben Reeves' long-range effort smacked off the underside of the Coventry crossbar late on, as things ended goalless.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 1mins
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 69mins
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 64mins
  • 24Houghton
  • 29KasumuBooked at 66mins
  • 25BrittainBooked at 61mins
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 79minsSubstituted forAgardat 84'minutes
  • 18McGrandles
  • 26BoatengSubstituted forReevesat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Poole
  • 6Cargill
  • 7Reeves
  • 11Dickenson
  • 14Agard
  • 22Moore
  • 33Harley

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 4Rose
  • 15Hyam
  • 31McCallum
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 20Walsh
  • 26Shipley
  • 17O'Hare
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forBiamouat 63'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forKastaneerat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 3Mason
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Kelly
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 33Kastaneer
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
13,621

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Agard.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Callum Brittain.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Alex Gilbey.

Attempt saved. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam McCallum with a cross.

Booking

Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Walsh (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

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

Offside, MK Dons. Callum Brittain tries a through ball, but Ben Reeves is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marko Marosi (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gervane Kastaneer replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Hiram Boateng.

Attempt missed. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Hare with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (MK Dons).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Booking

David Kasumu (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Portsmouth113441212013
18Tranmere133461722-513
19MK Dons134181219-713
20Wimbledon143381924-512
21Accrington122551521-611
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
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