Coventry Metropolis 1-1 Bristol Metropolis: Bristol Metropolis come from behind to attract with Coventry

Antoine Semenyo scores a goal for Bristol Cit against Covntry
Antoine Semenyo scored his fifth aim of the season for Bristol Metropolis

Coventry Metropolis and Bristol Metropolis shared the factors as either side performed out their second successive draw on the CBS Area.

Jake Bidwell opened the scoring for the Sky Blues after 12 minutes, heading in from shut vary.

Antoine Semenyo drew Bristol Metropolis stage simply earlier than the half-hour mark, slotting the ball in on the rebound for his fifth aim of the marketing campaign.

Robins ahead Andreas Weimann then noticed a shot blocked on the road deep within the second half as the 2 groups failed to interrupt the impasse.

Coventry – who performed out a goalless draw with Cardiff midweek – stay in thirteenth place within the desk.

Bristol Metropolis, who equally drew 0-0 away to Millwall of their earlier match, stayed nineteenth and now have just one win of their previous 10 as supervisor Nigel Pearson tries to ease among the stress.

It was Coventry who began the higher of the 2 sides with Martyn Waghorn forcing a save out of Max O’Leary inside two minutes.

Left-back Bidwell then put the Sky Blues in entrance along with his first aim of the marketing campaign, after neat play down the suitable from Gustavo Hamer noticed the ball performed into the field. Whereas O’Leary did effectively to disclaim Bidwell’s first effort, the rebound fell straight again into his path and the defender simply needed to nod the ball in from inches out.

Bristol Metropolis have been a risk going ahead a lot of the season and Semenyo equalized a short time later along with his first aim since getting back from World Cup motion with Ghana final month.

The 22-year-old began the transfer by breaking down the suitable, and whereas Nahki Wells’ shot was blocked, Semenyo did not miss because it fell to his ft, slotting the ball past Ben Wilson for his fifth aim this season.

With momentum of their favour, Viktor Gyokeres then made a goal-saving header off the road to disclaim Kal Naismith from turning a nook residence and placing Bristol Metropolis in entrance.

Coventry once more began brighter after the break as Waghorn noticed a shot go vast, whereas Zak Vyner made a superbly timed sliding sort out to disclaim Gyokeres one other aim, but it surely became a half with few clear-cut probabilities.

When Semenyo broke once more down the suitable and reduce the ball again into the field late on, it appeared sure Weimann had scored the winner for the guests. However Callum Doyle was there to make a superb block to disclaim the Austrian on the again publish, as either side needed to accept some extent.

Coventry Metropolis supervisor Mark Robins informed BBC Radio C&W:

“I believed that we have been the brighter crew to begin the sport. We got here up towards a facet who have gotten a very skilled and highly effective entrance three. They have some high quality sprinkled across the crew.

“What we did to begin the sport, effectively, we took management of it. I believed we have been on the entrance foot. I feel that you would inform that either side have been drained – up and down the video games, Premier League video games yesterday you would inform. It is troublesome, however what I’ve stated to them in there may be that they’ve dug in.

“I believed that we have been the facet which may have gone and gained it, particularly in the direction of the final quarter-hour I believed that we have been OK.

“I believed that they’d a breakaway that had the possibility that was stopped on the road, I feel it was offside so it would not have made any distinction anyway, however apart from that I believed that we have been OK with out being scintillating , with out being stuffed with power – and I feel that is most likely the principle factor.”

Bristol Metropolis supervisor Nigel Pearson informed BBC Radio Bristol:

“We began a bit gradual and disappointing to go behind. There is a little bit of unwell fortune as effectively – Max made an exquisite save and it simply occurred to fall in the suitable place.

“I used to be dissatisfied with the gradual begin however thereon in I believed we have been wonderful by way of our collective willpower, effort and a few of our play was wonderful too.

“We have put an excellent residence facet underneath stress for lengthy durations so I suppose both facet may have gained it, however perhaps a draw is comparatively honest.

“We gained lots of set performs and put them underneath stress they usually seemed rattled, we simply could not discover that of completion. Within the second half I suppose it was ebb and stream. Each side had some good promising spells that didn’ t actually come to a lot.”

line ups


formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Wilson
  • 4rose
  • 3doyle
  • 2PanzoBooked at 43mins
  • 20KaneSubstituted fordaboat 64′minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 38hamer
  • eightheverybodyBooked at 90mins
  • 27bidwell
  • 45palmersSubstituted forsheafat 65′minutes
  • 9waghornSubstituted forTavares Desiderioat 65′minutes
  • 17Gyokeres


  • 1Moore
  • 6Kelly
  • 14sheaf
  • 23dabo
  • 30Tavares Desiderio
  • 32Burroughs
  • 36Howley

Bristol Metropolis

formation 3-5-2

  • 12O’Leary
  • 26vynerBooked at 35mins
  • 5Atkinson
  • 4Naismith
  • 19tanner
  • 14WeimanBooked at 76mins
  • 6James
  • 7Scott
  • 16pring
  • 11Semenyo
  • 21wellsSubstituted forConwayat 80′minutes


  • 1Bentley
  • 3dasilva
  • eighthWilliams
  • 10King
  • 15Conway
  • 17Sykes
  • 20Bell

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