October 2, 2012
Sky Blues and Dons share spoils
Coventry and MK Dons were perfectly matched as they fought out a lively 1-1 at the Ricoh Arena.
Mark Robins' men, buoyed by their first league win of the season at Oldham on Saturday, started very strongly and could easily have been in front in the early stages.
David McGoldrick picked out Carl Baker with a far-post cross in only the third minute but his volley was well pushed aside by David Martin.
The home side were also slightly unlucky not to win a penalty three minutes later when Darren Potter appeared to handball right in front of the referee inside his own area.
The visitors, who started in third place, hit back when Charlie MacDonald picked a loose ball from Richard Wood only for William Edjenguele to get back and clear in the nick of time.
Wood made up for it in the 34th minute when he leapt to meet a corner from Gary McSheffrey and head powerfully home.
But they could not keep hold of their lead and MK Dons were level in the 42nd minute when a shot from Stephen Gleeson hit Edjenguele and deflected in.
|Coventry City||Milton Keynes Dons|
|1 Joe Murphy||1 David Martin|
|24 Richard Wood||24 Antony Kay|
|25 William Edjenguele||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|34 Jamie Reckford||3 Dean Lewington|
|21 Cyrus Christie||26 Luke Chadwick|
|8 Carl Baker||8 Darren Potter|
|32 Franck Moussa||6 Steven Williams|
|38 James Bailey||7 Stephen Gleeson|
|16 Adam Barton||17 Daniel Powell|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||10 Charlie MacDonald|
|31 David McGoldrick||9 Dean Bowditch|
|13 Chris Dunn||Ian McLoughlin 16|
|3 Chris Hussey||Mathias Doumbe 4|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Adam Chicksen 12|
|26 Jordan Willis||Alan Smith 11|
|10 John Fleck||James O'Shea 23|
|37 Conor Henderson||Scott Allan 28|
|17 Callum Ball||Ryan Lowe 14|
|John Fleck for Gary McSheffrey (69)||James O'Shea for Luke Chadwick (73)|
|Nathan Cameron for William Edjenguele (69)||Alan Smith for Charlie MacDonald (81)|
|Callum Ball for Adam Barton (78)||Ryan Lowe for Daniel Powell (90)|
|Gary McSheffrey (41)||Jon Otsemobor (90)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Milton Keynes Dons|