City Made To Pay For Missed Chances Again

Coventry City 0-2  Blackpool 

City: Burge, Mason, Davies, Sterling, Hyam, Enobakhare (Bakayoko 65), Kelly, Thomas, Hiwula (Clarke-Harris 73),, Westbrooke, Chaplin. Subs: Addai, Grimmer, Doyle, Brown, Shipley. 

Blackpool Mafoumbi, Tilt, Daniels, Heneghan, Anderton (Feeney 35),  Bola, Spearing, Turton (Pritchard 72), Delfounseo, Thompson, Gnanduillet. Subs: Nottingham, Kirkby, Sorensen 

Att 9,786 

Goals: Nathan Delfounseo 47, Armand Gnanduillet 51 

Coventry City were again made to pay for not putting away their chances and lost 2-0 at home to Blackpool.

Midweek results and the loss from the trip to Plymouth meant that the Sky Blues were down to tenth in the table and one place below the visitors to the Ricoh Arena in Blackpool .

With injuries to Tom Bayliss and Jordan Willis, City started brightly with an early corner against a side which featured former City loanee nathan Delounseo.

The pressure continued with Luke Thomas forcing the visiting keeper into a save and a shot blasted over.

In the 23rd minute, Sterling got down the right and the ball came over for Conor Chaplin who somehow headed wide.

Westbrooke won a 26th minute corner and Blackpool won one in the 32nd minute which City broke from.

Anderton limped off injured before Westbrooke, City best player, fired wide.

Now Coventry City should have been at least three goals up but two minutes into the second half and with it starting to rain, City were made to pay for their missed chances when Blackpool had a free kick which was sent over to Nathan Delfounseo who bundled into the net. 

Then in the 51st minute, Armand Gnanduillet was allowed to turn inside the area and hold off his marker to fire past Burge on his left and make it 2-0 to the Seasiders who beat the Sky Blues 2-0 back in August and had a backing of around 150.

“Sisu Out’ chants came from some of the disgruntled City support who watched City then scramble a corner away.

Mafoumbi saved from Hiwula before the stewards, whgo were out in numbers after intelligence was received that an 11th minute pitch invasion was planned, went into the corner of the East Stand and made an ejection.

Bakayoko came on for Enobakhare before Hiwula had a shot saved in the 67th minute and was denied a penalty after a lovely pass from Bakayoko giving the City support more to legitimately groan about.

Hiwula was replaced in the 73rd minute by Jonson Clarke-Harris as Blackpool launched into time-wasting mode.

Clarke-Harris headed wide in the 77th minute and in the 82nd minute by now, City supporters were seeking to get out of the rain and they were followed by the rest of us, who left unhappy that the Sky Blues wrre again architects of their own downfall.