Date: 16th February 2006 at 7:10pm
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The Sky Blues were slightly fortunate perhaps to take all three points from this game but were once again totally comitted to the cause and created a fair few chances against a Wednesday side who also had plenty of opportunities to get at least a point.

Dennis Wise again played a key role for City. Despite not having his best game in the middle of the park he notched up assists for both goals.

The first came from a planned free-kick move in stoppage time in the first-half.

Michael Doyle knocked the ball to Wise on the edge of the box with the Owls defence expecting either a shot or cross.

That meant they switched off slightly and allowed Stern John to bundle in Wise’s pass.

The second goal was down to Wise’s quick thinking when he drew a foul, to use the American parlance, picked himself up and played the ball quickly into McSheffrey to score.

Wednesday pulled a goal back when Chris Brunt hammered in a free-kick from the edge of the box but could not stop City claiming all three points.


Comments: Micky Adams
‘We were delighted to see Brunt wasn’t in from the start because we knew he was a threat from set-pieces.

‘We were disappointed to give away a free-kick in that position especially with him on the field..

‘We are not kidding ourselves that this was a good performance as both sides had lots of chances.’

Comments: Owls boss Paul Sturrock
(On his side’s lack of goals) ‘In all my years as a manager I have never seen anything like this and I thought I had seen it all.

‘In training we are working on finishing but it’s down to mind games now and it’s a problem for us.

‘No-one can accuse us of a lack of fight, will to win or attitude – it’s just this problem of scoring goals.’

 

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