Ebene News – GB – Pukki and Buendia pull City to victory in Coventry

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Goals from Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia secured Norwich City a 2-0 win over Coventry City on Wednesday night in St Andrew

City dominated the opening period and were well worth their two-goal halftime advantage, Pukki and Buendia helped each other for goals at 28 and 45 minutes respectively

Daniel Farke has named an unchanged squad for the trip to St Andrews, with Dimitris Giannoulis, Mario Vrancic and Buendia keeping their squad places after returning for the weekend’s win over Stoke City

Coventry, meanwhile, entered the game with four new starters after their weekend loss to Cardiff City, with Tyler Walker returning for his first appearance since December

The Bobbly Street Andrews’ pitch made it difficult for both teams from the start Neither could string together a passing streak to give the goal a chance in the first ten minutes

However, it was City who should have taken the lead at 12 minutes Cantwell attempted a brace with Vrancic, but Vrancic’s pass instead found Pukki leaping towards the goal He decided to face off at Cantwell who was running next to his right, but the reduction was right behind him and Coventry was able to eliminate the danger

Coventry was slow to start, but showed threat from wide areas in 21 minutes Julian Dacosta whipped up a teasing cross from the right but Callum O’Hare could only nod from close

But City looked the better of the two in the final third of the opening half hour and they rightly took the lead in the 28th minute Oliver Skipp jumped on a loose pass over his own half and moved the ball towards Buendia who slid a precise ball into Pukki’s path The Finn showed incredible composure to slide the ball past Wilson for the opener

It could have been two moments later when Giannoulis attacked the goal from a tight angle, but the effort was barely over

A smooth 37-minute city move almost featured a second Giannoulis pass through the edge of the area was cheated by Pukki and rolled towards Vrancic, but the goal effort deflected a bit more From the resulting corner, Grant Hanley nodded towards the goal but the ball was blocked by Ben Wilson’s feet

The Canaries were full of confidence and doubled their lead on the halftime shot Pukki stole the ball from undecided Kyle McFadzean and he ran into the zone and returned the favor to Buendia to tap into an empty net

Despite a brilliant start to the second half by the Canaries, Coventry had the first opportunity to note Julian Dacosta, who was fortunate enough not to have received a second yellow card moments before, played a clean pass to O’Hare but he was well ousted by the hurried Tim Krul

Moments later, Gustavo Hamer took aim from a distance and shot a few inches from Krul’s far post

Coventry continued to improve with substitutes Maxime Biamou and Victor Gyokeres giving them new momentum going forward, but they struggled to create anything meaningful to threaten the score

Instead, it was the Canaries who came close after 72 minutes Cantwell dealt a delicious cross ball to Max Aarons, but the right-back was forced to cut to his left and a tame effort was saved by Wilson

Coventry stepped up their efforts for a late goal – Biamou and O’Hare exchanged assists in the 86th minute but Ben Gibson did well to block the latter’s effort on goal

It was as good as it has been for Coventry, as the Canaries saw the minutes remaining to record the clean sheet

Coventry: Wilson (GK), Rose (Ostigard, 46), McFadzean (c), Allen (Biamou, 46), O’Hare, Hyam, Walker (Gyokeres, 64), James (Kelly, 78), Shipley , Dacosta (Pask, 58), HamerSubs not used: Marosi (GK), Sheaf, Bakayoko, Bapaga Objectives: None Reservations: Dacosta (4) Red cards: None

Norwich: Krul (GK), Aarons, Hanley (c), Vrancic (Dowell, 69), Cantwell (Zimmermann, 87), Buendia (Rupp, 87), Skipp, Pukki (Idah, 90 3), McLean, Giannoulis, Gibson Unused Subs: Barden (GK), Quintilla, Sorensen, Hernandez Goals: Pukki (28), Buendia (45 1) Reservations: Hanley (17), Gibson (70), Cantwell (84) Red Cards: None

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