The Sky Blues are beaten 4-1 by Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium, and Matty James was cancelled from his first half equalisers by Arnaut Danjuma, David Brooks and Dominic Solanke.
Dutch international Danjuma has taken on the first brace inside the first minute, in a helter-skelter opening to the match. Two minutes later, James was crossed by a brave Sky Blues, with a delightful free kick at the edge of the area. Danjuma squeezed the ball acutely into the lead, however, to reclaim Bournemouth’s lead and to set the game beyond City in second half before Brooks and Solanke deflected Ben Pearson’s attempt.
Two goals arrived inside the first three minutes to launch electrically on the south coast. First, with less than 30 seconds of a clock, Arnaut Danjuma set Bournemouth on the way to the elusive outside-of-the-boot David Brooks throw, finishing on the back.
But the Sky Blues were able to react despite the early tragedy. Since running in the defence of Cherries, Callum O’Hare was 20 metres out and it was Matty james who stood up to take the free kick. The middle floor curled the ball and nestled the ball in the right corner and past Asmir Begovic into a raging Bournemouth Wall.
The opportunity began to flood from both sides in a frenetic opening to the contest. Tyler Walker was about to go to City nearby, connecting with Josh Eccles, who played the striker angled in a frozen ball, and his begovic strike at the nearby post.
However, Bournemouth constantly tried to restore leadership. Before turning on his far post, Mr. David Brooks threatened to spin the ball on Marko Marosi, and Danjuma looked to double his tally on a threatening ride which whispered widest in woodwork and played for less than 15 minutes.
Almost reflecting Bristol’s opening goal on Monday, a Sam McCallum long throw seemed to lead momentarily backward from Bournemouth, which allowed the ball to rebound backwards and reach Tyler Walker. His improvised half-volley looks like it might just snock Begovic in the past but was barely short deflected.
Danjuma scored his second of the afternoon in 28 minutes, with the two parties seeming to be swapping between them. Connecting him with Phillip Billing on the left side of the chamber, the winger crossed the line and struck Marosi from the tightest angles with a deep drive to the far corner.
With Kyle McFadzean coming close to elevating the score just under 10 minutes before the break, the Sky Blues refused to let Bournemouth s second steam on its spirits. After having first deployed another long throw from the right, Josh Eccles obtained the ball again and struck McFadzean, who’s header bounced bitterly broad, in a perfect cross.
City created a few half opportunities as the match got started. The volleyball was blocked by Tyler Walker when McFadzean played a second ball from a free kick through the Bournemouth and in the striker’s way.
But then the match took a long break, when Josh Pask was treated and substituted by Jordon Thompson after a clash of heads.
It was City, again, that came forward after the game had resumed. Sam McCallum grabbed a high ball and took hold of the Sky Blues inside Bournemouth and marched up the field to Walker, whose swift photo shows broadly.
However, they were 3-1 down with 20 minutes to play soon afterwards, under all the strain City added.
As he worked the ball across the left line, Danyuma’s cross flashed in the box of the Sky Blues and landed at the foot of David Brooks.
In order to add late pressures, Sky Blues added both Gus Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres while the team was working on creating late drama. However, Bournemouth moved the game 90 minutes outside the city, adding a deferred fourth by Dominic Solanke. Ben Pearson’s one-two strike with Adam Smith seemed to split the striker apart to seal the win on the home side. Final scire Coventry 4 BOURNEMOUTH -1.