FOOTBALL - Hyam goal snatches injury-time win for Coventry City against Barnsley - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

FOOTBALL - Hyam goal snatches injury-time win for Coventry City against Barnsley

DOM HYAM scored an injury-time winner to ensure Coventry City remain in contention for the play-offs with a 1-0 victory at home to relegation threatened Barnsley.

The defender netted three minutes into time added on to score his third goal of the season and deservedly snatch the points for Mark Robins’ side at the death.

And the result means City now sit 10th in the Sky Bet Championship table, just three points behind Sheffield United who occupy the final play-off spot.

The Sky Blues had the first chance of the game when Viktor Gyokeres received Callum O’Hare’s pass before driving into the penalty area and having a shot saved by Barnsley goalkeeper Bradley Collins.

And Gyokeres was involved again soon after when he exchanged passes with Martyn Waghorn before the latter shot wide with a first-time effort from 18-yards out.

Barnsley’s best chance of the half came from a corner when centre-back Michal Helik headed narrowly wide from 10-yards out from Callum Styles’ left-wing cross.

City continued to push for the opener when O’Hare saw a powerful effort pushed away by Collins from 20-yards out after good closing down from Ian Maatsen.

And Maatsen tried his luck from a free-kick on the right-hand edge of the penalty area shortly after which was comfortable saved by Collins.

Robins’ side spurned a glorious chance in the second period when Gyokeres was played in by Ben Sheaf only for the Swedish striker to see a tame effort deflected into the hands of Collins with O’Hare in support.

Time looked to be against the Sky Blues when Waghorn fired wide late on only for City to score yet another injury-time winner at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Hyam finished superbly into the bottom left corner on the turn from 12-yards out after Barnsley failed to deal with Sheaf’s low ball into the box.

Coventry are next in action away at Bristol City on Tuesday, February 21 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Ashton Gate.

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