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Coventry City 2-1 Millwall

Coventry fight back to beat Millwall thanks to Haji Wright double

2024/02/11 14:34
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Coventry bounced back to victory and reclaimed a spot in the Championship play-off positions after coming from behind to beat Millwall 2-1.

Millwall came close to scoring in the opening minute as George Honeyman's close-range shot from Japhet Tanganga's long throw was blocked by Coventry goalkeeper Brad Collins.

The hosts had their own opportunities, with Tatsuhiro Sakamoto's shot saved by Matija Sarkic and in the rebound, Haji Wright hit the post.

The visitors' good start was rewarded when Zian Flemming set up 18-year-old Romain Esse for the opening goal in the 12th minute.

Despite Coventry dominating possession, they failed to score before half-time.

In the second half, the Sky Blues intensified their pressure, and the equaliser came in the 67th minute when Wright was fouled in the box by Japhet Tanganga, and the USA international calmly converted the penalty.

Mark Robins' men completed the comeback when Callum O'Hare found Wright in the box and scored at the near post despite Sarkic getting a hand to it.

Millwall struggled to respond, and Coventry's strong home form propelled them four places up to sixth in the standings, ahead of Sunderland on goal difference, while Millwall 18th place, four points clear of relegation zone.

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JW
2024-02-11 16h03m by jwhiteheadbarnes
In the 80th minute, Coventry completed their comeback as Kyle McFadzean headed in a corner from Gustavo Hamer.

Wow, what a comeback! Our boys showed real grit and determination to secure the win and reclaim our spot in the play-offs. That penalty from Wright was ice cold! Let's keep this momentum going
DN
2024-02-11 15h50m by dnelsons
The winning goal came just five minutes later, with Matt Godden scoring from close range after good work from Gustavo Hamer.

As a Coventry fan, I am ecstatic about this victory! It was a tough match, but our team showed determination and strength to come from behind and secure the win. Our players gave it their all and their efforts paid off. Now we are back in the play-off positions and I have no doubt that we will continue to fight for promotion.
SP
2024-02-11 15h18m by sparkerfield
With the game looking to end in a draw, Coventry pushed for a winner and it came in the 86th minute as Sakamoto's header found the back of the net, securing all three points for the home side.

As a Coventry fan, I am absolutely ecstatic about this victory! What a game it was, coming from behind to secure a win and reclaim our spot in the Championship play-offs. The team showed great determination and never gave up, even when we were trailing.
A_
2024-02-11 15h09m by a_12_shawcross
The turnaround was complete in the 78th minute when Victor Gyokeres scored with a powerful header from Gustavo Hamer&
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U Sunday, 11 February 2024 - 12:00
The Coventry Building Society Arena
Andrew Kitchen
2-1
Haji Wright 67' (pen.) 70'
Romain Esse 12'

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