FOOTBALL - Coventry City complete impressive double over league leaders Fulham - The Coventry Observer

8th Aug, 2022

FOOTBALL - Coventry City complete impressive double over league leaders Fulham

COVENTRY City stunned leaders Fulham to come away from Craven Cottage with a 3-1 victory and complete a league double over the capital club.

Goals from Michael Rose, Viktor Gyokeres and Callum O’Hare sealed the points for Mark Robins’ side who brought an end to their four-game winless run.

The result means Coventry sit 10th in the Sky Bet Championship table, six points outside of the play-off places with just five matches left to play.

And the Sky Blues stunned the home side on 20 minutes when Rose flicked Gus Hamer’s corner from the left into the bottom right corner at the near post via the aid of a deflection.

City doubled their lead just four minutes later when Gyokeres collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area before cutting in-field and firing a low effort that went through Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak.

Fulham almost halved the deficit when Neco Williams’ cross from the right was met by Neeskens Kebano on the volley only for the forward’s volley to hit the crossbar with Simon Moore beaten.

And Williams then had a go himself in the second period when he brought down a high ball before seeing a low shot from the edge of the penalty area saved by Moore low down to his left.

The on-loan Liverpool defender continued to cause City problems when he let fly with another low swerving effort from 35-yards out that was pushed behind by Moore low down to his right.

Fulham eventually pulled a goal back on 82 minutes when Bobby Decordova-Reid found the bottom right corner after the substitute exchanged passes with Josh Onomah down the left.

And Coventry were up against it as the leaders pushed for a leveller only for Moore to make a crucial save to deny Rodrigo Muniz’s shot from the edge of the penalty area before Jake Bidwell cleared the loose ball to safety.

Robins’ side wrapped up the points in injury time when O’Hare finished into an empty net from a couple of yards out from Hamer’s driven pass after the midfielder won the ball high up the pitch.

Coventry are next in action away at Birmingham City on Good Friday (Friday, April 15) with kick-off at 3pm at St Andrew’s.

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