MATTY GODDEN scored twice against former club Peterborough United as Coventry City secured an emphatic 4-1 win in their first league game of the new year.
Godden’s found the bottom left corner with a clever finish on 25 minutes before the striker doubled his tally in injury-time.
That came after Gus Hamer’s screamer broke the deadlock on 15 minutes with Nathan Thompson’s own goal in the 81st minute all but sealing the points for Coventry.
Posh pulled a goal back through Jorge Grant on 38 minutes but were unable to stage a comeback in what was a superb away showing from City.
The result means Coventry sit eighth in the Sky Bet Championship table, five points outside of the play-off places with at least one game in-hand on all of the teams above them.
Sky Blues boss Robins said: “It’s a great result and a good performance, I’m delighted.
“It’s up there [with our best away performance], I like the performance because it’s really tough here to come and play.”
“It was hard fought, Matty Godden’s first goal was a brilliant finish, we were well worthy of the win.
“Once we weathered the storm in the second half we moved the ball really well and created some really good opportunities.
“We’ve caught them on a day when we’ve played somewhere near where we need to be.”
Brazilian midfielder Hamer opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard effort into the top corner having also netted the opener in the reverse fixture at the CBS Arena.
And Godden doubled City’s lead with a clinical finish into the bottom left corner after Ben Sheaf caught Bali Mumba in possession deep inside the Peterborough half.
Posh halved the deficit through Grant’s well-placed shot into the top corner but were unable to mount a fightback in the second-half.
Coventry were twice denied by the post with Callum O’Hare and Jamie Allen coming within inches of a third goal.
However, Thompson put through his own net from Todd Kane’s dangerous cross from the left as City made their pressure count.
And man of the match Godden rounded off the win in the first minute of time added on when he blasted home into an empty net from substitute Viktor Gyokeres’ pass.
Coventry are next in action at home to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, January 22 with kick-off at 3pm at the CBS Arena.