FOOTBALL - Sky Blues beaten by Norwich despite spirited fightback - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Sky Blues beaten by Norwich despite spirited fightback

Coventry Editorial 23rd Jan, 2023 Updated: 23rd Jan, 2023   0

COVENTRY City suffered a 4-2 defeat against Norwich City as the Sky Blues winless run was extended to six matches despite a spirited fightback.

The Canaries blitzed Coventry with three goals in the first 18 minutes only for Jamie Allen and Kasey Palmer to strike and bring the Sky Blues back into the contest with five goals scored in a crazy opening half hour.

However, Norwich midfielder Kieran Dowell put the game to bed in the second period at the Coventry Building Society Arena with the Sky Blues winless since the turn of the year.

And the result means Coventry sit 15th in the Sky Bet Championship table.

The visitors took the lead on six minutes when Michael Rose inadvertently turned the ball into his own net from Gabriel Sara’s corner.

And Norwich doubled their lead on 10 minutes when Onel Hernandez’s shot squirmed underneath Sky Blues goalkeeper Ben Wilson and into the net.

Mark Robins’ side looked down and out on 18 minutes when United States international Josh Sargent fired into the bottom left corner from Teemu Pukki’s cutback.

However, the home side reduced the deficit just two minutes later as Allen produced a cultured finish into the right corner from Jake Bidwell’s knock down.

And Coventry struck again on 26 minutes when Palmer’s first time shot soared past Tim Krul in the Norwich goal with Viktor Gyokeres in close attention.

However, Norwich sealed the win on 65 minutes when Dowell’s venomous shot beat Wilson at his near post.

Coventry are next in action at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, January 28 with kick-off at 3pm at the CBS Arena.

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