Coventry took an enormous step in the direction of Championship security as Leo Ostigard’s purpose earned them a large 1-0 win at Rotherham on Thursday evening.
Defeat would have left the Sky Blues within the backside three, however Ostigard’s Seventieth-minute header noticed them as a substitute transfer six factors away from the Millers in twenty second – though they do nonetheless have two video games in hand – and as much as 18th within the desk.
Rotherham, who have been enjoying their second sport in 48 hours in a manic week for them as they play catch-up on all the edges round them, are actually 4 factors adrift of security.
They do, nevertheless, nonetheless have two video games in hand on all the edges above them, so there may be nonetheless loads of hope for Paul Warne’s facet.
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Coventry had the worst away file within the Championship heading into the sport, however you would not have identified it from the best way they began the sport.
Have been it not for 3 sensible saves from Rotherham goalkeeper Viktor Johansson, they’d have been in a snug lead on the break. After simply 43 seconds he acrobatically tipped a dipping Liam Kelly volley that was destined for the highest nook onto the bar. 10 minutes later he denied Callum O’Hare from point-blank vary, earlier than Matty Godden fired over from a place the place it appeared more durable to overlook, and after 35 minutes he was readily available to palm away a Tyler Walker header on the far publish.
Rotherham have been comfortably second greatest within the first 45 minutes, however did produce one nice alternative to attain, as on-loan midfielder Lewis Wing thumped a fierce drive in opposition to the publish from a decent angle.
Issues acquired lots tighter within the second half and probabilities have been at a premium, however finally Coventry did discover their well past Johansson. It did, nevertheless, take a slice of fortune, as Ostigard’s towering header took an enormous deflection off of Wes Harding – who had given away the free-kick from which it got here – and into the underside nook.
Man of the match – Leo Ostigard
Andy Hinchcliffe on Sky Sports activities Soccer:
“It is a purpose that might hold Coventry within the Championship. He put in an excellent particular person show and his contribution on the again was additionally sensible.”
Rotherham host Birmingham stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer on Sunday. Protection will get beneath manner at 11.30am, with kick-off at noon. Coventry face Barnsley at 3pm the identical day.