Coventry produced a magical 25 minutes to engineer one of the shocking football results of the Championship weekend. It was a cagey first half with Fulham just about having the better half. They were rewarded why Kyle McFadzean put the ball through his own net. The hosts looked like a completely different team in the second half. A defensive mixup from Fulham allowed Viktor Gyokeres to equalize before they went ahead when Matt Godden converted from the penalty spot. They further extended their lead when Ian Maatsen produced a moment of magic before Gyokeres scored the fourth in the 69th minute. The win helped Coventry up to third in the table while Fulham slipped into fifth.

Managers Reaction

Coventry’s Mark Robins: “I said belief, just about belief. Knowing they were getting in good positions to stop them, but also having the belief, the vision, and ability to do what we want to do, which was move the ball really quickly and shift them.” he added. “We know where they were and where we could exploit and they exploited their positions really well by a quick movement, good vision, good execution of passes, and a willingness to press and get all over them.”

Fulham’s Marco Silva: “It’s something that I don’t like to say but I have to apologize to our fans. The second half was wrong, everything was all wrong from the beginning to the end of the second half.” he added. “Unfortunately the referee did everything wrong as well because it’s a clear dive for the penalty, no foul at all, but it is not his fault we lost. After that we had enough time to react, to do different things, but we have to react in a different way.”

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