Viktor Gyokeres scored for the first time since October as Coventry produced one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Gyokeres scored in the 68th minute to help the home side to their first home win in their last five matches. He was in the starting line-up after Matty Gooden sustained an injury to his appendicitis.
Coventry’s Mark Robins: “Viktor took his chance and he kept getting in there which I’m really proud of him for. It isn’t easy when you are on your own, against three defenders, and not scored for a while. That will do him and us the world of good. He can hit them and the keeper had no chance, I’m delighted for him. I said to him at half-time and during the game, ‘Don’t beat yourself up, just keep getting in there, something will come’ and thankfully it did.”
Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “This league is about churning out results. That isn’t always about the quality of play, it’s just about finding a way to win. I think every game we’ve lost bar Fulham, we’ve lost by a single goal margin. That tells us we’re not doing enough to win games and we can’t get away from that. We’re at the point where we win one, draw one, lose one type of scenario and we know where that leaves you in the league. It’s a poor goal for us to lose. I think there were times in the game we played some really good football, but we didn’t hurt the opposition enough when we did that.”
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