Gustavo Hamer's fifth goal of the season sent Coventry on their way to victory over Huddersfield
Coventry City ended their five-game winless streak with a comfortable home win over struggling Huddersfield.
The home side had the better of the first half and Viktor Gyokeres and Gustavo Hamer both forced decent saves from Huddersfield goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic.
Hamer gave the Sky Blues a deserved lead after the break when he cut in from the left, played a one-two with Gyokeres and then curled in from 18 yards.
Former Terriers loanee Kasey Palmer made the points safe when he headed home a Gyokeres cross.
The visitors came close to pulling one back shortly afterwards but Ben Wilson made a fine stop to deny Joe Hungbo.
Coventry, who were playing for the first time since Doug King became sole owner of the club on Friday, are now four points off sixth place, while Huddersfield remain three points adrift of safety.
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Leading scorer Gyokeres was influential throughout but did not manage to add to his 13 goals so far this season on what could potentially have been his final appearance for the club.
Boss Mark Robins has insisted the Sweden international is not for sale but struggling Premier League side Everton have been linked with a move before the transfer widow closes on Tuesday.
Huddersfield are now without a win in three games and face out-of-sorts QPR next Saturday.
Coventry travel to West Midlands rivals West Brom on Friday and will hope they still have Gyokeres in their ranks.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
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- 41Bilokapic32Lees39HelikBooked at 52mins4Pearson38LowtonBooked at 89mins6Hogg15HighSubstituted forKasumuat 79'minutes14Ruffels22Rudoni19HolmesSubstituted forHungboat 63'minutes9RhodesSubstituted forKamberiat 76'minutes
Referee:Seb StockbridgeAttendance:17,557Match StatsHome TeamCoventryAway TeamHuddersfieldPossessionHome44%Away56%ShotsHome9Away6Shots on TargetHome5Away4CornersHome6Away3FoulsHome13Away13Live Text Post update
Match ends, Coventry City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.
Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.
Substitution, Coventry City. Sean Maguire replaces Gustavo Hamer.
Foul by Florian Kamberi (Huddersfield Town).
Jake Bidwell (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jack Rudoni (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Godden (Coventry City).
Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Matthew Lowton (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matthew Lowton (Huddersfield Town).
Ben Sheaf (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Josh Ruffels (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gustavo Hamer (Coventry City).
Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gustavo Hamer.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury Michal Helik (Huddersfield Town).
Delay in match because of an injury Josh Eccles (Coventry City).
Foul by Tom Lees (Huddersfield Town).
Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Eccles replaces Brooke Norton-Cuffy.
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