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Coventry halt poor run with win at Posh

Published on: 15 January 2022

Coventry's Matt Godden scored 18 goals for Peterborough in 2018-19, his only season with the club

Coventry City picked up their first win in seven Championship matches with a dominant victory at lowly Peterborough United.

Gustavo Hamer put the Sky Blues ahead with a strike from about 30 yards, which home keeper David Cornell could only parry in, with former Posh striker Matt Godden doubling their lead with a composed finish inside the far post.

The visitors carved Peterborough open with regularity although Darren Ferguson's side halved their deficit before the break when Jorge Grant impressively found the top corner from just outside the box.

However, it was one-way traffic after half-time, Callum O'Hare and Jamie Allen hitting the post for Coventry before they were finally rewarded, Nathan Thompson diverting a cross into his own goal and Godden adding his second after a late counter-attack.

The points lift Coventry up to eighth, five points from the play-offs, while Peterborough - who have won just one of their past 10 in the league - remain 22nd and three points from safety.

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Prior to the game the hosts had only conceded 11 home Championship goals this season, but they were worryingly flimsy at the back against Mark Robins' visitors, who clearly gained confidence from last weekend's FA Cup third-round win over Derby.

Peterborough signed Swansea goalkeeper Steven Benda on loan this week but the German watched on from the bench as Cornell ought to have done better with Hamer's long-range opener, though the Brazilian was given ample space to shoot.

Stand-in skipper Godden's first came after Max Sheaf dispossessed Bali Mumba in his own half, and Jamie Allen lifted a great chance over for Coventry before Posh pulled one back - Hamer caught out on the edge of his own area and Grant finishing in style.

O'Hare missed the best of the Sky Blues' second-half openings, somehow only prodding Todd Kane's fine cross against the post, but it did not matter as another Kane ball into the box went in off Thompson and sub Viktor Gyokeres later squared for Godden to score his 10th goal of the campaign.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsPeterborough

Formation 4-3-1-2

13Cornell4Thompson12Knight2Edwards24Mumba8Taylor18Norburn11Grant16Burrows7Szmodics10Dembélé

    13Cornell4Thompson12Knight2EdwardsBooked at 61mins24MumbaBooked at 41mins8TaylorSubstituted forJonesat 66'minutes18NorburnBooked at 8mins11Grant16Burrows7SzmodicsSubstituted forPokuat 80'minutes10DembéléSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 59'minutes

Substitutes

    6Kent9Clarke-Harris15Poku17Jones21Tomlinson25Benda27Barker

Coventry

Formation 3-4-2-1

13Wilson15Hyam4Rose3Clarke-Salter20Kane14Sheaf38Hamer26Shipley8Allen10O'Hare24Godden

    13Wilson15HyamBooked at 24mins4Rose3Clarke-Salter20Kane14Sheaf38HamerSubstituted forGyökeresat 66'minutes26ShipleySubstituted forEcclesat 90'minutes8Allen10O'Hare24Godden

Substitutes

    1Moore5McFadzean7Jones9Waghorn17Gyökeres19Walker28Eccles

Referee:Keith StroudAttendance:10,282Match StatsHome TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCoventryPossessionHome49%Away51%ShotsHome9Away22Shots on TargetHome4Away9CornersHome3Away8FoulsHome13Away10Live TextPost update

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 4.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 4.

90'+3'Post update

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Bali Mumba (Peterborough United).

90'+2'Post update

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'Post update

Foul by Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United).

90'+1'goalGoal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 4. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Viktor Gyökeres following a fast break.

90'Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Eccles replaces Jordan Shipley because of an injury.

88'Post update

Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Coventry City).

88'Post update

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86'Post update

Attempt missed. Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum O'Hare following a corner.

86'Post update

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Rose following a corner.

85'Post update

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Oliver Norburn.

83'Post update

Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bali Mumba.

81'goalGoal!

Own Goal by Nathan Thompson, Peterborough United. Peterborough United 1, Coventry City 3.

80'Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kwame Poku replaces Sammie Szmodics.

78'Post update

Attempt missed. Viktor Gyökeres (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

77'Post update

Jake Clarke-Salter (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'Post update

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

73'Post update

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Todd Kane with a cross following a corner.

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Source: bbc.com

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