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Coventry beat Rotherham to move six points clear of drop zone


Leo Ostigard
Brighton loanee Leo Ostigard headed home the winner for his second goal in three games

Coventry City climbed six points clear of the Championship relegation zone with a vital win at fellow strugglers Rotherham.

Millers goalkeeper Viktor Johansson made superb saves to deny Liam Kelly and Tyler Walker, while home midfielder Lewis Wing smashed a shot against the post in an entertaining first half.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Leo Ostigard powered in a header that took a deflection on its way past Johansson.

Rotherham, who were playing their second game in 48 hours, could not really create anything in response and they are now four points behind 21st-placed Derby.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1Johansson
  • 20IhiekweSubstituted forSadlierat 88′minutes
  • 6WoodBooked at 90mins
  • 21MacDonald
  • 22OlosundeSubstituted forGilesat 60′minutes
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forOgbeneat 77′minutes
  • 5WingBooked at 46mins
  • 8WilesBooked at 56minsSubstituted forLadapoat 60′minutes
  • 19HardingSubstituted forRobertsonat 77′minutes
  • 25Crooks
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 9Hirst
  • 10Ladapo
  • 11Ogbene
  • 15Robertson
  • 17Sadlier
  • 26Barlaser
  • 27Blackman
  • 30Giles

Coventry

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Wilson
  • 2Østigard
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 29Da Costa
  • 6Kelly
  • 25James
  • 21McCallum
  • 11O’HareSubstituted forHamerat 77′minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forGyökeresat 72′minutes
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forBiamouat 72′minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 8Allen
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Gyökeres
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 26Shipley
  • 28Eccles
  • 38Hamer

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