FOOTBALL - Sky Blues end winless run with Huddersfield victory - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Sky Blues end winless run with Huddersfield victory

KASEY Palmer came back to haunt his former club as the Coventry City midfielder helped the Sky Blues end their winless run with a 2-0 victory against lowly Huddersfield Town.

Palmer made sure of the points with a header from close range after Gustavo Hamer’s fine strike had opened the scoring at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The result means Coventry sit 13th in the Sky Bet Championship, just four points outside of the play-off places, having secured their first win since the turn of the year.

And the home side had the game’s first chance when Jamie Allen sent Viktor Gyokeres away as the striker charged into the box before his shot was helped over the crossbar by Town goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic.

City went close again soon after as Gyokeres teed up Hamer for a shot from the left edge of the penalty area which was pushed to safety by Bilokapic.

However, Bilokapic was unable to keep out Hamer a second time as the midfielder curled a fine effort into the right corner of the goal on 53 minutes after neat interplay with Gyokeres.

And former Huddersfield man Palmer sealed the win on 71 minutes when he headed home Gyokeres’ cross from the right from seven-yards out.

The Terriers best chance came late on as Joseph Hungbo latched onto a ball over the top with Ben Wilson equal to the Watford loanee’s powerful effort.

Mark Robins’ side had one final chance to add some gloss to the scoreline when Hamer slipped in the returning Matty Godden only for the striker to be denied by the foot of Bilokapic.

Coventry are next in action away at West Bromwich Albion on Friday, February 3 with kick-off at 8pm at The Hawthorns.

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