FOOTBALL - Wright brace helps Coventry City to come-from-behind win against Millwall - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Wright brace helps Coventry City to come-from-behind win against Millwall

Coventry Editorial 12th Feb, 2024 Updated: 12th Feb, 2024   0

HAJI Wright scored a quickfire brace to help Coventry City earn a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Millwall.

Wright levelled the game from the penalty spot on 67 minutes before finding the net again three minutes later after Romain Esse opened the scoring at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

And the result means Coventry sit sixth in the Championship table inside the play-off places on goal difference.

Millwall almost took the lead inside the opening minute as Bradley Collins made an important save to deny George Honeyman from close range after City failed to deal with Japhet Tanganga’s long throw.

The Sky Blues went even closer at the other end on five minutes as Wright somehow hit the post from four-yards out after Matija Sarkic kept out Tatsuhiro Sakamoto’s initial effort.

However, Millwall broke the deadlock on 12 minutes when Esse’s powerful shot from 14-yards out deflected into the net off Luis Binks.

Mark Robins’ side almost drew level soon after as Victor Torp saw his free-kick from 20-yards out tipped over the bar by Sarkic.

After the break, City won a penalty when Tanganga fouled Wright in the box and the Coventry striker picked himself up to roll the ball down the middle of the goal.

And the Sky Blues completed the turnaround three minutes later with Sarkic unable to keep out Wright’s first time shot at his near post after good work from Callum O’Hare.

City looked to seal the points a couple of minutes later as Torp’s effort deflected off Tangana and travelled inches over the bar.

Coventry are next in action away at Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday, February 14 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Home Park.

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