20th Nov, 2018

Nazon strike earns City first league win against Swindon since 1964

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY remain one point short of third placed Accrington Stanley after coming from behind to beat Swindon on Tuesday night.

It was the Sky Blues’ first league win against the Robins since 1964, and it came at a timely moment as Mark Robins’ men continue their campaign with automatic promotion back into League One on everyone’s mind.

Luke Norris handed Swindon the early lead with a spectacular volley, but City skipper Michael Doyle pounced mid-way through the first half to draw the game level.

After James Dunne was shown a red card following an altercation with Doyle mid-way through the second half, Coventry were handed a one-man advantage with 18 minutes to go.

And they took full advantage of Dunne’s red card when in-form forward Duckens Nazon submitted his entry for ‘Goal of the Season’ as he side-stepped inside and curled 30-yard strike into the top corner.

Seven minutes added time gave the game some late tension, but amongst all the pressure of Swindon trying to draw level it was Nazon again who was presented with the best chance.

His delicate flick over the keeper bounced agonisingly just wide of the far post, but it did not matter. Red: Dunne 71′

Manager Mark Robins said after the game: “We were good for large spells. Especially at the start of the game.

“There was a couple of nailed on penalties for me. One down either end.

“Plus a number of other notable chances before Doyle gets his goal to bring us level, and then Nazon’s goal deserved to win any game.

“I thought Doyle was outstanding. I have been telling him to sit deeper but today he was a little more free.

“The supporters were magnificent too. They drove everybody on.

“That was a really tough away game and I am pleased to get back to back wins.”

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