The Coventry manager Mark Robins has hailed the impressive performance of the players that led to a 2-1 win over Sheffield United during the weekend. He has said that the three points from this match is extremely vital in the push for finishing in the top six by the end of the season. Coventry are getting into the grove at just the right stage of the season, as they are just a few places below the top six. Their recent form has been helped by the 2-1 win over Sheffield United. Clarke opened the scoring after just 14 min on the clock.
However, the goal from the former Stoke City striker Dave Kitson helped Sheffield United get back into the match in the 72nd minute. Clarke then scored his second goal of the match just 3 min from time to help Coventry register their third victory in four matches. As a result of this victory, the club moved into touching distance within the top six positions. This result was especially was important given that Sheffield United occupied the final play-off position. The manager has said that he is happy with the performance of his players, who were fighting to the final whistle despite being extremely tired.
“We were brilliant in the first half, not quite so good in the second, but all in all I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. They’re a good side, United, and they put you under unbelievable pressure when they are pumping the ball into your box. We got a little bit tired and a bit ragged at times but Leon came up with the winner and at the end we could have flattered ourselves with a couple of breakway goals,” said Robins, who said that he was disappointed with the goals conceded in the set piece.