Coventry City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0 - Owls plunged deeper into relegation trouble

Coventry City's Gustavo Hamer (right) and Sheffield Wednesday's Andre Green battle for the ball. Picture: PA.Coventry City's Gustavo Hamer (right) and Sheffield Wednesday's Andre Green battle for the ball. Picture: PA.
Coventry City's Gustavo Hamer (right) and Sheffield Wednesday's Andre Green battle for the ball. Picture: PA.
Callum O’Hare set up both goals as Coventry ended a near two-month home drought with a 2-0 win over struggling Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew’s.

O’Hare threaded Brighton loan striker Viktor Gyokeres clear to put Coventry ahead just before the hour mark and added a precise pass for Jamie Allen to seal the points in stoppage time.

Gyokeres’s strike, his first since joining on loan earlier this month, ended a barren run spanning five-and-a-half hours and three goalless draws for the Sky Blues at their temporary home.

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Coventry could have won by more as Max Biamou saw a shot cleared off the line but were perhaps fortunate Dom Hyam did not see red for pulling back Josh Windass shortly after Gyokeres’s opener.

Victory moved Coventry up to 17th, six points clear of the drop zone, where Wednesday – the division’s lowest scorers after firing another blank – remain rooted in 23rd, six points from safety.

This was their first Championship game since January 1 after a coronavirus outbreak and they are without an away win in nine attempts.

The Owls almost led in the 11th minute as Barry Bannan’s short corner to Matt Penney on the edge of the box caught Coventry napping and his fierce strike took a slight nick that almost deceived City keeper Ben Wilson who fumbled it inches wide.

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Coventry’s first chance arrived as Gustavo Hamer’s corner was met by a header from Leo Ostigard but Owls keeper Keiren Westwood parried it away.

Gyokeres nipped between two defenders and an outrushing Westwood on the edge of the box to lift another classy O’Hare through ball over the keeper.

Bannan curled a free-kick inches over and Windass drilled a shot into the side netting.

But Coventry secured the points as O’Hare capped a swift break by finding substitute Allen, who fired between Westwood’s legs one-on-one.

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Coventry: Wilson, Dabo (Pask 46), Ostigard, Hyam, McCallum, Sheaf (Shipley 63), Hamer, James, O’Hare, Biamou (Bakayoko 82), Gyokeres (Allen 82). Unused substitutes: Marosi, Jobello, Eccles, Kastaneer, Bapaga.

Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer (Brown 82), Lees, Borner, Penney, Reach, Pelupessy (Dele-Bashiru 59), Hutchinson (Marriott 82), Bannan, Green (Paterson 75), Windass (Harris 75). Unused substitutes: Urhoghide, Luongo, Wildsmith, Brennan.

Referee: L Doughty (Lancashire).

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