Coventry City continued their impressive start to this Sky Bet Championship season on Saturday as they beat Hull City 1-0 at the MKM Stadium.
A single goal from a well executed Matty Godden header secured all three points for the Sky Blues and kept Mark Robins’ side on track for an unlikely push for the play-offs.
It was once again a performance that underlined everything that is good about this Coventry side as they showed the grit and determination to grind out what was a priceless away victory.
That result keeps them firmly in fourth place of the league standings and will have left many a fan dreaming of what could be to come further down the line.
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Godden on fire
The striker recently signed a new contract to extend his stay at the Coventry Building Society Arena and has continued to be one of the club’s main men on the field of play.
Godden made it three in three with a brilliant diving header from Ian Maatsen’s cross from the left and is once again proving many of his doubters wrong.
Anyone who felt that he couldn’t cut it in the Championship will be eating humble pie with the frontman once again showing that he can lead the line to great effect.
His work rate and leadership skills have proven invaluable for the Sky Blues.
Maatsen continues to impress
The Chelsea loanee has continued to impress on the left hand side under Robins and has certainly made more and more people sit up and take notice of his ability.
Maatsen’s loan spell with Charlton Athletic last season was eye catching enough in League One but since making the move to the Championship he has stepped things up a gear.
He provides a solid attacking outlet on the flank because of his crossing and pace and is equally adept at getting back to carry out his defensive duties when required.
Chelsea are sure to be impressed with how he has developed and Coventry will be hoping his form continues.
Away form will be crucial
Yesterday’s win also underlined the importance of the Sky Blues picking up wins on the road, with their form away sure to be crucial if they really want to make a concerted effort to get into the play-offs.
Their home form has helped to get them to where they are in the table but it is the away games that will matter a lot more in the long run.
They showed their defensive solidity against a Hull side who offered very little and will know that they must stay as disciplined when they come up against some of the division’s more potent sides.
Only time will tell if they can keep this good run up.