Coventry City 3-0 Peterborough United: Viktor Gyokeres double sends Sky Blues second in Championship

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Viktor Gyokeres, a Sweden striker, has scored in all four of his games for Coventry.

Coventry City moved up in the Championship to second with three goals in seven minutes to help them win at home over Peterborough.

Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres scored twice to extend the Sky Blues' perfect home record, after Gustavo Hamer's tap-in broke the deadlock.

Peterborough was unable to score, with only two attempts at the target.

Posh still have no points this term if they lose.

Coventry was set to be the top of the second-tier, for the first time since August 2009. However, Coventry ended up second behind West Bromwich Albion who won a late victory against QPR.

After a tepid first-half at Coventry Building Society Arena Arena, Hamer grabbed a loose ball and put the hosts ahead just before the hour.

Just four minutes later, Gyokeres doubled their advantage by tapping in a low Todd Kane cross.

The scoring was completed by Gyokeres in 64 minutes, when a close-range strike was deflected over a helpless David Cornell in Peterborough's goal.

It was a well-deserved win for Mark Robins' team, who have boosted their reputation of being early pacesetters. Gyokeres, signed from Brighton in summer after a loan spell at the Sky Blues last season, increased his season's total to seven goals in nine appearances.

Jonson Clarke Harris, a Peterborough striker, played the full 90 minutes. His club had appealed against a FA sanction.

Ex-Coventry forward was given a ban of four matches and a fine of 5,300 for historical social media postings. However, any suspension will not take effect until the appeal has been decided.

Mark Robins, Coventry manager, spoke to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

"The first goal was important. That kind of deflated them somewhat.

"From that point on, we grew in stature. We just took the game from them. We were quick and our movement was amazing.

"This was everything we deserved. The atmosphere was electric. It was a fantastic performance with a great end result.

Darren Ferguson, Peterborough's boss, spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

"Another disappointing away loss, another very similar away loss. We conceded, then we fell apart.

"It is something that must change dramatically because it has happened four times already.

"It's clear as day that the problem is. In seven minutes, we've conceded three goals. You're worried that there might be a pasting after seven minutes.

"I have told the players that they need to prove me wrong, because I cannot stand to watch it again,"