Coventry City 4-1 Fulham: Sky Blues hit back to hammer hapless Cottagers

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The turning point at Coventry Building Society Arena was Matt Godden's 51-minute controversial penalty against Fulham

Coventry City put an end to their midweek defeat at Luton with a spectacular second-half fightback.

After Kyle McFadzean's goal, which was denied by Aleksandar Mitrovic, Mark Robins' rampant Sky Blues were 1-0 down at halftime.

City won the sixth consecutive home win at Coventry Building Society Arena to maintain their 100% record and give Fulham their worst league loss since May 2019.

Viktor Gyokeres scored the equaliser right after the break. He had already scored the first of three City goals within 14 minutes. Then, he won the victory with their fourth and second goal, which he completed 20 minutes later.

In between, Matt Godden also scored from an contentiously-awarded 51st-minute penalty after he had gone down without appearing to be touched by Antonee Robinson.

On-loan Chelsea player Ian Maatsen scored on 61 minutes.

After Fankaty Dabo had crossed his right-wing cross, he hit a spectacular left-foot shot.

Viktor Gyokeres, a two-goal goal scorer, has scored seven of nine of his nine goals at home this season.

Gyokeres now has nine goals for City this year, one more than Championship top scorer Mitrovic. He also has a brace in each his two last home games.

It didn't look like the Swede would have another happy day when the Sky Blues trailed at break, sans suspended Gustavo Hamer or Martyn Waghorn who was Covid-hit.

They were entitled to feel upset that they were behind 18 minutes ago when Mitrovic seemed to grab McFadzean in a corner by McFadzean's neck, unbalancing City skipper as McFadzean headed into his own net eight yards away.

Bobby Reid forced Simon Moore, Coventry's keeper, to go all out to save his right-foot shot. Fulham's speed and slippery surface made them seem more dangerous.

Robins' halftime team talk was the key to triggering a turnaround.

Alfie Mawson, Josh Onomah (recalled) were found dallying on the box's edge for 47 minutes. Callum O'Hare then snuck into the Gyokeres to discover a net that was not guarded.

Four minutes later, Godden was found guilty of being fouled, but Godden stepped up and sent Paulo Gazzaniga in the wrong direction.

Maatsen's first goal for the club was a stunning one. Gyokeres added the finishing touch by scoring the winning goal. Gazzaniga made a brilliant save to his left.

What's next?

Coventry is now level with West Bromwich Albion (morning leader) and Bournemouth on points. This is because of the international break.

They will then travel to Tony Mowbray, ex-Sky Blues boss, Blackburn. Fulham, on the other hand, have a second lunchtime kickoff at QPR.

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