The Sky Blues defeated Rotherham United 1-0 at the New York Stadium on Thursday night, with Leo Ostigard scoring in the second half to win a vital three points.
After creating many scoring chances in the match in South Yorkshire, the defender scored from close range to give City a justified lead.
City kept on for their third away victory of the season, moving them six points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.
Mark Robins made three changes from the side that lost to Bournemouth at the weekend, with Ben Wilson, Julien Dacosta, and Dom Hyam replacing Marko Marosi, Josh Eccles, and Josh Pask in the starting lineup.
Liam Kelly’s stunning volley from just outside the right-hand edge of the penalty area was deflected off the crossbar by a fingertip save from Rotherham keeper Viktor Johansson in the first minute.
A free-kick high on the left came through to Kyle McFadzean at the back post, but the defender miscued his shot wide of the mark as the Sky Blues started to create problems for the Millers from set-pieces.
City had more opportunities as the ball deflected kindly into the hands of Callum O’Hare, who was stopped by Johansson from near range before Matty Godden shot the rebound attempt over the crossbar.
After a minor deflection off a Sky Blues midfielder, Lewis Wing’s drilled effort cannoned back off the post on 23 minutes, igniting Rotherham’s attack.
Just before the half-hour mark, City regained possession of the game and produced a half-chance when Godden shot over from 25 yards out.
After failing to cope with Sam McCallum’s long throw from the left, Johansson made another stunning save to deny the Sky Blues. Tyler Walker’s header was held out from near range after the hosts struggled to deal with Sam McCallum’s long throw from the left.
After a tense start to the second half, the Sky Blues had their first clear opportunity of the half when Walker challenged Millers keeper Johansson equally before slicing his shot wide of the post.
With 20 minutes remaining, the Sky Blues took a deserving lead when Ostigard headed home from close range after a lovely cross from Matty James on the left side of the penalty area.
Throughout the 90 minutes, Rotherham failed to build a straight cut shot, as the Sky Blues easily saw out the final few minutes, claiming a league double over the Millers.
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