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Coventry City Stun Leeds United to End Unbeaten Run



Coventry City handed Leeds United their first league defeat of 2024, bringing an end to Leeds’ 15-game unbeaten run in the Championship. Ellis Simms and Haji Wright were on target for Coventry, while Joel Piroe scored the consolation for Leeds.

With the victory, Coventry kept their playoff hopes alive, sitting four points adrift of the top six. Meanwhile, Leeds missed the chance to go top of the table, dropping to third place behind leaders Leicester City and second-placed Ipswich Town.

The clash at the CBS Arena started with an early goal from Simms in the 9th minute, giving Coventry the lead. Wright then doubled the advantage for the home side in the 49th minute, putting Leeds in a difficult position.

Leeds fought back with Piroe finding the net in the 76th minute, but it wasn’t enough to secure any points. The Sky Blues‘ solid defense held firm to claim a crucial victory against a strong Leeds side.

Coventry manager Mark Robins praised his team’s performance, highlighting the importance of the win in keeping their playoff dreams alive. On the other hand, Leeds boss Daniel Farke admitted the defeat was a setback but acknowledged the quality of their opponents.

Leeds had entered the match aiming to leapfrog over Ipswich Town at the top of the table but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity. Coventry’s resilience and clinical finishing proved to be decisive in a game that could have significant implications in the race for promotion.

With Leeds’ unbeaten run now halted, the Championship table sees a tighter battle for the top spots as the season heads towards its conclusion. Coventry will look to build on this impressive victory, while Leeds will regroup and refocus as they aim to bounce back in their next fixture.

Rachel Adams

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