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      Viktor Gyokeres ends his league goal drought as Coventry beat Millwall

      Viktor Gyokeres ended his goal drought in the Sky Bet Championship when Coventry beat high-flying Millwall 1-0 at CBS Arena.

      The Sky Blues’ top scorer had not been on the league scoresheet since the 3-1 loss to Sheffield United on Boxing Day, but he found the bottom corner with a second-half rough shot to break the deadlock. .

      It was only Millwall’s fourth league defeat since early October, as Gary Rowett’s men missed a chance to consolidate their play-off position.

      It was a rejuvenated performance from Sweden international Gyokeres, who had been full of energy and hunger before receiving the ball from Manchester City loan Callum Doyle at half-spin.

      He stepped past Charlie Cresswell and set his sights on goal, drilling his effort through George Long from outside the box to score his 13th goal of the season in the second half.

      It had been a long time coming for Gyokeres, who had numerous chances to break the tie in the first half.

      Firstly, the 24-year-old prowler ran past Kasey Palmer and the former Chelsea man slipped on Gyokeres, but Long was quick out to thwart his effort.

      The former Brighton striker cut inside and aimed for the far corner midway through the first half, but came even closer to ending his drought on the stroke of half time.

      He and Palmer had wreaked havoc in the opening 45 minutes and the midfielder’s ball that broke through the defense sent Gyokeres off for the second time.

      Once again he found himself up against Long, who blocked his stab towards goal before the rebound ricocheted off Gyokeres’ chest and rolled agonizingly past the far post.

      The Coventry star striker had previously fed Jamie Allen, whose effort was also met by Long, while Palmer forced the former Sheffield United goalkeeper into another first-half save.

      A clear one-two between Palmer and Gyokeres put the former on his way into the Millwall box, but he could only fire wide.

      Millwall looked lackluster in attack, but Luke McNally was forced to block Oliver Burke’s effort on the line, while Zian Flemming flicked a free kick over Ben Wilson’s crossbar.

      But just as Millwall was beginning to think they could hold on for a point, Gyokeres scored Coventry’s winner on 67 minutes to secure just a second win in nine for Mark Robins’ men.

      As Millwall searched for an equalizer, Romain Esse’s effort was deflected millimeters from the left post.

      The Lions also had appeals for a penalty when Tom Bradshaw collided with Kyle McFadzean.


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