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MANAGER'S VERDICT: COVENTRY CITY

17 November 2018

NIGEL Clough hailed a "wonderful performance" that earned his side a 1-0 win over Coventry City.

A second half goal from a David Templeton free kick was enough to give Albion the points with the Brewers manager "thrilled" with the way his team played against one of the form teams of the league.

He said: "We are more than satisfied. We are thrilled  with the way we played and the victory. That's our best result of the season given all the circumstances, the quality of the opposition and how hard we had to work.

"It was a great game and a wonderful team performance today.

"Everyone did their jobs, especially the back four and the goalkeeper.

"They are very solid, organised and break on you very quickly and we knew that would be their major threat but we dealt with it very well, especially in the second half.

"We had to be patient as well as they are so well organised. It was a little bit frustrating at times but we had to wear them down.

"We weren't unhappy coming in 0-0 at half-time against such a good side but the way we started the second half set the tone for the last 45 minutes. We could have scored three times in that first five minutes and that put them on the back foot.

"The goal was a great free kick from David Templeton that takes a nick of somebody and goes in at the far post. If nobody touches it I think it's going in anyway but we deserved that bit of luck as there was a number of other situations where they got blocks in and it didn't fall for us.

"It was a very high standard League One game and I'm sure the fans will have enjoyed the football today."


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