'We got away with one': Coventry City boss Mark Robins makes frank admission after win over Blackpool

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Mark Robins admits his Coventry City side were fortunate not to concede a second penalty during their 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Read More
Blackpool's former Luton Town & Reading keeper joins League Two side on emergenc...

Having already shipped one spot kick to be pegged back to 1-1, the Sky Blues then committed another clear foul inside the box – this time on striker Jerry Yates.

But referee Geoff Eltringham bizarrely overlooked the appeals, much to Coventry’s relief.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The visitors, who were also fortunate not to have Viktor Gyokeres sent off for a forearm smash on Callum Connolly, would capitalise on the good luck by putting Blackpool to the sword.

Reflecting on his side’s performance at Bloomfield Road, Robins said: “It was a great start to the game for us

"I thought we moved the ball around really well. The surface was okay but cut up a bit as the game went on. We faced a few different styles. They had a brilliant result midweek, but I thought we deservedly took the lead.

“1-0 up I thought was deserved, but we became sloppy and ragged and we had been crisp with our passing and trying to find spaces pretty well, but then we gave a stupid penalty away because we were too open.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Coventry boss Mark RobinsCoventry boss Mark Robins
Coventry boss Mark Robins

“Morgan Rogers is quick and he ends up coming across and he’s fouled and it’s a penalty and they dispatched it and it wasn’t what we were after at all. It really gave them a leg up, the crowd gets up and really, they should’ve had a second penalty.

“You’ve seen them given all day long, but he didn’t give it and we got away with one. We got on to play properly again and then we get a brilliant delivery from Gus and we get the lead again.

“We spoke at half-time about not being too open and giving them too many opportunities and try go after them.

“Both teams were trying to win the game and it became a bit like a basketball game and it was going to be about who could create the chances and take them and it was us.

“We will take the 4-1 win. It’s a difficult place to go as they’ve proved time and time again this season, so it’s a brilliant result.”