Tony Mowbray counsels calm as Coventry thrash Gillingham to go top

22 November 2015 10:34
Jacob Murphy claims hat-trick and Sky Blues leapfrog Gillingham in League One but their manager knows perils of leadership as they prepare to play at BradfordManchester City could have been forearmed. Shortly before they kicked off against Liverpool the League One leaders, Gillingham, lost 4-1 at the Ricoh. Table-toppers are sitting ducks (see League Two’s Plymouth, too) and Coventry City knocked off the Gills with glee and a goal rush of four in 11 minutes just before half-time. A hat-trick by Jacob Murphy bracketed a header by Ben Turner. Both are on loan.They are not the only ones. Coventry live precariously still after the shambles that followed their grandiose move from Highfield Road in 2005. Tony Mowbray is their eighth manager in that time, discounting five interims. None has had two full seasons. The owners who led them through two 10-point deductions, relegation from the Championship and off to Northampton for a season may be better at hedge funds than football clubs but City, in new hands and recovering from the topiary, are back at the Ricoh, albeit as Wasps’ tenants, and daring to feel good about themselves. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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