Three goals in 15 second-half minutes earned play-off chasing Rotherham an impressive victory over Coventry.

Sky Blues captain Carl Baker saw his first-half effort blocked on the line before Steve Evans's side took hold.

Nouha Dicko guided in Ben Pringle's cross to open the scoring before Alex Revell's header doubled their lead.

The result was put beyond doubt when Dicko was brought down by Aaron Phillips in the box and Kieran Agard scored the resulting penalty.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We came here under difficult circumstances. We've been robbed of Michael O'Connor yesterday when he had to pull out and Rob Neilsen, he had to pull out with a back spasm.

"But Michael Tidser has come in for his first start of the season and in spells was the best player on the park, other than the boy up front [Alex Revell], who was quite exceptional.

"We knew it was going to be tough here - because we're beating them 3-0 that doesn't mean they're a bad side.

"They're a very good side and you have to work very hard to beat them."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 18 Phillips Booked
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas Booked
  • 24 Clarke
  • 04 Webster
  • 08 Baker
  • 07 Fleck
  • 20 Wilson
  • 17 Daniels (Christie - 66' )
  • 14 Moussa

Substitutes

  • 02 Christie
  • 13 Burge
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 33 Maund
  • 38 Baker-Richardson
  • 39 Lawton

Rotherham United

  • 21 Collin
  • 02 Brindley
  • 03 Skarz
  • 08 Frecklington (Mills - 92' )
  • 04 Arnason
  • 20 Morgan
  • 22 Agard
  • 23 Tidser
  • 09 Revell (Davis - 92' )
  • 26 Dicko (Tubbs - 90' )
  • 18 Pringle

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 05 Davis
  • 06 Mills
  • 16 Tubbs
Ref: Jonathan Moss
Att: 1,961

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

2 3

Corners

2 2

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 3.

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 3.

90:00 +3:05

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Claude Davis replaces Alex Revell.

90:00 +1:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Pablo Mills replaces Lee Frecklington.

90:00 +1:04

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

90:00 +0:45

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:21

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:21

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

89:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Tubbs replaces Nouha Dicko.

83:00

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:55

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

82:41

Hand ball by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

82:00

Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:55

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

79:38

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 3. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

72:11

Penalty conceded by Andy Webster (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:11

Penalty Rotherham United. Nouha Dicko draws a foul in the penalty area.

70:22

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

70:22

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 2. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.

66:37

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

66:37

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Cyrus Christie replaces Billy Daniels.

64:11

Hand ball by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

60:23

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 1. Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

56:48

Hand ball by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

53:23

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andy Webster.

53:06

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:24

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:24

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

45:37

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andy Webster.

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 0.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 0, Rotherham United 0.

45:00 +0:41

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:41

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

40:22

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:51

Delay in match Alex Revell (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

25:00

Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:51

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

24:28

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

24:28

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:48

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:54

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:18

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

21:18

Michael Tidser (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:35

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16:26

Attempt blocked. Billy Daniels (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:16

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

14:37 Booking

Booking Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

14:25

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

14:25

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:37 Booking

Booking Conor Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

11:44

Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:04

Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).

3:22

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:22

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

2:49

Attempt missed. Billy Daniels (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:16

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

1:47

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:47

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

1:03

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:03

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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