By Ben Abel-Lockyer –
Huddersfield Town dropped points for the 4th time in 4 consecutive games thanks to goals from Gustavo Hamer and Kasey Palmer for Coventry City which was enough to make sure the sky blues sealed all 3 points at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
In this contest between 13th-placed Coventry and 22nd-placed Huddersfield Town, loanee Kasey Palmer was on target against his former employers as his team ran out 2-0 winners against an error-prone Huddersfield side.
Silky and expeditious Gustavo Hamer was also in and amongst the goals as the sky blues ended their own run of 5 games without a victory, dating right back up to Christmas when their last win came out against West Brom winning 1-0 on the day.
An added bonus to the positive result was that the blues got a clean sheet also which would be merrily welcomed for the defensive setup after conceding 4 goals in the last 2 home outings. More significantly as they look to build momentum going into the next game on Friday the 3rd of February away at West Brom.
The Terriers, who have the worst away record in the Championship, continued to show a collaboration of signs of their complications on and off the pitch. After another disappointing result, when they are still in search of a victory in 2023, this leaves them languishing in the relegation places 3 points from safety.
The home side had more superior in the first half as they forced saves out of Huddersfield goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic, through the aggressive attacking forward players of Coventry Viktor Gyokeres and Gustavo Hamer.
Hamer gave the sky blues the lead 8 minutes from the break when he cut in from the left and played a quick little intricate one-two with his teammate Gyokeres before discharging a thunderous curling drive into the far corner from 18 yards.
Coventry had just picked up one victory since returning from the World Cup break so it was important that Mark Robin’s men put a close to that period.
Gyokeres was on target to set up the second goal and make the points safe putting on hand Kasey Palmer by swinging in the cross for the former Chelsea academy and town loanee player to nod in which was his 3rd goal in successive home games.
The visitors came near to pulling one back shortly after when the home goalkeeper Ben Watson made an impressive stop to oppose Joe Hungbo.
All in all, it was another underwhelming performance from a side that has been struggling all season to produce positive results. Huddersfield are still without a win in 2023, but host an underperforming Queens Park Rangers side at the John Smith’s Stadium 4th of February.