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Sky Blues go out in style

Last Updated: 30/04/05 6:45pm

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Coventry celebrated their last game at Highfield Road in style with a thumping 6-2 win over Derby.

The Sky Blues, who are moving to a new stadium at the end of the season, signed off in perfect style in front of their own fans with the performance of their season.

Coventry were quickly out of the traps with Gary McSheffrey breaking the deadlock on 20 minutes.

McSheffrey doubled the lead eight minutes later when converting from the penalty spot after former Sky Blue Mo Konjic pushed Claus Jorgensen inside the area.

Dele Adebola added a third on 37 minutes when he rounded Lee Camp and slotted the ball into the empty net and Stern John netted the fourth five minutes before the break when he headed home Stephen Hughes' corner.

Derby pulled a goal back six minutes after the break with Adam Bolder firing home from Inigo Idiakez's free kick.

Coventry restored their commanding lead three minutes later with John firing home his second goal of the game through the legs of Camp.

Substitute Paul Peschisolido reduced the arrears again on 62 minutes, but Coventry sealed a memorable day with substitute Andy Whing brilliantly volleying home to send Highfield Road into raptures.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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