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Hillsborough (ATT 22,732) 1st October 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Mason

Sheff Wed Sheffield Wednesday vs Coventry City Coventry

Brunt sees off Sky Blues

By Tom Adams.   Last Updated: 01/10/05 2:50pm

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Sheffield Wednesday moved off the bottom of The Championship thanks to a fine display from Chris Brunt in their 3-2 win over Coventry City.

The Owls have struggled with life in England's second tier since their play-off victory last season, although they claimed all three points in a dramatic encounter with the struggling Sky Blues.

Wednesday took the lead three times at Hillsborough and Micky Adams' men were unable to peg them back on the third occasion, as Brunt converted from the penalty spot to seal the victory.

The home side took an early lead when Graham Coughlan headed in after 17 minutes, as he timed his run to perfection to meet Brunt's corner.

On-loan Manchester United man Chris Eagles then saw his free kick well saved by Steven Bywater before Coventry drew level, as Gary McSheffrey converted from the penalty spot after being brought down by David Lucas.

The Hillborough faithful were raging at McSheffrey after viewing his fall with suspicion, although their smiles were restored when Brunt netted with a fantastic 30-yard volley that eluded Bywater.

After the break, Wednesday continued to attack as Lee Peacock hit the post, before Coventry again hit back when Andy Morrell headed in from Richard Duffy's cross.

However, they were to be trumped yet again on 79 minutes, as Brunt capped off a fine individual display by keeping his nerve to score from the spot after Andrew Whing had brought down Peacock.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 43 86
3 Derby County 43 78
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 42 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 65
7 Reading 43 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 43 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 43 61
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 43 53
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 43 47
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Charlton Athletic 42 42
21 Blackpool 43 42
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 43 37

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