Brunt sees off Sky Blues
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
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.
Sat 1st Oct
Sheff Wed3 - 2Coventry
Derby1 - 1Leicester
Brighton1 - 3Norwich
Preston1 - 1Southampton
Ipswich2 - 1Crewe
Cardiff1 - 2Luton Town
Watford0 - 0Leeds
Reading2 - 1Sheff Utd
Plymouth2 - 1Stoke City
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