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Tony Mowbray hails Coventry City supporters after win against Crewe Alexandra

19 August 2015

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has praised the home support at the Ricoh Arena, after they inspired his side to a 3-2 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.

The win means City remain at the top of Sky Bet League 1 after Match Round 3, with their 100 per cent record still intact.

City's first two goals came through John Fleck and Adam Armstrong, but strikes from Brad Inman and Marcus Haber meant the pair were locked at 2-2 with less than 10 minutes to play.

But Jim O'Brien rescued all three points for Coventry in the 83rd minute, and manager Mowbray insists that the supporters’ influence cannot be underestimated.

"I said it after the Wigan game but I can't emphasise it enough, the crowd really played their part," he told

"The noise was brilliant and they were truly the 12th man, and they drove the side on to get the result we deserved in the end.

"It was a difficult game because Crewe Alexandra always felt like they were in the game and we had to keep up our attacking play.

"I've been told we had 27 shots so I think that proves we deserved the victory in the end and keeps us going in the right direction."

Read more: Sky Bet League 1: Match Round 3 review

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