Reid relieved to record long-awaited win

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 30 October 2004
Under-fire City boss Peter Reid is a happy and relieved man this evening. The former Sunderland manager's Sky Blues side won against Reading this afternoon - their first victory in two months.

But Reid admitted that there will be no wild celebrations in Coventry this evening - he will merely be putting his feet up and enjoying a quiet glass of wine.

"The important thing now is for me to go and have a glass of red wine and enjoy this win," joked the City manager after their win this afternoon.

Coventry battled their way to a 3-2 win, but endured a difficult closing few minutes as Reading pushed for an equaliser.

Dave Kitson had given Reading fans hope of a late Royals fight-back when he cut Coventry's two goal lead in half with twenty minutes to go.

And Reid revealed that he had his heart in his mouth in the final minutes as his team left themselves exposed to the counter-attack as they unsuccessfully tried to kill the game off with a fourth goal.

"When we were 3-2 up we were going for a fourth when all I wanted them to do was keep hold of it, and Reading were coming back at us so I was glad when the final whistle went," said Reid.

"It was very tight but I thought we just edged it. It was a really good game, full of end-to-end stuff and I wouldn’t have thought anybody could have left their seat."

In the end Coventry held on, and they will hope to build on the result with another good performance against Preston on Tuesday.

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