Coventry City boss Mark Robins has taken a pop at Lyle Taylor after the Nottingham Forest striker earned his team a penalty in stoppage time last night.

The Reds talisman stepped up to fire home from the spot and give Forest a first win at the City Ground since July.

Forest claimed a valuable three points from a stereotypical game of two halves, with the Sky Blues having all the chances during the second 45.

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Robins suggested after the game that he wasn’t overly impressed with Taylor’s part in the Reds’ winning goal.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: “We would have been disappointed with a point. I thought we were much better in the second half. We hit the post and had numerous chances to finish the game off.

“Then we shot ourselves in the foot by giving the penalty away, at a point when we had no time to come back.

“If you touch Lyle Taylor he will go down, inside or outside the box. You cannot give him the opportunity to do that.


“It was clearly a coming together and as soon as he felt contact he was going to go down, which gave the referee a decision to make.”

Taylor had a quiet game for the Reds last night but ultimately came up trumps when it mattered the most.

Turning point

Forest needed a hero of the hour after a drab second half and the man who scored 11 times last season stepped up.

Hughton needs that more often and the challenge for his team is to create more chances for Taylor in open play.

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The challenge on the Forest man did look like a foul, with Kyle McFadzean challenging for the ball in a clumsy manner.

Forest won’t care how scrappy the win was and will go in pursuit of three more points when Wycombe arrive in the East Midlands on Saturday.

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