Chris Coleman paid tribute to his Coventry side after they ended a run of 10 matches without a win with a valuable 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers Peterborough.

Freddy Eastwood fired a hat-trick to ensure Craig Mackail-Smith's double for the visitors proved to be in vain.

And after watching his side claim their first home win since September, a relieved Coleman said: "I am delighted for everyone that we have got three points."

He added: "We had to fight hard for it. At 2-2 we could have crumbled but we didn't and for Freddy to get the winner as well was fantastic.

"This was harder than Wednesday's game against Newcastle. We were 2-0 up at half-time but we know it is never easy at Coventry City. Something always happens and it did.

"Fair play to Peterborough, they forced us back in the second half. When they got the first goal back, you could smell the fear was back. I thought we showed great character to come back and win because there was a lot of pressure on everybody."

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