Pablo celebrates with double strike

PABLO Counago celebrated news of his girlfriend Lara's pregnancy with two goals as Ipswich become the first team to beat Coventry away from the Ricoh Stadium this season.

By Elvin King

PABLO Counago celebrated news of his girlfriend Lara's pregnancy with two goals as Ipswich become the first team to beat Coventry away from the Ricoh Stadium this season.

The Ipswich Town striker, who now has three home goals to his credit, expects the Blues away form to be have improved by the time the baby is born next March.

Nine points out of nine at home and just one out of nine away shows the need to improve away displays, but Counago insists there is no panic.

The 28-year-old Spanish striker said: "We know we need to start collecting away points but it is not an obsession.

"We don't want to put extra pressure on ourselves.

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"We gained a point at Plymouth and then lost to a couple of the better teams in the division."

Counago, who included a baby holding routine in his goal celebration, said that he was happy with his goals.

But he added: "The most important thing was a victory after our two consecutive away defeats.

"We must try and play the same away as we do at home. We have to be stronger on our travels."

Coventry captain Arjan De Zeeuw, who was found wanting for a couple of Ipswich's goals, said the Sky Blues gave in too easily.

He said: "We have lost the first goal a few times now which is annoying because it puts us on the back foot.

"We created a few chances but you are never going to come back from 3-0 down, not that easily anyway.

"Ipswich played well, to be fair , but we gave in to them too easily with their chances which they took well.

"Michael Doyle and Stephen Hughes did all right in midfield and Isaac Osbourne played very strong on the right hand side and Leon Best worked hard and created chances, but not all of us had a good day and we have to put it behind us and try to get a clean sheet."

Coventry, who would have top with a 3-0 win, have a Carling Cup game with Manchester United on Wednesday - with Charlton in the league to follow on Saturday.

De Zeeuw added: "I hope it was just a bad day. We are going to have to forget this very quickly and prepare for Man United and then Charlton, which is an even bigger one because we have no intention of losing two league games on the spin."

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