Man Utd cult hero boss says he wants to ‘kill’ Championship stars after they decide penalty taker with bizarre game

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MARK ROBINS joked that he wanted to “kill” two of his players after an on-field game of rock, paper, scissors to decide who took a penalty.

Coventry were a goal down to Millwall in their 2-1 win on Sunday when they were awarded a spot-kick on 67 minutes.

Coventry stars Haji Wright and Callum O’Hare decided on a penalty taker by playing rock, paper, scissors[/caption]

With regular taker Matty Godden on the bench, it was a choice between Haji Wright and Callum O’Hare and the duo played their little game to settle it.

In the end, Wright stepped up to coolly slot home after being fouled by Japhet Tanganga.

That took Wright into double figures for the season and he grabbed the winner three minutes later as the Sky Blues moved back into the top six.

Boss Robins was less than pleased with the way the taker was chosen. He said: “Rock, paper, scissors? I’m going to kill them. I’ll be talking to them about it.

“It’s about who’s confident about taking the penalty. Haji was a regular penalty taker when he played in Turkey. He’s really decent but it’s who fancies it.

“So when you get involved like that, it puts doubt in somebody’s head. The good thing is they both wanted it. But it needs to be a little bit more scientific than that.

“They are brilliant lads, sort it out among yourselves, I’m not going to get involved in every bit of micro-management. But I still want to kill them!”

Millwall have not won in five games now but took the lead through home-grown teenager Romain Esse after 12 minutes.


He was making only his second start of the season after 27 substitute appearances.

And he scored for the first time since the opening day of the season when he collected a Zian Flemming ball and fired home with a deflection off Luis Binks.

But Coventry have only lost once at home in 22 games and Wright completed their second-half comeback with a 70th-minute strike.

The Lions had enough chances early on to have sealed the points long before, which left boss Joe Edwards frustrated.

He said: “We constantly have lots of games where there was a lot to be pleased with.

“But we got the goal our start deserved, then had an opportunity to get the second which would have relieved the stress on our defence.

“The problem for us is that it’s a recurring theme, we haven’t won since New Year’s Day.”

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