Second half goals from Nouha Dicko, Alex Revell and a penalty by Kieran Agard gave Rotherham United an excellent victory at Coventry City.
The teams had been goalless at half time at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium by Dicko broke the deadlock with an excellent header from Be Pringle’s cross.
And with 20 minutes to play Pringle’s cross was headed back across the goal by Dicko and Revell pounced to double the Millers’ advantage.
Moments later it was three as Dicko was upended in the box by Andy Webster and Agard dispatched the spot kick.
There was no Leon Clarke in the Sky Blues team but Rotherham striker Revell passed a fitness test and was named in Steve Evans’ team.
And there was a blow just before kick-off for the visitors with Rob Milsom being replaced by Michael Tidser.
Coventry were combative early in the match with Conor Thomas and Aaron Phillips both being booked for fouls on Tidser and Dicko respectively.
However, the home side nearly took the lead in the 25th minute as Callum Wilson’s shot was blocked by Joe Skarz and from the rebound Carl Baker was foiled by Millers’ keeper Adam Collin.
After scares over the fitness of Ben Pringle and Revell the Millers had a nervous moment when a challenge by Craig Morgan on Wilson in the penalty area was deemed not to be a penalty by referee Jonathan Moss.
After the break the Millers dominated the match to continue their strong away form.
Coventry City: Murphy, Adams, J. Clarke, Webster, Phillips, Moussa, Thomas, Fleck, Baker, Daniels, Wilson. Burge, Christie, Haynes, Garner, Lawton, Baker-Richardson, Maund.
Millers: Collin, Brindley, Morgan, Arnason, Skarz, Agard, Frecklington, Tidser, Pringle, Revell, Dicko. Subs: Shearer, Davis, Mills, Tubbs.