Mark Robins' said Max Biamou's strike reminded him of the late Cyrille Regis as the Sky Blues beat Swindon Town 3-1 at the Ricoh Arena.
Biamou gave City the lead before a Marc McNulty brace secured the victroy on an emotional day in Coventry.
"That was a terrific team performance," said Robins.
"There were some good goals and the lads were throwing themselves on the line, which was great to see.
"Today was a really moving day. It was a great celebration of Cyrille's life and his career. I think it was fitting result and I am sure he will be looking down on us happy this evening."
Biamou was yet to score a league goal this season, but changed that after 17 minutes when he raced onto a loose ball to unleash a thunderbolt into the far top corner.
"It felt like Biamou was possessed with Cyrille today. The goal that he scored was absolutely top-drawer. Hopefully that gives Max a surge of confidence that he can build on.
"We were ruthelss with our chances today. Swindon are a really potent attacking threat. To deal with them the way we did was fine.
"I never felt like we were under any real pressure apart from a ten minute spell after we were two goals up.
"Then they ended up with a goal which was dissapointing really because our defence got swapped and we dealt with everything before that.
"Lee Burge made a couple of great saves a 2-1. There was goal-mouth action, some really good goals, some good efforts on goal, and I thought it was a really good advert for the division.
He added: "McNulty's goal was top drawer and so was Biamou's, probably a goal of the month winner easily!
"I am really pleased with the three points becuase it is so tight up here. We dropped out last week and we have followed it up with a really stong performance against a good Swindon side."