Match ends, Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1.
Coventry City's blistering start ended Sheffield United's slim chance of achieving a League One play-off place.
The Sky Blues led after Adam Armstrong's effort was deflected in by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
The Blades were 2-0 down after only eight minutes when Andy Rose poked in from a George Thomas through ball.
Billy Sharp's penalty gave the visitors hope, but Ruben Lameiras made sure of the points for the home side when he fired in from a Jodi Jones pass.
Coventry's first three-goal performance in 14 games helped them leapfrog the Blades into ninth, Tony Mowbray's men having now won three of their last four games.
After a late run of three wins from five matches had put them on the brink of the top six, the Blades can now no longer make the play-offs,
Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:
"It was fitting for the season we have had at home, a good way to finish off.
"I told them to relax and play with a smile on their face. We started the game very brightly and it was great to finish as we did.
"It was good to score some goals, which has been our problem for the second half of the season, and good that we did it for the fans."
- 7FleckBooked at 80mins
- 32FortunéSubstituted forLameirasat 78'minutes
- 16RoseSubstituted forPhillipsat 69'minutes
- 27ThomasSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes
- 8CouttsBooked at 33mins
- 36WhitemanSubstituted forReedat 85'minutes
- 7FlynnSubstituted forWoolfordat 66'minutes
- 14DoneSubstituted forKellyat 90'minutes
- 29AdamsBooked at 67mins
- Andrew Davey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Long.
Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. David Edgar (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.
Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Graham Kelly replaces Matt Done because of an injury.
Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).
Goal! Coventry City 3, Sheffield United 1. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jodi Jones.
Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).
Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Benjamin Whiteman.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Cole.
John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.
Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.