Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna hailed Wes Burns' 'world class finish' in this afternoon's 2-1 home win against Coventry City as his favourite goal since taking charge of the club.

The Welsh winger cut inside from the right and, from the edge of the box, sent a swerving outside of the boot finish into the top corner just before the break.

That goal - the 199th of McKenna's time at the helm - doubled the high-flying Blues' lead, following George Hirst's early opener, and set them on their way to a ninth home win of the Championship campaign.

"I think it was probably my favourite goal since I got here and not just because of the finish," enthused McKenna.

"The finish is world class. You're not going to find a better outside of foot finish anywhere in the world this year probably. It's incredible technique.

"But it's also about the move that led to it. I could see every bit of us in the way the players were thinking, the way the players were moving, connecting, connecting, deep areas, waiting for the exact moment to recognise when the extra player came to the press, to then find the release pass to the opposite side. They executed it so well. When Conor (Chaplin) finds that switch of play, that's a third of a goal for me because we've executed an important part of our process really, really well.

"Then you saw the gear change from the team, the way we accelerate, players breaking through the pitch, the speed of the move goes up, runners on the top line, good decision to come back again, runners on the top line, switch of play to the width, overlapping run that frees up the space and then a world class finish. For me, it's a top, top goal as a team and individually. It's certainly one of my favourites."

Burns revealed after the match that he often tries the technique in training but it rarely comes off and joked that McKenna had 'hammered him' for not using his left foot.

"Yeah, it's a funny one really," smiled McKenna. "We've been talking about that since I started working with Wes because he's got a really good left foot and we're always encouraging him to use it more for inswinging crosses or for when he comes inside to shoot, but he likes shooting off the outside of his right. 

"I might tell him if he has 100 shots from there he might score more if he used his left, but I don't think you'll see a more beautiful finish than that one."

On his team's overall performance, McKenna said: "I thought we were outstanding, I have to sya. We can't underestimate how hard it is to win a game in this division against a team of that quality just because we've done it it quite regularly.

"I thought first half we were outstanding. Our intensity off the ball, our pressing from the front was hard. Coventry changed how they have been playing and played with more midfielders and more bodies inside the pitch.

"I really liked our work on the ball. Whenever they didn't jump and left us a spare man higher up the pitch we executed well. We created good chances and were good value for a 2-0 lead at half-time.

"To do that against Coventry, having had a midweek game, was an outstanding effort.

"Second half, we knew they would make changes, we knew they had really good forward players on the bench, we knew they would change tactically. They are possibly the best counter-attacking team in the league, so you don't want an open game against them when you are 2-0 up. We had to control the game with the ball.

"Certainly we could have got higher up the pitch. I thought our intent to control the ball was pretty good, but we didn't utilise the spare man to get us higher up the pitch and control the game in their half enough. Too much of our circulation was in deep areas and then you're never too far from your own goal.

"But having said that the players worked their socks off. Apart from the penalty (Matty Godden firing against the underside of the bar after Harry Clarke fouled Tatsuhiro Sakamoto in the box), which was a moment where we're not really in danger, and the own goal in the 95th plus seven seconds of whatever it was, I don't think they had a good chance from open play. I thought our defensive play was excellent on the whole."

Asked if, given the way he was speaking about the performance he ranked it right up there in terms of this season, the Blues boss replied: "No. I just think every game is different. I don't think you can compare.

"Maybe it's more about the context of coming off the back of a difficult away game last Saturday (losing 2-0 at West Brom), to then have home games Wednesday (3-1 against Millwall) and Saturday. That's a quick turnaround and a turnaround that we never had in League One. It was always Tuesday-Saturday in League One.

"I thought first half was a top, top performance. Second half, we did enough to win the game. If the whistle blow on 95 minutes we win the game 2-0.

"And I think there's a foul on Brandon as he heads in the own goal, so I'm not going to let that take the shine off the performance. We could have done some things better in the second half but all-in-all I thought it was a really good performance."

Williams' late own goal prevented Ipswich keeping their first clean sheet since a 1-0 win at Bristol City back on October 25. McKenna added: "I'm not going to let that stress me today to be honest. It's 90+6 when there's meant to be five minutes of added time and we scored for them! I'm not going to get too upset about it.

"We defended very well across the game, gave up very few chances from open play. On Wednesday night (against Millwall) we defended very well across the game and gave up very few chances from open play. Our xG (expected goals) against over the last two games has been really, really low. If we keep performing like that then we won't concede too many goals."