Defender Cyrus Christie scored the game’s only goal in the 13th minute of the match, and Rovers were not able to respond as the Sky Blues recorded a fine win at the Ricoh Arena.
The defeat leaves Brian Flynn’s side just two points clear of Bournemouth in second, who beat Colchester United 1-0 away from home.
Eddie Howe’s side secured the three points courtesy of striker Brett Pitman’s 19th minute effort which separated the sides, consolidating the second automatic spot in the process.
Brentford’s Bradley Wright-Phillips and Toumani Diagouraga were both on target as the hosts beat Notts County 2-1 to remain in third place, ahead of Swindon, who shared a 1-1 draw at home to Oldham.
Sheffield United also grabbed a tight victory away at fellow play-off hopefuls Tranmere, with an own goal from Ash Taylor proving decisive at Prenton Park.
Yeovil were unable to put further pressure on the top six as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Walsall, while Leyton Orient went down to a 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United.
MK Dons produced a fine display to beat Hartlepool 2-0 at Victoria Park, while Crawley Town shared the points with 10-man Stevenage with a 1-1 draw at Broadfield Stadium.
Keith Keane's spectacular second-half volley salvaged a point for Preston as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Portsmouth at Deepdale.
Crewe were held to a 2-2 draw at Gigg Lane as a stoppage time penalty from Andy Bishop gave struggling Bury a vital point.
Carlisle and Shrewsbury consolidated 17th and 18th places respectively with a 1-1 draw at Brunton Park.
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