Carl Baker's extra-time winner for Coventry knocked Birmingham out of the League Cup at the second-round stage.

Birmingham had taken the lead when Peter Lovenkrands headed home a Darren Ambrose free-kick.

But an assured Cody McDonald strike and Kevin Kilbane's rifled shot put the Sky Blues ahead before Jonathan Spector drove in an equaliser.

In extra time, the visitors failed to clear a cross and Baker took advantage by swivelling and striking the winner.

League One Coventry had parted company with manager Andy Thorn on Monday and Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley took charge of the first-team.

They watched as the Sky Blues got off to the worst possible start with Lovenkrands being left unmarked to head the Championship side in front.

Blues striker and ex-Coventry player Marlon King was booed by the home fans but he helped set up a chance for Chris Burke.

King cut the ball back for his team-mate only for Burke's shot to come back off the crossbar.

Coventry survived the scare and went up the other end and equalised when Kilbane slid a pass into the run of McDonald, who drove in a shot.

Veteran Kilbane put the Sky Blues ahead when he smashed home a shot after Baker's cross.

Spector ran from the halfway line and played a one-two with Morgaro Gomis before powering in to level.

The game went into extra time and Baker's effort was enough to earn Coventry some respite from their troubles.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 03 Hussey
  • 25 Edjenguele Booked
  • 26 Willis (Christie - 63' )
  • 35 Brown
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Jennings
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 16 Barton (McSheffrey - 80' )
  • 09 McDonald Booked (Ball - 90' )
  • 14 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 06 Malaga
  • 21 Christie
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 17 Ball
  • 19 O'Donovan
  • 27 Daniels

Birmingham City

  • 13 Doyle
  • 04 Caldwell
  • 06 Davies (Pablo - 71' )
  • 16 Gordon (Redmond - 66' )
  • 23 Spector
  • 07 Burke
  • 08 Mullins Booked
  • 10 Ambrose
  • 14 Gomis Booked
  • 09 King
  • 11 Lovenkrands (Rooney - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Lucas
  • 05 Pablo
  • 12 Morrison
  • 15 Elliott
  • 22 Redmond
  • 17 Rooney
  • 19 Zigic
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 10,859

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

5 10

Corners

4 10

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +1:17

The match has finished after extra time.

120:00 +0:18

Stephen Elliott challenges Pablo Ibanez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Ibanez.

118:57

Callum Ball challenges Jonathan Spector unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

118:11

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Reece Brown.

116:01

Nathan Redmond crosses the ball, Carl Baker gets a block in. A cross is delivered by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Reece Brown.

114:35

Unfair challenge on Callum Ball by Steven Caldwell results in a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

113:30

Kevin Kilbane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond. Jonathan Spector crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Joe Murphy makes a save.

112:03

Effort from outside the penalty box by Callum Ball goes wide left of the target.

111:12

Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

109:47

Nathan Redmond delivers the ball, Gary McSheffrey makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Christopher Burke from the left by-line played to the near post, Header on goal by Jonathan Spector from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

108:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Ball on Pablo Ibanez. Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

108:00

Free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.

108:00 Booking

Booking Booking for Morgaro Gomis for unsporting behaviour.

107:37

Unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick.

107:15

A cross is delivered by Nathan Redmond, save by Joe Murphy.

106:17

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Kevin Kilbane takes a shot. Colin Doyle makes a save.

105:55

Carl Baker crosses the ball, save by Colin Doyle.

105:01

The second half of extra time gets under way.

102:10

Carl Baker produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

101:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Ball by Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Reece Brown.

100:42

The official flags Stephen Elliott offside. Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

99:55

Morgaro Gomis takes a shot.

98:53

Christopher Burke takes a inswinging corner.

96:56

The assist for the goal came from Chris Hussey.

96:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl Baker - Coventry 3 - 2 Birmingham Carl Baker gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 3-2 Birmingham.

96:51

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey,

95:25

Christopher Burke fouled by Callum Ball, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.

94:15

The ball is crossed by Christopher Burke, clearance made by Reece Brown. Christopher Burke takes a outswinging corner.

93:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Burke from the right by-line.

93:05

Kevin Kilbane produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

92:27

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Blocked by William Edjenguele.

92:09

Nathan Redmond sends in a cross, William Edjenguele manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:48

The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.

90:00 +2:58

Nathan Redmond delivers the ball, clearance by Gary McSheffrey.

90:00 +2:24

A cross is delivered by Kevin Kilbane. The referee blows for offside. Colin Doyle takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:30

The ball is sent over by Callum Ball, Gary McSheffrey challenges Jonathan Spector unfairly and gives away a free kick. Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

89:47 Substitution

Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Callum Ball coming on for Cody McDonald.

89:47

Centre by Nathan Redmond, Chris Hussey gets a block in. Corner taken by Nathan Redmond, Pablo Ibanez produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:54

The official flags Marlon King offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

88:31

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Blocked by Marlon King.

88:14

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond, clearance by Steven Jennings.

87:52

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Colin Doyle makes a save.

87:01

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.

85:43

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

85:10

Short corner worked by Carl Baker.

83:42

Stephen Elliott fouled by Pablo Ibanez, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Hussey restarts play with the free kick.

83:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Cody McDonald. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

81:57

Chris Hussey sends in a cross, save made by Colin Doyle.

80:59

Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins. Direct free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

80:31

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

79:24 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey comes on in place of Adam Barton.

79:24

Centre by Marlon King.

78:19 Substitution

Substitution Adam Rooney replaces Peter Lovenkrands.

76:12

A cross is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands, Joe Murphy makes a save.

75:32

A cross is delivered by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Reece Brown.

73:54

Unfair challenge on Reece Brown by Peter Lovenkrands results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

73:24

The ball is crossed by Stephen Elliott.

71:23

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Pablo Ibanez comes on in place of Curtis Davies.

69:53

Jonathan Spector takes a shot. Chris Hussey gets a block in.

66:57

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker.

66:57 Booking

Booking Hayden Mullins booked.

66:43

Carl Baker fouled by Hayden Mullins, the ref awards a free kick.

65:32 Substitution

Substitution Ben Gordon leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Redmond.

62:37 Substitution

Substitution Cyrus Christie replaces Jordan Willis.

60:54

Direct free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

60:54 Booking

Booking The referee books Cody McDonald for unsporting behaviour.

60:28

Cody McDonald challenges Curtis Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:02

A cross is delivered by Darren Ambrose.

57:31

Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Ben Gordon takes the direct free kick.

56:42

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Morgaro Gomis goes wide of the left-hand post.

56:00

Marlon King is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

55:00

The ball is sent over by Jordan Willis, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

54:32

Foul by Hayden Mullins on Adam Barton, free kick awarded. Reece Brown takes the free kick.

53:54

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.

53:37

Chris Hussey produces a cross.

53:07

The ball is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands.

51:50

The official flags Stephen Elliott offside. Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

51:12

Carl Baker crosses the ball.

49:08

Corner taken by Chris Hussey.

48:21

Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald. Free kick crossed right-footed by Carl Baker from left wing, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

47:47

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose. Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +2:54

Hayden Mullins produces a cross, clearance by Adam Barton.

45:00 +1:49

The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

43:55

Darren Ambrose provided the assist for the goal.

43:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Spector - Coventry 2 - 2 Birmingham Jonathan Spector scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Coventry 2-2 Birmingham.

41:10

Christopher Burke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Elliott. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

40:48

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line.

40:23

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. William Edjenguele gets a block in.

39:04

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Elliott. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

37:57

Jordan Willis concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Lovenkrands. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Joe Murphy.

37:27

Christopher Burke fouled by Steven Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.

35:31

Hayden Mullins challenges Carl Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker sends in a cross, Cody McDonald produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34:58

Chris Hussey takes a shot. Hayden Mullins gets a block in.

34:50

Carl Baker crosses the ball.

34:06

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

33:00

Adam Barton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

32:10

Chris Hussey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Marlon King makes a clearance.

31:58

The ball is swung over by Jordan Willis, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

31:25

Centre by Chris Hussey.

30:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Ben Gordon. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

27:45

Jonathan Spector challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Baker produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

25:50

Jonathan Spector fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball in from the free kick.

25:00

Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Cody McDonald makes a clearance.

24:15

Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

24:15 Booking

Booking William Edjenguele shown a yellow card.

23:47

Unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands by William Edjenguele results in a free kick.

21:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Kilbane - Coventry 2 - 1 Birmingham Kevin Kilbane scores a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Birmingham.

21:13

Kevin Kilbane delivers the ball, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

19:06

The assist for the goal came from Kevin Kilbane.

19:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Cody McDonald - Coventry 1 - 1 Birmingham Cody McDonald grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-1 Birmingham.

18:27

A cross is delivered by Darren Ambrose, Reece Brown manages to make a clearance.

17:29

Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, clearance by William Edjenguele. Christopher Burke takes a shot. Blocked by William Edjenguele.

16:41

Christopher Burke crosses the ball, Jordan Willis makes a clearance.

12:05

Shot on goal by Christopher Burke from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

10:17

Foul by Peter Lovenkrands on Reece Brown, free kick awarded. Reece Brown takes the direct free kick.

9:34

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Shot from deep inside the area by Stephen Elliott clears the crossbar.

8:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance by Reece Brown.

8:39

Ben Gordon produces a cross, Adam Barton gets a block in.

7:13

The ball is swung over by Morgaro Gomis, Kevin Kilbane manages to make a clearance.

5:28

Christopher Burke delivers the ball, Steven Jennings gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose.

4:55

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Steven Jennings.

4:45

Marlon King crosses the ball, blocked by William Edjenguele.

3:26

Darren Ambrose provided the assist for the goal.

3:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Lovenkrands - Coventry 0 - 1 Birmingham Peter Lovenkrands scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Coventry 0-1 Birmingham.

2:51

Christopher Burke fouled by Steven Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Darren Ambrose,

2:16

The referee blows for offside against Cody McDonald. Colin Doyle takes the indirect free kick.

1:24

Carl Baker produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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