New Coventry City manager Mark Robins got an idea of the task ahead of him as the Sky Blues lost at home to Carlisle.

Danny Cadamarteri opened the scoring from the spot, although the penalty award was controversial, following an alleged foul on the Cumbrians striker.

David McGoldrick levelled when he headed in Carl Baker's deep cross.

But Danny Livesey nodded in the winner following some poor defending, while McGoldrick and Cody McDonald both hit the post for the Sky Blues late on.

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Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"You look to your players try to and take the game to them when you're at home, and we just let them have a day out, and a nice day out, and that's something that's got to stop. You saw people taking the easy options, and that's what we've got to change. Those who want to be at this fantastic football club are going to have to step up to the plate quickly.

"We're hiding the fact that we've got a lack of confidence and a lack of belief. The players are better than that, and I'm sure the supporters have heard that before. But, if players can't do something about that then we'll have to change things.

"I was pleased with how we got back into the game, but I thought we were a sort of nearly team, and it's not great to be a nearly team, so we've got to change that quickly. I think you'll see it might be slightly different against Arsenal at the Emirates. I'll pick a side that I want to go and have a go."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke Booked
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 24 Wood
  • 35 Brown
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 11 McSheffrey (McDonald - 70' )
  • 12 Jennings (Henderson - 23' )
  • 27 Daniels (Reckord - 64' )
  • 10 Fleck
  • 31 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 26 Willis
  • 34 Reckord
  • 37 Henderson
  • 09 McDonald
  • 14 Elliott

Carlisle

  • 20 Gillespie
  • 02 Simek
  • 05 Livesey (Edwards - 89' )
  • 06 Murphy
  • 24 Chantler
  • 03 Robson
  • 04 McGovern
  • 12 Thirlwell Booked (Potts - 82' )
  • 21 Berrett
  • 11 Cadamarteri
  • 22 Garner (Higginbotham - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 15 Edwards
  • 08 Noble
  • 16 Potts
  • 19 Symington
  • 17 Beck
  • 27 Higginbotham
Ref: Miller
Att: 10,674

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

4 8

Corners

5 5

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

94:21 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:53

Kallum Higginbotham takes a short corner.

90:00 +3:44

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson, Carl Baker gets a block in.

90:00 +3:15

Reece Brown challenges Danny Cadamarteri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kallum Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:21

David McGoldrick delivers the ball, Jordan Clarke produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

87:35 Substitution

Substitution Danny Livesey goes off and Mike Edwards comes on.

87:35

The ball is sent over by John Fleck, Cody McDonald has an effort at goal from close in that hits the post. John Fleck produces a cross, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

87:11

Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Danny Cadamarteri results in a free kick. Kevin Kilbane restarts play with the free kick.

86:20

Danny Cadamarteri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece Brown. Reece Brown delivers the ball, Close range header by Richard Wood goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:49

Danny Cadamarteri is ruled offside. Reece Brown takes the free kick.

84:54

A cross is delivered by John Fleck, save by Mark Gillespie.

84:12

Danny Cadamarteri is ruled offside. Reece Brown takes the free kick.

83:02 Substitution

Substitution (Carlisle) makes a substitution, with Kallum Higginbotham coming on for Joe Garner.

83:02

Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, Header from close range by Peter Murphy misses to the right of the goal.

82:36

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

80:56 Substitution

Substitution Brad Potts on for Paul Thirlwell.

80:56

Shot by David McGoldrick from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.

80:32

Richard Wood fouled by Danny Cadamarteri, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

79:35

The ball is delivered by Jordan Clarke.

78:14 Booking

Booking Paul Thirlwell booked.

77:49

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, clearance by Danny Livesey.

76:17

Centre by David McGoldrick, save by Mark Gillespie.

73:48

David McGoldrick crosses the ball, Jon-Paul McGovern manages to make a clearance.

71:18

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Richard Wood. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.

70:53

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by James Berrett.

69:49

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

69:04 Substitution

Substitution Cody McDonald joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary McSheffrey.

68:54

John Fleck delivers the ball, Chris Chantler gets a block in.

68:14

Centre by Danny Cadamarteri, clearance by Richard Wood.

67:32

Corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Kevin Kilbane makes a clearance.

66:59

Gary McSheffrey is caught offside. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

66:36

The ball is delivered by Matt Robson.

63:57

John Fleck takes a corner. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Reece Brown. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.

63:57 Substitution

Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Jamie Record coming on for Billy Daniels.

63:39

Centre by Carl Baker, Jon-Paul McGovern gets a block in.

63:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

61:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Simek on Kevin Kilbane. Kevin Kilbane restarts play with the free kick.

59:36 Booking

Booking The referee shows Carl Baker a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

58:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Robson. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

56:57

The assist for the goal came from Jon-Paul McGovern.

56:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Livesey - Coventry 1 - 2 Carlisle Danny Livesey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Coventry 1-2 Carlisle.

56:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jon-Paul McGovern,

56:27

The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, blocked by Reece Brown.

56:04

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

55:53

Centre by Danny Cadamarteri, clearance by Reece Brown.

54:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Berrett by Billy Daniels. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

54:06

Joe Garner takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

53:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Wood on Joe Garner. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

49:17

Danny Cadamarteri takes a shot. Blocked by Reece Brown.

47:39

Carl Baker takes a shot. Mark Gillespie makes a save. John Fleck takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Paul Thirlwell.

45:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon-Paul McGovern by Kevin Kilbane. Free kick crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:36

Danny Cadamarteri delivers the ball, Richard Wood gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern.

43:17

Peter Murphy delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.

42:54

Frank Simek crosses the ball.

42:18

Jordan Clarke delivers the ball, David McGoldrick takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Livesey.

40:57

Foul by Carl Baker on Chris Chantler, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Close range header by Danny Livesey goes over the bar.

39:41

A cross is delivered by Danny Cadamarteri, Joe Garner takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

37:51

The assist for the goal came from Carl Baker.

37:51 Goal scored

Goal! - David McGoldrick - Coventry 1 - 1 Carlisle David McGoldrick finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Coventry 1-1 Carlisle.

37:20

Corner taken by John Fleck from the left by-line. A cross is delivered by Carl Baker,

36:38

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Livesey.

36:15

Carl Baker delivers the ball, clearance by Peter Murphy.

33:37

David McGoldrick is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

32:57

Matt Robson delivers the ball.

32:40

The ball is swung over by Chris Chantler, Carl Baker gets a block in.

32:18

Matt Robson produces a cross, clearance by Richard Wood.

31:47

Unfair challenge on Billy Daniels by Matt Robson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Billy Daniels.

31:16

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, Mark Gillespie makes a save.

30:13

David McGoldrick is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

29:10

Kevin Kilbane crosses the ball, save by Mark Gillespie.

27:40

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker. Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

27:05

Paul Thirlwell takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.

26:56

Jon-Paul McGovern produces a cross, clearance by Reece Brown.

25:43

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

24:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Cadamarteri - Coventry 0 - 1 Carlisle Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Cadamarteri and scored. Coventry 0-1 Carlisle.

23:48

Richard Wood gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Danny Cadamarteri.

23:26

Matt Robson produces a cross, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

22:22 Substitution

Substitution Steven Jennings goes off and Conor Henderson comes on.

20:09

Danny Cadamarteri is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Wood.

19:49

Chris Chantler sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Wood.

17:48

Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

17:48 Booking

Booking Caution for Jordan Clarke.

17:19

Jordan Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson.

16:27

The ball is crossed by David McGoldrick.

15:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Cadamarteri. Reece Brown takes the indirect free kick.

14:51

Foul by Joe Garner on Steven Jennings, free kick awarded. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Frank Simek.

13:56

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the target.

13:17

Frank Simek delivers the ball. Matt Robson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

12:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Jennings on Joe Garner. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matt Robson.

10:54

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on James Berrett. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

9:58

Joe Garner crosses the ball.

7:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Richard Wood. Jon-Paul McGovern delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

5:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Chris Chantler. Carl Baker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

4:28

Effort on goal by Joe Garner from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

3:48

Unfair challenge on Chris Chantler by Carl Baker results in a free kick. Jon-Paul McGovern delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Kevin Kilbane.

3:01

Danny Livesey takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

2:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Reece Brown. Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick.

0:53

Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Clarke. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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