Leon Clarke made it 10 goals in 12 games to give Scunthorpe a crucial win at fellow strugglers Coventry.

The Sky Blues took the lead through Carl Baker's well-struck free-kick.

Clarke levelled for the Iron from the spot after he had tangled with home defender Richard Wood in the area.

The visitors went in front when Clarke slotted in before Scunthorpe keeper Steve Mildenhall showed terrific reactions to keep out efforts from Baker and Roy O'Donovan.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I don't think we did enough to win but I don't think we deserved to lose it either.

"It's basic individual mistakes again that undo us and cost us; it's absolutely ridiculous.

"It was bitty and none of it was pretty. There was some decent play from us.

"Today I expected to have a really professional good performance but it didn't transpire. We didn't look like we meant business. We had enough chances to win the game, but we didn't get into it."

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've been working on the shape, and how the wide men were too wide, exposing the midfield so we've gone back to basics again.

"We're getting them to feel proud on the pitch and enjoy the game, it's not rocket science really.

"The players have got to buy into it as well, and sometimes the only way players buy into things is when they see the rewards."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke
  • 21 Christie Booked
  • 24 Wood Booked
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Fleck (Moussa - 59' )
  • 12 Jennings
  • 38 Bailey (O'Donovan - 86' )
  • 09 McDonald (Ball - 55' )
  • 31 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 05 Cameron
  • 34 Reckord
  • 16 Barton
  • 32 Moussa
  • 17 Ball
  • 19 O'Donovan

Scunthorpe

  • 26 Mildenhall
  • 02 Ribeiro (Kennedy - 46' )
  • 06 Reid
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker Booked (Mozika - 90' )
  • 07 Ryan
  • 16 Duffy Booked
  • 09 Clarke
  • 11 Barcham
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 20 Howe
  • 08 Mozika
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 10 Grella
  • 12 Jennings
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 9,892

Match Stats

Shots

16 13

On target

13 8

Corners

2 4

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:48 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +6:19

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

90:00 +5:48

Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

90:00 +4:45

Damien Mozika crosses the ball, clearance made by Richard Wood.

90:00 +3:26

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

90:00 +2:30 Substitution

Substitution Damien Mozika is brought on as a substitute for Josh Walker.

90:00 +1:32

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

90:00 +0:59

Unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan by Josh Walker results in a free kick. Steven Jennings takes the free kick.

89:39

The offside flag is raised against David McGoldrick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

88:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Callum Ball. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

87:26

Callum Ball takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

86:51

Foul by Karl Hawley on Roy O'Donovan, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

86:15

Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

86:15 Booking

Booking Mark Duffy is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

86:01

Mark Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke.

85:11 Substitution

Substitution James Bailey leaves the field to be replaced by Roy O'Donovan.

84:59

Mark Duffy delivers the ball.

84:05

Josh Walker takes a shot. Clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

83:06

Foul by Richard Wood on Leon Clarke, free kick awarded. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

82:42

The referee blows for offside against Karl Hawley. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

81:33

Foul by Niall Canavan on Callum Ball, free kick awarded. Carl Baker takes the direct free kick.

79:44

The referee penalises Leon Clarke for handball. Jordan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

79:01 Booking

Booking Josh Walker goes into the referee's book.

78:44

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker.

77:56 Booking

Booking Cyrus Christie is booked.

77:06

Jordan Clarke sends in a cross, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

76:40

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, blocked by Tom Newey. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, clearance made by Callum Kennedy.

75:01

Tom Newey provided the assist for the goal.

75:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Coventry 1 - 2 Scunthorpe Leon Clarke fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Coventry 1-2 Scunthorpe.

73:04

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

71:06

Mark Duffy delivers the ball. Josh Walker has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

66:26

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie. Jordan Clarke takes a shot. Mark Duffy gets a block in.

65:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Ryan on Steven Jennings. Jordan Clarke crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Richard Wood. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

64:17

A cross is delivered by David McGoldrick, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

63:55

Carl Baker produces a cross, clearance by Niall Canavan.

61:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Duffy, clearance made by William Edjenguele.

61:15

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

60:46

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

59:53

Callum Ball concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Duffy. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

58:02

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance by Jordan Clarke.

58:02 Substitution

Substitution Franck Moussa joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Fleck.

58:02

Cyrus Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Newey.

55:50

The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, blocked by Steven Jennings. Mark Duffy takes a shot. Blocked by William Edjenguele. Floated corner taken by Mark Duffy from the right by-line, Paul Reid takes a shot. Clearance made by Steven Jennings.

54:59 Substitution

Substitution Callum Ball is brought on as a substitute for Cody McDonald.

54:02

Callum Kennedy crosses the ball, Leon Clarke takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

52:48

Andy Barcham crosses the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

52:06

The official flags Cody McDonald offside. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

51:39

Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood. Richard Wood takes the free kick.

50:49

Jimmy Ryan has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

49:30

Handball decision goes against Josh Walker. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.

46:02

Tom Newey delivers the ball, Carl Baker gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy from the left by-line.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Callum Kennedy replaces Christian Ribeiro.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:17

Corner taken by John Fleck. Carl Baker sends in a cross.

45:00 +0:46

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

45:00 +0:18

Niall Canavan concedes a free kick for a foul on David McGoldrick. Free kick taken by John Fleck.

43:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Bailey on Jimmy Ryan. Mark Duffy takes the direct free kick. Andy Barcham takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the left by-line, Foul by Karl Hawley on Joe Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

42:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Coventry 1 - 1 Scunthorpe Placed penalty scored by Leon Clarke. Coventry 1-1 Scunthorpe.

41:20 Booking

Booking Richard Wood goes into the book.

41:10

Foul by Richard Wood on Leon Clarke, Penalty awarded.

40:19

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, save made by Steve Mildenhall.

39:10

The ball is crossed by Andy Barcham, clearance by Richard Wood.

38:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Cyrus Christie. Mark Duffy takes the free kick.

37:34

David McGoldrick produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

36:02

The official flags Andy Barcham offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

34:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl Baker - Coventry 1 - 0 Scunthorpe A goal is scored by Carl Baker from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Scunthorpe.

34:03

John Fleck sends in a cross. Paul Reid challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:04

John Fleck takes a shot. Blocked by Christian Ribeiro. Effort from deep inside the area by Leon Clarke misses to the right of the target.

32:47

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Josh Walker.

32:06

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

31:32

Karl Hawley delivers the ball, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

30:26

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

29:54

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

29:28

Karl Hawley challenges William Edjenguele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Wood takes the free kick.

29:14

Centre by Cyrus Christie, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

27:32

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker. James Bailey takes a shot. Blocked by Niall Canavan.

25:30

Centre by Josh Walker, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

24:17

The referee blows for offside against Leon Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Wood.

17:34

Paul Reid challenges Cody McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by John Fleck, clearance made by Paul Reid. The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance. Carl Baker crosses the ball, save by Steve Mildenhall.

17:04

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal. Save by Joe Murphy.

16:10

The ball is swung over by Josh Walker, save made by Joe Murphy.

15:32

Effort from deep inside the penalty box by Carl Baker hits the post.

14:34

John Fleck takes a shot. Paul Reid gets a block in. James Bailey takes a shot. Tom Newey gets a block in.

9:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Richard Wood. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Duffy from the free kick.

8:51

The official flags Cody McDonald offside. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

8:14

The ball is delivered by Josh Walker.

7:17

Jimmy Ryan takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

6:31

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker, clearance by Niall Canavan.

4:17

Karl Hawley sends in a cross.

3:26

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

0:59

The official flags Leon Clarke offside. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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