Coventry put three goals past 10-man Notts County to climb into League One's top half.

The game had been evenly contested until City took advantage of the 41st-minute sending off, with Danny Haynes shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Jordan Clarke.

Leon Clarke struck first with an in-off-the-bar shot, doubling the lead when he latched onto a back pass.

Callum Wilson added the third to keep Notts in the bottom four.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"It was a very difficult day in terms of the weather conditions.

"It can often be harder to play against 10 men. There can be a tendency to relax and to play in a different manner, so we had to make sure that our work rate went up even further, and to be fair it was magnificent in the second half.

"The players are doing exceptionally well just now. The only disappointment today was the booking to John Fleck, but that was the only disappointment in a very professional performance.

"The strikers are working so hard for the team and they're getting the rewards for that. Really pleased with the two of them, and with the team, and with another clean sheet.

"We're 15 games into a season. At this moment in time if we keep doing what we're doing and keep our feet firmly on the ground and we stay clear of too many injuries then we can be a very good team."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 18 Phillips
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas (Barton - 88' )
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke
  • 08 Baker Booked (Garner - 89' )
  • 07 Fleck Booked
  • 20 Wilson (Loza - 81' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 14 Moussa

Substitutes

  • 02 Christie
  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 21 Loza
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 33 Maund

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 04 Liddle
  • 34 Holt
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 06 Leacock
  • 03 Sheehan Booked (Thompson - 67' )
  • 16 Labadie Booked (Boucaud - 79' )
  • 25 Tempest
  • 10 Haynes Dismissed
  • 07 Grealish (Arquin - 45' )
  • 08 McGregor

Substitutes

  • 05 Smith
  • 12 Haber
  • 15 Arquin
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 21 Thompson
  • 23 Speiss
  • 28 Boucaud
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 2,693

Match Stats

Shots

18 3

On target

11 0

Corners

6 2

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.

90:00 +0:44

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:46

Jamar Loza (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:46

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

88:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Louis Garner replaces Carl Baker.

87:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Conor Thomas.

84:20 Booking

Booking John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

83:28

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Jamar Loza replaces Callum Wilson.

78:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Andre Boucaud replaces Joss Labadie.

77:24

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

77:24

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:52

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:52

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

76:03

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

75:04

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:04

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

74:09

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

73:51

Attempt blocked. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:24

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Callum McGregor.

70:49

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Tempest.

70:25

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

70:25

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces Alan Sheehan.

63:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 3, Notts County 0. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck.

62:08

Attempt saved. Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:19

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

59:17

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

57:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 2, Notts County 0. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

55:16 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

55:08

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

55:08

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:33

Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:33

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

50:33

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:53

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:33

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:42

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:42

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

46:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Notts County 0. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Blair Adams with a cross.

45:53

Yoann Arquin (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:53

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 0, Notts County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Yoann Arquin replaces Jack Grealish.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 0, Notts County 0.

45:00 +3:27 Booking

Booking Carl Baker (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +3:21

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

45:00 +3:21

Greg Tempest (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 Dismissal

Dismissal Daniel Haynes (Notts County) is shown the red card.

44:50

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:50

Dangerous play by Daniel Haynes (Notts County).

41:15

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

40:28

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

39:36

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:56

Hand ball by John Fleck (Coventry City).

37:35

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

37:35

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:56

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

35:06

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

35:06

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:17

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

34:17

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:13

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

32:51

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:06

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

32:06

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:00

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:28

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28:38

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

27:27

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

27:27

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:51 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

26:44

Joss Labadie (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

26:21

Attempt blocked. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:37

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

24:37

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:49

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:49

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

23:00

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:59

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

20:28

Hand ball by Jack Grealish (Notts County).

19:14

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:33

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:33

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

16:33

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

15:51

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

6:06

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

6:06

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:46

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

3:46

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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