Coventry striker Leon Clarke hit a stoppage-time winner just minutes after Hartlepool defender Jack Baldwin looked like he had forced extra time.

The Sky Blues led at the break, Clarke latching on to a John Fleck through ball before calmly slotting home.

They continued to have the better of the play, but Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders was in top form.

Baldwin rose highest from Matty Dolan's corner to equalise, but Clarke struck from inside the box in the 93rd minute.

Coventry now face an FA Cup third-round trip to Barnsley.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 24 Clarke
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 08 Baker (Webster - 96' )
  • 07 Fleck
  • 20 Wilson (Daniels - 84' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 14 Moussa

Substitutes

  • 04 Webster
  • 16 Barton
  • 17 Daniels
  • 18 Phillips
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 35 Gott

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 21 Duckworth
  • 02 Austin
  • 08 Walton (Poole - 69' )
  • 06 Baldwin Booked
  • 35 Burgess
  • 14 Compton (James - 56' )
  • 04 Dolan
  • 07 Franks (Collins - 83' )
  • 38 Walker
  • 11 Monkhouse Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Collins
  • 10 Poole
  • 13 Rafferty
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 22 Holden
  • 23 Rodney
  • 33 James
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 1,214

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

8 3

Corners

9 2

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 2, Hartlepool United 1.

90:00 +5:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Hartlepool United 1.

90:00 +5:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Webster replaces Carl Baker.

90:00 +5:05

Attempt missed. Sam Collins (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +3:31 Booking

Booking Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 2, Hartlepool United 1. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +2:30

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

90:00 +1:53

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

90:00 +1:53

Leon Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:50

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

89:42

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:42

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

88:52

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Neil Austin.

88:40

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

87:38

Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:38

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

87:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross.

86:17

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Billy Daniels replaces Callum Wilson.

83:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Sam Collins replaces Jonathan Franks.

82:44

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

82:44

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

81:06 Booking

Booking Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

81:00

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

80:57

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

80:15

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:29

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:29

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

77:59

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

77:20

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

76:57

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

73:21

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

72:59

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:13

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:13

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

71:56

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

71:33

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:49

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

70:49

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:10

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

68:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Simon Walton.

68:23

Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:23

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

67:38

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.

66:04

Attempt saved. Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:26

Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:26

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

64:56

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:56

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:22

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:22

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

58:17

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

56:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Jack Compton.

55:32

Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:32

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

50:10

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

47:07

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

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +1:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Hartlepool United 0.

45:00 +0:19

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

45:00 +0:19

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:18

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

42:24

Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:24

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

41:33

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

40:25

Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:25

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

38:31

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:51

Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:51

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

36:32

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

36:32

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Hartlepool United 0. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Fleck.

34:12

Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:12

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

30:34

Attempt blocked. Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:55

Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.

21:20

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

21:20

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

19:43

Hand ball by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

17:47

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Simon Walton.

16:53

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:00

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

15:58

Foul by Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United).

15:22

Attempt blocked. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

14:48

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

14:19

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

10:26

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:26

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

8:31

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

8:31

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:11

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

7:02

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

0:48

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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