League One
Coventry3Notts County0

Coventry City 3-0 Notts County

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."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 18Phillips
  • 3Adams
  • 6C ThomasSubstituted forBartonat 88'minutes
  • 4Webster
  • 24Clarke
  • 8BakerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGarnerat 89'minutes
  • 7FleckBooked at 85mins
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forLozaat 81'minutes
  • 9L Clarke
  • 14Moussa

Substitutes

  • 2Christie
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 21Loza
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 33Maund

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 4Liddle
  • 34Holt
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 6Leacock
  • 3SheehanBooked at 56minsSubstituted forThompsonat 67'minutes
  • 16LabadieBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBoucaudat 79'minutes
  • 25Tempest
  • 10HaynesBooked at 45mins
  • 7GrealishSubstituted forArquinat 45'minutes
  • 8McGregor

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 12Haber
  • 15Arquin
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,693

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away3
Shots on Target
Home11
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Notts County 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Louis Garner replaces Carl Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Conor Thomas.

Booking

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jamar Loza replaces Callum Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Andre Boucaud replaces Joss Labadie.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

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

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

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

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

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Callum McGregor.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Greg Tempest.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces Alan Sheehan.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

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

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

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1512212438
2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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