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Leyton Orient 2-0 Coventry City

Dean Cox and David Mooney earned Leyton Orient a deserved victory against Coventry to further boost their automatic promotion prospects.

Kevin Lisbie saw his penalty saved by Coventry keeper Joe Murphy following Andy Webster's foul on Chris Dagnall.

But Cox soon made it 1-0 with a shot on the turn from 12 yards after Coventry failed to clear a long throw in.

Mooney sealed it when his shot from 20 yards was spilled by Murphy, who watched the ball roll into the net.

Coventry's 18-goal top scorer Leon Clarke, who has been the subject of two bids from League One rivals Wolves, missed the game with a foot injury sustained in Friday night's FA Cup fourth round defeat at Arsenal.

With Clarke's strike partner Callum Wilson still sidelined through injury, that allowed a debut for 16-year-old Sky Blues striker George Thomas.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Young George Thomas acquitted himself very well. Make no mistake, he will be a star for this club in the future. But we're asking a lot of a boy of his age.

"Because of the Callum Wilson injury and the Leon Clarke situation, and his failure to support this group just now, we find ourselves with no real strikers in the building.

"We kept going, created some good chances and their keeper made a number of saves. But, when we haven't got Callum's pace we lose the ability to stretch teams.

"And credit to Leyton Orient. They're a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 31Jakupovic
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forSawyerat 89'minutes
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8James
  • 15N Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 7CoxSubstituted forNessat 75'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 23Dagnall
  • 9LisbieSubstituted forMooneyat 77'minutes
  • 11Odubajo

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 10Mooney
  • 12Larkins
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Loza
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 8BakerBooked at 21mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 37G ThomasSubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
  • 17DanielsSubstituted forSlagerat 62'minutes
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forBartonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Slager
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 18Phillips
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,077

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.
Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Scott Cuthbert.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Kevin Lisbie.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Dean Cox.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.
Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Denzel Slager replaces Billy Daniels.
Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).
Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.
Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).
Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Coventry City 0. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Penalty saved! Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Penalty Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Andy Webster (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.
Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.
Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Murphy.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2819542462
2Leyton Orient2718633460
3Wolves2817742758
4Preston2713104949
5Rotherham2813961248
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2812511841
9Port Vale2612311-239
10MK Dons2710611036
11Coventry271287834
12Bradford277137634
13Colchester268108134
14Gillingham289514-1132
15Crawley257108-531
16Oldham288614-930
17Carlisle278613-1630
18Tranmere287714-1928
19Notts County298318-1127
20Crewe287615-2727
21Sheff Utd266812-926
22Shrewsbury286814-1126
23Bristol City2741211-724
24Stevenage266416-2022
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