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Hartlepool United 1-1 Coventry City

Andy Monkhouse

Hartlepool came from behind against Coventry to earn a well-deserved draw and a second-round FA Cup replay.

Carl Baker opened the scoring for the visitors with a brilliantly-taken volley from Franck Moussa's lay-off.

The home side were on top in the second half and Simon Walton could only shoot straight at goalkeeper Joe Murphy with a free-kick from just outside the area.

But their equaliser came as Jonathan Franks chipped the ball in to Andy Monkhouse who powered home a header.

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Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I thought we started particularly well. We came out of the traps aggressively, controlled the game and scored a wonderful goal.

"Credit to Hartlepool, it was always going to be a difficult afternoon, and we were forced back.

"Our players gave everything. We found the way to get a result. It wasn't the win we wanted or our travelling support wanted, but we're still in the Cup, with a home game now, so there are plus points.

"We were put under a lot of pressure and for the vast majority of the game we put up with it, and we showed as good determination not to get beaten.

"No complaints about the result. I thought it was fair."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 2Austin
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forFranksat 63'minutes
  • 4Dolan
  • 33James
  • 10PooleSubstituted forSweeneyat 45'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker

Coventry

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6Thomas
  • 15SeaborneBooked at 57mins
  • 24Clarke
  • 8Baker
  • 4Webster
  • 17DanielsBooked at 73mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forBaker-Richardsonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 18Phillips
  • 30Garner
  • 31Haynes
  • 33Maund
  • 38Baker-Richardson
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,898

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Andy Monkhouse.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Courtney Baker-Richardson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

  11. Post update

    Offside, Coventry City. John Fleck tries a through ball, but Carl Baker is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Simon Walton.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Courtney Baker-Richardson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Billy Daniels.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

  17. Post update

    Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Dolan with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

  20. Post update

    Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.