EFL Cup
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Coventry City 4-1 Exeter City

Jordy Hiwula scored twice as Coventry progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a resounding home win over Exeter.

The Sky Blues got off to a fine start at St Andrew's when Hiwula gave them the lead in the second minute.

The forward showed bags of composure to curl a first-time shot past Jonny Maxted and into the bottom corner after a brilliant bursting run from Fankaty Dabo.

Coventry doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Zain Westbrooke's free-kick was met by Matt Godden at the near post and the striker glanced a header past Maxted and into the net.

The third goal came five minutes later. Godden burst down the right and crossed towards Westbrooke, who failed to make a clean connection but his shot fell kindly for Hiwula to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle.

Exeter got one back in the 81st minute after Pierce Sweeney met an inswinging free-kick from Jack Sparkes, glancing his header over the onrushing Ben Wilson and into an empty net.

But Coventry responded in the 88th minute when Amadou Bakayoko's diving header rounded off a comprehensive victory.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 13Wilson
  • 23Dabo
  • 15Hyam
  • 4Rose
  • 31McCallum
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 6KellyBooked at 86mins
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forEcclesat 75'minutes
  • 10JobelloSubstituted forKastaneerat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forBakayokoat 63'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 1Marosi
  • 3Mason
  • 5McFadzean
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 33Kastaneer
  • 38Eccles
  • 41Bapaga

Exeter

  • 23Maxted
  • 2Sweeney
  • 16Warren
  • 21MoxeySubstituted forMartinat 57'minutes
  • 22Sparkes
  • 27CollinsSubstituted forChriseneat 88'minutes
  • 17Jay
  • 6TillsonBooked at 85mins
  • 7Martin
  • 18FisherSubstituted forWoodmanat 57'minutes
  • 35Seymour

Substitutes

  • 1Ward
  • 3Woodman
  • 5Martin
  • 12Bowman
  • 14Ajose
  • 28Cundy
  • 32Chrisene
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
1,155

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 4, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 4, Exeter City 1.

Booking

Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City).

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gervane Kastaneer (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Martin.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Offside, Exeter City. Jack Sparkes tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 4, Exeter City 1. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Benjamin Chrisene replaces Archie Collins.

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Sparkes.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Matt Jay (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Offside, Exeter City. Ben Seymour tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Gervane Kastaneer replaces Wesley Jobello.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 3, Exeter City 1. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Sparkes with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Josh Eccles (Coventry City).

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Eccles replaces Jordan Shipley.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Matt Jay (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Offside, Exeter City. Archie Collins tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Wilson.

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