Early goals from Leon Clarke and Franck Moussa set Coventry on their way to victory at Carlisle.

Clarke fired them ahead from 20 yards in the fourth minute and Moussa scythed through the home defence to chip over Mark Gillespie two minutes later.

Carlisle's James Berrett had a penalty saved by Joe Murphy before Billy Daniels slotted in for 3-0.

Clarke pounced on a defensive error to complete the win, while Carlisle have let in 13 goals in three league games.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"Don't expect me to dress it up and deflect from it - I'm bang rock bottom.

"I've never been quite as low as I've been here. I didn't get relegated many times in my career, but if we continue like that we will be, but we're better than that.

"They were so pumped up in the dressing room we can't lift them any more.

"They were ready but then that goes against you and absolutely knocks the stuffing out of you. Then the key moment again to give us a fighting chance in the game, we miss a penalty."

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"To be honest, the only disappointing thing is that we could have scored more.

"But it's also easy to overlook Joe Murphy's penalty save when we were 2-0 up. That was absolutely huge for us.

"It helped us to go on and get the other goals as well as keeping a clean sheet, which was just as important.

"I also thought that our midfield and full-backs were magnificent again."

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Carlisle 0-4 Coventry FT
(HT 0-3)
    • Clarke 4
    • Moussa 6
    • Daniels 31
    • Clarke 65

    Carlisle

    • 01 Gillespie
    • 02 Feely yellow card
    • 06 Black yellow card
    • 16 Potts
    • 23 O'Hanlon
    • 07 Amoo
    • 08 Noble
    • 14 Gillies (Symington 46)
    • 21 Berrett
    • 17 Beck
    • 29 Guy (Campbell 46)

    Substitutes

    • 20 Fleming,
    • 05 Livesey,
    • 18 Todd,
    • 19 Symington,
    • 26 Lynch,
    • 27 Brough,
    • 10 Campbell

    Coventry

    • 01 Murphy
    • 02 Christie
    • 03 Adams
    • 04 Webster
    • 24 Clarke
    • 06 Thomas yellow card (Barton 89)
    • 07 Fleck
    • 14 Moussa yellow card
    • 17 Daniels yellow card (Willis 84)
    • 09 Clarke
    • 20 Wilson (Manset 75)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Burge,
    • 16 Barton,
    • 18 Phillips,
    • 19 Willis,
    • 31 Haynes,
    • 30 Garner,
    • 10 Manset
    Ref: TierneyAtt: 4,072
    CARLISLE
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Carlisle 50%
    • Coventry 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Carlisle 3
    • Coventry 9

    Attempts off target

    • Carlisle 8
    • Coventry 9

    Corners

    • Carlisle 8
    • Coventry 4

    Fouls

    • Carlisle 8
    • Coventry 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:06 The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
    • 89:02 Corner from the right by-line taken by John Fleck.
    • 88:32 Leon Clarke fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 88:17 Substitution Adam Barton is brought on as a substitute for Conor Thomas.
    • 87:41 The referee books Kevin Feely for unsporting behaviour.
    • 87:41 Booking
    • 87:30 Kevin Feely challenges Mathieu Manset unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 85:24 Liam Noble takes a shot.
    • 85:07 Paul Black takes the free kick.
    • 84:50 Franck Moussa concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Beck.
    • 84:28 Centre by David Symington.
    • 84:20 Jordan Willis manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:14 Corner taken by David Symington from the left by-line.
    • 84:02 Clearance made by Blair Adams.
    • 83:57 Corner taken by David Symington from the left by-line.
    • 83:12 Substitution Jordan Willis on for Billy Daniels.
    • 82:07 Leon Clarke has an effort at goal.
    • 81:27 Mathieu Manset takes a brilliant shot and strikes the bar.
    • 80:45 Free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.
    • 80:36 Mark Beck concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster.
    • 80:07 Billy Daniels takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 79:24 A cross is delivered by Mathieu Manset.
    • 78:28 Paul Black restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:18 Leon Clarke challenges Paul Black unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 77:08 Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
    • 76:22 Clearance by Mark Beck.
    • 76:14 Corner taken by Billy Daniels.
    • 75:26 John Fleck takes a shot.
    • 75:11 Corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line.
    • 74:27 Substitution Callum Wilson leaves the field to be replaced by Mathieu Manset.
    • 73:51 Callum Wilson takes a shot. A parry by Mark Gillespie prevents the goal.
    • 71:29 Free kick taken by Paul Black.
    • 71:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Fleck on Paul Black.
    • 70:50 The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie.
    • 69:23 Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:57 David Symington is caught offside.
    • 68:24 Brad Potts takes the chance to get an effort at goal and strikes the post.
    • Correction - 64:09 GOAL - Leon ClarkeCarlisle 0 - 4 Coventry Leon Clarke grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Carlisle 0-4 Coventry.
    • 64:09 GOAL - Leon ClarkeCarlisle 0 - 4 Coventry Leon Clarke grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Carlisle 0-4 Coventry.
    • 61:51 David Symington shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.
    • 61:13 Andy Webster is penalised for a handball.
    • 60:54 Clearance made by Andy Webster.
    • 60:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by James Berrett.
    • 60:23 Liam Noble takes the free kick.
    • 60:00 Unfair challenge on Mark Beck by Jordan Clarke results in a free kick.
    • 59:02 Adam Campbell has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
    • 58:35 Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 57:43 Mark Beck gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke.
    • 57:34 The ball is sent over by Paul Black.
    • 57:06 Booking
    • 57:06 Franck Moussa receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 56:21 Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:17 David Amoo sends in a cross.
    • 54:47 David Amoo takes a shot.
    • 53:24 Header at goal by Kevin Feely goes over the frame of the goal.
    • 53:15 Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line.
    • 52:50 James Berrett crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 52:33 Unfair challenge on Mark Beck by Jordan Clarke results in a free kick.
    • 52:05 Kevin Feely makes a clearance.
    • 52:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by John Fleck.
    • 51:21 Cyrus Christie has an effort at goal. A parry by Mark Gillespie prevents the goal.
    • 50:34 Liam Noble restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:30 Leon Clarke is caught offside.
    • 49:44 Free kick taken by Brad Potts.
    • 49:35 Callum Wilson challenges Sean O'Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 48:39 Free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.
    • 48:36 The offside flag is raised against Adam Campbell.
    • 47:49 Free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.
    • 47:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean O'Hanlon on Callum Wilson.
    • 47:11 Clearance by Cyrus Christie.
    • 47:04 Centre by David Amoo.
    • 46:36 David Amoo restarts play with the free kick.
    • 46:20 Free kick taken by Franck Moussa.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Adam Campbell is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Guy.
    • 45:01 Substitution David Symington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Gillies.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:02 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:00 Header by Kevin Feely misses left.
    • 43:50 A cross is delivered by Paul Black.
    • 41:55 Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:43 Conor Thomas is given a yellow card.
    • 41:43 Booking
    • 41:32 Liam Noble fouled by Conor Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 41:20 Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Mark Beck.
    • 40:38 The ball is delivered by Franck Moussa.
    • 39:58 Franck Moussa produces a cross.
    • 38:51 Franck Moussa takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
    • 38:42 The ball is crossed by Callum Wilson.
    • 37:54 Shot by Callum Wilson. Mark Gillespie blocks the ball.
    • 37:22 Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:12 Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Berrett.
    • 36:05 Andy Webster takes the free kick.
    • 35:43 Foul by Brad Potts on Franck Moussa, free kick awarded.
    • 35:08 Callum Wilson takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
    • 34:55 Clearance by Leon Clarke.
    • 33:27 Josh Gillies has an effort at goal. Joe Murphy safely holds on.
    • 33:17 Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Gillies.
    • 32:02 Billy Daniels goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32:02 Booking
    • 31:54 Unfair challenge on Paul Black by Billy Daniels results in a free kick.
    • 30:42 Assist by Callum Wilson.
    • 30:42 GOAL - Billy DanielsCarlisle 0 - 3 Coventry Billy Daniels grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Carlisle 0-3 Coventry.
    • 30:10 Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.
    • 30:04 The ball is sent over by Blair Adams.
    • 29:27 John Fleck takes the free kick.
    • 29:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean O'Hanlon on Callum Wilson.
    • 29:00 Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 28:57 Lewis Guy is ruled offside.
    • 27:29 Header by David Amoo goes over the bar.
    • 27:20 Corner taken by Josh Gillies.
    • 23:05 Paul Black crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 22:41 Conor Thomas challenges Liam Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 19:51 Shot by Callum Wilson missed to the left of the net.
    • 16:59 Blair Adams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:44 The referee blows for offside.
    • 15:04 Clearance by Andy Webster.
    • 15:00 Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Gillies.
    • 14:45 Penalty taken by James Berrett is saved by Joe Murphy. Carlisle 0-2 Coventry.
    • 14:17 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beck by Andy Webster.
    • 14:11 Corner taken by David Amoo.
    • 13:37 Headed chance falls to Mark Beck.
    • 13:29 Paul Black crosses the ball.
    • 12:14 Centre by Paul Black.
    • 8:38 Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 8:31 Lewis Guy is ruled offside.
    • 7:02 Shot by Liam Noble went wide right of the target.
    • 5:17 GOAL - Franck MoussaCarlisle 0 - 2 Coventry Franck Moussa scores a right footed goal. Carlisle 0-2 Coventry.
    • 3:06 GOAL - Leon ClarkeCarlisle 0 - 1 Coventry Leon Clarke scores with a right foot finish. Carlisle 0-1 Coventry.
    • 3:00 Callum Wilson takes a shot.
    • 1:43 The ball is swung over by Callum Wilson.
    • 1:01 Callum Wilson takes a shot and cleared the goal.
    • 0:54 Billy Daniels crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 0:38 Paul Black shown a yellow card.
    • 0:38 Booking
    • 0:26 Paul Black gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Thomas.
    • 0:24 Paul Black takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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