Coventry's Carl Baker scored one goal and created another to end Leyton Orient's unbeaten start to the season.

The Sky Blues captain gave the hosts a 10th-minute lead with a fierce left-foot shot from 25 yards.

Joe Murphy then made a great penalty save to deny David Mooney a second-half equaliser, before Franck Moussa doubled the Sky Blues' lead with a superb chip.

Small crowds at Sixfields

Coventry City are still to attract a 3,000-plus crowd to their temporary home in Northampton as the majority of Sky Blues fans' boycott of home games goes on. The average attendance for their seven games so far is 2,174, the Brentford game (2,650) being their highest, while the 1,789 who turned up for the Colchester United game is the lowest 'home' gate in the Sky Blues' history.

Leon Clarke headed home Baker's free-kick to make it 3-0 before Yohann Lasimant's injury-time consolation.

Lasimant got on the end of a Scott Cuthbert header to pull one back in the third minute of added time.

Having begun the season with a 10-point deduction, Coventry's seventh win in 13 League One games this season moves them to 14th in the table, while Orient remain top on goal difference.

Clarke's goal for the Sky Blues was ninth of the season, now just one behind his team-mate, joint League One top scorer Callum Wilson, whose best effort was turned aside by Orient keeper Jamie Jones.

Belgian midfielder Moussa's dribble, followed by an exquisite angled chip from 15 yards over Jones, was his sixth goal of the campaign.

Murphy's 57th-minute penalty save, diving low to his right to hold onto Mooney's spot-kick, came after Shaun Batt went down under a challenge from Jordan Willis.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"We keep getting better and better and, if we carry on doing that, we can be a threat for any side.

"I was concerned for my players as Orient play at an incredible pace and have been extremely impressive this season.

"But they just go to another level. They were incredible. I asked them for another response and it was an incredible one.

"There is a great unity to the group and performances show that. Every player is playing with fantastic commitment at the moment."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 19 Willis
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke
  • 08 Baker (Garner - 86' )
  • 07 Fleck Booked
  • 20 Wilson (Manset - 92' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 14 Moussa Booked (Barton - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Manset
  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 18 Phillips
  • 30 Garner
  • 31 Haynes
  • 34 Rankin

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 02 Omozusi (Sawyer - 82' )
  • 04 Vincelot Booked
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke Booked
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 08 James
  • 14 Batt (Stockley - 69' )
  • 10 Mooney (Lasimant - 75' )
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 12 Larkins
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 22 Stockley
  • 24 Sutherland
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 2,386

Match Stats

Shots

9 4

On target

7 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

90:00 +5:44 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

90:00 +5:03 Booking

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

90:00 +5:00

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:56

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

90:00 +2:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 3, Leyton Orient 1. Yohann Lasimant (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +1:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Mathieu Manset replaces Callum Wilson.

90:00 +1:15

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

90:00 +1:15

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Louis Garner (Coventry City).

90:00 +0:30

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:26

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

86:57

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Louis Garner replaces Carl Baker.

83:24

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

83:24

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:14

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

82:14

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.

81:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Elliot Omozusi.

81:06

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

81:06

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Leyton Orient).

76:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 3, Leyton Orient 0. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carl Baker.

75:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Yohann Lasimant replaces David Mooney.

74:40

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

74:40

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:10

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:10

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

73:35

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

73:35

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Leyton Orient).

73:09

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

71:28

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

71:28

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:11

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

68:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jayden Stockley replaces Shaun Batt.

66:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 2, Leyton Orient 0. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

63:49

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

63:49

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:17 Booking

Booking Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

63:00

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

62:59

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

61:34 Booking

Booking Franck Moussa (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

61:19

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

61:19

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:06

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

59:04

Penalty saved! David Mooney (Leyton Orient) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

57:18

Penalty conceded by Jordan Willis (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

57:18

Penalty Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt draws a foul in the penalty area.

52:15

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

52:15

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:06

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

51:06

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:49

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

45:50

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Leyton Orient 0.

45:00 +1:37 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Leyton Orient 0.

45:00 +0:41

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

45:00 +0:41

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:18

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

45:00 +0:18

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

32:19

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

32:19

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:07

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

27:36

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

27:36

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

26:47 Booking

Booking Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

26:32

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

26:32

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

25:01

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:01

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

23:52

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

23:07

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:00

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:56

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

20:25

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

20:25

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:53

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:13

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

19:13

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

18:00

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

18:00

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:30

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

16:46

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

12:04

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Carl Baker.

9:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Leyton Orient 0. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Fleck.

5:08

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

5:08

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

2:36

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.

1:58

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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