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Coventry City 3-1 Leyton Orient

Carl Baker

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.

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.

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Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

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My players were incredible - Pressley

"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."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 19Willis
  • 3Adams
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 24Clarke
  • 8BakerSubstituted forGarnerat 86'minutes
  • 7FleckBooked at 90mins
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forMansetat 90+2'minutes
  • 9L Clarke
  • 14MoussaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBartonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

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

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2OmozusiSubstituted forSawyerat 82'minutes
  • 4VincelotBooked at 27mins
  • 6Baudry
  • 15N ClarkeBooked at 64mins
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8James
  • 14BattSubstituted forStockleyat 69'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forLasimantat 75'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 20Gorman
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Stockley
  • 24Sutherland
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
2,386

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Mathieu Manset replaces Callum Wilson.

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Louis Garner (Coventry City).

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Louis Garner replaces Carl Baker.

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Elliot Omozusi.

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

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Leyton Orient).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Yohann Lasimant replaces David Mooney.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

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

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

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jayden Stockley replaces Shaun Batt.

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.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

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

Booking

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1310212132
2Peterborough1310211632
3Wolves129211629
4Preston13652623
5Bradford136431122
6Walsall13643422
7Brentford13634121
8Swindon13625720
9Rotherham13553020
10MK Dons13544419
11Crawley12543119
12Port Vale13526-117
13Carlisle12435-915
14Coventry13733814
15Shrewsbury13274-213
16Colchester13274-613
17Gillingham13337-612
18Crewe13337-1712
19Oldham12327-411
20Stevenage13328-811
21Sheff Utd13238-109
22Tranmere13238-159
23Notts County12219-97
24Bristol City12066-86
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