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Southend United 3-0 Coventry City

Tyrone Barnett & Jack Payne
Jack Payne (left) celebrates his second goal of the season with two-goal Tyrone Barnett

Tyrone Barnett scored twice as Southend comfortably beat Coventry City, despite playing almost 40 minutes with 10 men.

Coventry's Jim O'Brien had an effort tipped onto the bar before Jack Payne's low effort put the hosts ahead.

Barnett ran onto a Stephen Hendrie through ball to slot home a second.

Gary Deegan was then dismissed for a second yellow on 51 minutes, but Barnett ensured victory from the penalty spot, after City keeper Reice Charles-Cook had fouled Will Atkinson.

Coventry slip to fifth, six points off top spot in League One, after three games without a win, while Phil Brown's Southend climb to ninth, within two points of a play-off place.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Obviously we're disappointed. We struggled from the start really.

"We haven't got any excuses. We were beaten by a team who were very resilient. They dug in and didn't give us a minute on the ball.

"We came here with a very experienced team. They defended resiliently, put a lot of men behind the ball and made life difficult for us."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 15BolgerBooked at 90mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 5Thompson
  • 24O'Neill
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMcQueenat 84'minutes
  • 22DeeganBooked at 51mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 33Hendrie
  • 10PayneSubstituted forTimlinat 59'minutes
  • 19BarnettSubstituted forHuntat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 8Timlin
  • 9Mooney
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20McQueen
  • 25Kamara

Coventry

  • 23Charles-CookBooked at 66mins
  • 18Ricketts
  • 3Stokes
  • 22Ramage
  • 26HaynesSubstituted forLameirasat 57'minutes
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forFortunéat 60'minutes
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 11O'Brien
  • 14Cole
  • 42Hunt
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forMaddisonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 16Rose
  • 17Phillips
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
8,767

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Joe Cole (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam McQueen (Southend United).

Booking

Cian Bolger (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Sam McQueen (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Joe Cole (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Will Atkinson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Joe Cole (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Noel Hunt replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt missed. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Coventry City 0. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Reice Charles-Cook (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Reice Charles-Cook (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Southend United. Will Atkinson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Joe Cole (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt saved. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Romain Vincelot.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Timlin replaces Jack Payne.

Foul by Joe Cole (Coventry City).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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