Match ends, Coventry City 0, Swindon Town 3.
Swindon Town returned to the top of League One with a comprehensive victory over struggling Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.
Andy Williams's early first-half double - the first a flying header, the second a penalty - set the Robins on their way to a seventh win in nine games.
Substitute Jon Obika rounded the keeper to slot in the third late on, just 46 seconds after coming on.
The game was watched by just 7,098 - the Ricoh's lowest league crowd.
The result lifts Swindon above Bristol City on goal difference at the top of the table. Both have 51 points although Bristol City have a game in hand.
Coventry, who are in 18th place, had a chance to go in front when Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham denied Simeon Jackson at close range in the third minute - but they were then made to pay.
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From Harry Toffolo's left-wing cross on eight minutes, Williams timed his near-post run to power in a bullet header.
When Louis Thompson was then bundled over by Coventry striker Frank Nouble 10 minutes later, Williams sent City keeper Ryan Allsop the wrong way from the spot, putting it in his left corner.
Williams and Michael Smith fired narrowly wide as Swindon missed chances to add to their two-goal lead before the break.
Coventry wasted a great opportunity to pull one back after the interval when the dangerous Nouble crossed from the left byline, only for Conor Thomas, on the goal-line, to somehow fail to find the back of the net.
After John Swift had been denied by Allsop's outstretched leg, Obika then settled the outcome nine minutes from time when he rounded the keeper to score.
Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:
"We've had some good away performances - Chesterfield and Leyton Orient spring to mind - but in the first half I thought we were really good.
"I'm just pleased that we showed a lot of people what we're about.
"My biggest worry tonight was that we froze on the tele. But for 70 minutes we played really well."
- 4WebsterBooked at 35mins
- 11O'BrienSubstituted forSwansonat 69'minutes
- 7FleckBooked at 90mins
- 12JacksonSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
- 2ThompsonBooked at 43mins
- 14SwiftSubstituted forRossi Brancoat 67'minutes
- 9SmithSubstituted forObikaat 81'minutes
- 10WilliamsSubstituted forHyltonat 87'minutes
- 29Rossi Branco
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Swindon Town 3.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andy Webster.
Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).
John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).
Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Andy Williams.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by George Thomas (Coventry City).
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.
Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).
Goal! Coventry City 0, Swindon Town 3. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Obika replaces Michael Smith.
Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Simeon Jackson.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).