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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 3, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam McQueen (Southend United).

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cian Bolger (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Will Atkinson.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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