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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 4,404) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Coventry City Coventry

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Coventry 5

C Baker (51, 59)
D McGoldrick (pen 58)
F Moussa (75)
A Barton (78)

Sky Blues rip Pools apart

Last Updated: 17/11/12 6:29pm

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Baker: Opened the scoring

Baker: Opened the scoring

Coventry romped to a 5-0 win at Hartlepool as new home boss John Hughes got his tenure off to a depressing start.

Appointed in midweek, Hughes saw his side, bottom of League One, ripped apart with three goals in eight second-half minutes.

After a lively start in which Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy saved well twice from Ryan Noble and then Jon Franks, Pools offered nothing.

Carl Baker opened the floodgates after 51 minutes. His low shot from 20 yards went in off the inside of the post and six minutes later it was 2-0 when Peter Hartley handled in the penalty area and David McGoldrick rolled in from 12 yards.

The quick-fire third came when Baker, with his back to goal, flicked the ball into space and effortlessly volleyed home from 10 yards.

Frank Moussa got the fourth after 75 minutes. Pools lost possession on the edge of the area and, from a lighting-fast counter-attack, the midfielder took a possession to curl home and substitute Adam Barton was only on the pitch for a minute before smashing in from 16 yards.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30