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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20