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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 24 48
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Bradford City 25 36
7 Sheffield United 24 36
8 Chesterfield 25 35
9 Notts County 25 35
10 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
11 Port Vale 26 35
12 Fleetwood Town 26 34
13 Oldham Athletic 24 34
14 Walsall 26 33
15 Peterborough United 25 31
16 Barnsley 24 29
17 Scunthorpe United 23 29
18 Coventry City 26 29
19 Gillingham 26 28
20 Leyton Orient 25 26
21 Crewe Alexandra 25 26
22 Colchester United 25 24
23 Crawley Town 25 24
24 Yeovil Town 26 24