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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 35 69
3 Swindon Town 36 67
4 Milton Keynes Dons 36 63
5 Sheffield United 35 54
6 Barnsley 36 53
7 Peterborough United 36 53
8 Fleetwood Town 36 51
9 Bradford City 35 50
10 Doncaster Rovers 36 50
11 Chesterfield 35 48
12 Port Vale 36 48
13 Rochdale 34 47
14 Gillingham 36 47
15 Oldham Athletic 35 46
16 Walsall 36 45
17 Scunthorpe United 35 43
18 Notts County 35 42
19 Crewe Alexandra 36 42
20 Coventry City 36 40
21 Leyton Orient 35 38
22 Crawley Town 36 37
23 Colchester United 36 34
24 Yeovil Town 37 33