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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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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19