League One

December 8, 2012

Full-time

Coventry City

5 - 1

Walsall

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 8, 2012

Ricoh Arena, England

Referee: N Miller

Sun is shining for Sky Blues

In-form Coventry hammered their Midlands rivals Walsall 5-1 to make it just one defeat in 10 for Mark Robins' team.

Walsall took a 14th-minute lead when Jamie Paterson crossed and full-back Blair Adams turned the ball into his own net from 10 yards.

Carl Baker equalised in the 29th minute. The Coventry captain picked up a loose ball in the box and beat Aaron McCarey at his near post.

David McGoldrick notched his 14th goal of the season in the 39th minute as he finished off a good move involving Baker and James Bailey.

And League One's top scorer added another in the 41st minute. McGoldrick chested down Baker's cross and fired home from six yards - despite the best efforts of three Walsall defenders to keep it out.

Coventry full-back Cyrus Christie put the result beyond doubt in the 62nd minute, latching on to Baker's pass before cutting inside to fire through a sea of bodies into the corner of the net.

Walsall defender Andy Butler's miserable afternoon was cut short when he was sent off in the 81st minute for a second yellow card.

Baker made it five in the 84th minute when he fired in a left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Scoring Summary

Coventry City Walsall
Carl Baker (29')Blair Adams (og 16')
David McGoldrick (39') 
David McGoldrick (41') 
Cyrus Christie (61') 
Carl Baker (84')