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Nov 3, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ricoh Arena
CoventryCoventry City
4-3
Barnsley
Kent (3'), Armstrong (18', 52'), Cole (60')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Mawson (48'), Scowen (54', 96')

Result: Joe Cole scores as Coventry City put four past Barnsley in seven-goal thriller

Coventry City keep up the pressure at the top of League One thanks to a 4-3 home win against struggling side Barnsley.

Coventry City kept the pressure on at the top of League One thanks to a thrilling 4-3 home victory against Barnsley on Tuesday evening.

The Sky Blues took the lead after just two minutes, with Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent scoring his first senior goal by cutting in from the left wing before finishing with a curling effort.

Newcastle loanee forward and League One top scorer Adam Armstrong then scored Coventry's second after 18 minutes by smashing in an Aaron Phillips cross, giving the 18-year-old his 11th goal of the season.

Barnsley had an opportunity to get back into the game on the stroke of half time, but Ben Pearson was unable to latch on to the ball following a mix-up between John Fleck and Reice Charles-Cook.

The Tykes got their first goal of the night after just three minutes of the second half as Alfie Mawson headed in from a Josh Scowen corner.

Lee Johnson's side fell to another Coventry goal just minutes later, however, when Armstrong finished for his second goal of the game with a clinical strike after being released by a Jim O'Brien flick.

The two-goal lead failed to last long for the home side at the Ricoh Arena, with Scowen scoring Barnsley's second of the night moments later after getting in behind the Coventry defence.

Former Chelsea, Liverpool and England international midfielder Joe Cole then added to the scoreline, curling in a free kick from 25 yards out to restore a two-goal advantage.

The game looked to be over, but there was more drama as Barnsley were awarded a stoppage-time penalty when Aaron Phillips was deemed to have handled the ball. Scowen stepped up to the spot and scored his second of the game, but it was too late to halt Coventry's victory.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth28176547272057
2Luton TownLuton28168454252956
3Sunderland271411248262253
4Charlton AthleticCharlton29165847311653
5Barnsley27157547232452
6Peterborough UnitedPeterborough2813874738947
7Doncaster RoversDoncaster28137851371446
8Fleetwood Town29109104133839
9Blackpool2710982725239
10Coventry CityCoventry29116123134-339
11Southend UnitedSouthend28122143834438
12Wycombe WanderersWycombe28108103840-238
13Burton Albion28106123838036
14Accrington StanleyAccrington2798102736-935
15Walsall2998123345-1235
16Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe2997133754-1734
17Plymouth ArgylePlymouth2996143851-1333
18Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury28710112935-631
19Gillingham2894153948-931
20Rochdale2987143559-2431
21Oxford UnitedOxford Utd2879123544-930
22Bristol Rovers2877142530-528
23Bradford CityBradford2883173147-1627
24AFC Wimbledon2965182245-2323

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