Nov 3, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ricoh Arena
CoventryCoventry City
4-3
Barnsley
Kent (3'), Armstrong (18', 52'), Cole (60')
Vincelot (97')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Mawson (48'), Scowen (54', 96')
Wabara (12'), Mawson (59'), Wilkinson (82'), Pearson (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.

Share this article now:
Bradley Dack (C) of Gillingham scores the first goal of the game during the Sky Bet League One match between Crawley Town and Gillingham at The Checkatrade.com Stadium on March 28, 2015
Read Next:
League One roundup: Walsall go top
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand