Press analysis of Blues v Coventry
SOUTHEND United started their Christmas celebrations early with a comfortable 3-1 win against Coventry City at Roots Hall this afternoon.
The Shrimpers – who held their festive party on Saturday – have now not been beaten in their last nine League One outings.
And the latest success – which came courtesy of strikes from Anthony Wordsworth, Anton Ferdinand and an own goal from goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook – also saw Blues move up to eighth in the standings.
SOUTHEND United continued their fine recent Sky Bet League One record with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Coventry City at Roots Hall Stadium.
Blues went into the game looking to extend their recent unbeaten league sequence to nine games.
Lowly Coventry City lost 3-1 at Southend United who needed just six minutes to open the scoring when, from Jason Demetriou's assist, Anthony Wordsworth netted with a rising shot.
The hosts made certain of the points with a brace of goals in five minutes. Anton Ferdinand's close-range header made it 2-0 on 64 minutes, while Stephen McLaughlin added a third as he found the top left corner of the net from outside the box.
Southend made it nine League One games unbeaten with a convincing win over struggling Coventry at Roots Hall.
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The Sky Blues came away empty handed from Roots Hall after defeat against Southend United in League One.
Anthony Wordsworth gave the home side an early lead, before second half goals from Anton Ferdinand and a Reice Charles-Cook own goal made it a day to forget for City, despite a late Daniel Agyei strike.
It was another disheartening day in the life of a Coventry City fan, as the Sky Blues were undone by a Southend United side on the brink of the top six.
The Sky Blues fell behind in the opening stages and never recovered.