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'They took it to another level'

22 October 2013

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley has praised his City side after being the first side this season to beat Leyton Orient...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes his City side 'took it to another level' with a 3-1 win over Leyton Orient.

The Sky Blues ended Russell Slade's 12-match unbeaten run with an incredible performance against the league-leaders at Sixfields.

Captain Carl Baker put City ahead in the 10th minute with a fantastic left-footed strike which flew into the top corner from 25 yards.

Joe Murphy saved a David Mooney penalty ten minutes into the second half and City went on to secure the three points from there.

Franck Moussa chipped the keeper from inside the area to double Coventry's lead in the 66th minute before Leon Clarke headed home a third ten minutes later.

Yohann Lasiment scored a consolation for Orient late on but Pressley hailed his side.

The City boss said: "I was concerned for my players tonight as Orient play at an incredible pace and have been extremely impressive this season.

"Also, it has been a difficult month so I thought they would struggle. But they just go to another level. They were incredible.

"I asked them for another response and it was an incredible one. There is a great unity to the group and the performances show that.

"Every player is playing with fantastic committment at the moment and the results we are seeing are a result of it."

The result over Orient sees City go four matches unbeaten with the side travelling to Walsall at the weekend.

He added: "They are a really good side and we did well to restrict in areas where they have done well this season.

"I said prior to the game that I have huge admiration for Russell Slade and the job he has done with Leyton Orient.

"We keep doing better and better, and if we carry on doing that, we can be a threat for any side. We have to keep improving as a side.

"The quality of the goals tonight was incredible and that is a product of the hard work we are putting in."


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