Jordy Hiwula scored twice as Coventry progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup with a resounding 4-1 home win over Exeter.
The Sky Blues got off to a fine start at St Andrew’s when Hiwula gave them the lead in the second minute.
The forward showed bags of composure to curl a first-time shot past Jonny Maxted and into the bottom corner after a brilliant bursting run from Fankaty Dabo.
Coventry doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Zain Westbrooke’s free-kick was met by Matt Godden at the near post and the striker glanced a header past Maxted and into the net.
The third goal came five minutes later. Godden burst down the right and crossed towards Westbrooke, who failed to make a clean connection but his shot fell kindly for Hiwula to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle.
Exeter got one back in the 81st minute after Pierce Sweeney met an in-swinging free-kick from Jack Sparkes, glancing his header over the onrushing Ben Wilson and into an empty net.
But Coventry responded in the 88th minute when Amadou Bakayoko’s diving header rounded off a comprehensive victory.