Coventry City 0, Norwich City 3

Summer signing Elliott Bennett scored one stunning goal and made another as Norwich City secured a comfortable victory in their latest pre-season match at the Ricoh Arena.

Aaron Wilbraham gave Paul Lambert's men the lead in little more than a minute, and it was midway through the second half when winger Bennett supplied the perfect cross for fellow substitute Steve Morison to head the second.

Bennett saved the best until last when he struck the third, three minutes from time, with a 30-yard drive that drew a burst of applause from the travelling fans.

The Canaries were well on top in that second period as Coventry wilted in warm and sunny conditions that were in marked contrast to the two sides' last meeting on the ground in December's sub-zero temperatures.

It took just 71 seconds for City to move ahead as Wilbraham struck. At first it appeared the Canaries may have a penalty shout as Grant Holt looked to have been shoved over but as the ball ran loose, Wilbraham confidently drilled it past goalkeeper Joe Murphy.

Zak Whitbread was forced to concede a corner after 10 minutes when he cut out Gary McSheffrey's cross, then Freddy Eastwood was just unable to get on the end of a centre by Chris Hussey.

McSheffrey had a powerful shot deflected wide and, as the Sky Blues threatened again, Cyrus Christie headed over from a Lukas Jutkiewicz cross.

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With 33 minutes gone, ex-Canary Sammy Clingan let fly with a powerful drive that was diverted wide off a yellow shirt.

Goalkeeper John Ruddy then had to punch away a Clingan free-kick, leaving Wilbraham to clear the danger.

At the other end, Korey Smith fired over from 20 yards after Holt had knocked down Marc Tierney's free-kick.

The second half brought the usual flurry of substitutions with Adam Drury given a central defensive role when he replaced Zak Whitbread.

With 25 minutes to go, the visitors had replaced all 10 outfield players.

Morison had been on the field only seven minutes when he made it 2-0. Elliott Bennett, wide on the right, supplied the perfect cross to the far post and Morison rose unchallenged to power a header past Murphy.

Bradley Johnson needed treatment after rising to meet a Bennett corner with a header, but was able to continue, and Leon Barnett headed over from an Andrew Surman corner.

At the other end, Ruddy had only a few corners to deal with but was beaten in the 78th minute, only for the linesman's flag to rule out the goal. Ruddy beat away a powerful drive by Clingan, Roy O'Donovan tucking home the rebound, but from an offside position.

O'Donovan went close again with a clever chip that just cleared the bar.

Simeon Jackson was denied a third for the Canaries four minutes from time by a splendid block by Martin Cranie.

Bennett scored a superb third with a long-range effort three minutes from time before Morison struck the post and put the rebound wide when he should have had his second of the afternoon.

• Coventry City: Murphy; Christie (Wood, 72), Keogh, Cranie, Hussey; Bigirimana, Clingan, Baker (Thomas, 55); McSheffrey; Jutkiewicz (Wilson, 67), Eastwood (O'Donovan, 48). Subs (not used): Dunn, McPake, Cameron, Jeffers.

• Norwich City: Ruddy; R Martin (Francomb, 63), De Laet (Barnett, 63), Whitbread (Drury, 53), Tierney (Naughton, 63); Crofts (B Johnson, 47); K Smith (Bennett, 65), Lappin (Surman, 65); C Martin (Hoolahan, 60); Holt (Morison, 60), Wilbraham (Jackson, 60). Subs (not used): Rudd, Fox, Adeyemi.

• Referee: Phil Gibbs (West Midlands)

• Goals: Norwich: Wilbraham (2), Morison (67), Bennett (87)

• Attendance: 3,037