FA Cup - Third Round
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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Chesterfield

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FA Cup: Scunthorpe 2-2 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea grabbed a late equaliser as Chesterfield battled back to earn an FA Cup replay from a pulsating third-round tie against Scunthorpe.

The Iron led thanks to on-loan Chelsea defender Alex Davey's first senior goal and it was 2-0 just before the break when Lyle Taylor ran through to net after a Ritchie Humphreys error.

Eoin Doyle's penalty - his 22nd goal this season - gave the visitors hope.

And O'Shea struck to make it 2-2 from a Gary Roberts cross to earn a replay.

The Spireites, who had to beat MK Dons twice because of an administrative error to reach this stage, showed great spirit to finally break stubborn home resistance and find a way past inspired home keeper Sam Slocombe.

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After Davey smashed in a superb opener from the edge of the box, Slocombe made fine saves from Doyle and Armand Gnanduillet to keep the hosts ahead.

But a careless back header by Humphreys gifted Scunthorpe a second goal, Taylor showing great composure to run through and beat Tommy Lee.

Chesterfield continued to have the upper hand after the interval, forcing more heroics from Slocombe, who denied Gnanduillet, Sam Clucas and Roberts.

However, Doyle struck from the penalty spot after Roberts was fouled to make it 2-1.

Then, with five minutes left, O'Shea converted Roberts' cross from 10 yards to ensure both sides can still reach the fourth round, where a tie at Championship side Derby County awaits.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 37DaveySubstituted forCanavanat 72'minutes
  • 25Boyce
  • 32LleraBooked at 57mins
  • 30Williams
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forNolanat 61'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 38mins
  • 4McAllister
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 80mins
  • 9Madden
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forWoottonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 6Canavan
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 21Weaver
  • 29Wootton
  • 38Mosanya

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 16Raglan
  • 5Morsy
  • 12Clucas
  • 18BocoSubstituted forGardnerat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4HirdBooked at 4mins
  • 15HumphreysSubstituted forO'Sheaat 67'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 90mins
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Gardner
  • 10O'Shea
  • 24Banks
  • 25Talbot
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,307

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 2.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Chesterfield).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 2. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Booking

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Lyle Taylor.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Niall Canavan replaces Alex Davey.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Chesterfield 1. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Chesterfield. Gary Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Romuald Boco.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Ritchie Humphreys.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

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