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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Bristol City

Sam Slocombe
Sam Slocombe has made 112 league starts for Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe United lost both of their recognised goalkeepers before half-time with broken arms as Bristol City earned a fourth straight win.

Sam Slocombe was replaced after eight minutes by Jamie Severn, who was hurt denying Matt Smith in a one-on-one.

Defender Andy Boyce then took over as keeper, having already conceded the penalty that allowed Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to convert from the spot.

Boyce was beaten when Emmanuel-Thomas set up Luke Freeman for City's second.

Bristol City remain second in the League One table, trailing leaders Swindon on goal difference.

But Iron manager Mark Robins was proud of his players' efforts on an afternoon when they had to play the whole of the second half with an outfield player in goal.

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Bristol City

"We've lost two goalkeepers in this game to the same injury - broken arms under a challenge from one of their players," Robins told BBC Radio Humberside.

"I'm just massively disappointed and I'm disappointed for them because they've broken their arms.

"I'm disappointed for the players because they were the better team on the day.

"And I'm disappointed with the decisions of the referee - or the non-decisions of the referee - in terms of a throw-in which wasn't a throw-in to them for the first goal, and then for the second goal there was a handball in front of the dugout which should have been given.

"Everybody in the ground sees it and it doesn't get given and I'm just extremely, bitterly disappointed because we were the best team on the day.

"We've caused them all sorts of problems and we've created a number of chances. Their manager has said he thinks they have got the best players in the division, well ours can hold their heads up really high then today because we've outplayed them.

"I'm proud of my players because everyone of them to a man has been absolutely magnificent."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1SlocombeSubstituted forSevernat 10'minutesSubstituted forCanavanat 42'minutes
  • 33Clarke
  • 25Boyce
  • 32Llera
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 35Osbourne
  • 9Madden
  • 22O'NeilSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 81'minutes
  • 24Murphy
  • 34Hopper

Substitutes

  • 6Canavan
  • 13Severn
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Taylor
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
  • 37Davey

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 24TavernierSubstituted forLittleat 73'minutes
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forSavilleat 81'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 23BryanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCunninghamat 89'minutes
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 5Osborne
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Saville
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 21Pack
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,611

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Bristol City 2.

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Joe Bryan.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by George Saville (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Bristol City 2. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. George Saville replaces Wade Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Liam O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Wade Elliott.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces James Tavernier.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Bristol City).

Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Booking

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Delay in match Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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