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Scunthorpe United 3-0 Millwall

Scunthorpe returned to the top of League One with a decisive victory against Millwall.

They stretched their club-record unbeaten home run to 23 games thanks to a brace from last season's leading marksman Paddy Madden and a goal from recalled winger Hakeeb Adelakun.

In an evenly balanced opening 45 minutes, it was Millwall who twice almost snatched the lead.

Shaun Williams tested goalkeeper Luke Daniels with a dipping long-range effort and the United stopper had to be at his best again to turn away a shot from Lee Gregory after he had wriggled free in the box.

But it was the Iron who finished the half with a flourish to take command with two goals in nine minutes.

Madden steered them in front in the 36th minute with a measured header from a free-kick on the right curled in by Josh Morris.

Then, just before the break, they made it 2-0 when Adelakun celebrated his return to the starting line-up by forcing his shot past keeper Jordan Archer at the second attempt after a low ball into the box from Jordan Clarke.

The visitors made a double substitution at half-time, sending on striker Steve Morison and midfield man David Worrall.

They pressed forward strongly to try to get back into the game but could make little headway against a solid home defence.

It was the hosts who struck again to make it 3-0 in the 68th minute when Tom Hopper drove forward into the box and unselfishly squared a pass into the path of an unmarked Madden. The striker crashed a first-time shot low into the bottom corner for his second goal of the game - and eighth of the season.

Only a great reaction save prevented full-back Harry Toffolo adding a fourth as Scunthorpe ran out comfortable winners.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 20Goode
  • 5WallaceBooked at 46mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16Adelakun
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMantomat 86'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 2mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 7Williams
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 19Holmes

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12RomeoSubstituted forButcherat 74'minutes
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 61mins
  • 5Craig
  • 3MartinBooked at 36minsSubstituted forWorrallat 45'minutes
  • 10OnyedinmaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMorisonat 45'minutes
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 86mins
  • 8ThompsonBooked at 76mins
  • 18Ferguson
  • 9Gregory
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 2Cummings
  • 7Worrall
  • 15Nelson
  • 16Butcher
  • 20Morison
  • 26Abdou
  • 31King
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
4,355

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 3, Millwall 0.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Tom Hopper.

Booking

Shaun Williams (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

Booking

Ben Thompson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Callum Butcher replaces Mahlon Romeo.

Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 3, Millwall 0. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Hopper.

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Booking

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 2, Millwall 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Fred Onyedinma.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe22145346202647
2Sheff Utd22135440231744
3Bolton22134528131543
4Bradford2291032819937
5Rochdale2211383329436
6Peterborough21105635231235
7Southend229763128334
8Fleetwood229673428633
9Wimbledon228863425932
10Oxford Utd228682827130
11Bristol Rovers228683339-630
12Gillingham228593036-629
13Charlton2161052621528
14Millwall218493235-328
15Northampton227693333027
16Walsall226972531-627
17Port Vale227692636-1027
18MK Dons2266102631-524
19Swindon2266102233-1124
20Chesterfield2263132739-1221
21Shrewsbury2256112234-1221
22Bury2262143245-1320
23Coventry2247111930-1119
24Oldham213991224-1218
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