EFL Cup - Second Round
Middlesbrough3Scunthorpe0

Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe United

Ashley Fletcher
Ashley Fletcher joined Middlesbrough from West Ham this summer for £6.5m

Middlesbrough cruised into round three of the EFL Cup as new signings Lewis Baker and Ashley Fletcher scored in a 3-0 win over Scunthorpe United.

The Championship side went ahead through Fabio, who headed in Adama Traore's cross for his first Boro goal.

England under-21 midfielder Baker - on loan from Chelsea - netted his maiden effort for the club from Grant Leadbitter's ball into the box.

Fletcher added the Teessiders' third to settle it in the second half.

League One side Scunthorpe arrived at the Riverside unbeaten this season but had failed to go beyond the second round of the competition in the past six seasons, and that record seldom looked likely to improve.

Their hopes were swiftly dashed by a strong Boro side named by Garry Monk, featuring £6.5m summer signing Fletcher, Baker and former Barcelona winger Traore.

Marcus Tavernier enjoyed a bright debut - laying on Fletcher's goal after a fine one-two - as one of two academy graduates to make their senior bow alongside Connor Roberts.

Boro dominated for much of the game, particularly once Fabio had opened the scoring and Scunthorpe's best effort fell to Devonte Redmond whose header was saved by goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 23Roberts
  • 20Fry
  • 4Ayala
  • 2Fabio
  • 34Forshaw
  • 7LeadbitterSubstituted forWingat 80'minutes
  • 37Traoré
  • 30Baker
  • 62TavernierSubstituted forDowningat 64'minutes
  • 18FletcherSubstituted forGestedeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Friend
  • 6Gibson
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 13Mejias
  • 19Downing
  • 39Gestede
  • 51Wing

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 22Sutton
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 16Adelakun
  • 8Mantom
  • 12BishopSubstituted forRedmondat 70'minutes
  • 19Holmes
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forHopperat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ojo
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Redmond
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
12,679

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Middlesbrough 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Rudy Gestede (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Rudy Gestede replaces Ashley Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lewis Wing replaces Grant Leadbitter.

Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).

Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dael Fry.

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Connor Roberts (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Devonte Redmond replaces Neal Bishop.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing replaces Marcus Tavernier.

Attempt missed. Fabio (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dael Fry.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Paddy Madden.

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabio (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Middlesbrough 3, Scunthorpe United 0. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Tavernier.

Attempt saved. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Fabio (Middlesbrough).

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

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