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Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe striker Paddy Madden scored twice as Graham Alexander's side eased to victory at 10-man Plymouth in League One.

Madden followed in his own shot, which had come back off the crossbar, to make it 1-0 in the 27th minute following Josh Morris' pinpoint cross from the left.

He doubled his tally in the 68th minute, diving to head home Duane Holmes' near-post cross, after the substitute made room for himself with a dazzling run down the right.

Tom Hopper made it 3-0 in the 76th minute, diverting Morris' incisive ball down the left with the deftest of touches to convert off the inside of a post from just inside the area.

Morris was rewarded for his part in two of the goals, sweeping home United's fourth goal in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time.

Plymouth were reduced to 10 men in first-half stoppage time when Antoni Sarcevic saw red for an off-the-ball incident.

The home side introduced new on-loan Celtic target man Nadir Ciftci and the debutant was denied when his 15th-minute header was saved on the line by Iron keeper Matt Gilks.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Ness
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 45mins
  • 24FoxSubstituted forAinsworthat 81'minutes
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 69'minutes
  • 9CiftciSubstituted forLameirasat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Carey

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 31Cooper

Scunthorpe

  • 1GilksBooked at 53mins
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 3TownsendBooked at 56mins
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 64'minutes
  • 6OjoBooked at 65mins
  • 12BishopBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMantomat 81'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenBooked at 45mins
  • 14HopperSubstituted forRedmondat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clarke
  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 18Redmond
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,605

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Scunthorpe United 4. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Devonte Redmond replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Nadir Ciftci.

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

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces David Fox.

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Scunthorpe United 3. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Jake Jervis.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

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

Booking

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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