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Leyton OrientLeyton Orient1ScunthorpeScunthorpe United4

Leyton Orient 1-4 Scunthorpe United

Tom Hopper
Tom Hopper has four goals in five games since joining Scunthorpe from Leicester on loan

Tom Hopper scored twice as Scunthorpe improved their survival prospects and put Leyton Orient in further trouble.

Liam O'Neil put the Iron ahead with a curling shot past Gary Woods, who was beaten again when he flapped at Gary McSheffrey's ball into the box.

Hopper slid in a third from close range, before substitute Darius Henderson replied with a penalty after being fouled in the box.

But Hopper completed the win 10 minutes from time after O'Neil's sublime pass.

The Iron, who are five points clear of relegation, signed Hopper signed from Leicester City at the start of the month on a 28-day loan deal.

Orient are four games without a win and are languishing in 23rd place.

Leyton Orient manager Fabio Liverani told BBC London 94.9:

"I've heard a lot of players moaning, there's always someone to have a say on everything - but that is not shown on the pitch.

"From now on things are changing - there's no day off during the week'

"We will see who we want to bring in but all the players here until July are responsible until July and stay here until the end of the season.

"Today we scratched the bottom, but one thing I've learnt in my life is that when you're at the bottom you can either stay there or get better."

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was brilliant. Absolutely what you want from an away performance.

"Even though it was a scrappy game there was real quality in the goals that we scored.

"We spoke at half-time about keeping a clean sheet so I'm just nitpicking and slightly disappointed with the goal we conceded from the penalty spot.

"I thought we were very good and I thought could have won by more in fairness."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 2Omozusi
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 3Sawyer
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forHedgesat 68'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 26LundstramSubstituted forMooneyat 76'minutes
  • 7CoxBooked at 59mins
  • 23Dagnall
  • 30PlasmatiSubstituted forHendersonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mooney
  • 12Lowry
  • 17Wright
  • 21Grainger
  • 24Henderson
  • 34Hedges
  • 35Eardley

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 67mins
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 35Osbourne
  • 12Bishop
  • 22O'NeilSubstituted forEvansat 90'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 34HopperSubstituted forAdelakunat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 15Evans
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Murphy
  • 32Llera
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
5,184

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Scunthorpe United 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by George Evans (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lyle Taylor replaces Paddy Madden.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Evans replaces Liam O'Neil.

  10. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Tom Hopper.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Scunthorpe United 4. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam O'Neil.

  17. Post update

    Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.