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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.

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Bristol City 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Joe Bryan.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Bristol City).

  13. 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.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. George Saville replaces Wade Elliott.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.