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Southend United 3-1 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe were knocked off the top of League One as Southend came from behind to claim a richly-deserved victory.

The Iron took an early lead when centre-back Murray Wallace headed home but the visitors shipped goals to Marc-Antoine Fortune, Simon Cox and Ryan Leonard as they conceded top spot to Sheffield United, and their woes were compounded late on by Neal Bishop's dismissal for violent conduct.

It had all started so well for Graham Alexander's men, who initially seemed on course for a fourth successive league win when Murray nodded into a gaping goal in the fifth minute after Southend goalkeeper Ted Smith had failed to deal with a deep free-kick from Duane Holmes.

But the Shrimpers hit back to equalise in the 39th minute when Fortune headed home Cox's left-wing cross from close range.

Southend took the lead in the 76th minute when substitute Jermaine McGlashan sprinted down the left wing and delivered a low cross, which was fired home from close range by Cox.

And the home side then sealed their win in the 81st minute when Leonard poked home a left-wing cross from Ben Coker as Phil Brown's side surged into the play-off places.

Scunthorpe's afternoon finished on a dismal note as Bishop was dismissed for kicking out at Jason Demetriou.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 3Coker
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18LeonardBooked at 85mins
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 71mins
  • 8TimlinBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 75'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 29Nouble
  • 31Robinson

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5WallaceBooked at 8mins
  • 20Goode
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19HolmesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCrooksat 45'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAdelakunat 80'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 85mins
  • 11Morris
  • 24ToneyBooked at 90mins
  • 28DaviesSubstituted forHopperat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mirfin
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 22Townsend
  • 26Ness
  • 30Crooks
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
7,346

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Coker.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Stephen Dawson.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Simon Cox (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jermaine McGlashan.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Michael Timlin.

Hand ball by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

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

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Craig Davies.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd27107103430437
14Wimbledon2891093837137
15MK Dons2898113938135
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Oldham29610131730-1328
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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