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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

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

Substitutes

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

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Gilks
  • 22Sutton
  • 5M Wallace
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Middlesbrough 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Rudy Gestede replaces Ashley Fletcher.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lewis Wing replaces Grant Leadbitter.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dael Fry.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Devonte Redmond replaces Neal Bishop.

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