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Southend United 3-2 Scunthorpe United

Chris Powell began his spell as Southend manager with a dramatic win against Scunthorpe at Roots Hall.

Michael Turner struck in the second minute of stoppage time, shortly after Scunthorpe's Cameron Burgess was dismissed, to move the hosts four points clear of the relegation zone.

Former Southend player Powell was hired on Tuesday after former manager Phil Brown was placed on gardening leave following seven defeats in eight league games.

But it was Scunthorpe who opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Tom Hopper headed home from close range.

Powell's side hit back in the 37th minute when Michael Kightly cut in off the left flank and delivered a deep cross, which flew into the back of the net via the inside of the right post.

And the Shrimpers went in front eight minutes into the second half when Stephen McLaughlin netted with a powerfully struck free-kick.

The lead was short-lived as Kevin van Veen netted from close range three minutes later.

But there was still drama to come and after Burgess received a second yellow card as the game entered added time, Turner slid home the winner after Rory Watson had pushed out a McLaughlin free-kick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 6TurnerBooked at 90mins
  • 48White
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 28mins
  • 16Yearwood
  • 8Timlin
  • 7Kightly
  • 10Cox
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ferdinand
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 20Klass
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 29Wabo
  • 31Robinson

Scunthorpe

  • 31Watson
  • 21BurgessBooked at 90mins
  • 20GoodeBooked at 52mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 19Holmes
  • 6Ojo
  • 26McGeehanSubstituted forYatesat 60'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forToneyat 90+4'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forNovakat 84'minutes
  • 14HopperBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 9Toney
  • 17Novak
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Yates
  • 41Kelsey
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
6,723

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John White.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ivan Toney replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Booking

Michael Turner (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Scunthorpe United 2. Michael Turner (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) for a bad foul.

Michael Kightly (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John White.

Theo Robinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Shrewsbury28177437201758
3Blackburn28168451262556
4Scunthorpe30149742301251
5Bradford30153124445-148
6Rotherham291451048361247
7Charlton2813783733446
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth29133133433142
10Gillingham29101093432240
11Bristol Rovers29123144245-339
12Oxford Utd29108114443138
13Plymouth30108123339-638
14Doncaster30910113435-137
15Fleetwood29106134045-536
16Wimbledon2897122831-334
17Southend2997133549-1434
18Walsall2789103438-433
19Blackpool2989123440-633
20Northampton3096152850-2233
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham3078154155-1429
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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