Crystal Palace 1-2 Scunthorpe

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Crystal Palace   1 - 2   Scunthorpe

Crystal Palace 1-2 Scunthorpe

Crystal Palace 1-2 Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe gave themselves renewed hope of beating the drop as they won at Crystal Palace and closed the gap to three points on their beaten opponents.

David Mirfin headed in at the far post to put Scunthorpe ahead before Ramon Nunez fired in a second for the Iron.

Sean Scannell pulled one back for Palace when he rolled in a shot.

Palace tried in vain to level, while Scunthorpe's Joe Garner was sent-off for receiving two bookings and Scannell saw red for lunging at Andy Hughes.

The home side had finished the match with five attackers on the pitch but they failed to salvage anything from the match.

And, instead of earning a win to move themselves well clear of the drop zone, they finished with a defeat which leaves them just three points above third-from-bottom Scunthorpe.

The visitors were on the verge of a club record 10th straight defeat on the road ahead of the game, with Palace having not lost in 18 matches at home.

But the game did not follow the form guide with the Iron making good on manager Alan Knill's pledge beforehand and attacking to earn the victory that keeps their survival hopes alive.

Nunez had a dipping 25 yard shot saved by Palace keeper Julian Speroni, while Scunthorpe stopper Joe Murphy denied James Vaughan.

Darren Ambrose blazed a decent opportunity over the top for the Eagles before Vaughan squandered an even better chance by shooting wide.

The miss was punished when Mirfin scored and compounded when Palace could only clear to Nunez, who added to Scunthorpe's lead.

Scannell gave Palace hope in a desperate finale, which resulted in the two dismissals before the final whistle.

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 1-2 Scunthorpe FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Scannell 70
  • Mirfin 25
  • Nunez 57

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 05 McCarthy yellow card
  • 29 Moxey yellow card
  • 31 Gardner
  • 07 Ambrose (Scannell 60 red card)
  • 08 Danns yellow card
  • 33 Agustien (Counago 77)
  • 34 Dikgacoi yellow card (Zaha 46)
  • 09 Iversen
  • 20 Vaughan yellow card

Substitutes

  • 13 Price,
  • 04 Davis,
  • 10 Garvan,
  • 14 Scannell,
  • 16 Zaha,
  • 19 Easter,
  • 32 Counago

Scunthorpe

  • 01 Murphy
  • 14 Nelson
  • 15 Mirfin
  • 20 Williams
  • 04 Togwell
  • 07 Nunez yellow card
  • 10 Hughes yellow card
  • 18 Collins
  • 31 Duffy yellow card (Grant 75)
  • 09 Dagnall (Miller 89)
  • 33 Garner two yellow cards, red card

Substitutes

  • 22 Lillis,
  • 03 Gordon,
  • 12 Raynes,
  • 28 Reid,
  • 16 Wright,
  • 17 Grant,
  • 19 Miller
Ref: StroudAtt: 17,810
CRYSTAL PALACE
SCUNTHORPE

Possession

  • Crystal Palace 52%
  • Scunthorpe 48%

Attempts on target

  • Crystal Palace 7
  • Scunthorpe 6

Attempts off target

  • Crystal Palace 9
  • Scunthorpe 5

Corners

  • Crystal Palace 7
  • Scunthorpe 7

Fouls

  • Crystal Palace 15
  • Scunthorpe 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+8:58 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+8:38 Neil Danns takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michael Nelson gets a block in.
  • 90:00+7:31 Neil Danns produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Sam Togwell.
  • 90:00+6:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Bobby Grant. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+6:13 Nathaniel Clyne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 90:00+4:51 Shot by Neil Danns went over the crossbar.
  • 90:00+3:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramon Nunez on Neil Danns. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 90:00+3:28 Corner taken by Pablo Counago from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:05 Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:05 Sent off Sean Scannell sent off.
  • 90:00+0:55 Sean Scannell concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Hughes.
  • 87:59 Substitution Chris Dagnall goes off and Lee Miller comes on.
  • 87:59 The referee blows for offside against Patrick McCarthy. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 86:05 Pablo Counago produces a cross, Close range shot by Patrick McCarthy goes over the bar.
  • 86:05 Booking Dean Moxey goes into the book.
  • 85:30 Sent off Joe Garner is sent off.
  • 85:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Joe Garner.
  • 84:53 Corner taken right-footed by Pablo Counago from the left by-line to the near post, Sam Togwell makes a clearance.
  • 82:58 Booking Neil Danns is given a yellow card.
  • 82:41 Shot by Joe Garner from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 81:31 Shot by Joe Garner. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 79:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant by Sean Scannell. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 78:35 Foul by Chris Dagnall on Dean Moxey, free kick awarded. Pablo Counago takes the free kick.
  • 77:38 Bobby Grant has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Julian Speroni makes a save.
  • 76:18 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Pablo Counago coming on for Kemy Agustien.
  • 76:18 Booking Ramon Nunez is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:09 Foul by Ramon Nunez on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:21 Substitution Mark Duffy goes off and Bobby Grant comes on.
  • 73:09 Booking Mark Duffy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 73:01 Mark Duffy challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:30 Wilfried Zaha challenges Ramon Nunez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Ramon Nunez from the free kick.
  • 69:44 GOAL - Sean ScannellCrystal Palace 1 - 2 Scunthorpe Sean Scannell gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 68:44 Joe Garner fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.
  • 68:02 Neil Danns fouled by Michael Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Kemy Agustien takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Nelson on James Vaughan. Kemy Agustien crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 65:32 Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 64:24 Chris Dagnall is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 62:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Wilfried Zaha. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 61:41 Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Dagnall misses to the left of the goal.
  • 61:13 David Mirfin fouled by James Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 59:37 Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Dean Moxey. Corner taken by Mark Duffy from the right by-line to the near post, Steffen Iversen manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:37 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Sean Scannell coming on for Darren Ambrose.
  • 59:37 Booking Booking for Patrick McCarthy.
  • 59:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 58:47 Unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 57:42 Sam Togwell fouled by Steffen Iversen, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 56:34 The assist for the goal came from Mark Duffy.
  • 56:34 GOAL - Ramon NunezCrystal Palace 0 - 2 Scunthorpe Ramon Nunez scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Scunthorpe.
  • 54:39 Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Corner taken by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left wing, clearance by David Mirfin. Joe Garner manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:49 Darren Ambrose takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Marcus Williams.
  • 51:31 Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ramon Nunez from left wing.
  • 48:49 Right-footed shot by Kemy Agustien missed to the right of the net.
  • 46:11 Unfair challenge on James Vaughan by Mark Duffy results in a free kick. Darren Ambrose produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Joe Garner makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Kagisho Dikgacoi goes off and Wilfried Zaha comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:36 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:19 Corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Kagisho Dikgacoi produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 45:00+0:18 Booking James Vaughan receives a yellow card.
  • 44:32 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Steffen Iversen takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 43:34 Joe Garner challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:26 Free kick crossed by Mark Duffy, clearance by Steffen Iversen.
  • 42:26 Booking Kagisho Dikgacoi is cautioned.
  • 42:13 Foul by Kemy Agustien on Sam Togwell, free kick awarded.
  • 39:51 Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Clyne. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 38:26 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nathaniel Clyne from right channel, Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.
  • 38:26 Booking Andy Hughes goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 38:14 Andy Hughes challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 37:35 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the right by-line, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:16 The offside flag is raised against Joe Garner. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 31:23 The referee gives a free kick against Neil Danns for handball. The ball is crossed by Mark Duffy, Chris Dagnall has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 30:47 Corner taken by Mark Duffy.
  • 30:02 Shot from 25 yards by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 27:55 James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Murphy. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 27:13 Mark Duffy decides to take a short corner.
  • 24:33 The assist for the goal came from Mark Duffy.
  • 24:33 GOAL - David MirfinCrystal Palace 0 - 1 Scunthorpe David Mirfin scores a headed goal from close in. Crystal Palace 0-1 Scunthorpe.
  • 23:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Duffy,
  • 22:50 Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:50 Booking Joe Garner shown a yellow card.
  • 22:43 Unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien by Joe Garner results in a free kick.
  • 20:32 Effort from the edge of the box by James Vaughan goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 16:43 Steffen Iversen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Murphy. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:25 James Vaughan has an effort at goal. Blocked by David Mirfin.
  • 12:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Joe Garner. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
  • 9:25 Nathaniel Clyne fouled by Michael Nelson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, James Vaughan has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 8:56 Joe Garner takes a shot from 20 yards. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.
  • 5:51 Shot on goal by Darren Ambrose from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 4:52 Dean Moxey is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Duffy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:44 James Vaughan produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Joe Murphy. Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin by James Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 2:59 Kagisho Dikgacoi concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ramon Nunez from right wing.
  • 0:13 Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ramon Nunez, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 16 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 41 38 82
2 Cardiff 42 24 75
3 Norwich 42 19 74
4 Reading 42 26 72
5 Swansea 42 18 70
6 Leeds 42 10 65
7 Nott'm Forest 42 10 63
8 Hull 42 6 63
9 Millwall 42 12 61
10 Leicester 42 2 60
11 Burnley 41 1 60
12 Ipswich 42 2 59
13 Watford 42 11 58
14 Portsmouth 42 -6 55
15 Bristol City 42 -6 54
16 Coventry 42 -3 52
17 Barnsley 42 -11 51
18 Middlesbrough 41 -7 50
19 Derby 41 -7 48
20 Doncaster 42 -23 45
21 Crystal Palace 42 -23 43
22 Scunthorpe 42 -39 40
23 Preston 42 -21 39
24 Sheff Utd 42 -33 35

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