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Unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Alex Marrow results in a free kick. Michael Collins takes the free kick.
Calvin Andrew on for Pablo Counago.
Pablo Counago fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Owen Garvan crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Martyn Woolford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.
Effort on goal by Martyn Woolford from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Bobby Grant joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Dagnall.
Centre by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance by Cliff Byrne.
Martyn Woolford is brought on as a substitute for Michael O'Connor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Togwell by Neil Danns. Eddie Nolan takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Edgar Davids, clearance made by Rob Jones.
Shot from 30 yards from Neil Danns. Eddie Nolan gets a block in. Andy Dorman takes a corner.
Centre by Edgar Davids, Eddie Nolan makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on David Mirfin by Pablo Counago results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Andy Dorman on for Kieron Cadogan.
Chris Dagnall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.
Michael O'Connor delivers the ball, Jonathan Forte fouled by Alex Marrow, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Michael O'Connor. Scunthorpe 3-0 Crystal Palace.
Shot on goal by Jonathan Forte from just inside the area goes over the target.
Kieron Cadogan delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Obika by David Mirfin. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.
Edgar Davids fouled by Michael Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Edgar Davids takes the free kick.
Jonathan Forte is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Edgar Davids.
Michael Collins produces a cross, Alex Marrow makes a clearance. Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line, clearance made by Claude Davis.
The offside flag is raised against Pablo Counago. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
Jonathan Obika fouled by David Mirfin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.
Shot by Sam Togwell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Kieran Djilali challenges Michael Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Mirfin takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Chris Dagnall on Alex Marrow, free kick awarded. Alex Marrow restarts play with the free kick.
Michael O'Connor sends in a cross, clearance made by Alex Marrow.
Foul by Alex Marrow on Jonathan Forte, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor.
Kieron Cadogan sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Jonathan Obika goes over the bar.
The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Forte. Alex Marrow takes the free kick.
Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
Foul by Rob Jones on Pablo Counago, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Owen Garvan.
Edgar Davids produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy.
Centre by Kieron Cadogan, David Mirfin makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan, Jonathan Obika has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Collins by Edgar Davids. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor from right wing.
Centre by Eddie Nolan, clearance made by Edgar Davids.
Assist by Eddie Nolan.
Foul by Jonathan Forte on Edgar Davids, free kick awarded. Edgar Davids takes the free kick.
Jonathan Forte finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-0 Crystal Palace.
Jonathan Obika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mirfin. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Chris Dagnall, save made by Julian Speroni.
The ball is sent over by Jonathan Forte, Alex Marrow makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor, David Mirfin produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Shot from long range by Sam Togwell misses to the right of the target.
Rob Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Counago. Free kick taken by Neil Danns.
Kieran Djilali produces a cross, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.
Chris Dagnall is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Drilled right-footed shot by Michael O'Connor. Claude Davis gets a block in.
Jonathan Forte is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alex Marrow.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Wright on Pablo Counago. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.
Jonathan Forte grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Cliff Byrne.
Chris Dagnall produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Julian Speroni makes a save. Michael O'Connor delivers the ball, Patrick McCarthy gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, Foul by Jonathan Forte on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni. Jonathan Obika on for Patrick McCarthy.
Jonathan Forte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edgar Davids. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Pablo Counago is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Mirfin takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Owen Garvan. Sam Togwell crosses the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Forte. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne, blocked by Rob Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Owen Garvan on Michael O'Connor. Josh Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Pablo Counago from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Joe Murphy.
A cross is delivered by Chris Dagnall, Shot by Michael Collins. Blocked by Claude Davis. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael O'Connor, save by Julian Speroni.
The official flags Jonathan Forte offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Eddie Nolan produces a cross, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte by Edgar Davids results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Mirfin.
Owen Garvan delivers the ball, clearance by Eddie Nolan.
Edgar Davids sends in a cross, blocked by Cliff Byrne.
The ball is swung over by Neil Danns, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.
Kieron Cadogan produces a curled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Rob Jones. The ball is crossed by Owen Garvan, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, clearance by Rob Jones.
Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Djilali. Neil Danns takes the free kick. Alex Marrow produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Michael Collins takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
The ball is swung over by Edgar Davids.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Michael Collins. Free kick crossed by Michael O'Connor.
Drilled right-footed shot by Michael Collins. Blocked by Claude Davis.
Effort from inside the area by Kieran Djilali misses to the left of the goal.
The referee gets the game underway.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The second half begins.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Three back for Iron
Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins is set to be boosted by the return of a trio of players for the home clash with Crystal Palace.
Defenders Rob Jones (sickness) and David Mirfin (lower leg) and midfielder Martyn Woolford (knee) all missed the 4-2 Carling Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.
However, they have since returned to training and will be available to face the Eagles.
Winger Garry Thompson has been ruled out for up to two months due to a groin injury.
In another setback, defender Jim McNulty faces three weeks on the sidelines after he hobbled off with an ankle injury during last Saturday's defeat at QPR.
The Iron have no other concerns as they bid to end a two-match losing streak in the npower Championship.
Darren Ambrose, Neil Danns and Claude Davis are back for Palace.
Ambrose sat out the midweek Carling Cup penalty shoot-out defeat at Portsmouth with a knee problem and fellow midfielder Danns was also nursing a slight knock.
Centre-half Davis returns to the squad after missing out at Fratton Park through suspension, but rookie striker Wilfried Zaha starts a three-match ban for his midweek red card.
With Alan Lee completing his move to Huddersfield this week, loanees Pablo Counago and Jon Obika look set to form a new-look strikeforce.
Julian Bennett should be fit after a complaining of a tight hamstring but now finds Edgar Davids in front of him for the left-back slot.
David Wright (calf), Sean Scannell and Lee Hills (both knee) are still sidelined.
Forte at the double for Iron
Jonathan Forte's first-half double helped Scunthorpe to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The former Sheffield United trainee, 24, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute and struck again in similarly clinical fashion 11 minutes later.
Forte's first league goals of the season effectively settled the match by half-time and Michael O'Connor's second-half penalty added gloss to a first home win of the season for Nigel Adkins' men.
Palace were second best throughout although both sides went close to scoring during a lively opening at Glanford Park.
In the second minute, Palace midfielder Kieran Djilali drilled a left-footed shot wide from 12 yards out and four minutes later the hosts went close.
Iron midfielder Michael Collins collected possession 20 yards from goal and drilled a fierce shot which Eagles centre-back Claude Davis did well to block.
Collins - a close-season signing from Huddersfield - went even closer in the 10th minute when when he hit a fine right-footed shot from 12 yards which drew a fine parried save from Julian Speroni.
Scunthorpe continued to probe but the visitors went close in the 13th minute when a curled 20-yard shot by Kieron Cadogan was blocked by Iron defender Rob Jones.
The hosts began to build up a head of steam and in the 31st minute Chris Dagnall drilled in a right-footed shot from 12 yards which drew a smart stop from Speroni.
Two minutes later, Scunthorpe led when Forte connected with a left-wing cross by Cliff Byrne and drilled a left-footed shot into the net from 12 yards.
Forte's second arrived on the stroke of half-time when he volleyed right-footed into the bottom left-hand corner from 18 yards.
That effectively settled the match but Palace almost earned a lifeline five minutes after the break when Jonathan Obika volleyed wide from 12 yards out.
Yet Forte almost claimed his hat-trick goal moments later with a fine shot that drew an equally impressive save from Speroni.
Shortly before the hour mark, Palace went close again when Cadogan's cross was headed over the crossbar by Obika.
Sam Togwell curled a delightful effort just wide but in the 71st minute Scunthorpe claimed their third goal.
Alex Marrow fouled Forte and O'Connor stepped up to fire a right-footed shot into the top left-hand corner.
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