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Scunthorpe were competitive until Loftus- Cheek’s goal – and even after it they refused to lie down. Van Veen banged a free-kick narrowly wide; Neal Bishop saw a shot blocked by Willian and, when they had recycled the play, the right-back, Jordan Clarke’s fizzing drive was turned on to the woodwork by Asmir Begovic and, at the very end, Bishop stabbed just wide. Chelsea had taken charge at the outset, with Scunthorpe – who played five across midfield – initially finding it difficult to escape their half.
Luke Williams was a willing lone frontrunner but whenever a yellow shirt made a tackle or an interception, the ball would come back. The breakthrough goal came in the 13th minute and it followed a whipped Branislav Ivanovic cross from the right.
There was a deftness to Costa’s volleyed touch and it sent the ball squirting low beyond the goalkeeper, Luke Daniels. It looked as though the left-back, Scott Laird, had got the final touch but Costa could claim his eighth goal of the season.
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