Spot-kick glory sends Iron to Wembley

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Scunthorpe edged through to the Coca-Cola League One play-off final after a nerve-shredding 7-6 penalty shoot-out victory over MK Dons following a 0-0 (1-1 on aggregate) draw after extra time.

Iron goalkeeper Joe Murphy saved two spot-kicks before former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo thumped his side's eighth penalty against the crossbar.

The result denied Robert Di Matteo, a three-time cup-winning goalscorer with the Blues, a chance to return to Wembley in his first season as a manager.

Instead Scunthorpe, themselves Wembley losers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy against Luton a month ago, have the chance to bounce straight back to the Championship when they face Millwall in the capital a week on Sunday.

Aaron Wilbraham should have broken the deadlock for the Dons in normal time, while Iron defender David Mirfin hit a post in extra-time.

But in truth these two sides could have played all night without finding the net.

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