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Published: 10:35 | 12/1/16

Hiddink: We forgot to kill game off


Guus Hiddink admitted he was not completely satisfied with his Chelsea side's 2-0 win over Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup third round at Stamford Bridge.

An early goal from Diego Costa set the Blues on their way but despite dominating the first half they failed to create many clearcut chances.

The Premier League champions could have been pegged back when their League One opponents should have been awarded a penalty; however, the referee was unmoved and substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek sealed the win with a clinical strike near the end.

"I was happy with the result," Hiddink said. "The Premier League is difficult to get the fourth place, but the other projects are the FA Cup and the Champions League.

"It is a decent result against a very strong opponent, especially in their set-pieces. We started well, but we forgot to kill it off.

"We had high pressing, but we were a little bit arrogant in our finishing."

"The temptation [to field a much-weakened side] was there, but the will was to not have the same experience as last year when they were kicked out in the early stages."

Scunthorpe boss Mark ~Robins meanwhile was left frustrated by Craig Pawson not pointing to the spot for Ramires' challenge on Van Veen.

"Chelsea made it very difficult for us and early on we gave the ball away too much but after that I thought we were good.

"It is a nailed-on penalty and you come to places like this and you want to get the decisions, but sometimes you don't.

"We had opportunities to score but unfortunately Loftus-Cheek managed to get into the penalty area and made a decent contact on it for 2-0."


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