Scunthorpe prevail against Worcester after FA Cup-record 32-penalty shootout

The FA Cup second-round tie finished 1-1 after extra-time

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Miguel Llera's spot-kick brought an end to non-league Worcester's FA Cup run in astonishing fashion as Scunthorpe won their second-round replay 14-13 on penalties - ending the longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history.

The Spaniard, who had a chance to win it before the sudden-death spot-kicks but saw his effort saved by Nathan Vaughan, held his nerve on the 32nd penalty of the match to knock out the Conference North side, who had held the Iron to a 1-1 scoreline after extra-time.

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Worcester players react during the penalty shoot out

As had been the case in their first encounter, Worcester had earlier come from behind to level the match - former Manchester United trainee Sean Geddes cancelling out Paddy Madden's first-half goal.

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Worcester goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan is beaten by Miguel Llera of Scunthorpe for winning spot-kick

The game reached a gripping finale as 16 consecutive successful penalties finally ended when Wayne Thomas' effort was saved, allowing Llera to stroke home and book Scunthorpe a third-round encounter against either MK Dons or Chesterfield.

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