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Barnet 1-2 Luton Town

Luton Town extended their unbeaten run to 16 games as first-half goals from Paul Benson and Alex Lawless helped them to win at 10-man Barnet.

Benson latched onto Andre Gray's pass for the opener before Lawless doubled their lead with a superb curling shot.

Barnet then had Jon Nurse sent off for a challenge that resulted in Jonathan Smith being stretchered off.

The hosts reduced the deficit after the break when Jake Hyde headed in Andy Yiadom's cross but Luton held on.

Smith now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, having suffered a suspected broken leg.

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Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Jon Nurse is one of my old players. He's not got a bad bone in his body. It was a late challenge, knowing Jon, with no intent what-so-ever. But it was a red card.

"The way I reacted to it was with a little bit of shock, I've got to be honest. I think the players probably felt the same.

"The game should have been over before they even scored, but it wasn't. But we can't ponder that. We've won away from home."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 29Stack
  • 6SavilleBooked at 81mins
  • 3Johnson
  • 30Stephens
  • 8Byrne
  • 15CadoganSubstituted forVilheteat 83'minutes
  • 4Weston
  • 19Villa LópezSubstituted forDani Lópezat 55'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 2YiadomSubstituted forAcheampongat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Hyde
  • 28NurseBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 13Jupp
  • 38Dani López
  • 5Acheampong
  • 20Vilhete
  • 14Abdullah

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 25Henry
  • 19Davis
  • 15Ruddock
  • 12Griffiths
  • 5McNultyBooked at 59mins
  • 21Guttridge
  • 7Lawless
  • 4SmithSubstituted forRobinsonat 45+3'minutes
  • 26Benson
  • 27GraySubstituted forCullenat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Robinson
  • 11Howells
  • 16Justham
  • 24Mawson
  • 13Cullen
Referee:
Robert Whitton

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Luton Town 2.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Anthony Acheampong replaces Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Andre Gray.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Dani López (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Offside, Barnet. Dani López tries a through ball, but Dani López is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Dani López (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is saved.
Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).
Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).
Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Mauro Vilhete replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Corner, Luton Town.

Booking

Jack Saville (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).
Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jack Saville (Barnet).
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Barnet.
Corner, Barnet.
Attempt missed. Dani López (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).
Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Dani López (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 1, Luton Town 2. Jake Hyde (Barnet) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.
Offside, Luton Town. Paul Benson tries a through ball, but Paul Benson is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Barnet.
Corner, Barnet.
Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Matt Robinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Joe Davis (Luton Town).
Jake Hyde (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Corner, Luton Town.
Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Ron Henry (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Dani López replaces Luisma because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Matt Robinson (Luton Town).
Mark Byrne (Barnet) wins a free kick.
Offside, Barnet. Kieron Cadogan tries a through ball, but Kieron Cadogan is caught offside.
Foul by David Stephens (Barnet).
Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnet 0, Luton Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnet 0, Luton Town 2.
Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
Foul by Jake Hyde (Barnet).
Joe Davis (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Jonathan Smith because of an injury.

Dismissal

Jon Nurse (Barnet) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jon Nurse (Barnet).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Cambridge2315622751
2Luton2414822750
3Grimsby2213451543
4Alfreton2514110043
5Kidderminster2413381042
6Nuneaton241176340
7Barnet2410951039
8Halifax251159738
9Salisbury231148437
10Gateshead231139436
11Braintree231058735
12Welling23977434
13Forest Green2310310733
14Macclesfield23959132
15Wrexham238510129
16Woking248511-629
17Hereford247710-328
18Lincoln City237610-527
19Southport236512-1623
20Aldershot23959322
21Chester244911-1521
22Tamworth225611-1821
23Dartford265318-2618
24Hyde United230320-413
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