The FA Cup - Second Round
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Peterborough United 2-0 Luton Town

Peterborough comfortably saw off Luton to reach the FA Cup third round despite spurning several opportunities.

Conor Washington opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the season when he cut inside on the left and produced a rising finish from a narrow angle.

Hatters goalkeeper Mark Tyler - who made 486 appearances for Posh - was forced into making several fine saves.

Luton's Craig Mackail-Smith hit the post, but substitute Marcus Maddison's low drive sealed the home side's win.

Peterborough boss Graham Westley told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"We could have done some real damage, we crafted a lot of chances and on a different day, that could have turned into a big score.

"Credit to them, they were resilient, dogged, they stuck to the task and made it difficult for us.

"The boys had to be patient and work the ball very well to create the chances that we did create.

"Thankfully in the end, Conor and Marcus, two great finishes, two great goals to win the tie."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 8Bostwick
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 32Elder
  • 33Forrester
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forBeautymanat 5'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forFoxat 90+2'minutes
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forMaddisonat 45'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 24Angol

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 11Maddison
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Fox
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 35Addison

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forGriffithsat 78'minutes
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 20LongBooked at 29mins
  • 19LeeSubstituted forMcGeehanat 62'minutes
  • 26Doyle
  • 4Smith
  • 23McQuoid
  • 22Mackail-Smith
  • 15McCourtSubstituted forGreenat 72'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 10Hall
  • 11Green
  • 12Griffiths
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
8,329

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home34
Away6
Shots on Target
Home15
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Luton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Fox replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Danny Green (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Danny Green (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Luton Town 0. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Forrester.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Griffiths replaces Alex Lawless.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt missed. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Green replaces Paddy McCourt.

Attempt missed. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Cameron McGeehan replaces Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Callum Elder (Peterborough United).

Sean Long (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Lee Angol (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Luton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Jon Taylor because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Luton Town 0.

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

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