The FA Cup - Second Round
PeterboroughPeterborough United2LutonLuton Town0

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Fox replaces Erhun Oztumer.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Danny Green (Luton Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. 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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Griffiths replaces Alex Lawless.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Green replaces Paddy McCourt.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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