The FA Cup - First Round
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Exeter City 1-3 Luton Town

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FA Cup: Exeter 1 - 3 Luton highlights

Two Danny Hylton penalties helped Luton Town into the second round of the FA Cup with victory at Exeter City.

Despite a promising start by Exeter, Luton went in front on 11 minutes when Pierce Sweeney was adjudged to have fouled Hylton in the box and he stepped up to cheekily dink the resultant penalty over the diving Bobby Olejnik.

David Wheeler glanced a header wide and Robbie Simpson again went close as Exeter threatened an equaliser.

It finally came on 39 minutes when Ethan Ampadu's thumping long-range shot came back off the post and Reuben Reid tapped in the rebound.

Cameron McGeehan headed wide as Luton dominated the start of the second half and Luton went back in front in 72 minutes when a deep cross was bundled in at the back post by Glen Rea.

Pelly Ruddock was sent off after picking up his second yellow card and that led to an Exeter onslaught with Holmes firing high and Reid heading over.

But Luton wrapped it up when Troy Archibald-Henville was penalised for a foul on Craig Mackail-Smith on 86 minutes and Hylton scored his second spot kick to book the Hatters' place in round two.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1OlejnikBooked at 28mins
  • 31SweeneyBooked at 11mins
  • 26AmpaduSubstituted forOakleyat 87'minutes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11WheelerBooked at 76minsSubstituted forArchibald-Henvilleat 82'minutes
  • 28Stacey
  • 25TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 8SimpsonSubstituted forGrantat 67'minutes
  • 33ReidBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 4James
  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 12Grant
  • 14Watkins
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 21Hamon

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36JustinSubstituted forO'Donnellat 87'minutes
  • 16Rea
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 19Lee
  • 8McGeehan
  • 15GillieadSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes
  • 17RuddockBooked at 75mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9HyltonBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 20Vassell
  • 31King
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,972

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 3.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Olly Lee.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Booking

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Stephen O'Donnell replaces James Justin.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces Ethan Ampadu.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Luton Town 3. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Troy Archibald-Henville replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by James Justin.

Booking

David Wheeler (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) for a bad foul.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Luton Town 2. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pelly Ruddock.

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Jordan Cook.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Grant (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Robbie Simpson.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Alex Gilliead.

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

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