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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Luton Town

Goals from Jack Marriott and Jake Gray earned 10-man Luton a 2-1 comeback win at Crewe.

Crewe raised the bar in front of their new manager David Artell, taking a first-half lead through skipper Ryan Lowe's ninth goal of the season.

Charlie Kirk should have done better when well placed on the left of the box early on, only to drag his finish past the far post, while Guthrie was also left to rue skying a close-range header over after getting on the end of a teasing free-kick from George Cooper.

Crewe took a deserved lead in the 28th minute when Lowe was slipped clear by Alex Kiwomya, the 38-year-old veteran finding the far corner as he scored in the league for the first time since also netting against Luton at Kenilworth Road in October.

But the impressive Marriott had Luton back on terms on the stroke of half-time, as the striker's shot from a tight angle managed to evade Garratt's clutches and slip in at the near post.

Nathan Jones' side looked to be up against it when they were reduced to 10 men eight minutes after the break after full-back Alan Sheehan caught Danny Hollands to earn his second booking.

But Crewe were undone when Marriott cut infield to force a save from Garratt and Danny Hylton kept the attack alive to pull the ball back from the by-line for Gray to sidefoot home the winner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2TurtonBooked at 49mins
  • 5Ray
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14BakayogoSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 8JonesBooked at 79mins
  • 15HollandsBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWintleat 85'minutes
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 7Lowe
  • 20KirkSubstituted forDagnallat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 9Dagnall
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 21Wintle
  • 25Ainley

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44SheehanBooked at 53mins
  • 17Ruddock
  • 24D'AthSubstituted forSeniorat 56'minutes
  • 7Gray
  • 10CookBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSmithat 56'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forVassellat 86'minutes
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2O'Donnell
  • 4Smith
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 19Lee
  • 20Vassell
  • 21Senior
  • 31King
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,368

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Luton Town 2.

Attempt missed. Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Justin.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by John Mullins.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Senior.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Senior.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Isaac Vassell replaces Jack Marriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces Danny Hollands.

Attempt missed. Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Alex Kiwomya.

Booking

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by James Jones.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jake Gray.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Luton Town 2. Jake Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Senior.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Dagnall replaces Charlie Kirk.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Senior replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Jordan Cook.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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