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Accrington Stanley 0-2 Luton Town

Luton jumped up to third in League Two as a goal from James Collins and a Danny Hylton penalty saw them chalk up a 2-0 win at promotion rivals Accrington.

It was a fiery game, with both Luton goals coming in the first half as they inflicted only the third home league defeat of 2017 on Stanley.

After an even start, the Hatters began to get on top and they scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute. Dan Potts' ball in was headed down by Olly Lee and striker Collins tapped home at the back post.

Accrington looked to hit back immediately but Jordan Clark was denied by goalkeeper Marek Stech.

The game erupted after 31 minutes when a melee inside the box saw Potts booked and, from that point onwards, it was highly charged.

Luton were bossing the game, with Mark Hughes having to clear a Luke Berry header off the line and, from the resulting corner, the visitors were awarded a penalty when Janoi Donacien tripped Alan Sheehan in the area.

Hylton fired home his fifth goal of the season, low into the bottom left-hand corner, from the spot.

Stech did well to keep out a Scott Brown pile-driver as Stanley looked to get back into it after the break, but they dropped out of the automatic promotion places.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4DonacienBooked at 44mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 27Rawson
  • 12Thorniley
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 58'minutes
  • 6Nolan
  • 8BrownSubstituted forSousaat 78'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 45mins
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forWilksat 58'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 13Wolland
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 17Sousa
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 44Sheehan
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3PottsBooked at 33mins
  • 14CornickSubstituted forJustinat 86'minutes
  • 8Lee
  • 16Rea
  • 18BerrySubstituted forD'Athat 76'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 10Cook
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,193

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 2.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

Lawson D'Ath (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the right.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Harry Cornick.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Erico Sousa replaces Scott Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lawson D'Ath replaces Luke Berry.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Olly Lee.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Marek Stech.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Liam Nolan.

Foul by Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley).

Jack Stacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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