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Luton Town 1-0 Portsmouth

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FA Cup: Luton Town 1-0 Portsmouth highlights

James Collins' first-half strike saw Luton Town knock League One Portsmouth out of the FA Cup with an excellent victory at Kenilworth Road.

The Town striker hammered home on the stroke of half-time, connecting with an excellent left-footed attempt from Danny Hylton's lay-off to settle the tie.

Brett Pitman's fierce drive was tipped over by Luton goalkeeper Marek Stech early on and Hylton headed straight at Luke McGee from eight yards at the other end.

Collins put Luton in front during first-half injury time, while after the interval, Luke Berry's curler was palmed onto the bar by McGee.

The Luton keeper made a sensational save to tip Matt Clarke's looping header onto the bar and Alan Sheehan cleared Jamal Lowe's effort off the line.

Andrew Shinnie raced clear only to miss the target and Stech parried from Ben Close with Conor Chaplin volleying the rebound over.

With six minutes left, Portsmouth were reduced to 10 men, Nathan Thompson picking up his second yellow card for tripping Collins.

Late on, Olly Lee's chip was saved by McGee, before Stech prevented a replay, with a wonderful full-length stop from Close.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8LeeBooked at 24mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 18Berry
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCornickat 83'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 9mins
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 14Cornick
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 84mins
  • 6BurgessBooked at 53mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 33Close
  • 7O'KeefeBooked at 72mins
  • 18LoweBooked at 50mins
  • 9Hawkins
  • 11KennedySubstituted forBennettat 63'minutes
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forChaplinat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 17Donohue
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,333

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

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

Foul by Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marek Stech.

Attempt saved. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Chaplin.

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke McGee.

Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by James Collins.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Hawkins.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart O'Keefe.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Marek Stech (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Offside, Portsmouth. Kyle Bennett tries a through ball, but Oliver Hawkins is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Sheehan with a cross.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth).

Offside, Luton Town. Luke Berry tries a through ball, but James Collins is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Chaplin.

Offside, Luton Town. Luke Berry tries a through ball, but Danny Hylton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu following a fast break.

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