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Luton Town 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Luton are on the brink of promotion to League One after racking up their third successive home win by beating Crewe.

In an open contest, Jack Stacey headed straight at keeper Ben Garratt and Danny Hylton flashed wide.

Alex's Harry Pickering had a free-kick parried away by James Shea, while Town's Elliot Lee saw a 20-yarder go inches wide.

Crewe took the lead after 35 minutes when an error from Alan Sheehan saw Jordan Bowery race away and finish well.

Luton swiftly levelled just four minutes later as Hylton swivelled to score his 22nd of the season.

The Hatters moved in front in glorious style on the stroke of half-time, Lee magnificently curling into the top corner from the edge of the area.

They led 3-1 on 51 minutes as Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu blasted in the goal of the game, firing home from fully 30 yards for his first goal of the season.

Luton almost added to their tally, James Collins' effort deflected wide and sub Harry Cornick dragging off target as the hosts moved just a point behind leaders Accrington, who drew with Exeter.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8Lee
  • 4McCormackBooked at 31mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19Collins
  • 9HyltonBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMullinsat 85'minutes
  • 38LeeSubstituted forCornickat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 20Downes
  • 22Gambin

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 12Nolan
  • 18Pickering
  • 8Jones
  • 30GreenBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDagnallat 77'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 15Wintle
  • 20KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 57'minutes
  • 10Bowery
  • 32MillerSubstituted forPorterat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 7Porter
  • 9Dagnall
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 16Lowery
  • 42Sterry
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
9,202

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Johnny Mullins replaces Danny Hylton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Glen Rea.

  16. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Dagnall replaces Paul Green.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by George Ray.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington41266968412784
2Luton432411890444683
3Wycombe422211976552177
4Notts County4320131066452173
5Exeter422271358481073
6Coventry422081453411268
7Mansfield4317161062481467
8Lincoln City4118131057431467
9Swindon43197176464064
10Carlisle431614135851762
11Colchester431613145249361
12Newport411415125152-157
13Crawley43169185461-757
14Cambridge421512154655-957
15Stevenage431313175660-452
16Cheltenham431312186261151
17Crewe43145245773-1647
18Yeovil411210195565-1046
19Port Vale431113194759-1246
20Morecambe42917164154-1344
21Forest Green42127234970-2143
22Grimsby431012213665-2942
23Barnet43910244065-2537
24Chesterfield4198244372-2935
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