League One
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Luton Town 2-0 Walsall

Luton inflicted Walsall's first away League One defeat of the season with a goal in each half at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts went close early on, Andrew Shinnie's effort deflecting wide, before going ahead after 20 minutes as skipper Glen Rea turned in Jorge Grant's corner for his first goal of the campaign.

Grant's low shot was comfortable for visiting keeper Liam Roberts, while Walsall had an opening when Andy Cook glanced a header wide.

Ten minutes into the second period, Luton doubled their lead when Grant fired in a superb 25-yard free-kick that flew past Roberts.

James Justin hit the post for Luton, as the Saddlers offered little throughout, despite substitute Connor Ronan and Cook both firing over from 25 yards.

Luton could have won by more but Danny Hylton dragged narrowly wide from inside the area, while James Collins headed over and Shinnie's blast was parried away by Roberts.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 3PottsSubstituted forJustinat 45'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 16Rea
  • 11Shinnie
  • 18GrantSubstituted forLuaLuaat 88'minutes
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCornickat 79'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormack
  • 10Lee
  • 14Cornick
  • 25LuaLua
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6DevlinSubstituted forWilsonat 63'minutes
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 55mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 10IsmailSubstituted forRonanat 62'minutes
  • 4Dobson
  • 15Kinsella
  • 11GinnellySubstituted forGordonat 83'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 13Dunn
  • 20Johnson
  • 28Wilson
  • 29Gordon
  • 30Osbourne
  • 31Ronan
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
8,953

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Walsall 0.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Jorge Grant.

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Jack Fitzwater (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Danny Hylton.

Jorge Grant (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Walsall).

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

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

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

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Connor Ronan (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Jack Fitzwater (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kane Wilson replaces Nicky Devlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Connor Ronan replaces Zeli Ismail.

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

Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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