The FA Cup - First Round
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Luton Town 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Goals from Andrew Shinnie and Harry Cornick saw Luton comfortably navigate their way into the second round of the FA Cup by defeating fellow League One side Wycombe.

The hosts almost led inside three minutes, with Cornick pouncing on Joe Jacobson's under-hit backpass before shooting straight at goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, while Fred Onyedinma came closest for the visitors, nodding over the bar.

Elliot Lee sent a free-kick wide but Luton had the lead four minutes before half-time when Shinnie curled a left-footed strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards.

James Collins saw his goal ruled out for offside moments later, while early in the second period, Sonny Bradley's header was cleared off the line by Dominic Gape.

Wanderers missed a great chance after 57 minutes as Gape side-footed wide when well placed, before Town almost added a second when Glen Rea headed wide from a corner.

Luton had breathing space after 71 minutes, though, as Adam El-Abd's bizarre backheel was perfect for Cornick to burst into the area and find the bottom corner to send Nathan Jones' side through.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 14Cornick
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forGrantat 52'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forLuaLuaat 86'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 4McCormack
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 27Jarvis
  • 28Jones
  • 44Sheehan

Wycombe

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthyBooked at 35mins
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8BeanBooked at 76minsSubstituted forKashketat 85'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 18Thompson
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutes
  • 19Onyedinma
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 9Mackail-Smith
  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 22Freeman
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
5,343

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by James Justin.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Elliot Lee.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Marcus Bean.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matty Pearson.