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Luton Town 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Luton Town climbed to second place in League One after beating Fleetwood 2-0 at Kenilworth Road.

With Sunderland's match at Accrington abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch, the Hatters leapfrogged the Black Cats into the automatic promotion places.

The visitors went closest first, Ched Evans directing his shot straight at goalkeeper James Shea.

But Luton took the lead after 11 minutes when Andrew Shinnie's low cross was turned home by Harry Cornick for his third goal in three games.

James Justin curled wide for the hosts and Ryan Taylor fired well over on the half-hour mark, before a 25-yard strike from Cornick was off target.

Fleetwood's Dean Marney put a good chance wide, as did Cornick from Shinnie's hanging cross.

In the second half, Marney's 25-yard drive was straight at Shea, while Luton's Elliot Lee rifled an effort over the top.

Luton secured the points with 10 minutes remaining when substitute Danny Hylton's cross rebounded off Cod Army skipper Craig Morgan and flew past Alex Cairns.

Shea saved from Paddy Madden late on, but the Hatters had done enough to secure yet another home victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forBerryat 90+2'minutes
  • 10LeeBooked at 88minsSubstituted forPottsat 88'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forHyltonat 71'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 44Sheehan

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 29Sheron
  • 5Eastham
  • 20Morgan
  • 26HusbandSubstituted forDempseyat 12'minutesBooked at 23minsSubstituted forHunterat 66'minutes
  • 18TaylorSubstituted forMcAlenyat 87'minutes
  • 25MarneyBooked at 89mins
  • 4Holt
  • 23WallaceBooked at 63mins
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 8Dempsey
  • 10McAleny
  • 12Bolger
  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 32Baines
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,528

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

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

Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dan Potts replaces Elliot Lee.

Booking

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Ryan Taylor.

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

Foul by Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Glen Rea (Luton Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Goal!

Own Goal by Craig Morgan, Fleetwood Town. Luton Town 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

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

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Hylton replaces Harry Cornick.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth20145134151947
2Luton21125441212041
3Sunderland19117139182140
4Peterborough21116438261239
5Barnsley20105534201435
6Doncaster2110563426835
7Charlton2010463224834
8Blackpool209742519634
9Wycombe218763028231
10Walsall218672329-630
11Coventry218582225-329
12Accrington207762224-228
13Fleetwood217682823527
14Burton208392628-227
15Southend2182112528-326
16Gillingham2173113134-324
17Shrewsbury216692427-324
18Rochdale216692839-1124
19Oxford Utd215792733-622
20Scunthorpe2156102944-1521
21Bristol Rovers2145121725-817
22Plymouth2145122440-1617
23Wimbledon2143141531-1615
24Bradford2143141839-2115
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