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Coventry City 1-2 Luton Town

Luton Town consolidated their League One promotion credentials with a 2-1 victory at Coventry City.

Goals from Matthew Pearson and James Collins ensured a sixth successive league success for Nathan Jones' high-flyers, whilst Coventry's winless run now stretches to six league games.

Harry Cornick missed a gilt-edged chance after 15 minutes as he latched onto a sublime Elliot Lee pass, but dragged his shot wide of the post.

Coventry thought they had taken the lead when Jordy Hiwula bundled an effort towards goal, however the officials had judged that the ball had not crossed the line.

Luton opened the scoring after 38 minutes when a corner from the right was headed back across the face of goal by Sonny Bradley before being stabbed home by Pearson.

And the Hatters sealed their win after 57 minutes when Lee danced outside Coventry's 18-yard-box before picking out Collins to fire home.

Jonson Clarke-Harris denied James Shea a fourth consecutive clean sheet as he dispatched a consolation penalty for Coventry deep in added time, but Luton held on to claim all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4WillisSubstituted forHyamat 65'minutes
  • 5DaviesBooked at 88mins
  • 12Brown
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forAllassaniat 78'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 26Shipley
  • 23Thomas
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forChaplinat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 8Doyle
  • 10Chaplin
  • 14Allassani
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 33Addai

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 63mins
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 86minsSubstituted forPottsat 89'minutes
  • 10Lee
  • 14CornickSubstituted forHyltonat 73'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
12,559

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Luton Town 2.

Hand ball by Reise Allassani (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Luton Town 2. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Coventry City. Luke Thomas draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by James Shea (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Reise Allassani (Coventry City).

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

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Reise Allassani (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Stacey (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dan Potts replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Attempt missed. James Justin (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Davies (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Tom Davies (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reise Allassani (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

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

Reise Allassani (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Reise Allassani replaces Tom Bayliss.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Hylton replaces Harry Cornick.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

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

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Tom Davies (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Attempt blocked. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Luton22135443222144
3Sunderland20127141192243
4Peterborough22117440281240
5Charlton22124636251140
6Doncaster22115637261138
7Barnsley21106535211436
8Blackpool219752521434
9Wycombe228863230232
10Fleetwood228682923630
11Walsall228682333-1030
12Southend2292112828029
13Coventry228592327-429
14Accrington217772227-528
15Burton2183102629-327
16Gillingham2274113336-325
17Shrewsbury226792629-325
18Oxford Utd226792933-425
19Rochdale2266102941-1224
20Scunthorpe2256112947-1821
21Plymouth2255122641-1520
22Bradford2253142239-1718
23Bristol Rovers2245131827-917
24Wimbledon2243151533-1815
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