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Luton Town 4-0 Peterborough United

Striker James Collins hit a hat-trick as Luton thrashed 10-man Peterborough at Kenilworth Road.

He netted his first after eight minutes when Andrew Shinnie found Jack Stacey on the overlap and he picked out Collins to score from close range.

Lee Tomlin fired narrowly wide for Posh, but the visitors were down to 10 men after 25 minutes when Ryan Tafazolli was sent off for a lunging challenge on Shinnie.

Town made them pay with a second just two minutes later, Collins hammering home another Stacey cross.

Luke Berry's long-range effort was superbly saved by Aaron Chapman, with Collins then volleying wide from close in.

Town's top scorer had his treble in the 53rd minute, collecting a pass from Kazenga LuaLua and firing a first-time left-foot shot beyond Chapman.

Collins should have had a fourth, blazing over the crossbar when clean through, but Luton did bag another, LuaLua threading the ball to Berry, who spun his man superbly before slotting home.

New signing George Moncur almost made it 5-0 but was denied by a goal-line clearance as Luton recorded a first win under interim boss Mick Harford.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6PearsonBooked at 12minsSubstituted forSheehanat 77'minutes
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forMoncurat 69'minutes
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forThorneat 69'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19Collins
  • 25LuaLua

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 20Moncur
  • 24Thorne
  • 27Jarvis
  • 28Jones
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 6White
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 25mins
  • 18Lafferty
  • 14Cooke
  • 21MaddisonBooked at 63mins
  • 30DempseySubstituted forWoodyardat 45'minutes
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forWardat 29'minutes
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 4Woodyard
  • 9Godden
  • 11Reed
  • 15Ward
  • 19Cooper
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
10,055

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 4, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Attempt missed. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Ben White (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Matty Pearson.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Callum Cooke (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt blocked. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

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

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ben White (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Thorne replaces Alan McCormack.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Moncur replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Peterborough United 0. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kazenga LuaLua.

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Joe Ward (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Justin (Luton Town).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth28176547272057
2Luton28168454252956
3Sunderland271411248262253
4Charlton29165847311653
5Barnsley27157547232452
6Peterborough2813874738947
7Doncaster28137851371446
8Blackpool2710982725239
9Coventry29116123134-339
10Southend28122143834438
11Wycombe28108103840-238
12Fleetwood2899103833536
13Burton28106123838036
14Accrington2798102736-935
15Walsall2898113243-1135
16Scunthorpe2997133754-1734
17Shrewsbury28710112935-631
18Gillingham2894153948-931
19Rochdale2987143559-2431
20Oxford Utd2879123544-930
21Plymouth2886143650-1430
22Bristol Rovers2877142530-528
23Bradford2883173147-1627
24Wimbledon2865172242-2023
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