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Fleetwood Town 1-2 Luton Town

Luton's George Moncur
George Moncur has scored four goals for Luton since joining them from promotion rivals Barnsley

League One leaders Luton made it 20 games unbeaten with a battling win at Fleetwood.

George Moncur and Pelly Ruddock scored either side of half-time to leave the Hatters in control, with Paddy Madden pulling a late goal back for the hosts.

It was a tasty, physical affair but with the challenges flying in and yellow cards thrown around like confetti by referee Peter Banks, Luton stuck to the task at hand.

Both sides were guilty of wasting their dead balls and Luton's counter-attack was maintained for the majority of the half.

Moncur scored a goal worthy of winning any match in this division, smashing a free-kick into the top corner in the 41st minute.

Fleetwood's chance of earning their first points after conceding first was all but put to bed moments into the second half when Ruddock curled in from 20 yards.

They did set up a nervy finish when Madden rifled home in the 90th minute, but Luton held on to remain six points clear at the top.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 26Husband
  • 4HoltBooked at 40minsSubstituted forNadesanat 58'minutes
  • 28SowerbyBooked at 27minsSubstituted forSheronat 84'minutes
  • 23WallaceBooked at 14minsSubstituted forHunterat 76'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans
  • 7BurnsBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Hunter
  • 24Nadesan
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 34Garner

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormackBooked at 37minsSubstituted forThorneat 82'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11Shinnie
  • 20MoncurBooked at 41minsSubstituted forLeeat 68'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 75mins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forSheehanat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 10Lee
  • 23Cummings
  • 24Thorne
  • 25LuaLua
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,651

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Luton Town 2.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Luton Town 2. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Nadesan.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Danny Hylton.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Sheron replaces Jack Sowerby.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Thorne replaces Alan McCormack.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Ross Wallace.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Shea.

Booking

James Collins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces George Moncur.

Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Jack Stacey (Luton Town).

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Jason Holt.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

James Husband (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. James Husband (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Luton Town 2. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Luton Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Luton Town 1.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley32198559283165
3Portsmouth32179654351960
4Sunderland311514253302359
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Wycombe331110124247-543
12Burton32119124240242
13Southend33124174344-140
14Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
15Plymouth33108154053-1338
16Accrington30910112940-1137
17Gillingham32106164253-1136
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Rochdale3297163863-2534
20Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
21Oxford Utd32712133848-1033
22Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3275202348-2526
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