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Luton Town 1-1 Coventry City

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Luton are five points clear at the top of League One despite Coventry's equaliser

League One leaders Luton's run of six successive wins was ended as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Coventry at Kenilworth Road.

Matty Pearson headed Town in front after 16 minutes but substitute Jordan Shipley drew Coventry level before the break and neither side could fashion a winner.

The hosts had two good chances early on, James Collins and Andrew Shinnie both firing over the top.

Shinnie had another attempt wide of the mark, before Luton took the lead when James Justin's corner was headed home by the unmarked Pearson.

City were level after 34 minutes, though, as Jordy Hiwula got to the byline and pulled it back for Shipley - who had only been on the pitch four minutes - to find the net.

Visiting midfielder Luke Thomas then missed the target from range, while in the second half, Town skipper Sonny Bradley's header was cleared off the line by Liam Kelly.

Shinnie's effort deflected inches past the post, while team-mate Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu also could not find the net with his angled attempt.

City had a late chance, Dominic Hyam heading over, but Luton should have won it in stoppage time, an unmarked Alan McCormack firing straight at keeper Lee Burge from five yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 29mins
  • 20MoncurSubstituted forLeeat 65'minutes
  • 4McCormack
  • 19Collins
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forLuaLuaat 78'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 10Lee
  • 23Cummings
  • 24Thorne
  • 25LuaLua
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 20BaylissBooked at 43mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 23ThomasBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMeylerat 77'minutes
  • 24EnobakhareSubstituted forWakefieldat 84'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forShipleyat 30'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Meyler
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai
  • 43Bremang
  • 44Wakefield
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
9,810

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

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

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

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

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

Charlie Wakefield (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Luton Town).

David Meyler (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

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

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. David Meyler replaces Luke Thomas.

Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Kelly (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces George Moncur.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

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

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

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

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 24th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34219467293872
2Barnsley341910559283167
3Sunderland331714259322765
4Portsmouth341711655361962
5Charlton34178950341659
6Doncaster32159859401954
7Peterborough341410105246652
8Fleetwood34139124536948
9Blackpool33121293429548
10Coventry34138133738-147
11Burton341110134241143
12Wycombe341110134248-643
13Southend34125174445-141
14Plymouth34118154554-941
15Accrington321011113443-941
16Scunthorpe34118154158-1741
17Gillingham34116174557-1239
18Walsall34108163755-1838
19Shrewsbury33812133645-936
20Oxford Utd34812144152-1136
21Bristol Rovers33810153137-634
22Rochdale3497184272-3034
23Bradford3496193855-1733
24Wimbledon3485212853-2529
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