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LutonLuton Town4DoncasterDoncaster Rovers0

Luton Town 4-0 Doncaster Rovers

Kazenga Lua Lua
Kazenga Lua Lua showed off his tumbling skills after scoring Luton's third goal

League One leaders Luton made it 26 games unbeaten with a thumping home victory over play-off hopefuls Doncaster.

John Marquis shot straight at James Shea for the visitors early on, before Town took over, with Kazenga LuaLua's low blast parried by goalkeeper Marko Marosi and Elliot Lee blazing over.

The Hatters took the lead in the 33rd minute, as LuaLua back-heeled for Pelly Ruddock to side-foot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Danny Hylton went close twice before half-time and he then headed against the outside of the post early in the second half.

There was no stopping Hylton in the 57th minute, though, as he turned Luke Berry's shot over the line from close range after superb play by Jack Stacey.

Luton could have been out of sight, Lee hitting the underside of the bar and testing Marosi from distance.

With eight minutes left, LuaLua got a hugely deserved third as he raced onto Stacey's pass to beat Marosi.

Substitute Harry Cornick almost made it 4-0 but Berry did so in stoppage time, rifling home from 20 yards to crown a sumptuous display by Mick Harford's table-toppers.

Opta stat on Luton goals scored
Only Manchester City (53) have scored more goals at home in league play this season than Luton Town (50).

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 68mins
  • 11Shinnie
  • 3PottsSubstituted forBerryat 23'minutes
  • 10Lee
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCornickat 79'minutes
  • 25LuaLuaSubstituted forCummingsat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Berry
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 23Cummings
  • 24Thorne
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Marosi
  • 17BlairBooked at 45mins
  • 31Downing
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 44LewisBooked at 11minsSubstituted forHasaniat 73'minutes
  • 11Crawford
  • 10RoweSubstituted forSadlierat 63'minutes
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 78mins
  • 7WilksSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 12Anderson
  • 14Beestin
  • 18Smith
  • 19May
  • 22Sadlier
  • 33Jones
  • 41Hasani
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
10,071

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home29
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 4, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 4, Doncaster Rovers 0. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Smith (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jason Cummings replaces Kazenga LuaLua.

  10. Post update

    Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Downing (Doncaster Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Stacey.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Lee.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Harry Cornick (Luton Town).

  19. Post update

    Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392411476314583
2Barnsley392212565283778
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
13Oxford Utd391113154554-946
14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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