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Luton Town 3-1 Ipswich Town: Hatters too strong for Tractor Boys

Lloyd Jones scores for Luton
Lloyd Jones stooped to head past Ipswich keeper Will Norris

Two early goals helped Luton Town comfortably beat League One Ipswich to seal their passage into the Carabao Cup second round.

The Championship Hatters made 11 changes but went ahead through Lloyd Jones' back-post header before Elliot Lee made it 2-0 from the spot after being bundled over by Josh Emmanuel.

Andrew Shinnie rifled in a free-kick to further extend Luton's lead and effectively end the one-sided tie as a contest.

Ipswich - who themselves made 10 changes - scored a consolation when Armando Dobra's deflected shot wrong footed keeper James Shea.

Graeme Jones' Luton gave full debuts to Brendan Galloway, James Bree, Izzy Brown and Luke Bolton and raced out of the blocks at Kenilworth Road, Will Norris tipping a Harry Cornick shot onto the bar before Jones' opener.

Academy products Dobra and Bailey Clements made their Ipswich bows - with Wales midfielder Emyr Huws making a first start since December 2017 - but Paul Lambert's side were second best throughout.

Luton will travel to Championship rivals Cardiff City in the second round.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 26Bree
  • 28Jones
  • 23Galloway
  • 22BoltonSubstituted forNeufvilleat 45'minutes
  • 11Shinnie
  • 8Berry
  • 25LuaLuaSubstituted forCranieat 45'minutes
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMcManamanat 66'minutes
  • 14Cornick
  • 10LeeBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Cranie
  • 7McManaman
  • 15Jervis
  • 20Moncur
  • 34Panter
  • 35Neufville

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 27EmmanuelBooked at 90mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Wilson
  • 46Clements
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forRoweat 61'minutes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 44HuwsSubstituted forDownesat 66'minutes
  • 36DobraBooked at 85mins
  • 18JudgeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 19RobertsBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 11Nolan
  • 17Rowe
  • 21Downes
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,435

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home26
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Ipswich Town 1.

Attempt missed. Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Armando Dobra.

Booking

Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Martin Cranie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rowe (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie.

Booking

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum McManaman (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bailey Clements with a cross.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Luton Town).

Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lloyd Jones (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town).

Callum McManaman (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wilson (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt missed. James Bree (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Danny Rowe.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Ipswich Town 1. Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Attempt missed. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Berry following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliot Lee.

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

Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal