EFL Cup - Third Round
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Luton Town 0-4 Leicester City: Demarai Gray & James Justin goals ease Foxes into fourth round

James Justin
James Justin started his career at Luton before moving to Leicester in the summer

Leicester's fine start to the season continued as they eased past Championship strugglers Luton to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

While Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers made seven changes to the side that beat Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday, his side was always in control.

Demarai Gray opened the scoring with a close-range finish after a well worked corner routine involving Marc Albrighton and Ayoze Perez.

And with the hosts - who had made 10 changes of their own from the 3-0 loss to Hull on Saturday - failing to find any fluency, defender James Justin doubled Leicester's lead on his return to Kenilworth Road after his summer move.

The 21-year-old, making his debut for the visitors, superbly dispatched a half-volley from eight yards after being picked out by Youri Tielemans' diagonal ball.

Tielemans volleyed in Leicester's third goal from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho's cross.

Nigeria forward Iheanacho then rounded off the scoring late on to ensure the three-time winners progressed with the minimum of fuss.

Luton manager Graeme Jones: "I think we will take good lessons from it, because there's nothing better than playing against that kind of quality and for us to try to adhere to that level, because that's what we're all in the game for."

Leicester defender James Justin: "It was unbelievable to be clapped by the home fans after scoring against them, so I'm just thankful. Obviously it's a disappointing result for Luton, but I'm over the moon personally and it's a debut. I've always wanted to show everyone what I can do.

"I'm happy to get on the scoresheet and keep a clean sheet and if you look at our team, it's scary really because we've made loads of changes, but the intensity was still there."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 22Bolton
  • 28Jones
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 20MoncurSubstituted forBrownat 60'minutes
  • 29Butterfield
  • 7McManamanSubstituted forLuaLuaat 72'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCornickat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Tunnicliffe
  • 6Pearson
  • 12Sluga
  • 14Cornick
  • 24Brown
  • 25LuaLua
  • 26Bree

Leicester

  • 12Ward
  • 2Justin
  • 5Morgan
  • 6Evans
  • 28Fuchs
  • 25NdidiSubstituted forChoudhuryat 77'minutes
  • 7Gray
  • 26Praet
  • 8Tielemans
  • 11Albrighton
  • 17PérezSubstituted forIheanachoat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 9Vardy
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 15Barnes
  • 18Amartey
  • 20Choudhury
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
8,260

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home3
Away28
Shots on Target
Home1
Away15
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Leicester City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Leicester City 4.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt saved. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

Offside, Luton Town. Harry Cornick tries a through ball, but Kazenga LuaLua is caught offside.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Christian Fuchs.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Leicester City 4. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.

Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaiah Brown (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Leicester City 3. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt blocked. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Justin.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Hamza Choudhury replaces Wilfred Ndidi.

Offside, Luton Town. James Shea tries a through ball, but Kazenga LuaLua is caught offside.

Foul by Demarai Gray (Leicester City).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Callum McManaman.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Ayoze Pérez.

Attempt missed. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by James Justin.

Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt saved. Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Bolton.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).

Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dennis Praet.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Isaiah Brown replaces George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee.

Attempt saved. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt saved. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi.

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

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