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Cambridge United 0-1 Luton Town

Luton's Mark Cullen
Cullen scored his third of the season to give Luton the win

Mark Cullen scored with nine minutes remaining to give Luton a narrow win at 10-man Cambridge.

Cullen followed up his own penalty, which was saved by Chris Dunn following Richard Tait's foul on Pelly Ruddock, to fire in on the rebound.

This came after Tom Naylor, making his United debut after signing on loan from Derby, was shown a straight red for a poor tackle on Jim Stevenson.

Ruddock had hit the bar with a shot for Luton before the dismissal.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Cambridge v Luton

On goalscorer Mark Cullen: "He scored a really important goal last year, and a really important goal this year. And you know what, a good player will score important goals so I'm pleased for him.

"I think we cancelled each other out first half. We started out with a system we had to change and it was difficult, but once we could talk it through at half-time we thought it was better."

On injuries: "It's really difficult for us at the minute, but that team ethic is what gets you through."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 3Taylor
  • 2Tait
  • 4CoulsonBooked at 82mins
  • 18Nelson
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 64mins
  • 11DunkSubstituted forDialloat 72'minutes
  • 33NaylorBooked at 54mins
  • 21Appiah
  • 10Elliott
  • 15SimpsonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forHurstat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lanzoni
  • 13Norris
  • 20Diallo
  • 25Lennon
  • 26Hurst
  • 27Taylor
  • 32Bird

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 24WilliamsSubstituted forDruryat 28'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 6Lacey
  • 28StevensonBooked at 47mins
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutes
  • 13Cullen
  • 10WallBooked at 56minsSubstituted forLafayetteat 59'minutesBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 8Drury
  • 16Justham
  • 18Lafayette
  • 20Whalley
  • 23Robinson
  • 26Doyle
  • 35Walker
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,533

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 1.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Liam Hurst (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Booking

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Matt Robinson replaces Luke Guttridge.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 1. Mark Cullen (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Mark Cullen (Luton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Richard Tait (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Cullen.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hurst replaces Robbie Simpson.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Issaga Diallo replaces Harrison Dunk.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

Booking

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

(Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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