League Two
Luton2Oxford Utd0

Luton Town 2-0 Oxford United

Luton made it four games unbeaten as they saw off struggling Oxford United at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts took the lead early on through Luke Wilkinson who headed home Jake Howells' pinpoint cross.

Howells secured the win for the Hatters in the second-half, firing in the rebound after his penalty was well saved by George Long following Johnny Mullins' handball.

Defeat leaves Oxford in the relegation zone after 10 matches.

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Hayrettin on Luton v Oxford

Luton First Team Coach Hakan Hayrettin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've had a bit of an illness epidemic in the club. At the training ground we had to be very light on our feet yesterday.

"We picked the team that we thought could go and win the game today and we did that. I thought it was a truly good, professional performance by the team..

"We've actually analysed the way they play and we wanted to press high. We play with an intensity and we train with an intensity. I thought the first 15 minutes of the game was a training session for us because we played exactly the way we train."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 6Lacey
  • 5McNultyBooked at 50mins
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 20WhalleySubstituted forLafayetteat 51'minutes
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forDruryat 67'minutes
  • 11Howells
  • 4SmithSubstituted forStevensonat 74'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 8Drury
  • 16Justham
  • 18Lafayette
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23Robinson
  • 28Stevenson
  • 35Walker

Oxford Utd

  • 18Long
  • 25Riley
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Newey
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forBrownat 68'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forRoseat 25'minutes
  • 29HowardSubstituted forJakubiakat 76'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 27BarnettBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rose
  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 11Potter
  • 21Crocombe
  • 28Jakubiak
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
9,101

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Oxford United 0.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Jakubiak replaces Brian Howard.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Luton Town).

Brian Howard (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Jonathan Smith.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Junior Brown replaces Danny Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Andy Drury replaces Nathan Doyle.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Oxford United 0. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

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

Penalty conceded by John Mullins (Oxford United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Booking

Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ross Lafayette replaces Shaun Whalley.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 1, Oxford United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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