League Two
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Luton Town 1-0 Northampton Town

Luke Guttridge
Luke Guttridge scored his first goal of the season for Luton

Luton Town went top of League Two after Luke Guttridge scored a last-minute winner against Northampton Town.

In a game of little goalmouth action, the Cobblers' best chance fell to John-Joe O'Toole but he headed straight at goalkeeper Mark Tyler from close range.

Tyler then saved one-on-one from Alex Nicholls before Guttridge was denied by Jordan Archer at the near post.

But Luton made it seven wins in a row late on when Guttridge collected Michael Harriman's pass to beat Tyler.

Luton assistant manager Terry Harris told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Harris on Luton v Northampton

"It was a strange game because different sides bring different things to the table. Northampton were completely different to Dagenham on Tuesday - they're a big, strong, organised side and they're hard to play against.

"I thought in the second half we got a little bit of head of steam up and with the injuries we picked up along the way it disrupted our fluency. We're not going to play great every game but we played the way we wanted to for Luton.

"It was a brave move by John Still to bring Luke Guttridge on because we had a point, but John said 'let's go for three' and I'm delighted we did.

"It's nice to be at the top. We'll enjoy this evening but go back to work on Monday."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Luton v Northampton

"I'm disappointed for the fantastic support we've brought today. We've ended up not getting anything.

"In big moments of the game today, if we're better, we win. We defended OK but the ball has gone in our net.

"I'd be embarrassed if people kept talking about the injuries because we've still got decent enough players to battle it out with a team at the top of the league."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNulty
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 87mins
  • 12Griffiths
  • 17Ruddock MpanzuSubstituted forBensonat 45+1'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4Smith
  • 8Drury
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forStevensonat 45'minutes
  • 7LawlessSubstituted forGuttridgeat 60'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 9Benson
  • 10Wall
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 28Stevenson
  • 35Walker

Northampton

  • 21Archer
  • 12TozerBooked at 88mins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 17RobertsonBooked at 85mins
  • 30StevensBooked at 71mins
  • 19D'Ath
  • 18RavenhillSubstituted forSinclairat 90+2'minutes
  • 10O'TooleSubstituted forHackettat 76'minutes
  • 25Byrom
  • 23Mohamed
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forToneyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 2Alfei
  • 5Langmead
  • 7Sinclair
  • 11Hackett
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
10,040

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Enda Stevens (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Richard Ravenhill.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Northampton Town 0. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Harriman.

Booking

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Drury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Gregor Robertson.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

Kaid Mohamed (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Paul Benson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Enda Stevens (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Harriman (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Luton Town).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Guttridge replaces Alex Lawless because of an injury.

Hand ball by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton159331810830
2Wycombe1585221111029
3Burton159152019128
4Shrewsbury1583423111227
5Bury158342417727
6Plymouth15825178926
7Newport156541814423
8Morecambe147251713423
9Southend156451413122
10Cheltenham156451517-222
11Cambridge156362618821
12Wimbledon155552223-120
13Portsmouth155551516-120
14Stevenage156271922-320
15Accrington156272226-420
16Exeter145451618-219
17Mansfield155461317-419
18Northampton155372323018
19Oxford Utd154471721-416
20Carlisle154382027-715
21Dag & Red154381825-715
22York151951320-712
23Tranmere152581320-711
24Hartlepool1532101025-1511
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