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Luton Town 4-2 Newport County

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FA Cup: Luton Town 4-2 Newport County highlights

Luton Town scored twice in the final 13 minutes to finally break the resistance of fellow League Two side Newport in a thrilling FA Cup first-round tie.

The Hatters led at the break through Luke Guttridge's stunning 30-yard shot.

Yan Klulowski volleyed an equaliser, but Paul Benson bundled the ball over the line to put Luton back in front.

Aaron O'Connor nodded Newport level again, but substitute Ricky Miller's shot made it 3-2 and Jake Howells sealed victory with a fine low shot.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Luton v Newport

"We've played well today, moved the ball well, created chances and scored four goals, so I've got to be happy.

"In the FA Cup you've just got to get through and we've done that today.

"As far as I'm concerned, we need to approach this competition as we would a Football League match - absolutely 100%."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We're bitterly disappointed not to have got something out of the game in the end.

"We went behind from a poor decision, a blatant free-kick. A couple of key decisions have gone against us.

"We got back into the game, I thought we played really, really well at times.

"We'll put in a report, highlight those key incidents that we feel continuously went against us."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 22HarrimanBooked at 65mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 6Lacey
  • 21Guttridge
  • 4Smith
  • 26Doyle
  • 11Howells
  • 13CullenSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 19Miller
  • 20Whalley
  • 35Walker

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 16Hughes
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 18Klukowski
  • 17Flynn
  • 8MinshullBooked at 42minsSubstituted forJacksonat 67'minutes
  • 33ByrneSubstituted forLoveridgeat 81'minutes
  • 21Obeng
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 60mins
  • 10O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 3Feely
  • 4Porter
  • 15Tancock
  • 20Loveridge
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,656

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 4, Newport County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Newport County 2.

Attempt missed. James Loveridge (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 4, Newport County 2. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. James Loveridge (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Mark Byrne because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Newport County 2. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Luton Town).

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ricky Miller replaces Mark Cullen.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Lee Minshull.

Booking

Michael Harriman (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

Curtis Obeng (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Newport County 2. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Curtis Obeng.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Luton Town).

Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Newport County 1. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Cullen.

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Newport County 1. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jonathan Smith.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 1, Newport County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 1, Newport County 0.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

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