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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Luton Town

Luton Town struck three second-half goals as the Hatters claimed a comfortable opening-day victory at last season's League Two play-off finalists.

Striker Danny Hylton got his side up and running with a 50th-minute opener after Argyle failed to effectively deal with full-back Stephen O'Donnell's cross from the right.

When the ball bounced out to Hylton, he hammered it home on the rise from close range.

Luton doubled their lead on 70 minutes when Jack Marriott raced on to an incisive through ball from Cameron McGeehan, outpaced marker Yann Songo'o and side-footed past advancing keeper Luke McCormick.

In stoppage time Hylton teed up substitute Jonathan Smith to stroke home Luton's third goal.

Both Hylton and McGeehan had been denied by McCormick in the opening 45 minutes.

In the opening minute of the second half Argyle's new skipper denied Marriott with a full-length save as the forward cut in and let fly with a rising angled drive from the left.

Luton defender Dan Potts - booked after 71 minutes - was dismissed in the final minute following a second caution.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 45mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 22IjahaSubstituted forJervisat 65'minutes
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 10Carey
  • 11DonaldsonSubstituted forFoxat 76'minutes
  • 9Spencer
  • 7GoodwillieSubstituted forSlewat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 8Slew
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Purrington
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 24Fox

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3PottsBooked at 89mins
  • 17RuddockBooked at 55minsSubstituted forGrayat 90+7'minutes
  • 16Rea
  • 10CookSubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 90mins
  • 9HyltonBooked at 26mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forLeeat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 19Lee
  • 20Vassell
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
  • 36Justin
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
9,761

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 3.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Gray replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 3. Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

Attempt saved. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Glen Rea.

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Olly Lee replaces Jack Marriott.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dan Potts (Luton Town) for a bad foul.

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Jordan Cook.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Foul by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces David Goodwillie.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Fox replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Booking

Dan Potts (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Luton Town 2. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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