EFL Cup - First Round
Luton3Aston Villa1

Luton Town 3-1 Aston Villa

Luton Town celebrate
Luton celebrate after Jores Okore's own goal

Five-time winners Aston Villa were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the first round by League Two side Luton Town.

Villa, without an away win since August 2015, took the lead at Kenilworth Road when Jordan Ayew scuffed home.

Jake Gray equalised with a neat finish and Cameron McGeehan capitalised on a fortuitous rebound to put Luton ahead against a side relegated from the Premier League last term.

Jores Okore turned into his own net to compound Villa's misery.

The Denmark international diverted past Mark Bunn, after the keeper could only get his fingertips to Gray's low ball into the area.

Villa, without a win in all competitions since February, had started the better when Ayew found the bottom corner after outmuscling the defence at a corner.

But after Gray's first goal for the Hatters made it 1-1, former Norwich midfielder McGeehan was left with a tap in when Gray's strike rebounded off Bunn and Jack Grealish into his path.

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'I knew Villa job would be difficult'

Villa striker Rudy Gestede's effort was cleared off the line before McGeehan's strike, and Okore's misfortune secured Nathan Jones' side a deserved victory.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 5Mullins
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 7GraySubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 19LeeBooked at 80minsSubstituted forCuthbertat 84'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 17Ruddock
  • 9HyltonBooked at 90mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forVassellat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 10Cook
  • 20Vassell
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
  • 39Famewo

Aston Villa

  • 31Bunn
  • 23Amavi
  • 5Okore
  • 4Richards
  • 2BakerSubstituted forHuttonat 45'minutes
  • 19Green
  • 8Tshibola
  • 22GardnerBooked at 85mins
  • 40Grealish
  • 44McCormackBooked at 17minsSubstituted forGestedeat 45'minutes
  • 10J AyewBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 6Elphick
  • 7Bacuna
  • 13Steer
  • 14Gestede
  • 15Westwood
  • 21Hutton
  • 28Cissokho
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,412

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Aston Villa 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Aston Villa 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Isaac Vassell replaces Jack Marriott.

Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Booking

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Jake Gray.

Foul by Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Cuthbert replaces Olly Lee.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Pelly Ruddock.

Booking

Olly Lee (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andre Green (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Alan Hutton (Aston Villa).

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Micah Richards.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Bunn.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jores Okore, Aston Villa. Luton Town 3, Aston Villa 1.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Micah Richards.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Bunn.

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

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Christian Walton.

Attempt saved. Aaron Tshibola (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Aston Villa).

Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Aston Villa 1. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Bunn.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Luton Town 1, Aston Villa 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Alan Hutton replaces Nathan Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Rudy Gestede replaces Ross McCormack.

Half Time

First Half ends, Luton Town 1, Aston Villa 1.

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