League Two
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Cambridge United 0-3 Luton Town

Cambridge's winless start to the League Two season continued as they were heavily beaten by Luton.

A frenetic first half ended goalless but the visitors then struck twice in as many minutes to win the game, with the opener coming after 62 minutes when defender Josh Coulson turned the ball into his own net after Glen Rea headed down Jordan Cook's free-kick.

Moments later the Hatters doubled their lead when Jack Marriott ran inside from the right and unleashed a superb effort beyond Will Norris and into the top corner from outside the box.

Deep into injury time Luke Berry lost possession to Jonathan Smith, who ran forward and gifted the ball to team-mate Danny Hylton, who powered home.

Both sides had missed chances in an exciting first period. Cook rattled the post inside four minutes, while - at the other end - Christian Walton was twice called upon to turn away Berry efforts before the game was 10 minutes old.

Pelly Ruddock also fired wide for the visitors when played through on goal by Hylton.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forGoslingat 80'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 2Taylor
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8Berry
  • 4Dunne
  • 20ClarkBooked at 34minsSubstituted forIkpeazuat 65'minutes
  • 21Elito
  • 10WilliamsonSubstituted forPigottat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Gregory
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Gosling
  • 23Pigott
  • 24Newton
  • 26Ikpeazu

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 2O'DonnellBooked at 40mins
  • 16ReaBooked at 60mins
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Potts
  • 19LeeSubstituted forCuthbertat 28'minutes
  • 10Cook
  • 17RuddockSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9HyltonBooked at 86mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forVassellat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 7Gray
  • 20Vassell
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
  • 36Justin
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,606

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 3. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Isaac Vassell replaces Jack Marriott.

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cook (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Stephen O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jonathan Smith replaces Pelly Ruddock.

Booking

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jake Gosling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jake Gosling replaces Blair Adams.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cook (Luton Town).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Joe Pigott replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Max Clark.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 2. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Josh Coulson, Cambridge United. Cambridge United 0, Luton Town 1.

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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