EFL Trophy - Semi-final
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Luton Town 2-3 Oxford United

Danny Hylton (second left) equalises for Luton
Danny Hylton (second left) netted his 20th goal of the season against his former club

Oxford United will face Coventry City in the EFL Trophy final following a thrilling win at Luton Town.

The U's went ahead when Phil Edwards swept in from close range and Marvin Johnson's deflected cross-shot doubled their lead after the break.

Isaac Vassell pulled one back straight away with a shot on the turn and ex-Oxford striker Danny Hylton nodded in to level with eight minutes remaining.

But Johnson's fine strike from the edge of the box won the match for Oxford.

Oxford, who lost 3-2 to Barnsley in the final of last season's competition, will play the Sky Blues at Wembley Stadium on 2 April.

The match at Kenilworth Road was an entertaining encounter, with 35 efforts on goal.

Vassell had hit the crossbar for the hosts in the early stages before Luton fell behind, and Johnson cleared a header from the Hatters forward off the line with the score at 1-0.

Luton looked to have secured at least a penalty shootout after Hylton, who left Oxford for the Hatters in the summer, netted his 20th goal of the season but Johnson's goal from a quickly taken short corner proved the difference.

Even after that, U's keeper Simon Eastwood had to be alert to keep out an angled drive from Jack Marriott in the final minute of stoppage time.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 13Macey
  • 36JustinSubstituted forCuthbertat 90+4'minutes
  • 5MullinsBooked at 90mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 21SeniorSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
  • 16ReaBooked at 22mins
  • 7GraySubstituted forMarriottat 80'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 10Cook
  • 20Vassell
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 4Smith
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Lee
  • 22Gambin
  • 31King

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16EdwardsBooked at 34mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3Skarz
  • 28Johnson
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23Ledson
  • 8Sercombe
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forRothwellat 27'minutes
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 22Long
  • 34Stevens
  • 35Carroll
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
6,901

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away23
Shots on Target
Home6
Away12
Corners
Home9
Away14
Fouls
Home9
Away6

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham32014316
2Blackpool31113305
3Everton U2131114314
4Bolton310213-23

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolverhampton Wanderers U2132018446
2Chesterfield32015506
3Crewe31025503
4Accrington310248-43

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bradford32015416
2Morecambe32017706
3Bury31116424
4Stoke City U21301225-32

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Carlisle330011659
2Oldham31118715
3Fleetwood310236-33
4Blackburn Rovers U21301225-31

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31204226
2Mansfield32014406
3Port Vale31111105
4Derby County U21301246-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale32105328
2Sunderland U2132104227
3Notts County310245-13
4Hartlepool300325-30

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe33006159
2Cambridge32013306
3Shrewsbury31023303
4Middlesbrough U21300327-50

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall33008359
2Leicester City U2131111105
3Sheff Utd31115414
4Grimsby3003410-60

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Yeovil32106337
2Reading U21311156-15
3Portsmouth31116604
4Bristol Rovers301224-22

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wimbledon32015326
2Swansea City U2132014406
3Plymouth31025503
4Newport310246-23

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon31203217
2Oxford Utd31205325
3Exeter311167-14
4Chelsea U21301246-22

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry330011569
2Wycombe32018446
3West Ham United U21301238-52
4Northampton301227-51

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Southampton U2132106157
2Crawley320134-16
3Charlton302113-23
4Colchester301224-22

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich City U213300152139
2MK Dons311146-25
3Peterborough310238-53
4Barnet301239-61

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Southend320134-16
2Brighton and Hove Albion U21311134-15
3Stevenage31117524
4Leyton Orient31023303

P

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Millwall33007259
2Luton32015416
3Gillingham31024403
4West Bromwich Albion U21300306-60
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