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Luton Town 2-0 Port Vale

Luton heaped further misery on Port Vale manager Michael Brown with a comfortable win at Kenilworth Road.

Defeat for the visitors meant they have now lost six league matches in a row, and the Valiants have also gone five games without a goal.

The Hatters wasted a glorious chance on 12 minutes, Andrew Shinnie heading woefully wide from close range.

Town had the lead on 38 minutes though due to a calamitous own goal from Ben Whitfield, who diverted Luke Berry's pass beyond his own goalkeeper from 15 yards.

Whitfield then sent a volley over at the other end, before Anthony de Freitas' free-kick required a fine save from Marek Stech.

Town extended their advantage on 50 minutes as Jack Stacey ran 60 yards before hammering into the roof of the net.

David Worrall's 35-yard effort did not miss by much, while Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu's blast was parried by Vale keeper Sam Hornby.

Shinnie fired into the side-netting for Luton, with Stech tipping over De Freitas' header, the keeper then making a brilliant stop from Worrall late on to preserve his clean sheet.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 16Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 4McCormackBooked at 66mins
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCornickat 84'minutes
  • 18Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 9Hylton
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forLeeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 8Lee
  • 14Cornick
  • 22Gambin
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 5DavisSubstituted forPykeat 84'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 4Anderson
  • 33Gunning
  • 10Worrall
  • 35MiddletonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forStobbsat 73'minutes
  • 31Whitfield
  • 28de Freitas
  • 14BarnettSubstituted forTurnerat 62'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Denton
  • 6Kay
  • 19Turner
  • 22Pyke
  • 23Boot
  • 34Stobbs
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
7,046

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Port Vale 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces James Collins.

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

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Dan Turner (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rekeil Pyke replaces Joe Davis.

Joe Davis (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Harry Middleton.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Marek Stech.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Harry Middleton.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Marek Stech.

Attempt saved. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Booking

Harry Middleton (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Middleton (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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