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Luton Town 1-0 Chesterfield

Luton made it three wins in a row by beating managerless Chesterfield 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts went close early on, Danny Hylton heading Jack Stacey's cross over, while Luke Gambin blasted narrowly wide.

Matthew Briggs' low effort forced Marek Stech into a save, with the keeper also using his legs well to deny Andy Kellett from 16 yards.

With two minutes to go until half-time, Luton should have led, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu heading wide from close range.

After the break, Town were ahead on 53 minutes when Jordan Cook sent Hylton away and he cut inside before firing beyond Joe Anyon.

The visitors almost equalised, Louis Reed sending a diving header wide, while Luton pushed for a second, Hylton shooting into the side-netting, Collins nodding at Anyon and Cook blasting over.

Mpanzu was shown a straight red on 77 minutes after a high challenge on Kellett, but sub Harry Cornick almost made it 2-0, hitting the outside of the post.

James Collins missed two glorious late opportunities for the hosts, but the Hatters had done enough.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 44SheehanBooked at 80mins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3Potts
  • 22GambinSubstituted forReaat 66'minutes
  • 8LeeSubstituted forCornickat 74'minutes
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 77mins
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCookat 21'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 10Cook
  • 14Cornick
  • 16Rea
  • 21Senior
  • 27Jarvis
  • 36Shea

Chesterfield

  • 12Anyon
  • 33Jules
  • 4HirdBooked at 25mins
  • 5Wiseman
  • 25Reed
  • 32Briggs
  • 28Weir
  • 23FloresSubstituted forMcCourtat 64'minutes
  • 24Kellett
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forUgwuat 74'minutes
  • 19De GirolamoSubstituted forMitchellat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 7Mitchell
  • 9Dennis
  • 11Ugwu
  • 17Dimaio
  • 18Brewster
  • 26McCourt
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,575

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Chesterfield 0.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Jack Stacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Glen Rea (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jak McCourt (Chesterfield).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Jules (Chesterfield).

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Chesterfield).

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Luton Town).

Gozie Ugwu (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Louis Reed (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) is shown the red card.

Attempt saved. Robbie Weir (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gozie Ugwu replaces Chris O'Grady.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Olly Lee.

Delay in match Zak Jules (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Jordan Flores (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield).

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Anyon (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Diego De Girolamo.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County9711178922
2Exeter9711168822
3Luton9522189917
4Accrington95221812617
5Mansfield9441159616
6Coventry9513115616
7Swindon95131312116
8Newport9432128415
9Stevenage94321512315
10Wycombe94321614215
11Cambridge941489-113
12Lincoln City93331111012
13Grimsby94051216-412
14Barnet93241311211
15Carlisle93241414011
16Crewe93241014-411
17Crawley93151011-110
18Morecambe9234912-39
19Yeovil92341421-79
20Colchester92251316-38
21Cheltenham9225913-48
22Port Vale9126713-65
23Chesterfield9126718-115
24Forest Green91261022-125
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