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Luton Town 2-0 Oxford United

Luton made it four games unbeaten as they saw off struggling Oxford United at Kenilworth Road.

The hosts took the lead early on through Luke Wilkinson who headed home Jake Howells' pinpoint cross.

Howells secured the win for the Hatters in the second-half, firing in the rebound after his penalty was well saved by George Long following Johnny Mullins' handball.

Defeat leaves Oxford in the relegation zone after 10 matches.

Luton First Team Coach Hakan Hayrettin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've had a bit of an illness epidemic in the club. At the training ground we had to be very light on our feet yesterday.

"We picked the team that we thought could go and win the game today and we did that. I thought it was a truly good, professional performance by the team..

"We've actually analysed the way they play and we wanted to press high. We play with an intensity and we train with an intensity. I thought the first 15 minutes of the game was a training session for us because we played exactly the way we train."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 12Griffiths
  • 6Lacey
  • 5McNultyBooked at 50mins
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 20WhalleySubstituted forLafayetteat 51'minutes
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forDruryat 67'minutes
  • 11Howells
  • 4SmithSubstituted forStevensonat 74'minutes
  • 13Cullen

Substitutes

  • 8Drury
  • 16Justham
  • 18Lafayette
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23Robinson
  • 28Stevenson
  • 35Walker

Oxford Utd

  • 18Long
  • 25Riley
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Newey
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forBrownat 68'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forRoseat 25'minutes
  • 29HowardSubstituted forJakubiakat 76'minutes
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 27BarnettBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rose
  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 11Potter
  • 21Crocombe
  • 28Jakubiak
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
9,101

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Alex Lacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

  7. Post update

    Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

  9. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).

  11. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Jakubiak replaces Brian Howard.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

    Brian Howard (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jim Stevenson replaces Jonathan Smith.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Steve McNulty.