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Luton Town 4-2 Newport County

Luton Town scored twice in the final 13 minutes to finally break the resistance of fellow League Two side Newport in a thrilling FA Cup first-round tie.

The Hatters led at the break through Luke Guttridge's stunning 30-yard shot.

Yan Klulowski volleyed an equaliser, but Paul Benson bundled the ball over the line to put Luton back in front.

Aaron O'Connor nodded Newport level again, but substitute Ricky Miller's shot made it 3-2 and Jake Howells sealed victory with a fine low shot.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've played well today, moved the ball well, created chances and scored four goals, so I've got to be happy.

"In the FA Cup you've just got to get through and we've done that today.

"As far as I'm concerned, we need to approach this competition as we would a Football League match - absolutely 100%."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We're bitterly disappointed not to have got something out of the game in the end.

"We went behind from a poor decision, a blatant free-kick. A couple of key decisions have gone against us.

"We got back into the game, I thought we played really, really well at times.

"We'll put in a report, highlight those key incidents that we feel continuously went against us."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Tyler
  • 22HarrimanBooked at 65mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 6Lacey
  • 21Guttridge
  • 4Smith
  • 26Doyle
  • 11Howells
  • 13CullenSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes
  • 9Benson

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 19Miller
  • 20Whalley
  • 35Walker

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Day
  • 16Hughes
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 18Klukowski
  • 17Flynn
  • 8MinshullBooked at 42minsSubstituted forJacksonat 67'minutes
  • 33ByrneSubstituted forLoveridgeat 81'minutes
  • 21Obeng
  • 11ZebroskiBooked at 60mins
  • 10O'Connor

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Jackson
  • 3Feely
  • 4Porter
  • 15Tancock
  • 20Loveridge
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,656

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 4, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 4, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Loveridge (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 4, Newport County 2. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Loveridge (Newport County) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Mark Byrne because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 3, Newport County 2. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Howells with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Ricky Miller replaces Mark Cullen.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Jackson replaces Lee Minshull.

  18. Booking

    Michael Harriman (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

  20. Post update

    Curtis Obeng (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.