League Two
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Luton Town 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

Luke Guttridge
Luke Guttridge went close to opening the scoring for Luton

Form side Luton Town extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games and moved to the top of League Two with a narrow win over struggling Tranmere.

Luke Guttridge had a first-half volley tipped over by Tranmere goalkeeper Peter Brezovan before Mark Cullen put two chances wide from good positions.

The Hatters took the lead when substitute Ricky Miller curled past Brezovan into the top corner.

Mark Tyler made a late save from Kayode Odejayi's header to secure the points.

Tranmere are on a 12-game winless streak in the league which stretches back to August and sit 23rd in the table on 12 points.

Luton Town first-team coach Hakan Hayrettin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Hayrettin on Luton v Tranmere

"It was another day where we had to work hard. We had to grind out a result. We had to do the right things in the right areas and we deserved it in the end.

"He [Ricky Miller] has that capability. He does it day in and day out in training. Going out on loan to Dover has helped him out immensely. He'll run, he'll chase and he'll hassle. That's the ethos of this team.

"Overall if you win 1-0 home or away it's fantastic. But I've got to say, the support again was unbelievable. They drive that team on.

"Sometimes you're not going to play the best. But you've got to be firm, you've got to be disciplined, you've got to have that professionalism and we push teams back. It's regimental."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2Franks
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 22Harriman
  • 21GuttridgeSubstituted forDruryat 76'minutes
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forRuddock Mpanzuat 64'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 11Howells
  • 9BensonBooked at 85mins
  • 13CullenSubstituted forMillerat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 8Drury
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 19Miller

Tranmere

  • 26Brezovan
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 6Holness
  • 32ThompsonSubstituted forGumbsat 72'minutes
  • 19DonacienSubstituted forHolmesat 67'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 14LairdSubstituted forOdejayiat 72'minutes
  • 4PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 30Gnanduillet
  • 31Johnson

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 9Odejayi
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 13Pilling
  • 15Kirby
  • 24Gumbs
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
9,061

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Luton Town).

(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Evan Gumbs (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Peter Brezovan.

Attempt saved. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Paul Benson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

Evan Gumbs (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jake Howells.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Andy Drury replaces Luke Guttridge.

Paul Benson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Marc Laird.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Evan Gumbs replaces Josh Thompson because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Holmes replaces Janoi Donacien.

Danny Johnson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Ricky Miller replaces Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock replaces Nathan Doyle.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt blocked. Michael Harriman (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fraser Franks (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Cambridge177372821724
10Newport166642016424
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter166551919023
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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