League Two
LutonLuton Town1TranmereTranmere Rovers0

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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Peter Brezovan.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jake Howells.

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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