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Luton Town 2-3 Exeter City

David Wheeler
David Wheeler's winner was his sixth goal for Exeter this season

Exeter came back from two goals down to register a famous victory at Luton.

Luke Guttridge's early deflected shot and a Mark Cullen goal right on half-time put the Hatters in control.

But Ryan Harley hit back with an excellent volley from the edge of the area soon after the break.

Jordan Moore-Taylor levelled with 14 minutes to go before David Wheeler prodded in from close range in injury time after Christian Ribeiro had headed Liam Sercombe's header against the bar.

Luton were fortunate not to have Steve McNulty and Nathan Doyle sent off towards the end for challenges on Wheeler and Lee Holmes respectively.

The win draws Exeter level on points with ninth-placed Luton and the pair are now three points off the final play-off place.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"To be 2-0 up and end in defeat was very disappointing.

"Let's hope we can claw our way to the play-offs from what's still a decent position for us.

"We just need to produce better form and work as hard as we can to get some more points between now and the end of the season."

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Justham
  • 22Harriman
  • 5McNultyBooked at 79mins
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 75mins
  • 40KinsellaSubstituted forLaceyat 77'minutes
  • 7Lawless
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMcGeehanat 71'minutes
  • 26DoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 21Guttridge
  • 9Benson
  • 13CullenSubstituted forStockleyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 19Miller
  • 25Stockley
  • 27Hall
  • 31Oduwa
  • 41King
  • 50McGeehan

Exeter

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Hamon
  • 14McAllister
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 11Davies
  • 7Sercombe
  • 16Holmes
  • 8Oakley
  • 33Harley
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forWheelerat 64'minutes
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forMorrisonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 22Wheeler
  • 32Keadell
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
8,755

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away1

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Exeter City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Exeter City 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 2, Exeter City 3. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Ribeiro.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Benson.

  7. Booking

    Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Doyle (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Arron Davies.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Harriman (Luton Town).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  18. Booking

    Steve McNulty (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Steve McNulty (Luton Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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