EFL Cup - First Round
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Luton Town 3-1 Bristol City

League Two side Luton moved into the second round of the League Cup with victory over Championship newcomers Bristol City.

Jack Marriott beat two defenders before finishing to put the home side ahead, with Paul Benson adding the second with a low strike after the interval.

Marriott got his second of the game after with a composed finish.

Aston Villa loanee Callum Robinson pulled a goal back for City, but they lost for the second game in a row.

Luton manager John Still:

"We played against a good side and said before the game that they're very fluid with the 3-5-2, so we matched up and knew we were going to have to work hard early on to work out their movement.

"It's very clever and you can't coach that, you've got to work it out as you go. Once we did that, we exploited their players going forward and the first goal was a classic example of that."

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill:

"We were on top then gave away a silly goal, before Aden's (Flint) slipped for the third. By the time that third one goes in, then it's a real uphill struggle.

"We needed to get another goal very quickly after we got that first goal in order to be really pushing at the end. We've put enough balls in the box tonight, enough balls across the face of goal, but we need to be putting those chances away."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 5McNulty
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 3Potts
  • 2O'DonnellSubstituted forGriffithsat 79'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forDoyleat 76'minutes
  • 17Ruddock
  • 9Benson
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMcQuoidat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 10Hall
  • 12Griffiths
  • 16Justham
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23McQuoid
  • 26Doyle

Bristol City

  • 19Hamer
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 12FredericksSubstituted forBurnsat 58'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackSubstituted forReidat 74'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 8Robinson
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forAgardat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 14Reid
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
3,948

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 3, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Bristol City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Nathan Doyle.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).

  5. Post update

    Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Paul Benson.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

  10. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Callum Robinson (Bristol City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Josh McQuoid replaces Jack Marriott.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Griffiths replaces Stephen O'Donnell.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Nathan Doyle replaces Mark O'Brien.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Marlon Pack.