League Two
CambridgeCambridge United1LutonLuton Town3

Cambridge United 1-3 Luton Town

Luton bounced back from three straight defeats to earn their first league win of the season at Cambridge.

Luton's Luke Guttridge opened the scoring when he ran onto a loose clearance to lob goalkeeper Chris Dunn.

The U's levelled when Leon Legge powered a header past Mark Tyler.

Cambridge's Harrison Dunk was sent off when he picked up a second yellow card for handball, before Luke Wilkinson headed in and Danny Green sealed the win with a cool finish.

Luton boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"My teams taken a while to get going, are we there yet? No. This is a good win and a very good performance but I believe we'll get stronger and stronger and better and better.

"I know what my teams are like, I've been doing it a long while and if you can just be patient then gradually it will come round.

"I was pleased for the boys. I think they've come in for some unfair criticism but I know what they can do.

"I thought we controlled the game in the second half regardless of the red card."

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dunn
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Demetriou
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forOmozusiat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 17HughesSubstituted forBlythat 87'minutes
  • 11DunkBooked at 64mins
  • 10Corr
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forNewtonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 9Slew
  • 12Blyth
  • 13Beasant
  • 14Coulson
  • 22Taft
  • 24Newton

Luton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 12Griffiths
  • 4Smith
  • 19LeeBooked at 11mins
  • 11Green
  • 21Guttridge
  • 23McQuoid
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 5McNulty
  • 10Hall
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 24Williams
  • 25O'Brien
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,298

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Luton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Luton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Blyth (Cambridge United).

  4. Post update

    Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Elliot Omozusi replaces Ryan Donaldson because of an injury.

  6. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh McQuoid (Luton Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Robbie Simpson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Jacob Blyth replaces Liam Hughes.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Luton Town 3. Danny Green (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ryan Donaldson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Luton Town 2. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Green with a cross.

  20. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) for hand ball.