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Oxford United 2-3 Luton Town

Joe Pigott
Joe Pigott scored his first goals for Luton since moving to the League Two side on loan in January

Joe Pigott's double kept Luton's slim League Two play-off chances alive with victory over second-placed Oxford.

The hosts took the lead at the Kassam Stadium as Danny Hylton netted from Kemar Roofe's pass.

A slip by U's keeper Benji Buchel allowed Pigott to equalise before Olly Lee's volley put the visitors ahead.

Oxford drew level when centre-half Chey Dunkley headed in Chris Maguire's free-kick but Pigott's tidy finish just gave Luton all three points.

A first loss in six for the home side handed Northampton Town the League Two title, while Luton are six points adrift of seventh-placed Wimbledon - who have a game in hand - with four matches left to play.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones told BBC 3CR:

"We want to be in the position that Oxford are in next year in terms of the football they are playing and the way the club is set up.

"That being said I thought we were brilliant today and showed we can be like that.

"We can improve Luton town. Any player who comes in can improve the team, but we need to do our homework.

"Joe Piggott is one of those players that we researched, and although he has taken time to settle, he has shown what he can do today."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16KennyBooked at 75mins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Mullins
  • 36Evans
  • 4Roofe
  • 18Lundstram
  • 8Sercombe
  • 28MaguireSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 10HyltonBooked at 32mins
  • 7WaringSubstituted forBoweryat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Giles
  • 24Ashby
  • 29Bowery
  • 31Roberts

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5Rea
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 17Ruddock
  • 7Lawless
  • 19LeeSubstituted forMcGeehanat 70'minutes
  • 11GreenSubstituted forBantonat 83'minutes
  • 23McQuoidSubstituted forHowellsat 90+4'minutes
  • 45Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Benson
  • 14Marriott
  • 31King
  • 35Banton
  • 37Musonda
  • 40Howells
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,838

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 2, Luton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Luton Town 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Jake Howells replaces Josh McQuoid.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Glen Rea.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

  11. Post update

    Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Roberts (Oxford United).

  14. Post update

    Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Zane Banton replaces Danny Green.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kemar Roofe (Oxford United).

  19. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton422611575433289
2Oxford Utd422113876403676
3Bristol Rovers422361368432575
4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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