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Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Luton Town

Scott Cuthbert and James Collins struck in the closing seconds to snatch Luton an unlikely win at Wycombe.

The visitors had trailed to an Adebayo Akinfenwa goal as the clock ticked towards the 90th minute.

But Cuthbert scored in the final moments before Collins sealed a dramatic comeback in the eighth minute of stoppage time, somehow forcing the ball home.

It was harsh on the hosts, and particularly goalkeeper Scott Brown, who had saved a 52nd-minute Danny Hylton penalty after he was pushed over by Joe Jacobson, and Akinfenwa, whose return to the side re-energised them after two scoreless games without the striker.

Akinfenwa had headed what looked for a long time to be the winner, rising highest to meet Michael Harriman's cross and find the corner.

And Luton were largely unable to cope with the big man's presence, struggling in particular from set-pieces.

But Wycombe, who were the better side for much of the game, could not survive a late onslaught, as Cuthbert prodded in from six yards and Collins' close-range header then somehow crept in.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 16Harriman
  • 5Stewart
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8BeanBooked at 80mins
  • 4GapeSubstituted forSaundersat 34'minutes
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 20AkinfenwaBooked at 90minsSubstituted forTysonat 66'minutes
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 23Tyson
  • 26Umerah
  • 27Eze
  • 28Scarr

Luton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 16ReaSubstituted forLeeat 84'minutes
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forCuthbertat 41'minutes
  • 18Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 31minsSubstituted forCornickat 63'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 90mins
  • 19CollinsBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 8Lee
  • 14Cornick
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
5,512

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away16

Live Text

  1. Booking

    Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  2. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Luton Town 2.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Luton Town 2.

  4. Booking

    Danny Hylton (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Luton Town 2. James Collins (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Berry.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Potts.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Luton Town 1. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliot Lee.

  14. Post update

    Jack Stacey (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces Glen Rea.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

    Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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