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Luton Town 0-3 Coventry City

Luton were knocked off top spot in League Two after a disappointing defeat by visitors Coventry.

The hosts went close first, with James Collins volleying over, before Coventry came inches away from an opener when Liam Kelly's 45-yard effort hit the bar.

Coventry ended their four-game scoring drought after 17 minutes when Marc McNulty's bullet header from Jodi Jones' cross beat Luton goalkeeper Marek Stech.

In the second period, Luton's Harry Cornick blasted over while Glen Rea made a crucial goal-line clearance to prevent Jordan Ponticelli from doubling City's advantage.

Danny Hylton was denied by Lee Burge on the hour mark and then rifled over on the break, while substitute Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu was off target too.

Luke Berry missed a golden chance, firing at Burge, with Hylton then failing to beat the keeper from five yards.

However, in stoppage time, Rea was sent off after bringing down McNulty and Jordan Shipley crashed home the free-kick.

The Sky Blues then scored their third when Duckens Nazon raced clear to beat Stech.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 6CuthbertBooked at 90mins
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forMpanzuat 58'minutes
  • 3Potts
  • 14CornickSubstituted forShinnieat 74'minutes
  • 8LeeBooked at 41mins
  • 16ReaBooked at 90mins
  • 18Berry
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forLeeat 80'minutes
  • 9HyltonBooked at 6mins

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 24Haynes
  • 8Doyle
  • 6Kelly
  • 11JonesSubstituted forShipleyat 90'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBiamouat 82'minutes
  • 10McNultyBooked at 90mins
  • 38PonticelliSubstituted forNazonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 9Biamou
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 18Nazon
  • 26Shipley
  • 28Maycock
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
9,670

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Coventry City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Coventry City 3.

Booking

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Coventry City 3. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Maxime Biamou.

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Booking

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 0, Coventry City 2. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Dismissal

Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Jodi Jones.

Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Duckens Nazon replaces Jordan Ponticelli.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces James Collins.

Foul by Jack Stacey (Luton Town).

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Andrew Shinnie replaces Harry Cornick.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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