The FA Cup - First Round
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Luton Town 1-0 Portsmouth

James Collins' first-half strike saw Luton Town knock League One Portsmouth out of the FA Cup with an excellent victory at Kenilworth Road.

The Town striker hammered home on the stroke of half-time, connecting with an excellent left-footed attempt from Danny Hylton's lay-off to settle the tie.

Brett Pitman's fierce drive was tipped over by Luton goalkeeper Marek Stech early on and Hylton headed straight at Luke McGee from eight yards at the other end.

Collins put Luton in front during first-half injury time, while after the interval, Luke Berry's curler was palmed onto the bar by McGee.

The Luton keeper made a sensational save to tip Matt Clarke's looping header onto the bar and Alan Sheehan cleared Jamal Lowe's effort off the line.

Andrew Shinnie raced clear only to miss the target and Stech parried from Ben Close with Conor Chaplin volleying the rebound over.

With six minutes left, Portsmouth were reduced to 10 men, Nathan Thompson picking up his second yellow card for tripping Collins.

Late on, Olly Lee's chip was saved by McGee, before Stech prevented a replay, with a wonderful full-length stop from Close.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3Potts
  • 8LeeBooked at 24mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 18Berry
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forCornickat 83'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 9mins
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 14Cornick
  • 22Gambin
  • 24D'Ath
  • 36Shea
  • 38Lee
  • 39Famewo

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McGee
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 84mins
  • 6BurgessBooked at 53mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 33Close
  • 7O'KeefeBooked at 72mins
  • 18LoweBooked at 50mins
  • 9Hawkins
  • 11KennedySubstituted forBennettat 63'minutes
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forChaplinat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 17Donohue
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,333

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marek Stech.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Chaplin.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke McGee.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Hylton.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by James Collins.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Hawkins.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  19. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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