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Peterborough United 3-1 Luton Town

Peterborough continued their perfect League One start by blowing away Luton as a first-half bombardment led to a 3-1 success.

All three goals arrived before the break for Steve Evans' high-fliers - and all were a product of rapid breakaways.

Jason Cummings earned and converted the 17th-minute opener from the penalty spot after being tripped by Hatters keeper Marek Stech, and Posh doubled their advantage just two minutes later as Siriki Dembele picked himself up off the deck to lash a fierce finish past Stech.

The points were effectively in the bag nine minutes before the break when a block from Rhys Bennett inside his own box provided the launchpad for their third goal which was coolly finished by Cummings following a Dembele run and pass.

Luton thought they had a lifeline moments later when referee Graham Salisbury pointed to the spot after Elliot Lee went down, but he changed his decision following a discussion with his assistant.

The visitors grabbed a consolation when Jack Stacey finished a deep cross from substitute Andrew Shinnie in the 78th minute and a brilliant block denied Sonny Bradley in a late Hatters rally which was to no avail.

Report supplied by the Press Assocation.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 54mins
  • 16Bennett
  • 3Daniel
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forCooperat 83'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8O'HaraBooked at 60minsSubstituted forReedat 77'minutes
  • 15Ward
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forToneyat 73'minutes
  • 35Cummings

Substitutes

  • 11Reed
  • 14Cooke
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 20Yorwerth
  • 21Maddison
  • 40Tyler

Luton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6PearsonSubstituted forShinnieat 45'minutes
  • 44Sheehan
  • 3PottsBooked at 22mins
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forReaat 30'minutes
  • 10Lee
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 9Hylton
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forGrantat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 11Shinnie
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 16Rea
  • 18Grant
  • 36Shea
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
8,016

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away21
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home21
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 3, Luton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

    George Cooper (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jason Cummings (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Jorge Grant (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jason Naismith (Peterborough United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by George Cooper (Peterborough United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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