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Luton Town 2-0 Southend United

Luton Town got their first League One victory of the season by beating Southend United 2-0.

The hosts were ahead inside 90 seconds as Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu's blast deflected into the path of Elliot Lee, who made no mistake from seven yards.

Tom Hopper had a goal chalked off for the visitors for a push on 22 minutes and Luton midfielder Jorge Grant had an effort tipped over by Shrimpers keeper Mark Oxley.

It was 2-0 on 33 minutes when Elvis Bwomono brought down Lee in the area and Danny Hylton slammed home the penalty.

Hylton could have doubled his tally moments after half time but Oxley did well to save.

Jason Demetriou fired wide for the visitors on the hour mark, followed by Simon Cox, who skied over from Theo Robinson's cross.

Town then dominated the latter stages, Hylton hit the side-netting and Lee's close range shot was parried by Oxley.

The visiting keeper also denied Andrew Shinnie after the midfielder went through one-on-one, while Mpanzu wasted a late chance to make it an even more impressive win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 3Potts
  • 18GrantSubstituted forJustinat 73'minutes
  • 16ReaBooked at 65mins
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCornickat 83'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11Shinnie
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCollinsat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 19Collins
  • 22Gambin
  • 44Sheehan

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 2BwomonoSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 61'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 48White
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forRobinsonat 61'minutes
  • 8DiengSubstituted forHyamat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 18Mantom
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 88mins
  • 10Cox
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 7Kightly
  • 13Bishop
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson
  • 32Hendrie
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
9,086

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Southend United 0.

Tom Hopper (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Collins replaces Danny Hylton.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

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

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

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

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by John White.

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

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

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Theo Robinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Jorge Grant.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Luke Hyam (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Southend United).

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hyam (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400103712
2Portsmouth440093612
3Barnsley43101001010
4Walsall431084410
5Sunderland32106247
6Doncaster42116337
7Accrington42116607
8Gillingham32016336
9Bradford420224-26
10Blackpool41213215
11Wimbledon412123-15
12Fleetwood31114314
13Southend411256-14
14Charlton411245-14
15Luton411245-14
16Scunthorpe311135-24
17Coventry411224-24
18Rochdale4112511-64
19Bristol Rovers410357-23
20Burton410336-33
21Plymouth402235-22
22Shrewsbury402213-22
23Wycombe402226-42
24Oxford Utd4004313-100
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