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Luton Town 3-2 Shrewsbury Town

Luton fought back from a goal down twice to earn a battling 3-2 victory over Shrewsbury at Kenilworth Road.

The visitors were in front after 23 minutes when Shaun Whalley was brought down in the area by Jack Stacey, getting up to convert the penalty.

Luton drew level six minutes into the second half, Jorge Grant curling home a wonderful 20-yard free kick into the top corner.

Elliot Lee sliced over the bar, but the visitors restored their lead with a highly-controversial goal after 66 minutes.

Home keeper James Shea, clearly thinking Lee Angol had been adjudged offside, put the ball down for a non-existent free-kick and the Shrews striker tapped into the empty net.

However, Town fought back impressively, Stacey arrowing in a close-range shot on 73 minutes, with Luton ahead for the first time four minutes later, Lee's 22-yard free kick deflecting off the wall and past Joel Coleman.

Luton could have had breathing space but James Collins' penalty was well saved by Coleman as Shea redeemed himself late on, instinctively denying Angol.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 3Potts
  • 16ReaBooked at 88mins
  • 11Shinnie
  • 18GrantSubstituted forJustinat 78'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 9HyltonSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 10Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 2Justin
  • 14Cornick
  • 15Jervis
  • 19Collins
  • 22Gambin
  • 28Jones

Shrewsbury

  • 1Coleman
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 3Haynes
  • 7Whalley
  • 28Laurent
  • 8Docherty
  • 42GrantSubstituted forNorburnat 78'minutes
  • 18GillieadSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 78'minutes
  • 9AngolBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Arnold
  • 19Loft
  • 29Norburn
  • 38Barnett
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,518

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Josh Laurent.

Booking

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

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Dan Potts (Luton Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Penalty saved! James Collins (Luton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Luton Town. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Alex Gilliead.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Oliver Norburn replaces Anthony Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. James Justin replaces Jorge Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 2. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Shrewsbury Town 2. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Shea.

Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jorge Grant (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Ryan Haynes (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Ryan Haynes (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Sunderland5410124813
3Portsmouth541093613
4Walsall5410105513
5Barnsley53201221011
6Fleetwood52219368
7Doncaster52216338
8Accrington52217708
9Gillingham52128807
10Luton52127707
11Southend52126607
12Blackpool51314316
13Bradford520336-36
14Charlton512245-15
15Wimbledon512235-25
16Coventry512235-25
17Wycombe512247-35
18Scunthorpe5122512-75
19Rochdale5113613-74
20Bristol Rovers510458-33
21Burton510449-53
22Oxford Utd5104614-83
23Shrewsbury502336-32
24Plymouth5023410-62
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