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Luton Town 2-0 Burton Albion

Luton made it six league wins on the bounce with a comfortable victory against Burton.

The hosts were in front on 17 minutes when Andrew Shinnie picked out the run of defender Jack Stacey, who chested the ball down and fired past Bradley Collins.

Harry Cornick's tame effort was easy for Collins, while Luton stopper James Shea bravely smothered at the feet of Devante Cole.

In the second period, Lucas Akins went close for Burton, his drive deflected behind for a corner that Cole nodded over.

James Justin's free-kick was parried at his near post by Collins, who easily claimed Elliot Lee's follow up, while home keeper Shea gathered Reece Hutchinson's low drive.

Luton doubled their advantage on 73 minutes when substitute Danny Hylton was clipped in the area by defender Jamie Allen and James Collins hammered home the spot-kick.

Hylton had the ball in the net late on, only to be flagged offside as second-placed Town moved four points ahead of Sunderland in third.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 16ReaSubstituted forGrantat 28'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forHyltonat 70'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11Shinnie
  • 19Collins
  • 10LeeSubstituted forBerryat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 44Sheehan

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 40CollinsBooked at 83mins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 6TurnerBooked at 53mins
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnBooked at 55minsSubstituted forWallaceat 74'minutes
  • 7Fraser
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 44ColeSubstituted forMillerat 82'minutes
  • 8HeskethBooked at 33minsSubstituted forFoxat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 3Buxton
  • 9Sbarra
  • 12Fox
  • 14McCrory
  • 18Miller
  • 22Wallace
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
9,538

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 2, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

  4. Post update

    Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fraser (Burton Albion).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

  8. Post update

    John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

  12. Post update

    Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Elliot Lee.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Bradley Collins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth23156239192051
2Luton23145445222347
3Sunderland21127242222043
4Charlton23134638251343
5Peterborough23118441291241
6Barnsley22116536211539
7Doncaster23116639281139
8Blackpool229762522334
9Wycombe238873332132
10Accrington228772527-231
11Walsall238782434-1031
12Fleetwood238693025530
13Southend2392122930-129
14Coventry2385102328-529
15Shrewsbury237792729-228
16Burton2283112631-527
17Rochdale2376103142-1127
18Oxford Utd236893135-426
19Gillingham2374123338-525
20Bradford2363142439-1521
21Scunthorpe2356122949-2021
22Bristol Rovers2355132028-820
23Plymouth2355132644-1820
24Wimbledon2353151734-1718
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