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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Luton Town

Luton moved to within a point of League One leaders Portsmouth with victory at struggling Scunthorpe.

A goal in each half from Andrew Shinnie and Harry Cornick earned the Hatters a seventh successive league victory in a match they controlled for long spells.

Scunthorpe were the better side for the opening 25 minutes - during which time Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and Lee Novak both fired over from crosses - but once the visitors had broken the deadlock in the 37th minute, there only looked like being one winner.

The opening goal, although against the run of play, came via a well-worked move down the Luton left. James Justin showed great determination to gain possession and from his pull-back, Shinnie fired first-time into the bottom corner.

Any hopes the hosts had of getting back into the game all but ended five minutes after the restart, when confusion between Levi Sutton and Charlie Goode allowed the Hatters in on goal.

Though Elliott Lee's shot was pushed away well by Iron keeper Jak Alnwick, Cornick followed up to fire in the rebound.

Kyle Wootton had a header well held by James Shea from a corner as Scunthorpe came close to a consolation in the final quarter but they crashed to a sixth successive league defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 20Goode
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 19Ben El-MhanniSubstituted forDalesat 83'minutes
  • 22Sutton
  • 14PerchBooked at 71mins
  • 6Ojo
  • 18Thomas
  • 17NovakSubstituted forHumphrysat 82'minutes
  • 29Wootton

Substitutes

  • 8Horsfield
  • 9Ugbo
  • 10Humphrys
  • 12Dales
  • 15Lewis
  • 27Flatt

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 2Justin
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forBerryat 90'minutes
  • 18GrantSubstituted forMcCormackat 65'minutes
  • 10Lee
  • 19CollinsBooked at 89mins
  • 14CornickSubstituted forHyltonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 4McCormack
  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 25LuaLua
  • 28Jones
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,050

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Luton Town 2.

Full Time

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

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt saved. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

James Collins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United).

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Stacey (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Dales replaces Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Stephen Humphrys replaces Lee Novak.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Levi Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Danny Hylton replaces Harry Cornick.

Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Delay in match James Justin (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Booking

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by James Perch (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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