League One
WalsallWalsall2LutonLuton Town2

Walsall 2-2 Luton Town

Kazenga LuaLua's stoppage-time equaliser extended second-placed Luton's unbeaten run to 12 league games as they came from two down to draw at Walsall.

Morgan Ferrier's penalty and Andy Cook's tenth of the season put Walsall in command but James Collins pulled one back - also his tenth of the campaign - and LuaLua equalised at the death.

Luton twice went close early on as Elliot Lee's 18-yard shot was tipped over by Walsall keeper Liam Roberts and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu struck the post from similar range.

But Walsall led in the 26th minute as George Dobson's surge into the box drew a clumsy foul from Jack Stacey and Ferrier tucked home from the spot.

Walsall doubled their lead in the 67th minute, Cook volleying home from eight yards after Hatters keeper James Shea spilled Luke Leahy's cross.

Luton pulled one back after 72 minutes as Collins swivelled neatly to fire between Roberts' legs from 10 yards.

The Hatters had a Danny Hylton header disallowed for offside but LuaLua hooked home amid a goalmouth scramble in the fourth minute of injury time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 90mins
  • 3Leahy
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Dobson
  • 15Kinsella
  • 29GordonBooked at 55minsSubstituted forWilsonat 80'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10Ismail
  • 13Dunn
  • 20Johnson
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Ronan
  • 32Bates

Luton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormackBooked at 60mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forSheehanat 73'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forLuaLuaat 63'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forHyltonat 35'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 19CollinsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 28Jones
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
5,739

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 2, Luton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Luton Town 2.

  3. Booking

    James Collins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Walsall 2, Luton Town 2. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Jon Guthrie (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

  11. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Walsall).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Luton Town).

  14. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

  17. Post update

    Andy Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Justin (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
View full League One table

Top Stories