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Luton Town 0-0 Barnsley

League One promotion hopefuls Luton and Barnsley started 2019 with a goalless draw.

The visitors should have gone ahead early on, Cauley Woodrow bursting through the middle only to miss the target.

Cameron McGeehan's effort was easy for James Shea, while visiting keeper Adam Davies made an excellent low save from Alan McCormack's volley.

Andrew Shinnie sliced wide after being found by James Collins, then saw Davies comfortably collect his next attempt.

After the break, Mamadou Thiam's blast from distance was well gathered by Shea, as Brad Potts' snapshot deflected just over, with Thiam sending another attempt narrowly wide.

Danny Hylton's header was easy for Davies, before he had another effort loop over at the far post when meeting James Justin's free-kick.

Shinnie's fierce drive flashed behind, while Elliot Lee's low strike saw Davies hang on impressively at his near post.

Late on, the visitors almost won it, with Alex Mowatt's powerful shot missing the target as both sides had to make do with a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormack
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 79minsSubstituted forLuaLuaat 90+5'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCornickat 88'minutesSubstituted forBerryat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Hylton
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 8Berry
  • 14Cornick
  • 18Grant
  • 25LuaLua
  • 28Jones
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5PinnockBooked at 63mins
  • 6Lindsay
  • 28Williams
  • 8McGeehan
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 4DougallSubstituted forBähreat 64'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 20PottsSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 89'minutes
  • 25Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 7Hedges
  • 10Moncur
  • 18Jackson
  • 21Bähre
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Brown
  • 35Greatorex
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
9,926

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Barnsley 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Andrew Shinnie.

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

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Harry Cornick because of an injury.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Brad Potts.

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

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee.

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

Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Booking

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jacob Brown replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Ben Williams (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Kenneth Dougall.

Booking

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth26176346242257
2Luton26157449242552
3Sunderland24148245232250
4Barnsley25137540221846
5Charlton26144842301246
6Doncaster26136747321545
7Peterborough26128645331244
8Coventry26115102829-138
9Southend26112133231135
10Blackpool259882625135
11Fleetwood2697103530534
12Accrington259792735-834
13Burton2595113033-332
14Wycombe2688103438-432
15Walsall2688102841-1332
16Shrewsbury2679102932-330
17Rochdale2686123352-1930
18Gillingham2684143643-728
19Bristol Rovers2676132529-427
20Bradford2683153140-927
21Scunthorpe2676133251-1927
22Oxford Utd2668123141-1026
23Plymouth2666143147-1624
24Wimbledon2664162037-1722
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