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Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Championship side book a fourth round tie at Chelsea

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FA Cup: Luton Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday highlights

Atdhe Nuhiu scored Sheffield Wednesday's first goal in their last four FA Cup games to beat Luton Town and book a place in the fourth round.

The forward beat James Shea from 10 yards a minute after the interval, after strike partner Steven Fletcher brought the ball down inside the box.

Luton had their chances to draw level but Cameron Dawson produced two saves to deny Luke Berry and Dan Potts.

Wednesday will face holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the next round.

League One high-flyers Luton - playing their first home game under caretaker manager Mick Harford following Nathan Jones' departure for Stoke - took the game to their Championship counterparts in the first half, as 20-year-old James Justin caused the visitors problems with his pace from left-back.

The Hatters had 10 corners and eight shots in the first period, but failed to make their opportunities from wide positions tell and allowed Wednesday to regroup at the break.

The visitors responded well in the second half and quickly took the lead when Nuhiu capitalised on Fletcher's control inside the Luton area to stab home the only goal of the game.

James Collins almost sent the tie into extra time late on, but his left-footed effort from close range only found the post as Wednesday held on to ensure a first meeting with Chelsea since the Owls were relegated from the Premier League in 2000.

Atdhe Nuhiu
Atdhe Nuhiu grabbed the only goal from 10 yards in the second half

'A proper FA Cup tie' - what they said

Luton caretaker manager Mick Harford: "The players were magnificent, against a Championship team, we went toe to toe for 90 minutes. They had a little spell in both halves where they've dominated possession a little bit, but never really hurt us.

"I think chance-wise, shots-wise we dominated them and are very, very unfortunate to not come away with some kind of result.

"I'm very proud of the players. I'll repeat it again, if we play like we did tonight and we did on Saturday, we'll be in the shake-up at the end of the season, absolutely."

Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager Steve Agnew: "Terrific, I'm really pleased with the players. It was a very tricky tie and I thought we stood up to it well.

"Luton did push us back after we got the goal, and [goalkeeper] Cameron [Dawson] made one or two really good saves and they hit the post, but so did we in the first half through Fletcher.

"From a spectator point of view it was a terrific cup tie. A proper FA Cup tie with passion, effort and determination.

"Now we have a terrific cup tie to look forward to at Chelsea. We are looking forward to that but first we have a tough home fixture with Wigan."

Nuhiu's cup pedigree - the stats

  • Sheffield Wednesday have reached the FA Cup fourth round in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2010-11/2011-12.
  • Atdhe Nuhiu has scored five goals in his last six starts in the FA Cup.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 2Justin
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 7Stacey
  • 8BerrySubstituted forPottsat 69'minutes
  • 10LeeSubstituted forJarvisat 88'minutes
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19CollinsBooked at 37mins
  • 25LuaLua

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 4McCormack
  • 27Jarvis
  • 28Jones
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
  • 48Neufville

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 15Lees
  • 12Thorniley
  • 34Hector
  • 2PalmerBooked at 61mins
  • 20Reach
  • 10Bannan
  • 21BoydBooked at 80mins
  • 6Fox
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forMatiasat 90'minutes
  • 17NuhiuBooked at 10mins

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 4van Aken
  • 11Winnall
  • 19Matias
  • 24Baker
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 36Pudil
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
9,259

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home14
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Steven Fletcher.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Jarvis replaces Elliot Lee because of an injury.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt blocked. Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Attempt blocked. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

James Collins (Luton Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from very close range following a set piece situation.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Dan Potts (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Dan Potts replaces Luke Berry.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

James Justin (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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