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Accrington Stanley 0-3 Luton Town

James Collins scores a penalty for Luton to put them 1-0 up at Accrington
James Collins had a penalty saved by Dimitar Evtimov before converting his second attempt

League One leaders Luton Town returned to winning ways as they easily beat 10-man Accrington Stanley.

A James Collins penalty and a second-half brace from Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu restored their five-point lead over second-placed Barnsley.

Collins had earlier had a penalty saved by Stanley keeper Dimitar Evtimov but made no mistake with his second.

Evtimov was sent off for two bookable offences when he gave away two penalties in the opening 22 minutes.

Luton move seven points ahead of third-placed Sunderland, who along with Portsmouth have a game in hand. Five more points from the Hatters' remaining three games will guarantee back-to-back promotions.

Accrington meanwhile sit just three points above the relegation zone with three games to play.

John Coleman's side were always up against it once Evtimov was dismissed. Despite a string of good saves from his replacement Jon Maxted, Luton were given few scares at the other end.

Striker Collins' 23rd goal of the league campaign was followed up by Mpanzu firing in on the turn from a Sonny Bradley header and then a superb solo effort across goal by the midfielder from the left corner of the penalty area.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30EvtimovBooked at 22mins
  • 2Johnson
  • 15Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 8BrownSubstituted forMaxtedat 24'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 32mins
  • 26BarlaserSubstituted forNolanat 84'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 29KeeSubstituted forArmstrongat 63'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 17Esteves Sousa
  • 38Smyth
  • 39Armstrong

Luton

  • 1Stech
  • 7Stacey
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 44SheehanSubstituted forMoncurat 51'minutes
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 8BerryBooked at 17mins
  • 2Justin
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCornickat 72'minutes
  • 25LuaLuaSubstituted forBaptisteat 84'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 12Baptiste
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 23Cummings
  • 35Read
  • 40Isted
  • 45Panter
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,271

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away21
Shots on Target
Home0
Away15
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 3. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Justin.

Booking

Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Liam Nolan replaces Daniel Barlaser because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Baptiste replaces Kazenga LuaLua.

Delay in match Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee because of an injury.

Delay in match Elliot Lee (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Luton Town 2. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matty Pearson following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

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

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Luke Armstrong replaces Billy Kee.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. George Moncur replaces Alan Sheehan because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th April 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton432612584374790
2Barnsley432413674363885
3Sunderland422217376413583
4Portsmouth422411777453283
5Charlton4323101063402379
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough421811136455965
8Coventry431810155249364
9Burton4316121561501160
10Blackpool431417124746159
11Fleetwood421512155548757
12Oxford Utd431414155257-556
13Gillingham43149205769-1251
14Bristol Rovers431214174548-350
15Shrewsbury431214174855-750
16Accrington431212194364-2148
17Rochdale43139215283-3148
18Wycombe431211205265-1347
19Plymouth431211205270-1847
20Scunthorpe431210214973-2446
21Wimbledon43129223860-2245
22Southend43128235064-1444
23Walsall431110224670-2443
24Bradford43106274574-2936
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