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Luton Town 3-1 Oxford United: Hatters clinch League One title with victory

George Moncur celebrates with Harry Cornick
George Moncur (right) has scored six goals for Luton since joining from Barnsley in January

George Moncur scored twice as Luton Town beat Oxford United to pip Barnsley to the League One title.

Both sides were promoted in midweek, but Luton's win combined with the Tykes' defeat at Bristol Rovers ensured the Hatters finished three points clear at the top.

Moncur gave them the best possible start by curling in a 25-yard free-kick and Elliott Lee doubled that advantage with a sweet strike just after half-time.

Oxford hit back when Luke Garbutt turned home a shot that rebounded off the post and they then piled on the pressure, only for Town to break away and make absolutely sure through Moncur's close-range finish.

It means Mick Harford's temporary spell in charge has ended with him clinching the third-tier title. He stepped in as interim boss when Nathan Jones left to join Stoke in January and will now now revert back to his previous role as head of recruitment.

Former Belgium and Everton assistant Graeme Jones was confirmed as the club's new manager on Thursday.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6PearsonBooked at 77mins
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forBerryat 82'minutes
  • 11Shinnie
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 20Moncur
  • 10LeeSubstituted forCornickat 70'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forConnollyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 12Baptiste
  • 14Cornick
  • 18Connolly
  • 40Isted
  • 45Panter

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23Long
  • 46Jones
  • 5Nelson
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forHallat 83'minutes
  • 6HansonBooked at 63mins
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 45mins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 10BrowneBooked at 80mins
  • 17HenrySubstituted forWhyteat 58'minutes
  • 19MackieSubstituted forSinclairat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 9Sinclair
  • 15Mousinho
  • 16Whyte
  • 21Napa
  • 24Sykes
  • 27Stevens
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
10,089

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Oxford United 1.

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

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Foul by Aaron Connolly (Luton Town).

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Luke Berry (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Connolly replaces James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Alan McCormack.

Booking

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

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

Attempt saved. Jack Stacey (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Oxford United 1. George Moncur (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Elliot Lee.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by James Justin.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Booking

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton462713690424894
2Barnsley462613780394191
3Charlton4626101073403388
4Portsmouth462513883513288
5Sunderland462219580473385
6Doncaster4620131376581873
7Peterborough462012147162972
8Coventry461811175454065
9Burton461712176657963
10Blackpool461517145052-262
11Fleetwood461613175852661
12Oxford Utd461515165864-660
13Gillingham461510216172-1155
14Accrington461413195167-1655
15Bristol Rovers461315184750-354
16Rochdale46159225487-3354
17Wycombe461411215567-1253
18Shrewsbury461216185159-852
19Southend46148245568-1350
20Wimbledon461311224263-2150
21Plymouth461311225680-2450
22Walsall461211234971-2247
23Scunthorpe461210245383-3046
24Bradford46118274977-2841
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