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  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Kenilworth Road
  • Attendance: 9,638
LutonLutonvWolvesWolves
1
  • Lawless, 46
0

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Match ends, Luton Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90+10 mins:Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90+7 mins:Mark Tyler (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

90+5 mins:Hand ball by Stuart Fleetwood (Luton Town).

90+5 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90 mins:Substitution, Luton Town. Scott Rendell replaces Andre Gray.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Stuart Fleetwood (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

88 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

88 mins:Slawomir Peszko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

83 mins:Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

83 mins:Janos Kovacs (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77 mins:Substitution, Luton Town. Stuart Fleetwood replaces Jonathan O'Donnell.

75 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Kevin Foley.

71 mins:Slawomir Peszko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71 mins:Foul by Slawomir Peszko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

71 mins:Jonathan O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

69 mins:Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Luton Town).

68 mins:Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Kevin Doyle.

67 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Slawomir Peszko replaces Anthony Forde.

64 mins:Foul by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

64 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Stephen Ward with a cross.

58 mins:Foul by Anthony Forde (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

58 mins:Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

56 mins:Anthony Forde (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box.

53 mins:Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Luton Town).

53 mins:Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt saved. Greg Taylor (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

50 mins:Corner, Luton Town.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46 mins:Goal! Luton Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Alex Lawless (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Second Half begins Luton Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Luton Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Jonathan O'Donnell (Luton Town).

45+1 mins:Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

44 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

43 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

39 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

38 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

37 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

35 mins:Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

35 mins:Anthony Forde (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Luton Town).

30 mins:Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Jon Shaw (Luton Town).

26 mins:Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22 mins:Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

22 mins:Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

21 mins:Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

18 mins:Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

18 mins:Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Offside, Luton Town. Andre Gray tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

11 mins:Hand ball by Andre Gray (Luton Town).

10 mins:Offside, Luton Town. Alex Lawless tries a through ball, but Alex Lawless is caught offside.

9 mins:Corner, Luton Town.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan O'Donnell (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3 mins:Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

3 mins:Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Kenilworth Road
  • Attendance: 9,638
LutonLutonvWolvesWolves
1
  • Lawless, 46
0

match report

Luton recorded an FA Cup giantkilling with a 1-0 third-round home win over Wolves which led to the Championship side later sacking boss Stale Solbakken.

Alex Lawless was the match-winner for Luton with a well-taken volley within seconds of the restart after half-time, ensuring the non-league side will be in the hat for Sunday's fourth-round draw.

It was a deserved victory for the Hatters in front of a sell-out Kenilworth Road crowd, with 59 places separating the two sides in the football ladder.

Both sides enjoyed clear openings inside the first six minutes, JJ O'Donnell firing over from the edge of the penalty area before Kevin Doyle got in behind but could only send his effort just wide.

Bakary Sako flicked an effort off target for Wanderers before Luton were handed a golden opportunity in the 22nd minute.

Wolverhampton-born Andre Gray, released by the Black Country club as a teenager, found himself clean through but, bearing down on Carl Ikeme, saw his effort well saved by the Wolves goalkeeper.

Jon Shaw flashed a good chance across goal and out for a throw-in at the start of the second half, but it was from that throw which Luton notched what turned out to be the winner.

Wolves made a mess of it and a cross was duly sent into the box, Shaw went up for header and the ball fell to Lawless who volleyed into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

The hosts were firmly on top, O'Donnell drilling over, but Wolves rode the storm and Christophe Berra nodded against the top of the bar at the other end.

Doyle headed straight at Tyler in the 63rd minute but Wolves, devoid of confidence and ideas, were failing to do enough.

O'Donnell was stretchered off after receiving lengthy treatment following an accidental kick to the head by substitute Slawomir Peszko.

And despite nine minutes of injury time, during which Tyler tipped over from Jamie O'Hara, the Hatters ran out winners.

team line-up

1Mark Tyler
3Greg Taylor
2Lathanial Rowe-Turner
6Janos Kovacs
25Ron Henry
24Jonathan Smith
7Alex Lawless
14Arnaud Mendy
17Jonathan O'Donnell77
9Jon Shaw
27Andre Gray90

substitutes

16Alex Lacey
33Dean Brill
29Dan Walker
10Scott Rendell90
28Jake Woolley
23Matt Robinson
13Stuart Fleetwood77

referee

Geoff Eltringham

team line-up

13Carl Ikeme
32Kevin Foley75
16Christophe Berra
11Stephen Ward
14Roger Johnson
24Jamie O'Hara
8Karl Henry
27Anthony Forde67
10Bakary Sako
29Kevin Doyle68
9Sylvain Ebanks-Blake

substitutes

7Slawomir Peszko67
20Jermaine Pennant
5Richard Stearman
31Dorus de Vries
35Jake Cassidy68
26David Davis75
34Georg Margreitter

referee

Geoff Eltringham

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target43
shots off target44
corners28
tackles won00
offsides30