Exeter City 1-0 Luton Town: Late goal sees League One side knock out top flight Hatters

26 September 2023 0 By Total Football News

Demetri Mitchell scores Exeter's winning goalDemetri Mitchell’s far post finish capped off a standout performance for Exeter as they upset Luton Town at St James Park

Demetri Mitchell scored a late winner and was then sent off as League One Exeter City upset Premier League Luton in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Cauley Woodrow hit the post early on as Luton dominated the first-half possession but were frustrated by Exeter.

Mitchell had a great chance saved by Luton keeper Tim Krul after an hour as Exeter posed more of a threat after the break.

Luton’s Jacob Brown twice went close with headers before Mitchell struck in the 83rd minute as the former Manchester United youngster finished Yanic Wildschut’s cross at the far post.

Mitchell was sent off five minutes later for a second yellow card, but Exeter held on to progress to the fourth round for the first time in 34 years.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1SinisaloBooked at 78mins
  • 7MitchellBooked at 88mins
  • 4Aimson
  • 24FitzwaterSubstituted forSweeneyat 77′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Hartridge
  • 3Jules
  • 17WattsSubstituted forColeat 43′minutes
  • 6CarrollBooked at 90mins
  • 23TaylorSubstituted forCoxat 77′minutes
  • 31HarperBooked at 51minsSubstituted forKiteat 63′minutes
  • 11ScottSubstituted forWildschutat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cole
  • 13Wildschut
  • 16Kite
  • 19Cox
  • 26Sweeney
  • 33Woods
  • 36Beardmore
  • 41Borges
  • 47Richards

Luton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Krul
  • 15MengiBooked at 35mins
  • 5Andersen
  • 38JohnsonSubstituted forBellat 63′minutes
  • 45DoughtySubstituted forKaboréat 64′minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 14ChongBooked at 42minsSubstituted forOgbeneat 64′minutes
  • 26Giles
  • 10WoodrowSubstituted forBrownat 64′minutes
  • 11AdebayoSubstituted forMorrisat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shea
  • 7Ogbene
  • 9Morris
  • 12Kaboré
  • 16Burke
  • 19Brown
  • 29Bell
  • 46Burger
  • 47Luker
Referee:
James Bell
Attendance:
7,360

Match Stats

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Match ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 0.

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Luton Town 0.