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Luton   3 - 0   Rotherham

Luton produced an FA Cup shock as they thrashed League Two side Rotherham to book a lucrative trip to Southampton.

Adam Newton put Luton ahead early on after collecting Kevin Nicholls' low cross before dummying Andy Warrington and slotting into the empty net.

Alan White doubled their lead with a towering header before Adam Le Fondre missed a chance to pull one back.

Claude Gnakpa blasted a right-foot rocket into the bottom corner to secure Luton's progress to the third round.


Luton manager Richard Money told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm not going to single anyone out after that performance, I don't think there is any need. I thought everyone did their job, that all we can ask for.

"It was a good performance and I am very pleased and the players deserve credit.

"You have got to dig in and make sure you don't concede when they have good spells, and try and score when you have good spells, and we've done that tonight."

Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore:

"We couldn't cope with the two wide men. Both full-backs have had a torrid time and we're a little bit fortunate they didn't score again later on.

"You cannot come anywhere, not just Luton, and defend as a back four like that. You're never going to win games, you're giving yourself an uphill battle.

"We will work on the back four and make them better defenders because we can't do anything about it until January. People were playing with fear, and why? We're third in the league."

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Luton 3-0 Rotherham FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Newton 7
  • White 19
  • Gnakpa 68

    Luton

    • 26 Pilkington
    • 05 White
    • 06 Pilkington
    • 12 Blackett
    • 18 Gnakpa yellow card (Craddock 75)
    • 23 Murray
    • 04 Keane
    • 07 Newton
    • 08 Nicholls (Hall 84)
    • 16 Jarvis
    • 20 Gallen (Howells 89)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Gore,
    • 02 Asafu-Adjaye,
    • 15 Howells,
    • 14 Hall,
    • 10 Craddock,
    • 27 Nwokeji,
    • 30 Watkins

    Rotherham

    • 01 Warrington
    • 05 Sharps
    • 11 Brogan
    • 12 Joseph
    • 14 Lynch
    • 04 Harrison yellow card
    • 10 Law
    • 15 Ellison (Taylor 74)
    • 17 Roberts
    • 09 Pope (Broughton 74)
    • 39 Le Fondre

    Substitutes

    • 30 Annerson,
    • 03 Green,
    • 24 Nicholas,
    • 25 Mills,
    • 07 Cummins,
    • 20 Taylor,
    • 22 Broughton
    Ref: BoyesonAtt: 2,518
    LUTON
    ROTHERHAM

    Possession

    • Luton 51%
    • Rotherham 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Luton 6
    • Rotherham 5

    Attempts off target

    • Luton 5
    • Rotherham 5

    Corners

    • Luton 3
    • Rotherham 8

    Fouls

    • Luton 7
    • Rotherham 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:03 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+0:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Drewe Broughton. Kevin Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:28 Gary Roberts challenges Shane Blackett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 88:32 Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Jake Howells coming on for Kevin Gallen.
    • 86:54 Shot from 18 yards from Adam Newton. Save made by Andy Warrington. Adam Newton has an effort at goal. Save made by Andy Warrington. Tom Craddock takes a shot. Save by Mark Lynch.
    • 85:54 The assistant referee flags for offside against Drewe Broughton. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 84:53 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 84:14 The assistant referee signals for offside against Drewe Broughton. Free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 83:25 Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 83:25 Substitution Asa Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Nicholls.
    • 83:25 The assistant referee signals for offside against Drewe Broughton.
    • 82:18 The ball is swung over by Tom Craddock, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:49 The ball is swung over by Gary Roberts, Drewe Broughton takes a shot.
    • 80:08 Nicky Law takes the inswinging corner, George Pilkington makes a clearance.
    • 79:11 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholls from the right by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Alan White on Ian Sharps. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.
    • 78:09 Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 76:29 Shane Blackett fouled by Drewe Broughton, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:51 Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, Alan White manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:38 Substitution Tom Craddock is brought on as a substitute for Claude Gnakpa.
    • 72:24 Nicky Law has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
    • 72:24 Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Drewe Broughton coming on for Tom Pope.
    • 72:24 Substitution Ryan Taylor comes on in place of Kevin Ellison.
    • 72:24 Keith Keane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts.
    • 71:01 Kevin Gallen is ruled offside. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:13 The assist for the goal came from Fred Murray.
    • 67:13 GOAL - Claude GnakpaLuton 3 - 0 Rotherham Claude Gnakpa scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Luton 3-0 Rotherham.
    • 65:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Pilkington by Kevin Ellison. Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:57 Kevin Ellison fouled by George Pilkington, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Brogan.
    • 59:36 Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.
    • 59:36 Booking Claude Gnakpa is cautioned.
    • 59:13 Claude Gnakpa is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
    • 55:17 The ball is swung over by Ian Sharps, clearance made by George Pilkington.
    • 53:41 Kevin Ellison fouled by Kevin Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Warrington.
    • 52:39 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Marc Joseph goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 52:09 Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line, Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 50:55 Shot from just outside the box by Adam Le Fondre goes over the crossbar.
    • 50:07 Corner taken by Kevin Nicholls played to the near post, Alan White produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 49:38 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholls from the left by-line to the near post, Tom Pope makes a clearance.
    • 48:47 Danny Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nicholls. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Kevin Nicholls from right channel, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:17 Tom Pope is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 46:08 The referee blows for offside. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:22 Centre by Kevin Ellison, save made by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:05 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:51 Kevin Gallen is penalised for a handball. Marc Joseph restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:30 A cross is delivered by Adam Newton, Kevin Gallen produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 42:12 Unfair challenge on Adam Newton by Mark Lynch results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevin Nicholls from left wing.
    • 41:04 Shot by Danny Harrison from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • 40:46 Mark Lynch produces a cross, save made by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 36:00 The ball is sent over by Claude Gnakpa, Mark Lynch manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:17 Adam Le Fondre challenges Alan White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 34:22 Kevin Gallen concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Joseph. Marc Joseph takes the direct free kick.
    • 32:53 Stephen Brogan produces a cross.
    • 30:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Gnakpa by Adam Le Fondre. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kevin Nicholls, clearance made by Tom Pope.
    • 29:03 A cross is delivered by Fred Murray.
    • 27:12 Rossi Jarvis produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 25:34 Mark Lynch sends in a cross, Shane Blackett makes a clearance.
    • 25:11 Nicky Law crosses the ball, Alan White manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:45 Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Nicholls makes a clearance.
    • 24:37 A cross is delivered by Mark Lynch, clearance made by Alan White.
    • 23:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Le Fondre. George Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:14 Centre by Adam Newton, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.
    • 22:18 Adam Le Fondre is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 20:59 Centre by Claude Gnakpa, Mark Lynch manages to make a clearance.
    • 20:00 Adam Newton has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 19:22 The ball is delivered by Mark Lynch, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Kevin Pilkington makes a save.
    • 18:18 The assist for the goal came from Kevin Nicholls.
    • 18:18 GOAL - Alan WhiteLuton 2 - 0 Rotherham Alan White finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Luton 2-0 Rotherham.
    • 17:42 Stephen Brogan challenges Claude Gnakpa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Nicholls crosses the ball,
    • 17:07 Kevin Gallen is caught offside. Andy Warrington takes the indirect free kick.
    • 14:43 Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 14:43 Booking Danny Harrison booked.
    • 14:33 Danny Harrison challenges Claude Gnakpa unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 14:23 Nicky Law crosses the ball, Shane Blackett manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:41 Kevin Gallen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps. Marc Joseph takes the direct free kick.
    • 12:03 Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law, Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 9:51 The ball is crossed by Kevin Gallen, Shot by Adam Newton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 8:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Lynch by Kevin Nicholls. Direct free kick taken by Ian Sharps.
    • 6:03 Assist by Kevin Nicholls.
    • 6:03 GOAL - Adam NewtonLuton 1 - 0 Rotherham Adam Newton fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 1-0 Rotherham.
    • 5:54 The ball is crossed by Kevin Gallen.
    • 5:27 Tom Pope is penalised for a handball. Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:09 A cross is delivered by Adam Newton, clearance made by Marc Joseph.
    • 3:07 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:02 The ball is delivered by Danny Harrison, save made by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 0:38 Nicky Law takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 0:25 The ball is crossed by Adam Le Fondre, clearance by Shane Blackett.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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