Saturday February 16, 2013 5th Round Finished Kenilworth Road

Luton Town 0 - 3 Millwall

  • Henry 12’
  • Hulse 36’
  • N'Guessan 86’

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  1. FA Cup - Clinical Millwall end non-league Luton's run

    FA Cup - Clinical Millwall end non-league Luton's run

    Millwall moved into the quarter-final of the FA Cup for the first time since 2004 with a 2-0 win at non-league Luton. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Luton Town
    • Millwall
    • FT But there is the final whistle. Job done for Millwall who move into the quarter-final for the first time since their run to the final in 2004 but Luton's Cinderella story is over.
    • 90+3 Shaw now has a chance from a corner but can't gett on a cross that fizzes past him, while Gray also has a decent late effort.
    • 90+3 Millwall struggle to deal with a corner – Shaw gets a shot on target but another decent save from Forde - this time with his feet.
    • 90+2 Beevers booked for cynically pulling back Fleetwood.
    • 90+1 There will be four extra minutes.
    • 90' Nothing comes from the corner and it just does not look like being Luton's day.
    • 89' James Henry coming off for Adam Smith before the corner. Henry the clear man of the match today.
    • 88' Luton have a corner - would be nice if they could net a goal before the end.
    • 87' Andy Keogh was booked - not sure what for.
    • 86' AND THERE IS THE CLINCHER!!! Danny N'Guessan has tapped into an empty net after Tyler just could not hang onto a shot from Marquis.
    • 85' Luton just can't hang onto the ball now – there is just not enough bodies as they have committed too many men forward.
    • 84' Milwall keep the ball down the Luton end and win a corner.
    • 83' It is all fizzling out for Luton it would appear. Millwall in control of proceedings.
    • 81' Slack for Luton as they stray offside from a long ball pumped up the field.
    • 80' Lawless has time to control the ball 30 yards out and fire a shot but it goes well wide of the target.
    • 78' Taylor flashes across a decent ball from the right for Millwall but it lands at the feet of Abdou who is able to clear.
    • 77' Luton need a miracle now really – Millwall looking the more likely team to score.
    • 76' Marquis nips in and nicks the ball ahead of Kovacs but it takes too heavy a touch off his chest. Kovacs just found to be too slow at this level.
    • 75' WHAT A MISS FROM KEOGH!!! Henry with another super cross to the back post and Keogh seems to have an easy header at goal but he somehow puts it wide.
    • 74' SUPER SAVE FROM TYLER!!! Andy Keogh has flashed into the near post and volleyed a shot on target but the Luton keeper made an excellent save.
    • 73' The Luton crowd applaud some good build up play by their team but Rendell just strayed offside.
    • 72' Luton have plenty of strikers on the pitch now but the problem is getting the ball up to them.
    • 70' Millwall also make a change. Good shift from Hulse and he is replaced by Marquis.
    • 69' Jon Shaw comes on for Luton with Mendy coming off. That's a striker on for a midfielder.
    • 68' Millwall burst clear on the counter attack and seems to have a numerical advantage – Henry's cross finds Hulse at the far post and he tries to cross again but Kovacs clears. That will be a danger now though as Luton chase a goal.
    • 66' N'Guessan sees a shot deflected and then it is a race between Keogh and Luton keeper Tyler to get to it first – Keogh wins the race but Tyler did enough to force him to hit it over the bar.
    • 65' Millwall seems to have stemmed the flow of Luton pressure somewhat – Henry has just blasted a shot well over the bar.
    • 64' Luton change. Stuart Fleetwood on for JJ O'Donnell – an attacking move.
    • 63' Gray with a lovely run in behind the Millwall defence – he is found too but he just can't get it under control.
    • 62' Feeney the man who comes off for N'Guessan
    • 61' Millwall are getting Danny N'Guessan ready to come on.
    • 60' Good spell of sustained pressure from Luton now but they need a goal before we can really consider them back in this Cup tie.
    • 59' Taylor does well to keep an attack alive and his backhell find Lawless inside the box but Lawless' cross into the box is straight at Forde.
    • 58' Keogh never gets hold of a shot from distance and it dribbles well wide of the target.
    • 57' Rendell goes sliding in and he needs to be careful after getting booked a few minutes ago.
    • 56' Luton have had 59 per cent of possession in the last five minutes.
    • 55' Kovacs now puts a header just over the bar from a corner as Luton finally get going in this half.
    • 54' Ball over the top and Gray outsprints his man – Forde raced out though and is able to save just at the edge of the area. That has got the crowd going though.
    • 54' Rendell furious as he is charged with a push on Dunne. Bit of a dive from the Millwall man but there is contact and then Rendell gets booked for complaining.
    • 53' Ironic cheers from the home fans as Lawless is awarded a free-kick. They clearly feel they have not got their share of decisions.
    • 51' Two familiar faces acting as goalkeeping coaches today. Dmitri Kharine has the job at Luton and Kevin Pressman with Millwall.
    • 50' Really nothing to report so far in this second-half – Luton have not go back into it yet.
    • 48' Mark Beevers heads the ball over the bar from a Henry free-kick.
    • 47' Luton would have been hoping for a fast start but it is actually Millwall who have started the better in this second half.
    • 46' And we are back underway...
    • HT And there is the half-time whistle. Luton have been lively but Millwall have been clinical and that is the difference.
    • 45+3 Howells with a superb corner into the box – it looks like Kovacs had a great chance to score but he just raced a little too far beyond the ball and he could not turn his head in such a way as to get the header on target.
    • 45+2 There will be three extra minutes.
    • 45+1 David Forde does well to races out and punch clear even though Kovacs had already been flagged for offside.
    • 44' James Henry has been the best player on the pitch. He's only 23 and looks to be a prospect.
    • 43' Luton do well to defend a James Henry ball into the box in a dangerous area,
    • 42' Kovacs looks very slow at the back for Luton and he is having a tough time out there.
    • 41' Millwall have had 55 per cent of possession. Has not really seemed that way but suppose Luton have been more direct.
    • 39' Luton have a free down the left. Lawless puts it into the box – it is header out to O'Donnell on the edge of the area but he can't get his shot on target.
    • 38' The ground has gone a bit flat now – Luton would love a goal just before half-time.
    • 36' GOAL MILLWALL!!! Rob Hulse has scored his first goal for Millwall. Great play by James Henry again down the right – he loops a ball up to the back post – Hulse heads it up in the air and then tries a sort of bicycle kick that seemed to come off his shin but it also looped perfectly into the corner of the net. A mixture of skill and luck but it puts Millwall in control.
    • 34' Luton Town have won seven and lost none of their last eight games at home in all competitions.
    • 32' Smith blazes over the bar after a decent spell of Luton pressure – the non-leaguers are certainly still in this game.
    • 32' Beevers has to be alert to clear a low cross into the box.
    • 31' Feeney kicks Howells when going for a volley but it was accidental.
    • 31' We need a new ball as the current ball ends in the gutter at the top of a stand. Corner for Millwall.
    • 30' Rendell wins a header inside the box but it just loops into the arms of Forde.
    • 29' Gray again sparks the Luton attack again and they are having a little spell again in the Millwall half.
    • 27' Henry does very well to keep his balance with a run down the left – his cross is good but a little behind Hulse. The striker improvises and gets a shot away but it sails over the bar.
    • 25' Andre Gray does really well to keep possession with three men around him but then overcooks when looking to kick it on for his own run when it is given back to him. He looks to have something about him though up front for Luton.
    • 24' Not the greatest spell in the game at the moment – it has all got a bit scrappy.
    • 23' You could make a case for saying Luton have been the better team but when Millwall do get the ball forward they look more likely to score.
    • 22' Millwall have won 13 and lost none of their last 17 matches in the FA Cup against sides from lower divisions (excluding qualifiers).
    • 21' JJ O'Donnell is popping up in good positions for Luton but his delivery has so far as disappointed.
    • 20' Mendy fresh-airs a ball in midfield and it runs to Hulse but he is lucky as Hulse was offside.
    • 19' Taylor now with a good overlapping run but his cross is gathered by Forde. Luton the better team since Millwall went in front.
    • 18' GREAT SAVE FROM FORDE!!!! Finally Luton make hay with a free-kick. Lobbed into the box, the ball was then headed across the box and Mendy fired a great shot on target but Forde saves and then Dunne did well to clear ahead of Kovacs.
    • 16' Forde comes out and gathers the corner with ease though – Luton not maximising their chances at set-plays so far.
    • 15' Gray skies a shot just on the edge of the area, then Mendy sees a shot deflected out for a corner –good response from the home side.
    • 14' Some nice neat football form Luton near the edge of the area but Millwall keep a good shape and clear.
    • 13' Chants of 'Come on Luton' from the home fans who are keen not to let this dream slip away.
    • 12' GOAL FOR MILLWALL!!! Terrible defending from Kovacs at the back…who miss controls the ball and then seems to be waiting for somebody to come in and save him but the only man there is James Henry who races clear, rounds the keeper, and scores.
    • 10' Just as I type that we have a scrappy spell where the ball bounces around the place without either team getting it under control.
    • 9' Decent start to this match – it is being played at a good pace and with a lively atmosphere.
    • 7' Hulse can't quite control a header after being found inside the box.
    • 6' Millwall manage to defend the corner and clear the danger.
    • 5' Andre Gray shows great pace down the touchline and cuts inside and leaves Osbourne trailing - the angle is tight but he tries a powerful shot and Forde bats it out for a corner.
    • 4' Millwall have won four of the five previous meetings between these two sides in the FA Cup; losing the other.
    • 3' But the first big chance goes to Millwall – Rob Hulse got in behind Kovacs and the ball was played in behind the defence for him. He drags a poor shot wide though – was a decent chance that.
    • 3' First shot on target is from Luton – Andre Gray with a little swivel and shot from just outside the area but straight at Forde.
    • 2' Milwall looking to play a bit more football in these opening stages as you might expect. Only long balls from Luton so far.
    • 1' And Luton get us underway – they are attacking the end where the 1,500 Millwall fans are in the first-half.
    • 12:43 Luton wearing orange today with a white band while Millwall are in blue – the two teams just coming out now to a great atmosphere.
    • 12:40 Millwall typically around evens with the bookmakers for the win today but you can get as big as 10/3 if you think Luton can cause the shock.
    • 12:35 Since beating Norwich in the fourth round, Luton have not won a game – drawing one and losing two.
    • 12:30 Millwall have made four changes today: Alan Dunne and Karleigh Osbourne are in for injured captain Danny Shittu and Jack Smith. Meanwhile Liam Feeney and Andy Keogh coming in for Martyn Woolford and Benik Afobe who are Cup tied.
    • 12:25 It has been a tough week for Millwall after a documentary showed some of their fans shouting racist abuse. Manager Kenny Jackett said about that: "We don't condone racism. It is society's and football's problem and we want to eradicate it if we can. I think it is a minority. To some degree, a minority is too much but it does reflect society unfortunately. Can it ever be eradicated? It very much depends on what happens within society and the area we are in in South London."
    • 12:20 Luton boss Paul Buckle: “Everybody has said ‘would you change this for promotion?’ and I would, but I can’t do that. It’s the biggest game for me because it is our next one, and it is the biggest game for the club because it’s a great chance to make some history. Every time the players put the shirt on they know it is a proud moment. We don’t get this every week."
    • 12:15 No one at Millwall will underestimate the challenge of facing non-league Luton according to manager Kenny Jacket Jackett and Co won't look down on Luton
    • 12:10 Luton Town currently lie seventh in the Blue Square Premier League table while Millwall are 12th in the Championship.
    • 12:05 TEAM NEWS: Luton Town: Tyler, Taylor, Henry, Kovacs, Howells; Lawless, Smith, Mendy, O'Donnell; Gray, Rendell. Subs: Shaw, Fleetwood, Lacey, Robinson, Woolley, Brill, Longden. Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Osborne, Beevers, Lowry, Henry, Abdou, Trotter, Feeney, Hulse, Keogh. Subs: M.Taylor, A.Smith, Goodman, Wright, Malone, N'Guessan, Marquis
    • 12:00 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Kenilworth Road as non-league Luton Town look to keep their fairytale FA Cup run going.
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