Luton Town vs Manchester United – LIVE!
Manchester United face Championship opposition in their Carabao Cup third-round clash at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to field a much-changed lineup as his side look to bounce back from defeat by Crystal Palace in their 2020-21 Premier League opener.
Looking to produce a giant-killing tonight are an in-form Luton team that have already beaten Norwich and Reading in this competition this term as well as producing back-to-back wins in the second tier.
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FULL TIME | Luton 0-3 Manchester United
Goal! Luton 0-3 Manchester United | Mason Greenwood 92′
Well, if it wasn’t done before, it certainly is now. Mason Greenwood finishes the tie with a cool finish past James Shea in the Luton goal.
And that’s that. Rashford slots home after Greenwood flicked it in his path. Game done.
Goal! Luton 0-2 Manchester United | Marcus Rashford 88′
You bring on the cavalry, and that’s what you get. Substitutes Greenwood and Rashford link up, with the latter smashing home at the near post to put the game beyond doubt.
81 mins: Big save!
Henderson is finally called into action! Lockyer rises to win the header from a cross form the right. It looks to be heading in at the near post, but Henderson does well to get down and claw clear.
79 mins: This isn’t what you want to see if you’re a Luton fan. United bring on Fernandes, Greenwood and Rashford for Mata, Ighalo and Van De Beek.
78 mins: Though United have certainly stepped up in this second half, they’re still only a goal ahead. Luton have 12 minutes plus stoppage time to find an equaliser and send to tie to penalties.
76 mins: Luton make their first two changes of the night, bringing on Lee and Cornick for Clarke and Moncur.
73 mins: Great save!
An opportunistic Van De Beek nips in to collect the ball in the area, but his close-range effort is blocked behind by a good save from Shea.
Harry Maguire then rises highest from the resulting corner, but his header is straight at Shea once more. Still 1-0.
71 mins: Another big chance for United! Mata – who has been at the centre of everything – finds Wan-Bissaka in the box. The right-back shifts it to his fellow countryman Lingard, who blasts a curling shot over.
68 mins: Luton now have their first yellow as Kioso slides in late on Bailey. The defender yelped in pain, but he’s back to his feet and looks fine.
64 mins: United come close to a second!
United really should have put the game to bed there. Ighalo burst towards goal and ignored Lingard as he went solo. His effort was blocked, but it was quickly lofted back to Lingard at the far post, whose volley was cleared off the line by Tunnicliffe.
Matic then sends a rocket towards the bottom right, which Shea dives well to save.
60 mins: United are starting to take control now. Mata flicks the ball over the top for Wan-Bisakka, who can’t get his cross away as Lualua comes back to put it behind for a corner – which results in nothing.
59 mins: It’s better again from United, who play some quicker, slicker football as Lingard slots Mata through down the right. The offside flag goes up, but it was an improvement nonetheless.
57 mins: Brandon Williams is the first name in the book tonight. The referee adjudges him to have hacked down Lualua, who was looking to break. Looking at the replay, that seems a bit harsh. He got the ball.
55 mins: Best move of the half so far from United. Van De Beek controls a launching ball well, before feeding Lingard, who blasts over from range. It was a quick, incisive move, however.
53 mins: Lulalua – who has been such a threat throughout – looks to pick out his captain Bradley with a searching ball from the left. This time, he gets it wrong, and it sails high over everyone’s heads.
51 mins: Henderson is fouled as he takes the ball out of his area and looks long for Ighalo. Despite Luton’s attacking intent in the first-half, it’s been a quiet night for the ‘keeper, yet to make a save.
47 mins: Luton have started the half with the possession, playing it around their back-line well. Hylton then finds space down the right-hand side and whips a delivery across the face of goal, which flashes past everyone and out for a throw.
We’re back underway! Can Luton respond to a difficult end to the first-half?
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Date, time and venue
Luton vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 8.15pm BST kick-off today.
This match will be played behind closed doors at Luton’s Kenilworth Road with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting from 8pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the website and SkyGo app.
Luton XI: Shea, Tunnicliffe, Bradley, Hylton, Shinnie, Moncur, Lockyer, Clark, Kioso, Norrington-Davies, LuaLua
Subs: Sluga, Cranie, Pearson, Cornick, Lee, Mpanzu, Collins
Man Utd XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Matic, Mata, Van de Beek, Lingard, Ighalo
Subs: Grant, Dalot, Mengi, Fernandes, James, Greenwood, Rashford
Prediction: Luton 0-2 Manchester United
Though Manchester United will make a number of changes with a tricky trip to Brighton to come on Saturday, they’ll likely still have too much quality for Luton.
After a disappointing start to the season, Solskjaer will be desperate to avoid back-to-back defeats. We’re not anticipating an early Carabao Cup exit.
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