Goals and Highlights: Luton Town 0-4 Leicester City, 2019 Carabao Cup
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That's all from me!
That's all we have time for from this live stream as goals from Gray, Justin, Tielemans and Iheanacho saw Leicester cruise into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup against Luton Town.

Be sure to keep up to date with all the news right here on VAVEL!

Until next time!

A difficult night for the Championship side...

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A successful return for James Justin who impressed throughout his debut for the Foxes. 

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Luton face Blackburn away from home in their next match in the Championship as they look to put an end to their losing run while Leicester aim to carry on their good run of form at home against Newcastle in the Premier League
Full Time!
Full time here as Leicester run away 4-0 winners as first half goals by Gray and Justin were added to by Tielemans and Iheanacho in the second.

It was a tough night for Luton, who were denied being on the scoresheet through LuaLua due to the linesman flagging for offside.

90' LuaLua is denied putting Luton on the scoresheet after his goal was ruled out or offside as two added minutes are allocated.
GOAL! Luton Town 0-4 Leicester City
86' IHEANACHO!

Leicester have really asserted their dominance this match and the scoreline is really showing for it!

Iheanacho gets his goal after his chip made it over the line despite Shea's best efforts.

A comfortable evening in the end.

An impressive display by Leicester's number 8

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83' Could have been four!

Iheanacho is denied once again by a point blank save by Shea.

The Luton keeper has kept the scoreline down tonight!

GOAL! Luton Town 0-3 Leicester City
79' TIELEMANS!

Tielemans arguably deserved that one after his display tonight!

The midfielder is found by Gray after Iheanacho was denied before volleying the ball home to surely put the visitors in the fourth round of the competition.

3-0. Game over.

77' Ndidi makes way for Choudhury in Leicester's second change of the night.
We enter the final 15 minutes of the game as Leicester's 2-0 lead remains intact.

Will the scoreline change before the end of the match?

73' Butterfield tries his luck for the hosts but his shot is high and wide...
72' Luton swap McManaman for Lua Lua as they look for a route back into the game.

Earlier, they replaced Elliot Lee and George Moncur with Harry Cornick and Izzy Brown.

70' Perez is denied his first goal for the club tonight as he is replaced by Iheanacho.

Can the young Nigerian get his season up and running with a goal?

68' Ward is finally made to earn his wages after the Welshman saves impressively with his feet from a Brown shot before following it up with a second save from McManaman to keep his clean sheet in tact.
64' Shea beats Perez in a race and gathers the ball after Perez was released by Tielemans who has been bossing the midfield all night long.
63' Luton win a free kick in a great crossing position but the delivery is overhit and sails comfortably over Ward's bar.

Leicester's second choice keeper has had nothing to do so far during his first appearance of the season.

61' Albrighton tests Shea moments after Morgan's effort but the keeper saves comfortably.

Leicester a searching for a third goal here which would surely kill the game off.

58' Morgan of all people plays a one-two with Ndidi and the skipper forces Shea into a save at his near post.

Already aiming for the Fifa winter upgrade Wes?

47' Gray finds himself with the ball just inside of the Luton box but the winger shoots wide.
Second Half!
We're back underway!

Can Leicester hold on to their lead or will they add to it?

The man of the moment's respectful celebrations as he opens his Leicester account at his former home...

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Half Time!
The first half comes to an end as Leicester lead 2-0.

The Foxes enjoyed plenty of the ball but f it looked like they would have nothing to show for it until Gray's shot across goal from a short corner nestled in the bottom corner of the net to open the scoring.

As half time approached, the visitor's advantage was doubled as new man James Justin returned to haunt his former side with a clinical side-footed shot that lead to both sets of fans showing their appreciation.

All is looking good for the Premier League side so far!

45' Perez finds his shot from inside the box blocked on the stroke of half time.

One new signing has his first goal, will Perez follow suit?

GOAL! Luton Town 0-2 Leicester City
43' JUSTIN!

It was written in the stars wasn't it!

The former Luton man is found by a great Tielemans pass and converts with the side of his foot.

Leicester fans celebrated their new signing's first goal while the home fans also give a round of applause for their former hero.

What a moment for the young full-back!

Both sets of fans have been in fine voice this evening.

A great display in rainy Luton!

39' Perez nets a delightful chip but the linesman flags for offside, denying the Spaniard of his first Foxes goal.

Close, but not quite 2-0...

GOAL! Luton Town 0-1 Leicester City
'34 GRAY!

Just as I type that Leicester lack the clinical edge they score!

Albrighton's short corner found Gray via Perez and the winger converts to give the Premier League side the lead.

 

32' Gray has a shot blocked before Justin gives away a freekick in Luton's half.

Leicester have enjoyed plenty of the ball but seem to be lacking that clinical edge...

Possesion contested in the centre of the park as both sides search for the opening goal...

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22' Perez recieves the ball in the box from an Albrighton cutback but the £30 million pound signing is unable to bring the ball under control
16' Tielemans sends in a teasing low cross but Perez and Gray waiting in the box were unable to connect with it.

Leicester edging it here

10' Youri Tielemans finds himself clear but Shea does well but gets flattened in his efforts.
9' A Fuchs shot from the edge of the box is struck wildly and the ball sails over the bar.

Maybe a little more composure needed from the Austrian who is very capable!

8' Luton go down the other end and the ball is delivered into the box by McManaman but Tielemans heads clear
5' Shea is forced into a good save from a Marc Albrighton shot after the winger cut inside.

Close

Kick Off!
We're underway!
The teams have emerged from the tunnel with kick-off imminent 
10 minutes until kick-off....
Behind the houses and under the lights

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'Cafu' returns to where it began tonight... Embed from Getty Images
Will their cup run come to an end tonight?
Thoughts for the match
With European places up for grabs in the Premier League, people often forget that the domestic cups also offer a route into Europe and Leicester will be hoping that they could secure a place soon after the New Year by lifting the Carabao Cup.

Rodgers has decided against fielding a full strength squad in this fixture unlike the previous round, with the likes of James Justin making his debut and Christian Fuchs starting at left-back.

Luton are not a team to take lightly however, with the Hatters enjoying consecutive promotions. They host the Foxes tonight in their 'fortress' of a home and look fully capable of an upset.

This game is a perfect chance for Leicester's second team to stake a claim for a start in the Premier League while Luton will be aiming to take a Premier League scalp and put an end to consecutive defeats in the league.

The first goal could prove to be pivitol in this match...

Leicester line-up
Here's how Leicester will shape up this evening:
Luton line-up
Here is the Luton Town line-up:
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James Justin will be hoping to make his Leicester debut against his former team.

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James Justin 'buzzing' for Luton reunion
Foxes full-back James Justin will be facing his old club in the cup match and the summer signing has given his thoughts about the draw to LCFC TV.

He stated: "I'm buzzing for it! When the draw came out I think we'd just finished the penalty shoot out up in Newcastle and I was buzzing. It will just be nice to see a lot of old faces and hopefully I can get on the pitch and show what I can do."

Maddison on Luton Town...

Leicester midfielder James Maddison refused to lose his head after the Spurs victory, stating: "We don't get too low when we lose and we don't go too high when we win because we're a team that wants to progress this season, and definitely improve on last season, so we'll enjoy the victory and we'll go to work on Tuesday at Luton Town.​​​​​​​"


Jones on Leicester...
Hatters boss Graeme Jones has spoken about team selection and how the defeat to Hull may have an effect on his team that will face the Foxes.

He stated: “There’s competition for places – when you get beaten at home like that, you have to look at the whole group and then there’s a group of players that might be involved tomorrow night that are in a good place physically, where three or four weeks ago I think they weren’t, so I think it’s going to be an interesting week.

He added: “Saturday’s game against Blackburn is as important, I think you have got to be competitive in both. The first priority is Leicester City and making sure we don’t kill ourselves on Tuesday night for Saturday. So there’s a lot of thinking to be done, we’ve got another training session, we have got a meeting and then we will make a decision from there.”

Leicester's form
Leicester recently lost their unbeaten run in the Premier League after losing 1-0 to Manchester United thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty but the Foxes responded perfectly with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, leaving them third in the table.
Luton's form
Luton will be hoping to win this game to put an end to their run of two consecutive defeats after losing 3-2 to Queens Park Rangers before succumbing 3-0 against Hull City.
Last meeting between the sides
The sides last met in a 2017 pre-season match that was settled by a late Riyad Mahrez winner.

The winger started on the bench after being in the middle of a transfer saga with Roma and scored in the 82nd minute with help from a deflection.

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Welcome!
Hi everyone and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Luton Town vs Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup. 

Brendan Rodgers was very vocal in the media about taking domestic cups seriously when he was appointed Leicester manager. His team comes up against a Luton side who boast an impressive home record as they enjoyed back to back promotions. 

Kick-off in Luton is due on Tuesday at 19:45pm

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