Cambridge United 0-3 Luton Town: Hatters dominate in FA Cup rout
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Cambridge United were dumped out of the FA Cup by Luton Town as the Hatters claimed a 3-0 victory at the Abbey Stadium.

Goals from Reece Burke, Andres Gomes and Admiral Muskwe sent the visitors to the last 16 while the U's will turn their attention back to league play.

Story of the match

Cambridge were missing Joe Ironside, the goal-scoring hero from the shock win over Newcastle United as well as Jack Iredale in defence among six first-team absentees.

Luton boss Nathan Jones made eight changes to the side that defeated Swansea City in the Championship with Jed Steer making his debut on loan from Aston Villa and Elliot Thorpe named to the starting XI for the first time in his senior career.

The hosts had early chances with Wes Hoolahan catching Steer out of position, but he could only fire high and wide. Adam May also went over with his chance.

Muskwe played a cross for Cameron Jerome, but he went wide for the Hatters while James Brophy had a go at the other end, but he didn't trouble Steer.

Luton were in front in the 13th minute as Thorpe picked out Burke, who headed past U's goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov into the far corner.

Nine minutes later, the lead was doubled. Jerome picked out Gomes on the edge of the box and the Brazilian fired low past Mitov to put the Championship outfit in commanding position.

Soon after the restart, Tom Lockyer got on the end of a knockdown by Muskwe, but he steered it over the bar from close range.

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On the hour mark, the lead should have been halved, George Williams played a lovely long ball to Brophy, his cut-back set up Sam Smith but he couldn't make clean contact and sent his effort wide.

In the closing moments, Hoolahan and Brophy saw shots blocked and Steer saved from Ben Worman.

Two minutes from time, Muskwe collected a pass from substitute Harry Cornick and his left-footed drive was deflected by Sam Sherring and past a helpless Mitov.

Man of the match: Cameron Jerome

A veteran that has played in the Premier League before, he was especially dangerous in the early stages of the game, just missing with his attempt going on to set up Luton's opener.

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