Luton Town are out of the Carabao Cup after a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United
Juan Mata put the Premier League giants ahead in the latter stages of the first half from the penalty spot, before goals late in the second half by substitutes Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood secured the win.
Luton’s best chance saw Tom Lockyer denied by Dean Henderson, with a rebound later blocked, but the Hatters suffered their first defeat of the season as the away side booked a Round 4 tie against the winners of tomorrow’s tie between Brighton and Preston.
Nathan Jones did choose to rotate extensively, with 9 alterations to the side that began their win over Derby last weekend, although this was 10 of the team that started against Reading in the last round.
The deadlock was broken in the final minutes of the first half, when George Moncur was penalised for a foul on Brandon Williams, and Mata beat James Shea from the penalty spot.
Jesse Lingard would see one good chance saved by Shea and another cleared off the line in the second half, with the away side having a fair amount of the ball.
Luton’s best chance to equalise and force penalties came with 10 to go, as Lockyer saw a header saved by away debutant Henderson, with the same player having a rebound chance blocked by Eric Bailly.
One Luton goal would’ve taken the game to penalties, but instead the game’s second goal would be scored by Manchester United, as Rashford received Greenwood’s pass, evaded a covering defender and scored.
Greenwood would then add a third for Manchester United with a goal in added time as the away side added gloss to the scoreline and confirmed Luton’s first defeat of the new campaign.