Luton Town 0-3 Millwall
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Fifth Round Proper
12.45pm, Saturday 16 February 2013
Kenilworth Road, Luton Town FC
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By Marc Isaacs
Luton’s FA Cup adventure finally came to an end after goals from James Henry, Rob Hulse and Dany N’Guessan ensured Millwall booked their place in the quarter finals.
The non-League side have enjoyed a memorable run in The FA Cup this season, beating Wolves and Norwich along the way.
And nearly 10,000 fans packed themselves into Kenilworth Road with the majority dreaming of seeing yet another famous giant-killing act.
But Millwall showed their quality with an assured performance to break the hearts of Luton and book their place in the hat for the Sixth Round.
It was a bright start for the home side though and they could have opened the scoring after just three minutes, when Andre Gray's shot produced a fine save from David Forde.
England C international Gray was causing all kinds of problems for Millwall and he came close again on six minutes as he weaved his way into the box and saw his low shot well saved by Forde diving low to his right.
But the home side were made to pay for those missed opportunities as Henry opened the scoring on 12 minutes.
And it was poor defending from Luton as defender Janos Kovacs failed to deal with a routine backward header from his defensive partner Ronnie Henry.
He allowed Henry to pick up the loose ball and round Luton 'keeper Mark Tyler before slotting the ball into an empty net.
Luton refused to lie down and almost grabbed an equaliser on 18 minutes when Arnaud Mendy saw his close-range shot produce a superb save from Forde.
But it was the Championship side who doubled their lead on 36 minutes.
Henry’s cross fell for Hulse who won the header inside the box and as the ball came down he lobbed the ball over Tyler into the corner of the net.
Millwall should have made it three on 75 minutes after Henry’s cross picked out Andrew Keogh unmarked inside the area, but he directed his header inches past the post.
But they ensured the victory when they added a third on 86 minutes.
Sub John Marquis saw his shot parried by Tyler and the rebound fell to N’Guessan who had the easy task of knocking the ball into an empty net and make it a comfortable victory for the Championship side.
Luton Town: Tyler; Taylor, Henry, Kovacs, Howells; Lawless, Mendy (Shaw, 69), Smith, O’Donnell (Fleetwood, 64), Rendell, Gray.
Subs not used: Lacey, Robinson, Woolley, Brill, Longden.
Millwall: Forde; Dunne, Osborne, Beevers, Lowry; Feeney (N’Guessan, 62), Abdou, Trotter, Henry (Smith, 88); Hulse (Marquis, 70), Keogh.
Subs not used: Wright, Goodman, Malone, Taylor.
Referee: L Probert
Luton Town 0-3 Millwall