Luton Town

Report | February 21


4 - 1

Luton Town

Virgil van Dijk 56 Chiedozie Ogbene 12
Cody Gakpo 58
Luis Díaz 71
Harvey Elliott 90

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13Shots on Target3

Liverpool beat Luton at Anfield.

Chiedozie Ogbene got the opener for Luton in the 12th minute. After the first goal, Liverpool responded in a big way, with a 4 goal barrage. Luton couldn't muster another beyond that initial score, as Liverpool took the dominant win.

The Overview

  • The Reds converted their dominance of the ball (61%) possession into lots of chances, clocking up 29 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Hatters had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 12 shots in the match.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Reds had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 45%.

The Details

Harvey Elliott had a field day, registering 10 crosses. For Luton, Albert Sambi Lokonga seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Reds won the midfield battle, completing 505 passes compared to the Hatters' 327.

The wins keep on coming for Liverpool. Meanwhile, Luton's woeful losing run continues.

Top Performers

Luis DíazCody Gakpo
10 shots (2nd in the Premier League)8 shots (9th in the Premier League)
4 blocked shots (6th in the Premier League)4 shots on target (10th in the Premier League)

Both squads play next on Saturday, March 2nd. Liverpool entertain struggling Forest, while Luton hope to rise to the challenge of a high-flying Villa side. Can the Reds keep their great form going? Will the Hatters halt their terrible form?

Preview | February 21

Liverpool-Luton Town

Can Liverpool avoid shock defeat at home to Luton?

Liverpool | WWLWW | 1st | Top Scorer: Mohamed Salah (15)

Liverpool have won 4 of their last 5 and they'll come into this match full of confidence they can keep their good run going. Liverpool like to have a lot of the ball in the opponent's half. This is backed up by the stats as they average 61% possession and 18.9 shots per match. Both figures rank in the top 10 in the EPL. Alisson has conceded just 4 goals in his last 5, making 7 great saves in this time.

Luton | LLDWD | 17th | Top Scorer: E. Adebayo (9)

Luton come into this match in poor form. They haven't been able to secure a win in any of their last 3 matches. Goals could come early and often in this one. The Hatters have had no issue scoring with 11 goals in their last 5 matches, while Liverpool average an exceptional 2.13 xG (expected goals) per match. Amari'i Bell has been in great form defensively. He's won 30 tackles this season which puts him 21st in the EPL. On the attacking side, Carlton Morris has been their leader this season with 48 shots taken (18th in the EPL).

Liverpool-Luton Prediction: 4-0

It looks like Luton have their work cut out here. If Liverpool's attack clicks, it could be a whitewash.

Did you know? Liverpool conceded their most goals at home in a Premier League match to Man City, when they lost 1-4 in 2021.

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Report | February 18

Luton Town

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Manchester United

Carlton Morris 14 Rasmus Højlund 1, 7

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Man United claim fine win at Luton.

Rasmus Højlund netted the first goal of the match for Man United in the first minute. Then, Rasmus Højlund struck again in the seventh minute. Luton narrowed the 2-0 deficit in the 14th minute with a Carlton Morris goal, but Man United held on from there to pick up the win.

The Overview

  • They may have lost the battle for possession with just 42% of the ball, but that didn't stop United creating chances as they racked up 21 shots.
  • The Hatters peppered United's goal with 22 shots, but it was all in vain.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if United had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 43%.
  • The referee issued numerous cards in what was a bad-tempered affair, with Luton receiving 3 bookings and Man United 5.

The Details

Diogo Dalot's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 4 times. Positives for the Hatters? Their superior passing game was clear for all to see; they completed 522 passes compared to United's 394.

The wins keep on coming for Man United. Meanwhile, Luton make it two losses on the bounce.

Top Performers

Rasmus HøjlundCarlton Morris
Scored 2 goalsDrew 6 fouls (2nd in the Premier League)
Drew 2 fouls (1st on their team)Scored 1 goal

Next up, Luton hope to rise to the challenge of a high-flying Liverpool side on Wednesday, February 21st. While Man United meet Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday, February 24th. Will the Hatters get out of this rough patch? Can United keep their great form going?

Report | February 10

Luton Town

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Sheffield United

Carlton Morris 52 [PK] Cameron Archer 30
James Mcatee 36 [PK]
Vinícius Souza 72

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Sheffield United claim road win over Luton.

Cameron Archer opened the score for Sheffield United in the 30th minute. James Mcatee then doubled the lead with a goal in the 36th minute. Down 2-0, Luton's Carlton Morris narrowed the deficit with a strike in the 52nd minute. However, the comeback attempt was futile as Vinícius Souza put the game out of reach with a 72nd minute goal to secure the win for Sheffield United.

The Overview

  • The Blades managed to get seven shots.
  • The Hatters peppered the Blades' goal with 20 shots, but it was all in vain.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Blades had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 43%.

The Details

Tom Davies was relentless, leading the team in crosses. The Hatters may have lost but their technical prowess was on show throughout; they completed 359 more passes than the Blades.

Sheffield United get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Luton's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Vinícius SouzaJames Mcatee
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
Drew 1 foul (1st on their team)1 corner won

Both squads play next on Sunday, February 18th. There's no relief for Luton who face a rampant Man United, while Sheffield United take on Brighton at Bramall Lane. Will the Hatters improve their form? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Blades?

Report | February 3

Newcastle United

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Luton Town

Sean Longstaff 7, 23 Gabriel Osho 21
Kieran Trippier 67 Ross Barkley 40
Harvey Barnes 73 Carlton Morris 59 [PK]
Elijah Adebayo 62

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Newcastle fight back to salvage draw.

This match was quite the high-scoring, back and forth affair. Sean Longstaff scored the match's first goal for Newcastle in the seventh minute after being found by Kieran Trippier. Following the opening goal, Luton responded with a Gabriel Osho goal in the 21st minute. The team then went back and forth with two more goals each, leading to an exhilarating 4-4 tie.

The Overview

  • In a tightly contested game, the teams had a fairly equal share of the ball with 54% possession for the Magpies and 46% for the Hatters.
  • They may have shared the points, but the Magpies will rue missed opportunities having had 19 shots compared to the Hatters' 11.

The Details

Kieran Trippier had a field day, registering 13 crosses. For Luton, Ross Barkley and Teden Mengi were one step ahead all game, recording 3 interceptions a piece. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Newcastle had 425 completed passes while Luton completed 377 passes.

Newcastle's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Luton continue their string of mixed results.

Top Performers

Kieran TrippierRoss Barkley
13 crosses (14th in the Premier League)Assisted 1 goal
Assisted 1 goal52 completed passes (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 10th. Newcastle meet Forest at The City Ground, while Luton will look to take three points from fellow strugglers Sheffield United. Can the Magpies do better next time? Will the Hatters improve their form?

Report | January 30

Luton Town

4 - 0

Brighton & Hove Albion

Elijah Adebayo 1, 42, 56
Chiedozie Ogbene 3

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Luton power past Brighton.

Elijah Adebayo got the opener for Luton in the first minute following some good work by Carlton Morris. Chiedozie Ogbene then doubled the lead with a goal in the third minute. Luton added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.

The Overview

  • They may have lost the battle for possession with just 40% of the ball, but that didn't stop the Hatters creating chances as they racked up 18 shots.
  • The Seagulls didn't generate enough chances, only mustering nine shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Hatters had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 44%.

The Details

Alfie Doughty had a field day, registering 10 crosses. The Seagulls' passing game will give them reason to be confident in their next game, clocking up 536 completed passes. The Hatters only managed 350.

Luton's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Brighton break their drawing streak, but not in the way they'd like.

Top Performers

Elijah AdebayoChiedozie Ogbene
Scored 3 goals1 blocked shot (1st in the game)
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)Scored 1 goal

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 3rd. Luton meet Newcastle at St James' Park, while Brighton meet old enemies Palace for a heated clash at The American Express Community Stadium. Can the Hatters win again? Will the Seagulls put this disappointment behind them?

Report | December 30

Luton Town

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Ross Barkley 80 Cole Palmer 12, 70
Elijah Adebayo 87 Noni Madueke 37

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Chelsea take three points away from Kenilworth Road Stadium.

Cole Palmer scored the match's first goal for Chelsea in the 12th minute. After the first, Chelsea proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Luton nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Chelsea narrowly took the win in this exciting match.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (49% vs 51%), with the Blues getting off 12 shots.
  • The Blues' shooting precision paid off as they achieved an impressive 67% accuracy.

The Details

Malo Gusto was relentless, leading the team in crosses. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Luton had 403 completed passes while Chelsea completed 414 passes.

Chelsea take six points from their last possible six. Meanwhile, Luton's winning run comes to an end.

Top Performers

Cole PalmerAlfie Doughty
Scored 2 goals20 crosses (1st in the Premier League)
Assisted 1 goalAssisted 1 goal

Next up, Luton have a mouthwatering clash with Burnley on Monday, January 15th. While Chelsea meet Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, January 13th. Will the Hatters put this disappointment behind them? Can the Blues make it three wins in a row?

Luton Town – Season Preview

Nickname: The Hatters
Stadium: Kenilworth Road (Capacity 10,226)
Manager: Rob Edwards (ENG)
Last Season: 3rd (Championship, promoted via play-offs)

Luton Town return to the top-flight of English football for the first time in 32 years, courtesy of a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Coventry City in June’s play-off final at Wembley. Rob Edwards has been superb in the Hatters’ hotseat thus far, but does he have enough ammunition at his disposal to keep town afloat in the Premier League?

Key Player: Carlton Morris

Luton will need to rely on a regular talisman if they’re to survive, and Morris looks like being the Hatters’ main man once again in attack. The 27-year-old plundered 20 goals in the Championship last term and was a catalyst to Town’s promotion. Morris will be hoping that he can take the step up to Premier League level in his stride.

Star Signing: Marvelous Nakamba €Undisclosed

Marvelous by name, marvellous by nature for Luton last season. Nakamba isn’t technically a new acquisition for Town after making 17 league appearances for the Hatters on loan from Aston Villa in 2022/23, where he played a pivotal role in the club’s promotion charge. Boss Rob Edwards will be delighted to have secured the Zimbabwean’s services on a permanent basis.

First Match: Brighton (A) August 12

A trip to the AMEX represents an extremely tough start for Luton. Brighton turned in a superb performance on the opening day last term, beating Manchester United 1-2 at Old Trafford.

Predicted Finish: 18th

The unique setting of Kenilworth Road will be a tough visit for many teams this season, and Luton could be a tough nut to crack in their own back yard after just four defeats from 23 games their last term. Nonetheless, Rob Edwards’ side don’t look to possess enough quality to make the Premier League grade over a full campaign, while their incoming summer transfer business has also been underwhelming.

Will the Hatters be a one-season wonder?

Luton Town - To be Relegated: 1.30

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? Luton’s nickname, ‘The Hatters’, derives from the town’s hat-manufacturing industry, which was one of the world’s largest during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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