Luton Town 1-2 Burnley (4 Oct, 2023) Game Analysis

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Jacob Brun Larsen The home crowd fell silent as a stunning late winner Burnley Beating fellow-combatants Luton Town Tuesday’s 2-1 goal was their first celebration Premier League Victory of the season.

A minute and four seconds later at Kenilworth Road in the 85th minute the Danish winger cut inside and fired a curling shot. Elias Adebayo Equal for Luton.

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South African striker Lyle Foster Returned from a three-match ban with Burnley’s opener in first-half stoppage time.

Goal after pass Sander Berg It was his third in the campaign.

“It was a tough game. We had a good first half and then Luton came out and put us under pressure. They got the goal they wanted but I’m happy we got the win in the end,” Foster said.

The win lifted Burnley, who were the hosts Chelsea 18th ahead of Saturday’s international break, four points above Bournemouth.

They live behind Luton and Everton On goal difference after the Hatters’ 2-1 win at Everton last Saturday.

Bournemouth and Downs Sheffield United Now the only club to win the Premier League.

Burnley's Jakob Brun Larsen celebrates after scoring his side's winning goal against Luton.
Burnley’s Jakob Brun Larsen celebrates after scoring his side’s winning goal against Luton.

The match between the two promoted sides was postponed from August due to development work required at Luton’s old ground.

It was also the first top flight encounter between the two sides since the 1974–75 season.

The Clarets, who were promoted as Championship (second tier) winners last season, took just one point from their opening six matches but were on top for much of the first half.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany told the BBC: “We showed what happened to us in the Championship last season.

“Having Lyle Foster back made a huge difference. The football we played in the first half was really good. We had some good moments. But at the moment we needed a few chances to score. There was more character in the second half.”

Luton picked up the pace after the break, with a Jacob Brown Clear off line by header Josh Cullen on the hour, and a potential penalty was later ruled out by VAR Carlton Morris went down.

“I think they overshadowed the first half, but we completely dominated them in the second half, threw everything at them,” said Luton boss Rob Edwards, whose side the hosts were unbeaten. Tottenham Hotspur Next, the BBC said.

“We performed well tonight and the loss shows our work.”

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