Sheffield United 2-3 Luton Town: Blades stay rooted to the bottom as Hatters move to within a point of safety

Two sides in the relegation zone clashed on Boxing Day, with Sheffield United welcoming Rob Edwards’ Luton Town to Bramall Lane. Recently reappointed Chris Wilder would look to move level on points with the Hatters, should his Blades side secure all three points.

SHU: Foderingham; Trusty, Robinson, Ahmedhodzic, Baldock; Hamer, Brooks, Souza, McAtee; Archer, McBurnie

LUT: Kaminski; Bell, Osho, Mengi; Giles, Barkley, Sambi Lokonga, Doughty; Brown, Townsend; Adebayo

Luton Town couldn’t believe their luck at Bramall Lane when, after just 17 minutes of play, an awful error from Wes Foderingham allowed Alfie Doughty to thread the ball through his legs and into the back of the net.

A spirited performance seemed to be on the cards for the hosts though, who restored parity just after the hour mark when Sam Allison played a clever advantage after an apparent foul on James McAtee, allowing Oli McBurnie to level the match.

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Anel Ahmedhodzic’s close-range finish would put them ahead just eight minutes later, capitalising on Luton’s inability to clear the danger – but the celebrations would be cut short soon after, with Jack Robinson heading home into his own net to level the match once more.

Bad would turn to worse for the Blades in the 81st minute, with a wild deflection off substitute Anis Ben Slimane seeing the Hatters move back into the lead at Bramall Lane.

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Rob Edwards’ Luton Town were able to hold on for a chaotic victory in Sheffield, moving to within a point of safety while Chris Wilder’s side remain rooted firmly to the bottom of the Premier League table having played half of their games.