EFL CHAMPIONSHIP

Luton Town 1-1 Fulham: Post-Match Analysis

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Luton Town held league leaders Fulham to a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road, with Elijah Adebayo scoring his tenth goal of the season.

Cottagers striker Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring in the first half, tapping in from close range after Tosin Adarabioyo’s header was cleared off the line.

Town stepped up a level in the second half and took the game to Fulham. Adebayo headed home a free-kick from James Bree soon after the hour mark to bring them level.

Nathan Jones made two changes to the Hatters’ 3-0 victory against Blackpool at the weekend.

Admiral Muskwe was promoted to the starting lineup for his fourth league start of the season, with Carlos Mendes Gomes falling out after shining off the bench at Bloomfield Road. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu made his comeback as well, taking the field ahead of Henri Lansbury.

Luton town maintained James Shea in goal. With Simon Sluga put on the bench after missing the game last weekend due to sickness.

After seven minutes, the visitors had the game’s first shot on goal. Joe Bryan’s attempt glanced wide of Shea’s post after Tom Cairney found him.

Just before the 20-minute mark, Fulham would take the lead. Tosin Adarabioyo’s header was met by Harry Wilson’s free-kick, which was cleared off the line by Sonny Bradley, but Mitrovic reacted quickest to tap in from close range.

Luton Town began to get into the game as the first half progressed against Fulham. But they lacked the final pass. Bree’s cross into the box was excellent, but no Luton player was able to get a touch on it.

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Muskwe then came within a whisker of scoring for the Hatters. His stinging attempt flew just wide of Marek Rodak’s near-post after breaking into the Fulham area and cutting inside of Tim Ream.

Jones’ team got off to a fast start in the second half, with Muskwe engaged once more. His strike, which twisted and turned inside the 18-yard box but didn’t scare the Fulham goalie, went wide.

Early in the second half, the Hatters challenged the Fulham goal once again. Before Reece Burke’s cross was headed clear at the back-post, both Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark’s attempts were blocked.

And shortly after the hour mark, Town would have a well-deserved equalizer. Adebayo headed past Rodak for his 10th goal of the season after James Bree sent a beautiful free-kick into the Fulham box.

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