Matchweek 24
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Sat 10 Feb 2024
Kick Off:
Kenilworth Road, Luton
Att: 11,138
Ref: Chris Kavanagh




Sheffield United claimed a first Premier League away win of the season as they beat relegation rivals Luton Town 3-1 at Kenilworth Road to boost their hopes of avoiding the drop. 

Cameron Archer gave them a lead that was extended by James McAtee's penalty. Carlton Morris’s spot-kick gave Luton hope but Vinicius Souza sealed a first win for the Blades in eight matches. 

How the match unfolded

Luton manager Rob Edwards made only one change from their 4-4 thriller at St James’ Park, Teden Mengi dropping to the bench for Reece Burke.

There were four changes for Chris Wilder after their emphatic defeat by Aston Villa last weekend. Auston Trusty, Andre Brooks, Ben Brereton Diaz and William Osula were replaced by Jack Robinson, Gustavo Hamer, Ben Osborn and Cameron Archer.

Sheff Utd suffered an early blow when Adam Norrington-Davies had to be replaced inside the opening 10 minutes. 

They had the first chance, when James McAtee sent a shot narrowly wide. Luton started to dominate, but their threat largely came from set-pieces. 

Against the run of play Cameron Archer had a simple chance to score for Sheff Utd but scuffed his shot wide from close range. It mattered not as Archer soon made amends, skipping round Gabriel Osho before finishing neatly for his fourth league goal of the season on the half-hour.

Six minutes later McAtee doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Vinicius Souza’s header hit the outstretched arm of Reece Burke. 

Luton got a goal back in similar circumstances on 52 minutes. An Elijah Adebayo header from a corner hit the raised hand of Vinicius Souza and after another VAR review, the penalty was awarded by referee Chris Kavanagh, which Carlton Morris converted. 

Vinicius Souza made amends by restoring Sheff Utd’s two-goal lead after 72 minutes. Luton were caught in possession and Ben Osborn passed to the Brazilian who took a touch and shot across Thomas Kaminski to make it 3-1.

Tahith Chong came close to making it 3-2, but his curling shot was inches wide. 

Only a third win of the season, their first in more than two months, moves Sheff Utd level on 13 points with Burnley, albeit they remain bottom due to an inferior goal difference and are seven points from Luton in 17th.

Club reports

Luton report | Sheff Utd report

Match officials 

Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: James Mainwaring, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Lewis Smith. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Steve Meredith.

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Club Reports

Match officials

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Fourth Official: Lewis Smith

VAR: Paul Tierney

Assistant VAR: Steven Meredith

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