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Classic Clash | Hull City 0-1 Luton Town (2020)

22 October 2021

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The task was simple. Win the game and take a big leap towards preserving their status in the Sky Bet Championship for another season.

But as fans maybe accustomed to by now, Luton don’t tend to do things the easy way and scored the decisive winner with five minutes to play!

It was a tight and tentative opening to the game, much owed to the pressured situation with the Hatters second from bottom in the Sky Bet Championship with two games to play, level on points with opponents Hull City and Wigan Athletic who occupied the two places above them.

On the back of a disasterous 8-0 defeat against Wigan four days earlier, it was a defining game in both club's immediate future and Hull started the better of the two teams, creating some early chances before Town took control of proceedings.

With a few sights of goal from Glen Rea, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Danny Hylton, it seemed as if time was running out, not only in the match but possibly their hopes of staying in the division too.

But Kazenga LuaLua took it upon himself in the latter stages of the game to find the breakthrough, picking up possession on the right before driving in field and scoring from 25-yards, causing wild celebrations amongst the players and staff after sealing a crucial three points in the fight for survival.


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