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Match Preview | Sheffield United vs Luton Town

25 December 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Sheffield United vs Luton Town

25 December 2023

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Luton Town travel north to Bramall Lane on Boxing Day to face fellow Premier League newcomers Sheffield United, live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

Rob Edwards’ side will be full of confidence after a dominant victory against top four hopefuls Newcastle United at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Chris Wilder’s Blades have seen improved performance levels since Wilder’s return and took a point from high-flying Aston Villa last Friday night.

 

The opposition

James McAtee celebrates his goal against Brentford with Jack Robinson and Vinicius Souza.

Wilder made his return to Bramall Lane earlier this month following the dismissal of Paul Heckingbottom, who had left the Blades bottom of the Premier League.

The Stocksbridge-born manager successfully guided United from League One to the Premier League before departing the club in March 2021.

Sheffield United’s last Boxing Day victory in the top-flight came against Luton in 1990, a 1-0 win at Kenilworth Road.

This will be United’s 100th league game on Boxing Day since the Football League was formed, with the Blades coming out on top in 44 of those games.

 

Last meeting

Carlton Morris celebrates his goal in the 1-0 win at Sheffield United in March with Elijah Adebayo.

Championship play-off chasing Luton took all three points from second-place Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in March.

Top scorer Carlton Morris scored just after half-time to claim a huge win for the Hatters, who went on to join the Blades in the Premier League at the end of last season.

 

Last time out

Andros Townsend wheeling away to celebrate his first goal for Luton against Newcastle.

Luton concluded an emotional week with their first clean sheet of the season and victory against Newcastle at Kenilworth Road.

Andros Townsend headed in his first goal for the Hatters, and his first Premier League goal since February 2021 as we held on for three precious points.

 

Officials

Referee Sam Allison.

The referee for our fixture against Sheffield United will be Sam Allison.

60 yellow cards and one red card has been handed out by Allison across his 15 games this season.

It will be the first time Allison has refereed a Luton game and it will be the first time he has taken charge of a Premier League fixture.

 

Referee: Sam Allison

Assistant Referees: James Mainwaring & Nick Greenhalgh

Fourth Official: Andrew Madley

VAR: Michael Salisbury

AVAR: Derek Eaton

 

LOVE FOOTBALL. PROTECT THE GAME.

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Luton Town Football Club has committed in its customer charter to providing safe match-day experiences for all supporters regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and this applies equally to home and away fixtures.

In the event that any Luton supporters do make discriminatory chants, the Club will work with the police and football authorities to help identify such individuals. Any such fans would then face the strictest club sanctions, including football banning orders that would prevent them attending any matches, in addition to any criminal charges.

The Club can also be held responsible for the behaviour of its supporters, which could lead to substantial fines being imposed.

As a diverse and inclusive football club, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our fellow Premier League clubs in supporting the FA’s ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ campaign and call on all fans to enjoy the game in a positive spirit.

Please email myvoice@lutontown.co.uk if you have any concerns and to report incidents at a Luton Town fixture. You can also report incidents via Kick it Out's free, confidential reporting app on the App Store and Google Play.


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