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📝 Report: Luton Town 2-1 Bristol City

Andreas Weimann's second-half strike was not enough to secure anything from the game as a goal in each half gave the Hatters all three points at Kenilworth Road.

Despite their territorial possession, City conceded from set-pieces through Tom Lockyer and Elijah Adebayo that sandwiched captain Weimann's 14th goal of the season.

BACKGROUND

Manager Nigel Pearson made two changes to the side who beat Cardiff in last weekend, with Jay Dasilva and Zak Vyner replacing Andy King and Rob Atkinson to complete the lineup which finished the Severnside Derby.

WHAT HAPPENED

City got off to a quick start with Jay Dasilva putting a dangerous corner into the box which was then cleared by the Luton defence.

The Hatters were through on goal moments later but Tomas Kalas tracked back quickly to barge Admiral Muskwe off the ball and clear the danger.

Antoine Semenyo was played through on goal by Chris Martin on the 10th minute but some good defending by the home side led to City’s No. 18 being shielded away from goal.

Minutes later the Robins were through again as Zak Vyner’s clearance fell to Semenyo, who then played Weimann in down the left but his cross landed at the feet of Kal Naismith.

Luton’s top scorer Adebayo was put through on goal after a flurry of City chances, but Max O’Leary was out quick to fetch the ball and play it out from the back.

As the 20-minute mark approached Dasilva played a nice one-two with The Robins’ No 14 but the pass through to the top goal scorer was too strong as it flew straight towards James Shea in the Hatters goal.

Han-Noah Massengo tried a shot from the edge of the box after the ball came to him from a Dasilva corner, but his shot was wide of the target.

Massengo was there again minutes later when he won the ball in City’s half then played Martin through, the counterattack was stopped when his pass to Semenyo was blocked.

Adebayo tried to play it through to one of his teammates when he darted into the box from the left, but Kalas was there again to make a block and put the ball out for a corner - the corner came to nothing.

Tom Lockyer made it 1-0 to the hosts in the 42nd minute when he headed in from close range after the ball was played into the box from the left.

HALF-TIME

Cameron Pring darted down the left, eventually laying it off to Callum O’Dowda who played a delightful ball into the box towards Martin, but City’s  No. 9 couldn’t get enough on it.

Weimann levelled the scores when he calmly slotted the ball past Shea after he was played through by the inform Semenyo in the 56th minute.

Massengo tried a half-volley from outside the area, his shot headed towards the target, but Luton were there to direct it out for a corner. The resulting corner fell to Pring, who made a great connection with the ball, but it rose just above the crossbar.

The Hatters regained the lead when Adebayo hit the back of the net after a scramble in the box on the 68th minute.

With just under 15 minutes to play, substitute Nahki Wells played the ball down the left to Dasilva, who then crossed the ball into the box but could not connect with a City player.

It was Dasilva again with a ball into the box minutes later, he found Martin at the back post who laid it off to Weimann. The Austrian swivelled and struck the ball nicely, but his shot was just inches away from finding the back of the net as the ball hit the crossbar and went out for a goal kick.

Pring sprayed the ball into the box from the left, but Wells couldn’t quite find the target as his shot drifted wide of the post.

Substitute Joe Williams played a great diagonal ball to Weimann in the box, he headed it towards the back post, but Wells fired it into the side netting from a tight angle.

🏃‍♂️TEAM

O'Leary, Kalas, Vyner, Pring, Dasilva (Conway 85'), Scott, Massengo, O'Dowda (Williams 76'), Weimann, Martin, Semenyo (Wells 76'). Subs (not used): Bentley, Simpson, Benarous, Bell


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