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Burnley held to draw by battling Luton

Published on: 06 August 2022

Josh Brownhill scored twice in the Premier League last season - both games ending in Burnley wins

Vincent Kompany's Burnley recovered from the shock of conceding an early goal to earn a draw at home to Luton Town in their second game since relegation from the Premier League.

The Hatters - who reached the Championship play-offs last season - took the lead through defender Dan Potts after the Clarets were unable to clear a corner.

Home fans had to wait until after the break for the equaliser as midfielder Josh Brownhill beat keeper Ethan Horvath with a low shot from outside the box.

It was their only effort on target in the match, and with striker Jay Rodriguez again absent because of a hamstring problem it is a problem Kompany must look to address.

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Only two permanent Burnley managers, Jimmy Mullen and Sean Dyche, had won their first two games in charge and Kompany named an unchanged starting line-up following the win at Huddersfield eight days earlier, with new signing Manuel Benson from Belgian club Royal Antwerp on the bench.

It was Luton, though, who began on the front foot in the first league meeting between the two sides since 2007 and they went in front when Potts converted Elijah Adebayo's knock-down.

The Clarets struggled to find the fluency they showed against Huddersfield and a Brownhill shot which flew wide was the closest they came before the interval - a warning to Luton that they must not give him time and space around the box.

The second half was only five minutes old when Ashley Barnes played the ball to Brownhill just outside the box and this time the midfielder's drive found the bottom corner.

Barnes was too high with a header as Brownhill tried to return the assist favour and new signing Marcel Benson, on as a substitute, shot over from 12 yards.

Luton boss Nathan Jones made a switch in personnel, sending on Carlton Morris and Cauley Woodrow, two strikers both signed from Barnsley, but Morris was shown a yellow card for a foul on Maatsen.

It was Jordan Clark who produced their best effort of the second half, saved by Aro Muric, and they have begun the new campaign with two draws.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-4-2


    49Muric14RobertsBooked at 90mins5Harwood-Bellis3Taylor29Maatsen8Brownhill4Cork24Cullen26BastienSubstituted forManuelat 45'minutes44CostelloeSubstituted forda Silvaat 82'minutes10BarnesBooked at 89mins


    6Egan-Riley15Peacock-Farrell17Manuel21McNally22da Silva32Phillips39Dodgson


Formation 3-5-2


    34Horvath32OshoSubstituted forLansburyat 84'minutes5Bradley3Potts2Bree18Clark22CampbellSubstituted forBurkeat 67'minutes30FreemanSubstituted forWoodrowat 67'minutes29Bell11Adebayo7CornickSubstituted forMorrisat 59'minutesBooked at 66mins



Referee:Darren BondMatch StatsHome TeamBurnleyAway TeamLutonPossessionHome71%Away29%ShotsHome13Away13Shots on TargetHome1Away2CornersHome11Away2FoulsHome10Away11Live TextPost update

Match ends, Burnley 1, Luton Town 1.

90'+5'Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Luton Town 1.


Connor Roberts (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

90'+4'Post update

Ethan Horvath (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Connor Roberts (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'Post update

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Luton Town).

90'+2'Post update

Foul by Benson Manuel (Burnley).

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Amari'i Bell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'Post update

Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'Post update

Foul by Reece Burke (Luton Town).

90'Post update

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sonny Bradley.


Ashley Barnes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

89'Post update

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

89'Post update

Henri Lansbury (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elijah Adebayo.


Substitution, Luton Town. Henri Lansbury replaces Gabriel Osho because of an injury.


Substitution, Burnley. Vitinho replaces Dara Costelloe.

81'Post update

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

79'Post update

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Cauley Woodrow.

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