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Evans levels late as Lions draw at Luton

Published on: 23 February 2021

January signing Elijah Adebayo scored his first Luton goal on his first start - but did not end up on the winning side

George Evans' 95th-minute header earned Millwall their 16th Championship draw of the season to rescue a point against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

January signing Elijah Adebayo looked to have won it for the hosts after opening his Luton goalscoring account in the 55th minute.

The former Walsall striker was given his first start by Hatters boss Nathan Jones and responded when he trapped Ryan Tunnicliffe's right-wing cross beautifully at the far post before rather scuffing a low left-foot shot which squirmed under Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

But Gary Rowett's Millwall are not renowned as the second tier's draw kings for nothing, and Evans salvaged yet another point to stretch their unbeaten run to eight games, five of which have been draws.

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It was midfielder Evans' first goal for the club since arriving from Derby on transfer deadline day at the start of the month.

But, although Adebayo could have made it 2-0 moments after his goal, when he headed over at the back post, Millwall deserved an equaliser for their spirited late finish.

First, Scott Malone's cross almost caught out keeper Simon Sluga, who had to tip onto his own bar and behind.

The Croatian then stood up excellently to keep out Mason Bennett's close-range shot, then tipped away Jed Wallace's free-kick, before Mahlon Romeo scuffed waywardly after a rare short set-piece.

Matt Smith then hooked a volley over at the back post following a deep cross. But big striker Smith's aerial presence proved telling when he headed on for former Manchester City youngster Evans to steal in at the far post and head home.

January window signing George Evans' 95th-minute equalising header at Luton was his first goal in three and a half years

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 3-5-2


    12SlugaBooked at 76mins2Cranie5Bradley3Potts18Clark4TunnicliffeBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBerryat 83'minutes28MorrellSubstituted forReaat 64'minutes22Dewsbury-HallSubstituted forCornickat 84'minutes24Naismith39InceSubstituted forMpanzuat 75'minutes29AdebayoSubstituted forCollinsat 84'minutes




Formation 3-4-3

33Bialkowski4Hutchinson15Pearce28Evans12Romeo19Woods8Thompson14Malone7J Wallace22Bödvarsson9Bradshaw

    33Bialkowski4HutchinsonBooked at 15mins15Pearce28Evans12Romeo19WoodsSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes8ThompsonSubstituted forBennettat 61'minutes14Malone7J Wallace22BödvarssonSubstituted forBureyat 75'minutes9BradshawSubstituted forSmithat 61'minutes



Referee:Graham ScottMatch StatsHome TeamLutonAway TeamMillwallPossessionHome54%Away46%ShotsHome9Away14Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome1Away4FoulsHome11Away17Live TextPost update

Match ends, Luton Town 1, Millwall 1.

90'+7'Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 1, Millwall 1.

90'+7'Post update

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+7'Post update

Foul by Tyler Burey (Millwall).


Goal! Luton Town 1, Millwall 1. George Evans (Millwall) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

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Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'Post update

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Millwall) left footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Mason Bennett with a headed pass.

90'Post update

Foul by Luke Berry (Luton Town).

90'Post update

George Evans (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'Post update

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

86'Post update

Jordan Clark (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86'Post update

Foul by George Evans (Millwall).

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James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'Post update

Foul by George Evans (Millwall).


Substitution, Luton Town. James Collins replaces Elijah Adebayo.


Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.


Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Ryan Tunnicliffe.

82'Post update

Attempt missed. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

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