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Luton vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result and reaction after late Digne winner for visitors

Follow all the action from Kenilworth Road

Luke Baker
Saturday 02 March 2024 19:44 GMT
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Aston Villa travel to Luton in their bid to remain in the hunt for the Champions League places, but Kenilworth Road can be a difficult place to travel.

Luton meanwhile face a battle to bridge the widening gap between themselves and Premier League safety, which was made more difficult when Everton’s points deduction was reduced to six points.

Ahead of the match, the Hatters were in 18th place, five points behind Nottingham Forest, with all three teams who came up last year currently occupying the bottom three places.

But Luton have won nine of their past 11 home games against Aston Villa, although this will be their first meeting at the ground since August 2016.

Aston Villa have scored more first-half goals than any other side in the Premier League this season with 27, but Luton have been difficult to beat at home.

Follow the latest action from the Premier League below.


Luton Town vs Aston Villa

After letting a two-goal lead slip and then looking likely to concede a third, Aston Villa steal maximum points with a late winner at Kenilworth Road, leaving Luton Town empty-handed despite their superb second-half revival. The Villans were cruising thanks to Watkins' brace before the break, but their hosts fought back strongly, as Chong and Morris replied, following a barrage of crosses and set-piece deliveries from Luton's wide men. Finally, substitute Digne slipped free to head home Villa's third goal, which lifts them five points clear of Tottenham in the race for a top-four finish - albeit having played one game more. Meanwhile, the Hatters remain four points adrift of safety, ahead of next week's visit to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace. Having escaped with victory today, a big week lies ahead for Aston Villa, who visit Amsterdam for a Europa Conference League last-16 tie with Ajax before hosting Spurs three days later. That's all from today's live Premier League coverage, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!

2 March 2024 19:42

Luton Town vs Aston Villa


2 March 2024 19:34

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

After Barkley's low shot is hacked hurriedly behind by Cash for a corner, Mengi heads well over the crossbar from the subsequent set-piece by Doughty. Is that Luton's last chance gone?

2 March 2024 19:33

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

Having clashed heads in an aerial challenge, potential match-winner Digne is down on the turf nursing an injury. That will see stoppage time extended, but at least he's able to return to his feet following treatment.

2 March 2024 19:32

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

There will be at least five minutes of stoppage time - can Luton come back again and steal a late point?

2 March 2024 19:29

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

Yellow Card Nicolò Zaniolo

2 March 2024 19:27

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

Assist Moussa Diaby

2 March 2024 19:25

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

Under pressure from the irrepressible Morris, Digne has to concede a corner when Doughty sends over a hanging cross from the left wing. Martinez then plucks the subsequent set-piece delivery out of the evening air without too much trouble.

2 March 2024 19:25

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

Flagged for offside straight afterwards, Morris flashes a first-time shot across goal from the right side of Villa's area, with two colleagues arriving just too late to tap it in. The Hatters keep on creating chances.

2 March 2024 19:23

Luton Town vs Aston Villa

The game is paused momentarily, as goalscorer Chong appears to have sustained an injury to his ankle. There's a brief lull while he's assessed by the medics.

2 March 2024 19:21

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