2023/24 Premier League: Luton Town v Tottenham Match Preview
Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs look for a sixth win in eight Premier League matches against newly promoted Hatters.
In their last game before the next international break, Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham travel to Kenilworth Road to face a newly promoted Luton Town side led by Head Coach Rob Edwards on Saturday afternoon. The Lilywhites have the opportunity to secure a sixth win of the season already. Meanwhile, Luton will be looking to keep themselves out of the bottom three with a positive result.
If Tottenham gets all three points, they could climb to the summit of the Premier League table depending on results elsewhere. Current leaders Manchester City and North London rivals Arsenal, who are third, play against each other in a blockbuster occasion on Sunday afternoon (16:30).
To start the 2023/24 Premier League season, Spurs travelled to the GTech Community Stadium to face Thomas Frank’s Brentford, who had finished 9th the season before. Cristian Romero gave the away side the advantage (11’) before Brentford equalised through Bryan Mbeumo just before half hour had elapsed (27’).
The Bees completed the turnaround just before half-time through Yoane Wissa (36’). In an action-packed first half, Emerson Royal made it 2-2 in stoppage time (45+4’). This is how the score stayed, and it was a stalemate on the opening day for Postecoglou.
Spurs’ first win of the new season followed when they welcomed Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Senegalese midfielder Pape Matar Sarr gave the home side the advantage early in the second half (49’) before an own goal from United central defender Lisandro Martinez sealed a 2 – 0 win for Spurs (83’).
Another 2 – 0 success followed in their next game against Andoni Iraola’s AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on the South Coast. The in-form James Maddison, who signed for the Lilywhites in the 2023 summer transfer window from relegated Leicester City, scored the opening goal for his new club early in the first half (17’). Dejan Kulusevski sealed the three points with less than 30 minutes to go in the second half (63’).
A third win in succession came in emphatic fashion when Spurs travelled to Turf Moor to face Vincent Kompany’s Burnley. A spectacular hat-trick from Son Heung-Min (16’, 63’, 66’) and goals from Cristian Romero (45+2’) and James Maddison (54’) saw Spurs win 5 – 2. Lyle Foster (4’) and Josh Brownhill scored for the hosts (90+4’).
A 2 – 1 win for Tottenham against Paul Heckingbottom saw Tottenham win a fourth match in a row. After Gustavo Hamer’s opening goal for the Blades (73’), goals in second half stoppage time from Richarlison (90+8’) and Dejan Kulusevski (90+10’) secured all three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for their team.
The first North London Derby of the season came next, with Ange Postecoglou’s side making a short journey to the Emirates. Son Heung-Min scored both of Tottenham’s goals (42’, 55’) in a 2-2 draw. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners scored through a Romero own goal (26’) and a Bukayo Saka goal in the second half (54’).
Tottenham Hotspur won their most recent Premier League match, beating Liverpool 2 – 1 in dramatic fashion to remain unbeaten. Son-Heung Min (36’) and an own goal in the final seconds of the match from Reds central defender Joel Matip (90+6’) gave Spurs the win, with Cody Gakpo scoring for Jurgen Klopp’s side (45+4’).
Now we move on to Spurs’ next Premier League match against newly promoted Luton Town. Whilst they lost to Burnley in their most recent game, the Hatters did get their first-ever win in the Premier League after beating relegation rivals Everton 2 – 1 at Goodison Park, where Tom Lockyer (24’) and Carlton Morris (31’) scored for Rob Edwards’ side. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the goal scorer for Sean Dyche’s Toffees.
Luton Town currently sits in 17th with 4 points from their 7 Premier League matches.
It was a 0-0 draw between these two clubs when they last met in the league at Kenilworth Road on 11th March 1992. Tottenham did win their first league meeting of the 1991/92 season, beating the Hatters 4 – 1 thanks to goals from Gary Lineker and Scott Houghton.
Overall, Tottenham Hotspur and Luton Town have met 80 times in all competitions. The Lilywhites have a superior record of 33 wins compared to the Hatters’ 22. There have been 25 draws between these two teams as of the time of writing.
Ange Postecoglou’s side welcomes Rob Edwards’ Luton Town to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, 30th March 2024 for their second meeting of the 2023/24 Premier League season.
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