Luton Town 1-1 Sheffield United: Oli McBurnie secures point for Championship leaders

Sheffield United consolidated their place at the Sky Bet Championship summit with a 1-1 draw against Luton.

The Hatters took a deserved lead after 10 minutes when Carlton Morris powered in a header and, had they been more clinical in the box, it might have been a more commanding one by the time the first half ended.

But the visitors, who are now two points clear at the top, had more of a spring in their step after the break and drew level when Oli McBurnie volleyed in his first league goal since December 2020.

Cameron Jerome forced a fingertip save from Blades goalkeeper Jordan Amissah – who replaced the injured Wes Foderingham in the second half – late on, but neither side could find the edge to win the game.

How the Blades strengthened their early grip on top spot

Nights under the lights are often special occasions and, on a cool summer’s night in Bedfordshire, backed by a raucous crowd, Luton quickly set about making sure this was one of those.

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Carlton Morris gives Luton the lead against Sheffield United

Morris fired over on the turn inside five minutes and gave the Hatters the lead after 10 when he leapt above his marker to power in a header after being picked out by a teasing cross from Amari’i Bell.

Sheffield United never really got going in the first half, though. Oli Norwood’s clean first-time volley was blocked, and, just past the half-hour, McBurnie tucked George Baldock’s dipping cross the wrong side of the left-hand post.


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Published Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2022 22:00:00 BST

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