Stoke City 2-0 Luton Town: Nathan Jones’ Hatters beaten by early goals

Nathan Jones, manager of Luton Town
Nathan Jones led Luton Town to the Championship play-offs last season

Luton Town lost by two early goals at Stoke City in what may have been the last game of Nathan Jones’ second spell in charge of the Hatters.

Against a team he managed for almost 10 months in 2019, Jones’ side conceded twice inside the first 13 minutes – both goals coming from left-wing crosses by Morgan Fox.

Nick Powell arrived late in the box to head in the opener before Tom Lockyer, under pressure from Liam Delap, turned away into his own net.

Luton missed chances to reply, with striker Carlton Morris firing straight at Potters keeper Jack Bonham before the break and an unmarked Lockyer hitting the post from eight yards after the break.

Stoke manager Alex Neil responded to Saturday’s home defeat by Birmingham by making six changes to his starting line-up and his overhaul of the line-up had the desired effect, with victory lifting the Potters into mid-table moved

Among the additions was centre-back Harry Souttar, who made his first start for the Potters in 367 days after recovering from a serious knee injury sustained while on international duty with Australia.

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Salt tar wax named in the Socceroos’ 26-man World Cup squad earlier Tuesday.



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Bonham
  • 16Wilmot
  • 5Salt tar
  • 3fox
  • 2Clarke
  • 8Baker
  • 18little leg
  • 24Fosu-Henry
  • 25PowellSubstitute forTymonat 86′minutes
  • 17Delap
  • 11GayleSubstitute forBrownat 76′minutesBook at 78 minutes


  • 1bursic
  • 4Flint
  • 9Brown
  • 10Campbell
  • 14Tymon
  • 29Wright-Phillips
  • 32Taylor


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 21Isted
  • 2Bree
  • 4LockyerBook at 43min
  • 32OshoBook by 28minSubstitute forJeromeat 79′minutes
  • 18ClarkBook by 52min
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 22CampbellSubstitute forBerryat 69′minutes
  • 29clock
  • 7CornickSubstitute forDaughteryat 79′minutes
  • 9MorrisBook at 66min
  • 11Adebayo


  • 8Berry
  • 20Watson
  • 30freeman
  • 33Macey
  • 35Jerome
  • 42Pettit
  • 45Daughtery

Oliver Langford


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