Wolves 2 Luton Town 1 – Late Fightback But Same Old Story

The Steve Bull Stand

To the fine city of Wolverhampton for a vital clash that could have lifted us out of the relegation zone. Against a side without a win in six. First impressions were it is amazing what you can do when your train station has had a few quid.

A real city centre stadium with a short walk to the ground. Front row seats with the smallest leg room of any ground in the last few seasons. A steward stationed unnecessarily close.

And a decent start for Luton. Barkley had an effort well parried by Sa. Morris rose to power a header straight at the same keeper. But 20 seconds later it was the same old story as a collection of defensive errors saw Hwang score the softest of goals.

Minutes into the second half it was 2-0 when Toti Gomes was given the freedom of the box to power a header past Kaminski.

Hope was restored when Elijah was introduced for the first time since getting injured in the warm-up ahead of the United game.

Minutes after coming on it was his presence at the corner that befuddled the Wolverhampton back line. Reece Burke smashed a header back into the mixer and Carlton was there to demonstrate tremendous hip flexors getting his shot off arrowing into the onion bag.

Credit to Morris despite carrying the strike force singlehandedly for the past 3 months his head has never dropped, and he fully deserves to join the great Mick Harford in scoring 10 top-flight goals.

It could have been a Palace moment when Luke Berry connected in the 95th minutes but his shot this time went straight to Sa.

So it comes down to three must win final games.

Anything less than 3 points v Everton on Friday night, with the Forest points appeal verdict due before then, and it is trips to Derby and Portsmouth next season.

With Elijah back, and the spirit, there is hope. One win in 14 though needs to become two in 15.


Town: Kaminski; Hashioka (sub Berry 66), Doughty (sub Onyedinma 88), Burke, Mengi, Osho; Lokonga, Barkley (Adebayo 78); Clark (sub Woodrow 66), Chong, Morris.

By Sammo