Luton Town vs Manchester United live score, result, updates, highlights, as Morris hits back after Hojlund double

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Manchester United can boost their chances of Champions League qualification when they travel to Luton Town in the Premier League on Sunday.

Erik ten Hag’s side remain unbeaten in 2024 and are on a run of three successive Premier League victories. Defeat for Tottenham at home to Wolves yesterday means United can close to within three points of fifth.

Luton have enjoyed notable success at Kenilworth Road in their battle against relegation but were rocked by a 3-1 loss to bottom club Sheffield United last time out.

The Sporting News is following Luton Town vs. Manchester United live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen.

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Luton vs Man United live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
Luton 1 Morris (14′)
Man United 2 Hojlund (1′, 7′)

Lineups

Luton (3-4-3 right to left): 24. Thomas Kaminski (GK) — 15. Teden Mengi, 2. Gabriel Osho, 29. Amari’i Bell — 7. Chiedozie Ogbene, 6. Ross Barkley, 28. Albert Sambi Lokonga, 45. Alfie Doughty — 14. Tahith Chong, 10. Cauley Woodrow, 9. Carlton Morris.

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): 24. Andre Onana (GK) — 20. Diogo Dalot, 5. Harry Maguire, 19. Raphael Varane, 23. Luke Shaw — 18. Casemiro, 37. Kobbie Mainoo — 17. Alejandro Garnacho, 8. Bruno Fernandes, 10. Marcus Rashford — 11. Rasmus Hojlund.

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Luton vs Man United live updates, highlights, and commentary

45th minute+2: United forced into a change with Luke Shaw coming off.

45th minute+1: Doughty tears in off the left flank and shoots just wide from the edge of the box. He should do much better but had to take the shot on his weaker right foot. 

45th minute: Rashford into the Luton box and tries to twist past Mengi and Lokonga. The United forward goes down in a flail of limbs. Lokonga inadvertently caught him in the face with a stray hand. We’re going to have four added minutes. This has been breathless stuff.

44th minute: Onana’s lining up of his wall looks a little haphazard but Doughty fires his shot into the waiting defensive barrier.

42nd minute: Casemiro lets Barkley go, knowing he’s on thin ice. Here’s Morris, who squares up Maguire and is fouled in comic fashion on the edge of the box. United need halftime.

40th minute: Casemiro survives. He’s now shouting at Garnacho. I’m not sure what he’s done wrong. United’s most experienced midfielder has lost his head a little bit and is really quite fortunate to still be on the field.

39th minute: Ohhh, Casemiro, what have you done? Already booked. Lunges in on Barkley after a poor touch.

38th minute: Morris wins a foul off Maguire, who gives him an earful as Luton take quickly and break. Luton and Morris in particular are rattling United right now.

36th minute: Ogbene on the charge down the right. He finds Lokonga on the edge of the box, where Rashford dashes back to make a fine challenge. But United try to return fire too quickly and concede possession again. Morris fizzes a shot just wide from the edge of the box. Ten Hag’s men are playing Luton’s game at the moment and it’s not doing them an undue amount of favours.

35th minute: Doughty swings it in, Varane half-clears. Luton keep the attack alive, Barkley dances away from Fernandes, who sticks to his task well. Chong is offside and United can breathe.

34th minute: Oh, blimey. Casemiro is very experienced but that’s very dense. The ex-Real Madrid man tries to pull out of a lunge on Bell, fails to do so and gets his booking. 

33rd minute: Casemiro brings down Morris. “HOW MANY NOW???” the Luton forward hollers at the referee. Only Casemiro’s second foul of the game, if you’re asking Carlton. Sometimes a man’s reputation precedes him.

31st minute: Howler from Maguire, who spears a pass straight to Barkley. The former Everton man plays in Woodrow, whose run takes him wide and Varane makes the block. Osho gets up to meet the resulting corner and, really, should do better than heading high and wide.

28th minute: Hojlund and Mainoo combine beautifully in midfield, with the latter taking a whack for his troubles. Fernandes now has a backpedalling defence in his sights but the Portugal playmaker’s pass for Garnacho is shy of his usual standard.

24th minute: Doughty whips in a lovely ball from the left, as he often does. Morris gets there first but can’t keep his header down. Shaw and Maguire completely lost Ogbene between them there.

20th minute: Barkley whips one in but Osho can’t trouble Onana.

19th minute: Shaw follows Woodrow into the book due to a pretty desperate foul on Ogbene. Luton will launch this into the box.

18th minute: Mengi catches his former team-mate Rashford with an arm on the head. The United forward reacts by clattering into Ogbene. Hard to work out who might be more annoyed with Mengi!

14th minuteGOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Carlton Morris!!!!

Now then, game on! Woodrow gets down the United right and finds Chong, whose shot is deflected and loops towards the back post where Morris steals in ahead of Shaw to score his third goal in as many games. Onana could maybe have done better but Morris was brave in getting to the header.

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13th minute: Mainoo knits together a United attack down the Luton left. He finds the heavily involved Garnacho, whose shot is gathered by Kaminski.

12th minute: Ogbene darts in from the right flank to get on the end of Lokonga’s searching ball. He manages it but it’s a routine save for Onana.

10th minute: United absolutely all over Luton. Rashford drives through midfield, past Barkley and thumps wide from the edge of the area. He might have passed there but the England forward was on a rampaging run.

7th minuteGOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Rasmus Hojlund!!!

When you’re hot, you’re hot. Luton half clear a corner, Garnacho spanks a shot back towards the goalmouth, it hits Hojlund and goes in. One second viewing, that’s a really smart piece of play from Hojlund, who turned his chest purposefully to divert the ball into the opposite corner.

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4th minute: It’s a truly torrid start for Bell, who sees Garnacho glide past him to set up Rashford for a blistering strike. The shot is closer to Kaminiski, though, who is able to turn it to safety.

1st minuteGOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Rasmus Hojlund!!!

Bell makes a mess of the bouncing ball under pressure from Garnacho and inadvertently plays Hojliund though on goal. The striker takes the ball around Kaminski to score with the confident of man who has now scored in each of his past six matches.

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1st minute: We’re underway, Luton look to attack straight away. Casemiro hoofs the ball straight down field, oh, look at this…

5 mins before kickoff: Here come the teams into the late winter sunshine. A crackling atmosphere awaits.

10 mins before kickoff: Luton have been forced into a late change and it’s a big one, with star forward Elijah Adebayo forced out with an injury sustained in the warm-up. Cauley Woodrow replaces him.

15 mins before kickoff: Luton club captain Tom Lockyer is telling Sky Sports that he expects his team-mates to stick to their man-to-man marking approach, with the back three matching up to Garnacho, Hojlund and Rashford in the United attack. If that’s the case, blimey. Hold onto your hats!

40 mins before kickoff: Sheffield United are busy getting battered at home again, this time by Brighton. Their win at Luton could really end up looking like one of this season’s great anomalies. Prior to being well-beaten 3-1 by the Blades, Luton were undefeated in 2024. Their previous defeat saw them give Chelsea a late scare in a 3-2 reverse. Arsenal needed a last-gasp winner from Declan Rice at Kenilworth Road, Liverpool burgled a late draw thanks to Luis Diaz and Manchester City also had to come from behind to win at this unique ground. Do not expect United to have it easy this afternoon.

58 mins before kickoff: And this is Rob Edwards’ Luton team, with Taden Mengi and Tahith Chong coming in to face their former club.

1 hour before kickoff: Here are the teams. Ten Hag has stuck with the same XI that won in dramatic circumstances at Villa Park last weekend.

1 hr 15 mins before kickoff: When Manchester United lost at Nottingham Forest in their final match of 2023, Erik ten Hag looked like he might be on borrowed time. However, the Red Devils are now on an upward curve, finding better midfield balance with the returning Casemiro and prodigious youngster Kobbie Mainoo. Expect those two to be in the confirmed teams we will receive shortly, along with Rasmus Hojlund. The Danish striker had to endure a long wait for his first Premier League goal but has now hit a purple patch, scoring in each of his past five outings across all competitions.

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1 hr 30 mins before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester United’s trip to Luton Town in the Premier League.

Luton vs Man United kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at Kenilworth Road in Luton, UK and kicks off on Sunday, February 18 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Feb. 18 11:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Feb. 18 11:30 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Feb. 18 4:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Mon, Feb. 19 3:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Feb. 18 10:00 p.m. IST

Luton vs Man United lineups, team news

Teden Mengi and Tahith Chong came in to face their former club, while star forward Elijah Adebayo was forced out with an injury sustained during the warm-up. Cauley Woodrow replaces him in attack.

Luton (3-4-3 right to left): Kaminski (GK) — Mengi, Osho, Bell — Ogbene, Barkley, Lokonga, Doughty — Chong, Woodrow, Morris.

Luton subs (9): Krul (GK), Berry, Woodrow, Kabore, Burke, Mpanzu, Clark, Townsend, Nelson

Ten Hag stuck with the same XI that beat Aston Villa last weekend, with Luke Shaw passed fit.

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): Onana (GK) — Dalot, Maguire, Varane, Shaw — Casemiro, Mainoo — Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford — Hojlund.

Man United subs (9): Bayindir, Lindelof, Amrabat, Eriksen, Diallo, Antony, Evans, McTominay, Forson

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Canada

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UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Asia 3 JioTV, Hotstar


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