Ratings: Luton Town 2 Sunderland 0 – Alfie Doughty in Man of the Match
Horvath 6; Osho 7, Lockyer 8, Bell 7; Drameh 6, Mpanzu 6, Nakamba 7, Clark 7 (Campbell 83), DOUGH 8th; Morris 7, Adebayo 6.
Substitutes (unused): Shea (gk), Potts, Berry, Burke, Onyedinma, Taylor.
5 Patterson: Didn’t get a chance on any of Luton’s goals but failed to secure many crosses and sloppily gave the ball away early in the second half
5 Hume: Made a couple of crucial free throws in his six yard box but couldn’t cope with Luton’s strikers
6 O’NIE: Won’t have seen many tougher nights in his career – but his fighting qualities showed. Has scored some excellent goal-line distances
4 gooch: Has given his best in a role as a centre-back that hardly plays to his strengths but fails several times in the air
5 Roberts: In the second half, he managed a few dribbles in the last third but his shot went wide
5 Neil: Never stopped running but was unable to get foot on ball and take pressure off the game
6 Ekwah: Has been a shining light over the last month and was the only Sunderland to match Luton’s physicality
4 Clarke: It wasn’t a night he came into play – he failed to pose a threat with a couple of shots in the second half
5 Amad: A disappointing end to his loan – had a few good runs but they came to nothing
4 Pritchard: Has ignored Saturday’s injury problem to keep his place in the side but failed to hold the ball well enough on the rare moments when Sunderland had possession
4 Gelhardt: Ended his loan stint with a performance that nailed it all – willing and committed but lacking in staying power
5 Alese (for Pritchard, 57): Returned from injury to provide physical presence in the closing stages
5 Michut (for Gelhardt, 64): Couldn’t change the course of the game in the last half hour
Huggins (for Gooch, 77)
Ba (for Neil, 77)
(not used): Bass (gk), Anderson, Lihadji.
Man of the Match: ALFIE DOUGHTY – Luton’s full-back was the source of his side’s threat from the flanks. His crosses created a number of problems for the Sunderland defence.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/23527227.ratings-luton-town-2-sunderland-0—alfie-doughty-man-match/?ref=rss Ratings: Luton Town 2 Sunderland 0 – Alfie Doughty in Man of the Match