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Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Kenilworth Road – Report
Luton Town 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Micky van de Ven grabbed the only goal of the game as ten-man Tottenham Hotspur edged out a battling Luton Town side to move two points clear at the Premier League summit ahead of Sunday’s matches.
Van de Ven netted from close range after James Maddison had picked him out seven minutes after the restart.
Tottenham had gone in at the interval at a numerical disadvantage after Yves Bissouma was shown a second yellow card during first-half stoppage time after being deemed to have taken a dive by referee John Brooks.
Richarlison, Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro passed up decent chances for the Lilywhites. Nevertheless, van de Ven’s strike proved sufficient.
Spurs return to Premier League action on Monday, October 23 when Fulham are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (8pm).
Luton Town: Kaminski, Burke, Lockyer (Capt) (Barkley 81′), Andersen (Mengi 59′), Doughty, Brown (Berry 66′), Mpanzu (Chong 67′), Nakamba, Ogbene, Adebayo (Woodrow 67′), Morris Subs not used: Krul, Kabore, Giles, Johnson
Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario, Pedro Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie (Davies 82′), Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison (Skipp 76′), Kulusevski (Veliz 90+2′), Richarlison (Hojbjerg 46′), Son (Capt) (Royal 76′) Subs not used: Forster, Dier, Lo Celso, Bryan
Referee: John Brooks
Assistants: Neil Davies and Steve Meredith
Fourth Official: Graham Scott
VAR: Michael Oliver
Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick