Morris scores again as Luton beat Blackburn – Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results – Ghanasoccernet.com

  • September 18, 2022

Carlton Morris put Luton Town ahead with his sixth goal since his summer move from Barnsley
Second-half goals from Carlton Morris and Reece Burke helped Luton Town record their first home win of the season at the expense of Blackburn Rovers.
After a cagey opening period, Morris put them ahead with his sixth goal in as many games.
Less than 10 minutes later, Burke sealed the points with a fine strike from 25 yards as the Hatters moved up to 11th.
Blackburn had come closest in the first half when Ben Brereton Diaz had a chance cleared off the line, but they slip to seventh after a fifth defeat in their past seven games.
Beginning the day in third, Rovers were in search of their first ever league win at Kenilworth Road and Chile international Brereton Diaz thought he had put them in front when he got the ball past goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, only for Hatters defender Dan Potts to hook it off the line.
This was the 600th consecutive league game in which Blackburn had named a homegrown player in their squad and they were the better side before the break.
But Nathan Jones’ side improved after the break and had already gone close through Jordan Clark and Cauley Woodrow before Morris put them in front from Clark’s cross.
Then it was game over when Burke advanced out of defence and struck an unstoppable shot beyond Rovers goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski.
Having not won at home since the end of last season when they defeated Reading to secure their play-off spot, Luton will hope this result kickstarts their campaign.
However for Blackburn, there is work to do for Jon Dahl Tomasson. Having opened the season with three straight wins, they have taken only six points from their past seven games.
Luton Town manager Nathan Jones told BBC Three Counties Radio:
“It was a wonderful performance, especially second half.
“We weren’t great midweek, but we still should have won the game and we gave away a late penalty. So we’ve had to cope with a lot, but today we were magnificent.
“Second half we were aggressive, we pressed and we should have scored more goals.”
Line-upsLuton
Formation 3-4-1-2
34Horvath16Burke4Lockyer3Potts2Bree12Lansbury18Clark29Bell22Campbell10Woodrow9Morris
Substitutes
Blackburn
Formation 3-4-3
1Kaminski5Hyam4Ayala16Wharton17Carter27Travis6Morton3Pickering10Dolan19Hedges22Brereton
Substitutes
Referee:Josh SmithAttendance:9,839Match StatsHome TeamLutonAway TeamBlackburnPossessionHome39%Away61%ShotsHome13Away7Shots on TargetHome4Away1CornersHome4Away3FoulsHome10Away13Live TextPost update
Match ends, Luton Town 2, Blackburn Rovers 0.
90’+4’Full Time
Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Blackburn Rovers 0.
90’+3’Post update
Offside, Luton Town. Reece Burke tries a through ball, but Fred Onyedinma is caught offside.
90’+3’Substitution
Substitution, Luton Town. Gabriel Osho replaces Jordan Clark.
90’+1’Post update
Attempt missed. George Hirst (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Brereton.
90’Post update
Foul by George Hirst (Blackburn Rovers).
90’Post update
Jordan Clark (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
89’Substitution
Substitution, Luton Town. Fred Onyedinma replaces Carlton Morris.
88’Post update
Attempt blocked. George Hirst (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.
85’Post update
Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
85’Post update
Foul by Luke Freeman (Luton Town).
80’Post update
Offside, Luton Town. Carlton Morris tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
79’Post update
Offside, Blackburn Rovers. George Hirst tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.
77’Post update
Offside, Luton Town. Luke Freeman tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
75’Substitution
Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Freeman replaces Henri Lansbury.
75’Substitution
Substitution, Luton Town. Cameron Jerome replaces Cauley Woodrow.
73’Post update
Attempt missed. Daniel Ayala (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by John Buckley with a cross following a set piece situation.
73’Post update
Harry Pickering (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
73’Post update
Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town).
72’Post update
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
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