Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Luton Town 0.
Burton Albion ended Luton Town's 11-game unbeaten league run with a hard-fought win at the Pirelli Stadium.
Luke Guttridge had the best chance of a quiet first-half but his low driven effort was well saved by Brewers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
Phil Edwards headed Burton into the lead shortly after half-time from a corner by Matty Palmer.
Hatters defender Luke Wilkinson was sent-off late on for a foul on Palmer as Burton held on for the victory.
Burton move up into the automatic promotion places following their second consecutive win under new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, while Luton, who suffered their first league defeat since 6 September, drop from first to third.
Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"I thought for the away team we did more than enough to win the game. We didn't due to final ball not always being the best, good defending, and good goalkeeping.
"It was a really good performance. We don't concede from restarts but we did today. Performance-wise, I was pleased with our performance.
"They've won and good luck to them, but they've got more to look at than perhaps we've got to look at."
- 14McCroryBooked at 85mins
- 8WeirBooked at 68mins
- 23PalmerSubstituted forBellat 90+5'minutes
- 11MacDonaldSubstituted forSladeat 86'minutes
- 20McGurkSubstituted forMorrisat 73'minutes
- 30WilkinsonBooked at 90mins
- 26DoyleSubstituted forDruryat 71'minutes
- 11HowellsSubstituted forRuddock Mpanzuat 56'minutes
- 21GuttridgeSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes
- 17Ruddock Mpanzu
- James Adcock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Luton Town 0.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Lee Bell replaces Matthew Palmer.
Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).
Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Taft (Burton Albion).
Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by John Mousinho.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Damien McCrory.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Benson (Luton Town).
Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Slade replaces Alexander MacDonald.
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Steve McNulty (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.
Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Philip Edwards.