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Luton Town 3-3 Fulham: Boxing Day thriller as De Cordova-Reid grabs Whites late draw

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic (right), the Championship's top scorer this season, bagged Fulham's second equaliser

Fulham came from behind three times as they snatched a point in a thrilling Championship draw with struggling Luton at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters, who had lost nine of their past 11 games in the league, led when Kazenga LuaLua capitalised on Fulham's Alfie Mawson being caught trying to play out from the back - only for Bobby Decordova-Reid to head the Whites level immediately.

Collins fired home to restore the hosts' lead before the break, but the visitors levelled again when Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in a corner with 13 minutes to play.

Luton looked to have won it when Harry Cornick struck minutes later, but in added time Decordova-Reid's second of the game ensured it ended level - as the hosts dropped back into the bottom three.

It meant heartbreak for Graeme Jones' side, who, off the back of three consecutive league defeats, had impressed against their high-flying opposition.

But, in truth, a draw was probably a fair result, with Fulham having much the better chances, with Decordova-Reid unfortunate not add to the scoring before Mitrovic's second leveller.

The result saw Scott Parker's side drop to fifth before sixth-placed Preston's trip to Leeds in the Championship's 17:15 GMT kick-off. The London club host Stoke on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Luton dropped into the relegation zone in place of the Potters after Michael O'Neill's side hit two added time goals to stun Sheffield Wednesday.

Line-ups

Luton

  • 12Sluga
  • 22Bolton
  • 6Pearson
  • 5Bradley
  • 26Bree
  • 4Tunnicliffe
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 7McManamanSubstituted forCornickat 65'minutes
  • 8Berry
  • 25LuaLuaSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 11Shinnie
  • 14Cornick
  • 20Moncur
  • 28Jones
  • 29Butterfield
  • 44Sheehan

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 22Christie
  • 5Mawson
  • 13Ream
  • 23BryanSubstituted forKamaraat 89'minutes
  • 25Onomah
  • 21ReedSubstituted forKnockaertat 70'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 19CavaleiroSubstituted forKebanoat 76'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 14De Cordova-Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 8Johansen
  • 24Knockaert
  • 33O'Riley
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
10,068

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 3, Fulham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Fulham 3.

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Fulham 3. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Joe Bryan.

Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).

Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Berry.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 3, Fulham 2. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by James Collins (Luton Town).

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Collins.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Fulham 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lloyd Jones replaces Kazenga LuaLua.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Kazenga LuaLua with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Harrison Reed.

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Callum McManaman.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.

Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town).

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).

Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1West Brom24149147252251
2Leeds24146437162148
3Brentford24124837191840
4Sheff Wed24116736231339
5Fulham24116738281039
6Preston2411673628839
7Nottm Forest2310763023737
8Swansea2410773130137
9Blackburn2410683129236
10Bristol City249873636035
11Cardiff2481063533234
12Millwall2481063031-134
13Hull249693733433
14QPR2495103745-832
15Reading2385102927229
16Birmingham2485112535-1029
17Charlton2477103334-128
18Derby246992232-1027
19Middlesbrough246992232-1027
20Huddersfield2467112636-1025
21Stoke2463152839-1121
22Luton2463153150-1921
23Barnsley2448123247-1520
24Wigan2448122136-1520
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