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Luton Town 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Elijah Adebayo completes Hatters comeback

Elijah Adebayo scores for Luton
Luton striker Elijah Adebayo scored his first goal for the club on Tuesday

Elijah Adebayo capped a second-half rally with a late winner as Luton came from 2-0 down to beat Sheffield Wednesday.

Josh Windass' first-half double gave Wednesday a comfortable half-time lead, but Luton manager Nathan Jones made a triple substitution at the break.

The move was soon rewarded as Kal Naismith flicked in Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's corner before Adebayo's low cross was powered home by Ryan Tunnicliffe to bring Luton level.

Adebayo then completed the comeback, heading home Harry Cornick's cross at the far post, as Luton saw out seven minutes of stoppage time.

Callum Paterson was played into the right-hand side of the area and his low cross found Windass' run to the near post to turn home from inside the six-yard box for his fifth goal of the season to give the Owls the perfect start.

A high cross from the right-hand touchline was then allowed to bounce twice and sat up kindly for Windass to run onto and blast in with his right boot.

But the game turned after Jones rang the changes at half-time, and the Hatters were back in the game within five minutes through Naismith's first goal since joining the club from Wigan in January.

And after Tunnicliffe's quick equaliser another transfer-window signing won it for the home side.

Adebayo was signed from Walsall for an undisclosed fee on deadline day and his winning goal handed Luton just a second win in eight Championship matches.

The Hatters sit 14th, while Wednesday are six points from safety in 23rd after Birmingham's comeback win against QPR.

Luton's Ryan Tunnicliffe told BBC Three Counties:

"Everyone was embarrassed at half-time, but a few of the lads spoke up and the gaffer left us to it - the boys said what needed to be said.

"We've not been playing badly but haven't been picking up the points we like, but to come back like that shows real character.

"Before we left the dressing room we said 'let's get the first goal' and thankfully we did and then pushed on for the win."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Neil Thompson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We just went into our shells and they did to us in the second half what we did to them in the first half.

"It's a tough one to take because the first half was as good as we've played all season and probably half-time came too early for us.

"Second half we just sacked off the game, it was scrappy, we had stoppages and they upped their tempo a hell of a lot."



Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Sluga
  • 6Pearson
  • 2CranieSubstituted forReaat 45'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 3Potts
  • 18Clark
  • 4Tunnicliffe
  • 28MorrellSubstituted forMpanzuat 45'minutes
  • 22Dewsbury-Hall
  • 24Naismith
  • 39InceSubstituted forCornickat 45'minutes
  • 29Adebayo


  • 1Shea
  • 7Cornick
  • 8Berry
  • 9Hylton
  • 14Moncur
  • 16Rea
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 19Collins
  • 26Bree

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-5-2

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 19UrhoghideBooked at 85mins
  • 15Lees
  • 13BörnerSubstituted forDunkleyat 83'minutes
  • 7K Harris
  • 6HutchinsonBooked at 82mins
  • 24Brown
  • 10Bannan
  • 14PenneySubstituted forReachat 68'minutes
  • 5PatersonSubstituted forRhodesat 68'minutes
  • 18WindassSubstituted forMarriottat 79'minutes


  • 2Palmer
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 9Marriott
  • 11Reach
  • 20Rhodes
  • 23Dunkley
  • 29Hunt
  • 44Jackson
  • 45Kachunga
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Luton Town 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Sheffield Wednesday).

  4. Post update

    Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Luton Town. Elijah Adebayo tries a through ball, but Harry Cornick is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Isaiah Brown.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Adam Reach.

  9. Post update

    Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Marriott (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Luton Town 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Cornick with a cross.

  12. Booking

    Osaze Urhoghide (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Osaze Urhoghide (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Booking

    Glen Rea (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Glen Rea (Luton Town).

  17. Post update

    Isaiah Brown (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Cheyenne Dunkley replaces Julian Börner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

  20. Booking

    Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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