Luton beat Everton to claim first Premier League win

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Carlton Morris scoring for Luton against EvertonCarlton Morris scored his third Premier League goal for Luton to double their lead

Luton Town claimed a historic first Premier League victory by shocking forlorn Everton at Goodison Park.

Luton came up via the Championship play-offs last season and had collected only one point from their opening five top-flight games, but resisted an Everton fightback to take home all three points.

Everton were the better side early on with Dwight McNeil firing a volley narrowly wide and each of James Garner, Idrissa Gueye and Amadou Onana failing to hit the target from promising positions.

Luton held out before taking a shock lead in fortuitous circumstances when Carlton Morris' header rattled the crossbar and, as Ashley Young looked to clear, the ball cannoned off captain Tom Lockyer and into the net.

The Hatters were in dreamland when they doubled their lead as Morris kept his composure to side-foot in a volley from Alfie Doughty's free-kick having been left unmarked at the back post.

In an action-packed first half, Garner headed against the crossbar and the Toffees did manage to pull a goal back through Dominic Calvert-Lewin from close range, which was awarded after a long check for offside by VAR.

The Englishman struck a volley wide in the second period and substitute Beto twice headed over, while at the other end Morris had an effort ruled out for offside, as the visitors held on for a famous win.

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Everton embarrassed by happy Hatters

777 PartnersJosh Wander and Steven Pasko of prospective Everton owners 777 Partners were in attendance at Goodison Park

Everton had prospective new owners 777 Partners watching on from the stands, as the Miami-based investment firm looks to complete a deal to take over the club from current owner Farhad Moshiri.

But co-founders Josh Wander and Steven Pasko, as well as manager Sean Dyche and his players, will have left Goodison Park wondering how they have lost a game they largely dominated.

Before this game, Luton's only had one point from six and have been written off by many to make an immediate return to the Championship, but gave signs that they may not be also rans this term.

There were incredibly joyous scenes at the end as the players and staff went over to the travelling supporters in their corner of the stadium before being serenaded by chants of "We've got super Robbie Edwards" and "The Town are staying up".

It was a familiar tale at home for Everton, missing numerous opportunities before getting hit with a sucker punch.

Skipper Lockyer had earlier headed over before bundling in the opening goal and Morris' sweet volley doubled their advantage.

The Blues had been high in confidence before the game having won back to back games at Brentford and Aston Villa, but this was an embarrassing result as they lost their fourth consecutive home game.

Dyche threw on Beto and Jack Harrison in the second half to try and salvage a result, but after Calvert-Lewin's first half effort, they could not breach the Luton backline again.

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Luton Town

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Squad number16Player nameBurke

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Squad number12Player nameKaboré

Squad number17Player nameMpanzu

Squad number13Player nameNakamba

Squad number45Player nameDoughty

Squad number19Player nameBrown

Squad number7Player nameOgbene

Squad number9Player nameMorris

Squad number5Player nameAndersen

Squad number10Player nameWoodrow

Squad number11Player nameAdebayo

Squad number15Player nameMengi



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Match ends, Everton 1, Luton Town 2.

Second Half ends, Everton 1, Luton Town 2.

Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Tarkowski.

Jack Harrison (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town).

Foul by Jack Harrison (Everton).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Beto (Everton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Garner with a cross.

Substitution, Everton. Arnaut Danjuma replaces Dwight McNeil.

Substitution, Luton Town. Cauley Woodrow replaces Alfie Doughty.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Teden Mengi.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Thomas Kaminski (Luton Town).

Substitution, Everton. Nathan Patterson replaces Ashley Young.

Substitution, Luton Town. Elijah Adebayo replaces Carlton Morris.

Attempt missed. Beto (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Garner with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Beto (Everton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Harrison.

Hand ball by Carlton Morris (Luton Town).

Foul by Jack Harrison (Everton).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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