Ten-man Spurs move top with narrow win at Luton

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Micky van de Ven and James Maddison celebrate goalMaddison has now provided five assists and scored two goals this season

Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur maintained their unbeaten record as a narrow win at Luton saw them go top of the Premier League.

After going down to 10 men when Yves Bissouma was sent off just before half-time, Micky van de Ven poked in his first goal for the club after 52 minutes when James Maddison cut the ball back from a short corner.

Luton, who had made it through a difficult opening period, saw captain Tom Lockyer's low header chalked off when Elijah Adebayo was deemed to have fouled Cristian Romero while heading Mads Andersen's free-kick across goal.

A more positive approach in the second half saw them create plenty of opportunities but Tottenham held on to leave Rob Edwards' side without a win at home this season.

Ange Postecoglou's Spurs are now unbeaten in eight Premier League games and sit two points ahead of Manchester City, who face Arsenal on Sunday.

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Luton Town

Squad number24Player nameKaminski

Squad number16Player nameBurke

Squad number4Player nameLockyer

Squad number5Player nameAndersen

Squad number45Player nameDoughty

Squad number19Player nameBrown

Squad number17Player nameMpanzu

Squad number13Player nameNakamba

Squad number7Player nameOgbene

Squad number9Player nameMorris

Squad number11Player nameAdebayo

Squad number6Player nameBarkley

Squad number8Player nameBerry

Squad number10Player nameWoodrow

Squad number14Player nameChong

Squad number15Player nameMengi

Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number13Player nameVicario

Squad number23Player namePorro

Squad number17Player nameRomero

Squad number37Player namevan de Ven

Squad number38Player nameUdogie

Squad number29Player nameSarr

Squad number8Player nameBissouma

Squad number21Player nameKulusevski

Squad number10Player nameMaddison

Squad number9Player nameRicharlison

Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-min

Squad number4Player nameSkipp

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal

Squad number33Player nameDavies

Squad number36Player nameVéliz

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 4-4-2

24Kaminski16Burke4LockyerBooked at 19minsSubstituted forBarkleyat 81'minutes5AndersenSubstituted forMengiat 59'minutes45Doughty19BrownSubstituted forBerryat 66'minutes17MpanzuSubstituted forChongat 67'minutes13Nakamba7Ogbene9MorrisBooked at 34mins11AdebayoSubstituted forWoodrowat 67'minutes

Substitutes

6Barkley8Berry10Woodrow12Kaboré14Chong15Mengi23Krul26Giles38Johnson

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

13Vicario23Porro17Romero37van de Ven38UdogieSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes29Sarr8BissoumaBooked at 45mins21KulusevskiSubstituted forVélizat 90+2'minutes10MaddisonSubstituted forSkippat 76'minutes9RicharlisonSubstituted forHøjbjergat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins7Son Heung-minSubstituted forEmerson Royalat 76'minutes

Substitutes

4Skipp5Højbjerg11Gil12Emerson Royal15Dier18Lo Celso20Forster33Davies36Véliz

Referee:John Brooks

Attendance:10,290

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Attempt missed. Teden Mengi (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tahith Chong.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Guglielmo Vicario tries a through ball, but Alejo Véliz is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Pape Matar Sarr tries a through ball, but Alejo Véliz is caught offside.

Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Barkley (Luton Town).

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Alejo Véliz replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

Pedro Porro (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tahith Chong (Luton Town).

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ross Barkley.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur).

Foul by Pedro Porro (Tottenham Hotspur).

Tahith Chong (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg tries a through ball, but Dejan Kulusevski is caught offside.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies replaces Destiny Udogie.

Substitution, Luton Town. Ross Barkley replaces Tom Lockyer.

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