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  • Writer's pictureAlex Oakhill

Player Ratings: Burnley 1-1 Luton Town

Carlton Morris secured Luton Town a massive point on Friday night against Burnley, heading home an equaliser in the final seconds of the game. The Hatters had fallen behind in the first half when Zeki Amdouni finished off a Burnley counter attack, and the game looked to have got away from them as the clock ticked past the 90 minute mark. However, a hopeful cross from Alfie Doughty was headed into an empty net by Morris, as Trafford lay stranded on the floor due to a collision with Adebayo. There was a lengthy VAR check, but eventually it was ruled that there wasn't sufficient contact to disallow the goal, meaning that Rob Edwards' side headed home with a point.

It was probably a deserved draw in the end for Luton, who were good in sections of Friday nights game. Burnley did have periods on top as well, especially at the end of the first half when they managed to find a way past Kaminski. Away from home, against a relegation rival, most Luton fans will be happy with the point, particularly as the equaliser came so late on.

Player Ratings

Thomas Kaminski - 6.5

Made a sharp stop from Gudmundsson in the first half to keep the scores level, but couldn't do the same with Amdouni's close range strike. Kicking was uncharacteristically wild at times, and the ex Blackburn shot stopper was booed consistently by the Burnley faithful, but had the last laugh as the Town scored late on.

Chiedozie Ogbene - 6.5

Ogbene started at right wing back once again after Kabore's departure to AFCON, and got forward a fair amount throughout the game. Despite getting into some good psotitions, his end product was questionable at times.

Teden Mengi - 7

Another solid display from the ever impressive Mengi. Strong and dominant in the air, as well as winning his duels on the ground. Easy to see why he has been the subject of interest for other Premier League clubs this January transfer window.

Gabe Osho - 8

Yet again, Osho was simply excellent in the middle of the back three. Since Lockyer has been out, Osho has adapted to the slight shift in position like a duck to water. He's commanding, clearly has an abundance of leadership, and is quickly becoming one of the Town's best players.

Amari'i Bell - 7.5

Very good display from the defender, who has struggled at times this campaign. Went about his job without fuss, as well as driving forward on a couple of occasions.

Alfie Doughty - 6.5

Not one of Doughty's best games, yet he still came away with an assist, which just underlines his quality. Some of his crossing was wayward on Friday evening, but when it mattered he came up with the delivery to get Luton a crucial point.

Albert Sambi Lokonga - 7

Establishing a strong partnership with Barkley in the centre of the park. Lokonga picked out some impressive passes at times, and a particular memorable sliding challenge in his own box to shut down a Burnley attack.

Ross Barkley - 7.5

Standard Ross Barkley. The midfielder was producing outrageous long range passes as usual, once again the centre point to the Hatters' attacks. One particular moment of brilliance was picking out Ogbene from 50 yards away, before firing in a dangerous effort from the edge of the box.

Andros Townsend - 6

Quiet evening for the winger, as it was mainly the wing backs providing the attacking threat. A couple of nice touches and a few misguided balls into the box looking for Adebayo, before the winger was subbed off.

Elijah Adebayo - 7

Seemed quite isolated at times, but when he did get a chance on the ball, he protected it well and brought others into play. Kept on the pitch even when Morris entered, to try and get the Hatters level, and played a part in the goal.

Jordan Clark - 6

First start since the play offs for Clark, and he was playing on the wing as opposed to in the middle of the park. Had some nice moments coming inside but was unable to create anything too meaningful.

Carlton Morris - 7

At such a huge time in the game, and season, Morris came up with the goal that the Hatters needed. That's twice in three Premier League games that he's come off the bench and changed the game, something which Rob Edwards' will be delighted about.

Tahith Chong and Luke Berry - 6

Nice to see Berry get some more minutes in the Prem, but neither he nor Chong could really make a difference.

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