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Player Ratings: Luton Town 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Luton Town picked up their first ever Premier League point in a 1-1 draw with Wolves at Kenilworth Road. A

Carlton Morris' second-half penalty cancelled out Pedro Neto's smart finish, before Chieo Ogbene saw his close range finish ruled out for offside late on. The Hatters may feel they should've got more from the game however, after Gary O'Neil's side had to play for over 50 minutes with ten men, midfielder Ricner Bellegarde seeing red after kicking out at Tom Lockyer.

Rob Edwards' side were dominant throughout, Morris rattling the post early on was just one of the multitude of chances Luton passed up. The manner in which the Town conceded was disappointing however, another individual error as Doughty misplaced a simple pass, before Lockyer was beaten too easily by Neto. There is clear improvement every game though and the Hatters will hope their first win will come next Saturday at Goodison Park.

Player Ratings

Thomas Kaminski - 7

Barely had anything to do, but was solid when called upon. Had very little chance with Neto's powerful finish but will be disappointed that yet another game has come and gone without a clean sheet.

Issa Kabore - 8

Another impressive performance from the Man City loanee. The Burkina Faso international did not stop running, dealing incredibly well with the dangerous Pedro Neto. Kabore has such an impact going forward as well, overlapping at every opportunity with the pace to get back and recover if needed.

Reece Burke - 7.5

Calm and composed display from the Centre Back. Very rarely makes errors and is always in the right place at the right time. Had an impact going forward once Wolves went down to ten men.

Tom Lockyer - 7.5

A top class performance from the Welshman, winning every header, producing some beautiful cross field switches and not giving Matheus Cunha a sniff throughout. However, his one slight mistake proved costly, losing out to Pedro Neto before the Portuguese winger smashed home the opener.

Amari'i Bell - 7

By far Bell's best and most assured performance of the season. Back in his more familiar role at left centre back, the Jamaican, bar a few shaky moments, was solid as well as providing a driving force going forward.

Alfie Doughty - 7

Unbelievable first half, full of energy and passion. Drove inside superbly multiple times as well as overlapping with quality. Linked up well with Ogbene but unfortunately made a big error, giving the ball away cheaply which led to Wolves' goal. Took the shine off what should've been a man of the match display.

Marvellous Nakamba - 8

Once again, Nakamba was absolutely everywhere, breaking up attacks before releasing the ball to the more creative players. Made a ridiculous number of tackles and looks so assured in the centre of the park. Would've liked to do better with a half chance on the edge of the box which he shanked wide.

Albert Sambi Lokonga - 6

Game bypassed the loanee at times, who seemed to be overrun in midfield. Very tidy in possession, without being particularly progressive or creative. Having him as well as Nakamba in the middle does slightly inhibit the Town's overall creative spark.

Chiedozie Ogbene - 8

Absolutely electric performance from the winger. Every time he got on the ball there was a sense of anticipation from around the ground. His ferocious pace caused Wolves all kinds of problems, linking up well with Doughty and Morris. Just needs to find a better end product to turn himself into top talent.

Jacob Brown - 6.5

As always worked hard for the team, but struggled to create many chances up against a strong Wolves defence. Will hope that Rob Edwards sticks with this new system with wingers, as it will allow him a run of games in the team.

Carlton Morris - 7

Netted his second penalty of the season in calm fashion to help Luton to their first point of the campaign. Was more involved in the build up play as well, and almost scored an absolute screamer early on, his curling effort rebounding off the post.

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and Ryan Giles - 6.5

Both made an impact when they came on, Pelly providing legs and power in the middle and Giles replacing the tiring Doughty.

Cauley Woodrow and Elijah Adebayo - 6

Woodrow was unable to make an impact when he entered the fray, volleying over late on and Adebayo was not on the pitch long enough to get into the game.

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