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Premier League LIVE: Luton Town v Everton – results and text updates

  • Luton Town have already beaten Everton twice this season, once in the Premier League and once in the fourth round of the FA Cup. As a league club, the last time the Hatters beat another team three times in one season was in 1988-89 against West Ham. The last newly promoted club to beat the Toffees three times in one season was Leeds United in 1964-65.

  • This is Everton’s first away game against Luton since a 1-0 League Cup victory in October 2007, with Tim Cahill scoring the winning goal in extra time. Their last league visit to Kenilworth Road also ended in a 1-0 win in November 1991 thanks to a Robert Warzycha goal.

  • Everton could lose both Premier League games against Luton this season in what is the Hatters’ first campaign. Only three teams have beaten the Toffees home and away in their first Premier League season (except 1992-93): Newcastle in 1993-94, Sunderland in 1996-97 and Brentford in 2021-22.

  • This will be Everton’s first Premier League game on a Friday since beating Arsenal 1-0 at Emirates Stadium in April 2021. Both of their Friday away wins in the competition were 1-0 (also against Middlesbrough in December 2008), with the Toffees they conceded 15 goals in the five games they did not win (D1 L4).

  • Luton have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games (D3 L10), and no team has earned fewer points than the Hatters since the start of this run (6). Despite this, they have only failed to score in one of their last 23 league games, a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Arsenal last month.

  • Everton have won each of their last three league games, each without conceding a goal, although all three were at Goodison Park. The Toffees could win four in a row and keep a clean sheet on each occasion for the second time in the Premier League this season (also in December); Only seven teams have had two separate streaks of more than 4 wins without conceding a goal in a single campaign, five of which were crowned champions that season.

  • Everton are winless in nine Premier League away games (D3 L6) since beating Burnley 2-0 in December. Indeed, while five of the Toffees’ first eight league wins this season have come away from home, each of the last four have been at Goodison Park.

  • 42% of Luton’s goals in the Premier League this season have come in the final 15 minutes of games (76th minute onwards), the highest percentage of any team this season (20/48).

  • Carlton Morris is Luton’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with 10 goals. He has scored in four of his last six appearances at Kenilworth Road and also scored the Hatters’ winning goal in the first leg against Everton.

  • Luton’s Ross Barkley, who made 150 league appearances for Everton between 2011 and 2017, has scored just one goal in 10 Premier League games against teams he played for previously in the competition. However, that goal came in a game at Kenilworth Road this season, a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.