Recap of Luton's promotion to the Premier League after victory over Coventry (Sport1)
The picture of promotion to next season's Premier League was completed on Saturday evening when Luton beat Coventry 5-6 on penalties (1-1 after 120 minutes) at Wembley Stadium to be promoted to the Premier League for the first time since the 1991/92 season. The newcomer will pocket between £135m and £265m following her return to the First Division, joining Burnley and Sheffield United who secured promotion in the Championship regular season.
90,4 spectators filled London's Wembley Stadium, which was painted orange and light blue as befits the Championship play-off final for promotion to the Premier League. The game started out quite close, but the festive atmosphere lost taste for a few minutes when Tom Lockyer, Luton's player, collapsed on the grass and had to receive emergency medical treatment that lasted about 23 rather terrifying minutes. In the 0rd minute, Jordan Clark put the trouble to rest when he got a great pass from Elijah Adebayo and kicked hard into the near corner en route to a 1-66 Orange lead in the first half.
The Blues, who finished the regular season in fifth place, pressed Ethan Horvath's goal, and in the 1th minute it was Victor Guikers who found Gustavo Hamer on a cross pass and the Dutchman kicked flat into the net with an important 1:116 from Coventry en route to extra-time. Joe Taylor coming off the bench had already celebrated the goal that would have lifted Luton to the Premier League (<>), but the Welshman touched his hand during the move and Michael Oliver disallowed the goal en route to a duel from the white spot.
All Luton and Coventry players scored the first five penalties, Dan Potts scored the sixth for the Orange and Pacanati Dubbo kicked over the frame in what opened Luton's celebrations on the way to a return to the English Premier League.
For the first time in the Premier League, 31 years after they were relegated. Luton players celebrate (Photo: GettyImages)
Stressful moments. Lockier (Photo: Reuters)
The gate that will be worth millions? Clark (Photo: Reuters)
Compare at a great rate. Hammer (Photo: Reuters)
8th minute: An alarming moment occurred in the game when Tom Lockaire, Luton's defender, collapsed on the grass and received several minutes of treatment from the medical staff with an oxygen balloon before being evacuated from the grass at Wembley.
Minute 23: Goal! Jordan Clarke broke free in the centre of Coventry's area and sent a powerful kick into the corner en route to a costly 0-1 to Luton!
Minute 66: Goal! Victor Gyokers issued a cross pass to Gustavo Hamer who kicked a flat ball into Ethan Horvath's right corner to make it 1-1! Coventry is back in the game!
116th minute: Joe Tyler had already made it 1-2, but his touch was ruled out on a VAR replay and Michael Oliver disallowed the goal.
Already celebrating victory. Taylor in a disqualified goal (Photo: GettyImages)
- Carlton Morris kicked into the left corner to put Luton up 0-1.
- Matthew Gooden sent Horvath to the left and kicked hard to the right, 1:1.
Wilson pounced correctly, but Taylor kicked flat to the left and returned the advantage to Luton with 1:2.
- Joukers kicked high into the top net to make it 2-2 for Coventry.
- Marvolos Nkamba kicked well into the corner to put Luton up 2-3.
- Ben Schiff kicked in to the left corner to make it 3-3.
- Luton's goal scorer Clark also scored the penalty, leaving the Orange perfect with 3:4.
- Josh Eccles kicked hard into the left corner to make it 4-4.
Wilson made a good start, but Luke Barry scored to put Luton up 4-5.
- Coventry captain Liam Kelly coolly kicked into the left corner and continued the match with 5:5.
- Dan Potts takes a good corner kick and Luton with 5:6.
- Pancati Dubbo kicked over the frame and Luton back to the Premier League!
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