Owls slump goes on in defeat at Luton

Wednesday’s worrying slump in form continued with another desperately disappointing display in a 1-0 defeat at struggling Luton tonight.

The latest loss signals just one win in the last nine Championship games and those play-off hopes of a few weeks ago now look a long way away. We sit in 12th place and any possible EFL points deduction would see us looking at a relegation fight rather than at the other end of the table.

We managed just two shots on target and could have fallen ahead in the first minute. Luton were awarded a penalty when Tom Lees was adjudged to have brought down Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu but James Collins fired his spot kick against the top of the bar.

Wednesday recovered from that early shock to dominate for a short spell with some decent passing movements but failed to seriously threaten the home goal.

The home side then soon played their way back into the game and should have been ahead on 18 minutes when Izzy Brown turned his shot wide from close range.

However, they were in front five minutes later when we gifted them a goal, Dominic Iorfa getting caught in possession and Harry Cornick seizing on the loose ball to round Cameron Dawson before squaring for Collins to slot home and make amends for his penalty miss.

And, minutes later, Collins could easily have made it two when he shot over from inside the penalty area.

We looked slightly better in the second half, sub Kadeem Harris forcing a save out of home keeper Simon Sluga and then sending over an excellent cross, only for Julian Borner to head wide at the near post when he should have done better.

That was the closest we came to an equaliser and Luton thought they had made it two 10 minutes from time when Dan Potts fired home but the effort was ruled out for a foul on Dawson.

Dawson, Palmer (Murphy 71), Iorfa, Lees, Börner, Forestieri (Harris 45), Bannan, Lee, Windass (Nuhiu 61), Da Cruz, Wickham. Unused subs: Wildsmith, Urhoghide, Hunt, Pelupessy.


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