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Luton Town vs Sunderland LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

A general view of Kenilworth Road (Getty Images)
A general view of Kenilworth Road (Getty Images)

Follow live coverage as Luton Town face Sunderland in the Championship today.

English football's second tier is one of the most-watched leagues in Europe with a relentless fixture schedule and the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer combining to make it one of the most dramatic and exciting competitions in world football.

Burnley were relegated from the top tier in 2022 but return refreshed and hopeful of making it back and equally Watford no doubt enjoyed their time in the Premier League too and are also keen to return.

Norwich know what it takes to earn promotion from the Championship and will again be one of the favourites to do it again with one of the best squads in the division.

It isn't all about the battle for promotion, either, with Wigan, Rotherham and play-off winners Sunderland hoping their ascensions from League One aren't short-lived as they battle to avoid the drop at the bottom.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Luton Town FC 2 - 0 Sunderland AFC

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:58

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Sunderland 0.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:57

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:56

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Sunderland 0.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:56

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:56

Ethan Horvath (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:56

Ajibola Alese (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:56

Foul by Ajibola Alese (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:55

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:55

Attempt missed. Cody Drameh (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Lockyer following a fast break.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:53

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:52

Pierre Ekwah (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:50

Attempt missed. Patrick Roberts (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:49

Attempt missed. Alfie Doughty (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlton Morris.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:47

Allan Campbell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:43

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:44

Substitution, Luton Town. Allan Campbell replaces Jordan Clark.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:42

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alfie Doughty following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:41

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Patrick Roberts.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:40

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:39

Substitution, Sunderland. Abdoullah Ba replaces Daniel Neil.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:39

Substitution, Sunderland. Niall Huggins replaces Lynden Gooch.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:37

Attempt missed. Patrick Roberts (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Daniel Neil.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:35

Jack Clarke (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:28

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:27

Foul by Isaac Lihadji (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:26

Substitution, Sunderland. Édouard Michut replaces Joe Gelhardt.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:23

Attempt blocked. Patrick Roberts (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:23

Attempt blocked. Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Clark with a cross.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:21

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:22

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Patrick Roberts.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:22

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ajibola Alese.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:20

Attempt blocked. Jack Clarke (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Neil.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:19

Substitution, Sunderland. Ajibola Alese replaces Alex Pritchard.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:16

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:17

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Alfie Doughty with a cross following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:16

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Pierre Ekwah.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:17

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Luton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Doughty with a cross.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:16

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Lynden Gooch.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:14

Jack Clarke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:09

Attempt saved. Jack Clarke (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Neil.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:09

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cody Drameh.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:08

Attempt missed. Amad Diallo (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Patrick Roberts with a cross following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:08

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Elijah Adebayo.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:08

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alfie Doughty.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:07

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:07

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:06

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:06

Second Half begins Luton Town 2, Sunderland 0.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

21:01

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:52

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:50

First Half ends, Luton Town 2, Sunderland 0.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:50

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:50

Attempt missed. Amad Diallo (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lynden Gooch with a cross.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:49

Daniel Neil (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:47

Trai Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:47

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:45

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:45

Goal! Luton Town 2, Sunderland 0. Tom Lockyer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Doughty with a cross following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:45

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:42

Foul by Patrick Roberts (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:42

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elijah Adebayo.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:39

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:38

Foul by Amad Diallo (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:35

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:35

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elijah Adebayo with a cross following a set piece situation.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:35

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark with a cross.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:33

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:32

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:30

Attempt blocked. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Doughty.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:30

Attempt blocked. Amad Diallo (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:27

Joe Gelhardt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:27

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:24

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:26

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:23

Attempt missed. Amad Diallo (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Gelhardt.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:21

Jordan Clark (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:21

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:21

Attempt blocked. Jack Clarke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Gelhardt.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:17

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:17

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Carlton Morris.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:15

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alfie Doughty.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:15

Pierre Ekwah (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:14

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:14

Foul by Gabriel Osho (Luton Town).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:14

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:13

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:13

Goal! Luton Town 1, Sunderland 0. Gabriel Osho (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:15

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Clark with a cross following a corner.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:12

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Patrick Roberts.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:10

Foul by Amad Diallo (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:09

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:08

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:07

Foul by Jordan Clark (Luton Town).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:05

Foul by Joe Gelhardt (Sunderland).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:04

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Luton Town).

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:02

First Half begins.

Luton Town vs Sunderland

20:02

Luton Town vs Sunderland

19:53

Luton Town vs Sunderland

19:38

Luton Town vs Sunderland

19:30

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