Past Meetings | Swansea City v Luton Town

26th June 2020
First team

As the Swans get set to face Luton Town this weekend, we look back at some previous meetings between the sides.

Here we recall past encounters in the First Division, Second Division, Football League Trophy and League One.

Swansea City 1 Luton Town 0

League One – February 22, 2008

Runaway leaders Swansea extended their unbeaten run in League One to 17 games thanks to Tom Butler’s late strike at the Liberty.

The Swans had endured a frustrating evening that looked like it was going to spoil Roberto Martinez’s one-year anniversary as manager.

Luton defended resiliently against the hosts, but the tide turned after Sol Davis was sent off for fouling Butler in the 69th minute.

And it was the Irishman who proved to be the difference 10 minutes later, as he struck his sixth goal of the season to seal the points in SA1.

Swansea City 2 Luton Town 0

LDV Vans Trophy – September 28, 2004

Two late goals at the Vetch saw the Swans through to the second round of the 2004-05 Football League Trophy.

Kenny Jackett’s side were playing against 10 men for the best part of 78 minutes after Leon Barnett was dismissed following a poor challenge on Adrian Forbes.

The Swans attacked relentlessly thereon, but it wasn’t until the last 15 seconds of normal time that Kevin Nugent finally broke through.

Summer signing Sam Ricketts then sealed the victory moments later when he lashed home his first Swansea goal from the edge of the box.

Swansea City 4 Luton Town 0

Division Two – September 16, 2000

The Swans ran riot against Luton as they recorded their first home win of the 2000-01 season.

The encounter swung in favour of John Hollins’ side on the half-hour mark when Jude Stirling was sent off for handball in the box.

Matthew Bound broke the deadlock from the resulting penalty, while Walter Boyd doubled the lead just before half-time.

Skipper Nick Cusack increased the advantage after the break before a further strike from substitute Stuart Roberts secured the Swans’ best home win since January 1998.

Swansea City 2 Luton Town 0

Division One – December 4, 1982

Goals from Alan Curtis and Bob Latchford gave Swansea a much-needed win over a struggling Luton.

The Swans welcomed the Hatters to the Vetch having gone three games without victory in the First Division.

Following a goalless half, Curtis broke the deadlock eight minutes after the restart.

Latchford then sealed the points seven minutes from time with his 15th goal of the season – making him the leading marksman in the top flight.