Carlton Morris’ second-half penalty cancelled out Pedro Neto’s solo stunner to earn Luton Town a deserved 1-1 draw with 10-player Wolves, and their first point of the Premier League campaign.
The equaliser, scored 15 minutes after Neto’s sublime opener, wasn’t without its controversy as referee Josh Smith – overseeing his first top-flight match – pointed to the spot when Joao Gomes appeared to block Issa Kabore’s strike with a raised arm.
On second viewing, the shot deflected off an outstretched leg before hitting the midfielder’s arm, but VAR official John Brooks elected to go with the on-field decision.
Morris was the beneficiary, dispatching the spot-kick with confidence as Jose Sa went one way, and the ball the other.
Wolves must have felt as if the officials were conspiring against them having also seen Jean-Ricner Bellegarde sent off in the first period for a moment of madness in a tussle with Tom Lockyer, but there was little jeopardy in that conclusion, with the Frenchman giving referee Smith little choice but to dismiss him.
In truth, Luton had the ascendancy from minute one, roared on by a deafening Kenilworth Road contingent, whose desperation to see their side collect some much-needed points was abundantly apparent. As it was, one was enough to suffice, and demonstrate green shoots of recovery after a barren four-game run.
Source: Sky sports
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