Luton 1-1 Everton: Hatters can't find winner at Kenilworth Road

Luton Town drew 1-1 versus Everton at Kenilworth Road on Friday, earning a point they hope will be invaluable at the end of the season as the Hatters fight for their Premier League lives.

Elijah Adebayo slammed home an equalizer in the first half after Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted a penalty for the Toffees as neither team could find a winner in a tight second half.


Rob Edwards' Hatters had already beaten Everton twice this season at Goodison Park, both in the league and FA Cup, and their draw Friday is not enough to pull them out of the bottom three. Luton have the same amount of points as 17th-place Nottingham Forest, who play 20th-place Sheffield United this weekend, and are nine goals worse than the Tricky Trees in differential.

Luton could also be passed by Burnley, who have 24 points.

Everton had secured their safety as Sean Dyche's side enjoyed an incredible week with three home wins on the spin against Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Brentford. The Toffees can finish no higher than 13th and no lower than 17th on the table.

What’s next?

Luton go to West Ham on Saturday, May 10 before finishing at home to Fulham on Championship Sunday (May 19).

Everton host Sheffield United on Saturday, May 10, and then travel to Arsenal to finish the season.

How to watch Luton vs Everton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET Friday (May 3)
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Premier League on Peacock

Luton vs Everton live updates — By Nick Mendola

Luton vs Everton live score: 1-1

Goalscorers: Calvert-Lewin (pen 24'), Adebayo (31')

Huge save by Kaminski

Dwight McNeil heads back across goal and Dominic Calvert-Lewin snaps his head into a point-blank shot.

Thomas Kaminski reacts quickly to slap it over the bar in what could be a standout moment of Luton's bid to stay in the Premier League.

Tighter game but Luton looking for winner

The game is mostly between the 18s, but Luton boss Rob Edwards is aiming for a winner.

He's brought on Cauley Woodrow for back Fred Onyedinma.

Still at least a quarter-hour to go.

Hatters on front foot

Second half starts a bit like the first, as Kenilworth Road inspires its Hatters forward.

A pair of relatively tame shots have not found the frame.

Halftime — Luton 1-1 Everton

Well, hello entertaining game.

Everton is fighting for this even as Luton need the three points so much more.

Luton out-attempted Everton 4-3 as the Toffees kept nearly 60 percent of the ball.

Albert Sambi Lokonga set up the goal and has been bright and adventurous for the Hatters.

Jarrad Branthwaite remains perhaps the most impressive part of Everton's season, and the center back has 38 touches and is passing at 94%.

Adebayo bodies Young, levels the game — Luton 1-1 Everton (31st minute)

A long searching ball toward the other side of the field sees Elijah Adebayo matched up with Ashley Young.
Young falls aside as Adebayo chests the ball onto his left side for a fine finish past Jordan Pickford.


VAR review... penalty! Luton 0-1 Everton (24th minute)

Jarrad Branthwaite is wrapped up in the box and takes the chance to hit the deck, and Teden Mengi has conceded a penalty to Everton.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin steps to the spot and smashes home. 1-0 to the Toffees.

No surprise to see Hatters firing forward

The team that's still in relegation danger — and at home — showing more impetus is no surprise.

Still waiting for genuine danger, but a bright start from Luton.

Luton lineup

Kaminski, Onyedinma, Burke, Mengi, Osho, Doughty, Lokonga, Barkley, Chong, Morris, Adebayo.

Everton lineup

Pickford, Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young, Gana, Garner, Doucoure, Harrison, McNeil, Calvert-Lewin.

Luton focus, team news

The Hatters have forward Adebayo back fit and that is a big boost. He and Carlton Morris should start up top and when they were in form together during the middle stage of the season, that is when Luton had their best run. Due to all of the injuries, Luton have been struggling defensively in recent weeks but if they can cut out some of the mistakes and stay solid then you always fancy the likes of Morris and Ross Barkley to pop up with a moment of quality to score goals at the other end. Luton have to feed off the energy of the home crowd, keep things tight and then go for it in the second half.

OUT: Chiedozie Ogbene (hamstring), Jacob Brown (knee), Tom Lockyer (heart), Dan Potts (thigh), Marvelous Nakamba (knee), Mads Andersen (calf), Amari'i Bell (thigh), Issa Kabore (ankle)

Everton focus, team news

Now that Everton are officially safe from relegation, will the flip flops be on? Probably not. Sean Dyche is demanding more and with four wins from five Everton are targeting a really strong finish to the season to finish as high as possible. Up top they will hope Dominic Calvert-Lewin is fit to return as youngster Youssef Chermiti ran himself into the ground up top against Brentford on Saturday.

OUT: Beto (concussion), Dele Alli (groin), Lewis Dobbin (ankle), Nathan Patterson (hamstring), Seamus Coleman (groin) | QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (illness), Vitalii Mykolenko (ankle)