DUEL OF PRO­MO­TION CON­TENDERS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

ALTHOUGH noth­ing is ever won in Au­gust, both Lu­ton and Ox­ford showed just why they are likely to be chal­leng­ing for pro­mo­tion this sea­son with an en­thralling en­counter at Kenilworth Road. The two sides came into the game on the back of stun­ning Cap­i­tal One Cup wins over Cham­pi­onship op­po­si­tion dur­ing mid­week to pro­duce a high-class en­counter, with plenty of thrills and spills. For just over an hour, it looked like Lu­ton would be the ones cel­e­brat­ing at the end, lead­ing 2-0. But United are a new and im­proved an­i­mal af­ter Michael Ap­ple­ton’s sum­mer trans­fer deal­ings and they showed they are no longer an easy touch, scor­ing twice in the last seven min­utes to en­sure they left with a point, which will feel like a win.

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