On move to top them to draw
ond goal to give themselves some breathing space but, despite some good approach play, were unable to break down the Hatters, with Jack Baldwin coming closest when he headed wide from a corner shortly before halftime.
Mclaughlin had to be alert again just after the interval, pushing Justin’s corner away from under the crossbar when it looked to be drifting in.
Luton got back on terms on 68 minutes from the penalty spot.
Collins’ low shot had beaten Mclaughlin but come back off the base of the right-hand post, it fell for Hylton who was fouled by Flanagan as he took a shot, with referee Lee Probert pointing to the spot. Collins stepped up to convert, thumping his kick straight down the middle leaving Mclaughlin no chance. Luton were reduced to 10 men just minutes later when Hylton was shown a straight red card for elbowing Baldwin in an aerial challenge. Sunderland should have retaken the lead 15 minutes from time when Aiden Mcgeady rattled the crossbar, and when the ball dropped out of the sky somehow Wyke headed over from inside the six-yard box. Mclaughlin made another excellent save to deny Justin late in the game. And in the last minute of injury time, Maguire was sent off after tangling with Mccormack.
re of nt offCharlie Wyke is denied by Luton’s keeper Lynden Gooch runs with the ball Danny Hilton of Luton (#9) is sent offJames Collins of Luton celebrates after he scores from the penalty spot