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Luton snatch dramatic point away at Burnley as pressure grows on Vincent Kompany following latest blow

Carlton Morris scored at the death to earn Luton a dramatic point

Luton nicked a dramatic point in controversial fashion away at Burnley to leave Vincent Kompany bang in trouble.

The Clarets looked to be heading for a crucial victory after Zeki Amdouni broke the deadlock in the 36th minute.

 

But the Hatters equalised in the second minute of injury time through Carlton Morris’ header into an empty net.

His goal left Kompany and the Burnley players and fans enraged after feeling as though goalkeeper James Trafford was fouled in the build-up. The England youth international collided with Luton striker Elijah Adebayo as he looked to claim Alfie Doughty’s cross from the left flank.

He instantly hit the deck with Morris taking full advantage, and despite VAR taking a look, the goal was allowed to stand.

Despite outrage from the hosts that Adebayo impeded Trafford, former Sunderland left-back Michael Gray insisted it was the right call from the officials.

He said: “No, I don’t. I want to see more of that.

“Because there’s physical contact in the game of football, and I just think the way that Trafford came out of his six-yard area, he was the one searching to try and clear his lines.

“Adebayo had nowhere to go, he was static, he [Trafford] just needed to make contact which is exactly what he did.

Morris was on hand to deny Burnley from victory at Turf Moor

He capitalised on Trafford colliding with Adebayo

Pressure continues to grow on Kompany with Burnley winning three times from 21 matches“And when it fell luckily for Carlton Morris, he did what centre-forwards do, and that’s put the ball in the back of the net.”

He added: “I think the goal should have stood, I really do. There’s going to be split camps, there’s no doubt about that, if you’re a Burnley supporter, player or coach, you’re going to be absolutely seething.

“You think you’ve got the job done and picked up all three points, but then its a smash and grab from Luton.

“When I saw James Trafford coming from his six-yard are, I’ve seen Adebayo static, stood there – he’s tried to leap above him to clear his lines.

“But there’s nowhere for Adebayo to go, yes he does lean into him a little bit, but we’ve seen it on a few occasions this season where goalkeepers have been given a bit of a lifeline, but not on this occasion.”

The result leaves both clubs in the relegation zone, though 19th-placed Burnley trail Luton by four points.

Luton are now level with Everton in 17th, however they are in the bottom three due on goal difference.

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