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Luton Town missed out on a chance to move clear of the moving pack as they produced one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Elijah Adebayo put the hosts ahead in the second minute before Gary Madine equalized in the 55th minute from the penalty spot. Luton move to fifth place with the result while Blackpool stay in 16th place.

Managers Reaction 

Luton’s Nathan Jones: “We’re very, very hard done by not to have got three points. We didn’t play well today, we weren’t ourselves but we did enough to win the game. We had some glorious chances, Harry Cornick had two in the first half, Cameron Jerome’s had one, Admiral Muskwe’s had one, Allan Campbell’s had a chance, we had a penalty shout and that’s a clear goal, no issue whatsoever. Suddenly we don’t get that and we end up drawing the game. Blackpool was front-footed today, caused us a few problems, Harry (Isted) hasn’t had many saves to make, but they’re playing with freedom, four up top, it’s easy to do that when you’re 16th and haven’t really got anything to play for and we’re really at it.”

Blackpool’s Neil Critchley: “We’d spoken about their start and highlighted it, they play with high intensity and they get the ball forward quickly. They play a very simple but effective game, we spoke about the first 20 minutes, about how to manage it, and then we didn’t do that. It was strange how it happened (Adebayo’s goal), we didn’t deal with the ball in the corner very well and then Keysy (Keogh) comes across and we don’t seem to get a little bit of luck as it gets deflected and could go anywhere, but it goes right into the bottom corner.”

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