Luton vs Manchester City Stats | The Analyst

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We bring you the need-to-know data from Kenilworth Road, with our Luton vs Manchester City stats page.

Luton vs Manchester City Pre-Match Facts

  • This is the first meeting between Luton Town and Manchester City since April 1999, a third tier league meeting which was won 2-0 by City with goals by Paul Dickov and Tony Vaughan.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine league games against Luton Town (W4 D5) since losing 1-0 at Kenilworth Road in September 1986.
  • Man City have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games against newly promoted sides (D1) since a 1-2 home defeat to Leeds United in April 2021. Away from home, the Citizens are unbeaten in 13 league games against promoted sides (W11 D2) since defeat at Norwich in September 2019 (2-3).
  • Luton have won each of their last seven home league games against reigning top-flight champions, with these coming from 1985-86 to 1991-92. In English top-flight history, only Newcastle United (nine from 1899-00 to 1910-11) have ever had a longer home winning run over defending champions. Luton’s last such defeat was in 1984-85 to Liverpool (1-2).
  • Luton remain without a Premier League clean sheet so far this season (15 games). 33% of their goals conceded at Kenilworth Road this term came in their 4-3 defeat against Arsenal last time out (4/12).
  • Manchester City are winless in their last four Premier League matches (D3 L1), their worst run since March and April 2017 (also four winless games). City haven’t gone five without a win since a run of seven in October and November 2009, while manager Pep Guardiola has never gone five in a row without a win in his top-flight managerial career.
  • In their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, Manchester City recorded their fewest shots in a Premier League game that Opta has on record (2), while it was also the fewest ever managed by a Pep Guardiola side in a top-flight league game. They didn’t manage a single shot in the second half, the first time they’d gone through a Premier League half of football without an attempt since April 2010 vs Arsenal in the first half.
  • Man City striker Erling Haaland has scored nine goals in eight Premier League games against promoted sides, only failing to find the net in two of these appearances (vs Bournemouth in August 2022 and Nottingham Forest in February).
  • Alfie Doughty has created more chances (28), provided more assists (3) and played more passes into the box (110) than any other Luton player in the Premier League this season. 18 of his chances created have been from set plays, including all three of his assists so far.
  • Manchester City’s last five defeats in all competitions have all been when Rodri hasn’t featured, including their recent 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa. By contrast, City are unbeaten in their last 43 games with the Spaniard in the team (W33 D10) since a 1-0 defeat at Spurs in February.

Luton vs Manchester City Stats Centre

Our live Opta match centre delivers you all the Luton vs Manchester City stats from Sunday’s Premier League game at Kenilworth Road.

The match centre below includes team and player stats, expected goals data, passing networks, an Opta chalkboard and more. It gives you everything you need to do your own analysis of the game from kick-off and beyond. 

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