Second-half fightback secures massive three points for Manchester City against Luton

Manchester City displayed a second-half fightback to bring an end to our four-game winless Premier League run with a narrow 2-1 win over newly-promoted Luton Town, who now have a record of four losses in their last five games.

Pep Guardiola’s side claimed their first league win since November 4, despite the absence of the injured Erling Haaland.

The Citizens started on a high note in our first meeting with Luton in 24 years, as Phil Foden forced Thomas Kaminski into early action, before Bernardo Silva fired wide from the subsequent rebound.

The pressure didn’t stop there as Rodri who just returned from a one-match suspension, threatened with a fierce effort from distance that drew a smart stop from Kaminski.

After continuous testing, Luton goalkeeper then produced his best save of the first-half in the 27th minute, diving low to his left to deny Foden’s driven strike. Despite not posing much of a threat in the first-half of the game, the Hatters had their breakthrough in stoppage time as Andros Townend’s in-swinging cross drifted to the far post for the towering Elijah Adebayo to nod home and spark scenes of jubilation at Kenilworth Road.

However, Pep Guardiola’s wise half-time words seem to have made a difference as City bounced back after receiving a significant setback before the break.

The Premier League defending Champions gave an emphatic response as City replied with two goals in three minutes after Rúben Dias rattled the woodwork to complete a turnaround.

Bernardo Silva curled a precise strike into the bottom corner, before Jack Grealish slotted home from Julián Álvarez’s low cross to claim his 50th senior goal in club football.

With the host unable to level the scores at full-time, Man City extended our unbeaten record in H2H meetings to 10 matches, while the Citizens remain in fourth place and four points away from the top spot.