Hatters rated v Blackpool

Luton salvaged a crucial point as Jason Cummings scored late on to draw 2-2 with Blackpool on Saturday.

Monday, 8th April 2019, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 7:57 pm
Town celebrate Jason Cummings' late leveller against Blackpool

Striker James Collins had broken the deadlock early on, but was then sent off as the Hatters had to fight back, playing with 10 men for half an hour. See how Town's players rated on the day here.

Got caught out slightly for the first goal, but fully redeemed himself with a top save from Gnanduillets header and an even better stop when the striker was through at 2-1. Swept up impressively as well.
Found it hard to enjoy the kind of dominance he has in recent weeks on the right hand side, with Blackpool closing the gaps effectively at the back.
Set-plays were once more a real threat for Town, Pearson in particular going close from one dangerous corner. Drove forward well, as he linked with LuaLua excellently.
So close to making it 2-0 as his header cannoned off a covering defender and then cross almost outfoxed Mafoumbi. Found Gnanduillet a tough opponent at times, the striker getting above him to test Shea.
Will be bitterly disappointed to concede from a corner for only the second time this season. Cleared Gnanduillets header off the line andthen gave Town greater height up front later on.
Almost single-handedly dragged his side back into the game with a marvellous performance, especially when Luton were down to 10. Drove Town forward intelligently, setting up Cummings late on.
Came close in both halves, each time finding a visiting defender managing to get a crucial block in. Tried his best to find a way through the away side's packed back-line.
Linked up play impressively during a fine first period when Town were on top for long spells. Replaced in the second half as Luton opted to get more legs into the final third.
Part of an excellent first 30 minutes, playing some clever passes as Luton assumed complete control. Went up front with Collins dismissed, having one excellent chance he sliced wide.
Finished well for his 22nd of the season and was holding up the ball intelligently until his few minutes of madness. Needlessly kicked the ball away and then late challenge earned red.
Was absolutely unplayable at times in the first period, as he twisted and turned the Blackpool defence into knots. Another assist for Collins before an injury clearly restricted him and substituted early.
Calm in possession which ensured Town could stay on top in the closing stages. Might have played in Cummings earlier, but then almost won it with the last kick!
His pace added another dimension for Luton to keep stretching the Tangerines defence.
Showed just why Town brought him in, with clever feet and an assured finish when Luton needed it most.