Related

Article

Pre-Season Friendly: Luton 2 Aston Villa 0

23 July 2013 23:13

Aston Villa's preparations for the new season suffered a blow as they were beaten 2-0 by non-league Luton.

The Premier League side - fielding a line-up that included striker Christian Benteke and several of the club's new signings - suffered their first loss of the warm-up fixtures after four straight draws as goals from Jon Shaw and Jake Howells gave Luton a surprise win.

Villa started brightly enough, with Benteke - fresh from withdrawing his transfer request and committing his future to the club with a new deal until 2017 - looking lively.

However, they were 1-0 down after 22 minutes when Shaw converted Mark Cullen's cutback from close range.

Yacouba Sylla shot over the crossbar as Villa responded before boss Paul Lambert made a raft of changes in the second half, bringing on new boys Leandro Bacuna and Antonio Luna.

But it was Luton who grabbed a second goal with 12 minutes left to kill off the game, as Howells chipped an effort over the advancing Brad Guzan after picking up a loose ball.

Villa now head to face Crewe on Friday, still seeking a pre-season victory after draws against SV Rodinghausen, Paderborn, Bochum and Wycombe prior to the Luton defeat.

Sponsored links

Thursday 30 October

13:53
13:30
13:01
12:44
12:40
12:37
12:23
12:16
12:09
12:08
12:00
11:54
11:48
11:45
11:39
11:33
11:30
11:17
11:00
10:04
09:58
09:47
09:39
06:03
05:44
04:52
04:45
04:37
03:57
03:34
02:53
02:51
02:03
01:43
00:35
00:18
00:17
00:09
00:04
00:00
00:00

Wednesday 29 October

23:52
23:31
23:00
22:59
22:54
22:49
22:47
22:39
22:25
21:51
20:50
20:32
20:27
19:29
19:14
18:18
17:58
17:49
17:40
17:23
16:46
16:30
15:25
14:50
14:15
14:04
13:20
13:04
12:36
12:22
11:08
11:05
10:39
10:35
09:31
06:45
05:05
03:04
01:31
01:31
00:09
00:03

Tuesday 28 October

23:57
23:51
23:43
23:33
23:21
23:09
22:53
22:42
22:25
21:02
19:54
19:21
18:29
17:34
17:23
16:28
16:04
15:36
14:35
14:07
13:14
12:44
12:36
11:51
11:37
10:40
10:39
10:09
09:30
09:25
07:18
06:01
03:49
03:20
02:49
02:42
02:29
02:03
01:55
01:04
00:55
00:49

Facebook