Birmingham City made an encouraging start to life under new boss John Eustace as they avoided defeat at the last season’s beaten Championship play-off semi-finalists Luton.
In a game of few chances, Blues managed just one shot on target.
But new boss Eustace, who only took over at the beginning of July, had four of his five summer signings making their debut – and an away point is an encouragement start for a club who have spent most of the summer under the threat of new ownership .
Blues have twice done the double over the Hatters in the past three seasons. Despite 28 points separating Birmingham, in 20th, from sixth-placed Luton last season, Blues won the two meetings between them 8-0 on aggregate, starting 11 months ago with a 5-0 win at Kenilworth Road.
But this was a much quieter afternoon for the Luton defense by comparison.
More to follow.
- 30FreemanSubstituted forWoodrowat 70′minutes
- 11AdebayoSubstituted forJeromeat 84′minutes
- 9MorrisSubstituted forCornickat 70′minutes
- 28SandersonBooked at 50mins
- 6WoodsBooked at 90mins
- 17PlachetSubstituted forGrahamat 83′minutes
- 7BacunaBooked at 35mins
- 8DeeneySubstituted forJutkiewiczat 78′minutes
- Graham Scott
Match ends, Luton Town 0, Birmingham City 0.
Second Half ends, Luton Town 0, Birmingham City 0.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by John Ruddy.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Scott Hogan.
Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked.
Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Marc Roberts.
Ryan Woods (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Woods (Birmingham City).
Offside, Birmingham City. John Ruddy tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.
Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town).
Ryan Woods (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by James Bree.
Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) header from the center of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Daniel Potts.
Substitution, Luton Town. Cameron Jerome replaces Elijah Adebayo.
Substitution, Birmingham City. Jordan Graham replaces Przemyslaw Placheta.
Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Allan Campbell.
Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Troy Deeney.
Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Luton Town) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Clark with a headed pass.