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7 clearances: The stats behind this Luton colossus’ performance against Brentford

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Luton Town picked up a vital three points in their fight against relegation last night as they beat Brentford 2-1 at Kenilworth Road.

A Shandon Baptiste own goal and Martin Cranie strike saw the Hatters go two up in the first half before the Bees threw everything at Luton in the second period.

Ollie Watkins slotted in from close range to pull one back with nine minutes left but the hosts held on to see the win out.

One stand-out player for Graeme Jones’ side was centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Here are the stats behind the defender’s impressive display against one of the league’s best sides…

The 22-year-old started his fourth league game after signing on loan from Tottenham last month but he didn’t let his manager, team-mates or supporters down.

He did an outstanding job policing the threat of the league’s top scorer Watkins across the course of the 90 minutes.

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The defender won four aerial duels during the game as he was in the right place at the right time to clear Said Benrahma corners on a couple of occasions.

He also made a slight difference going forward in the air as he won one header from a deep free-kick but was unable to find a team-mate with the pass.

Carter-Vickers read the game well and made sure that he reached the ball before the opposition attackers as he calmly intercepted three passes from the Bees.

The January signing made seven clearances during the game which came from opposition attacks.

His most vital clearance came during the first half when a shot from Josh Dasilva was pushed back into the danger area by Sluga but the defender was on hand to clear with Watkins and Mbeumo lurking.

Carter-Vickers won three defensive duels as well with two of those coming in the space of 20 seconds during the second half as a Watkins drive ricocheted off him before Carter-Vickers stopped Mbeumo from hammering the rebound towards goal.

He was also calm when in possession as he found 11 accurate passes across the night with Luton only enjoying 29% of possession.

The young defender can be proud of his contribution to the Luton team as they managed to hold on with an excellent defensive display.


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