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As good as England’s best: Luton hit half-century

At the weekend, Luton Town became the first team outside of the Premier League to score 50 goals at home this season.

Only Manchester City, under Pep Guardiola, have done likewise in 2018-19, with the record achieved in Luton’s 4-0 win over Doncaster.

But how exactly have the League One leaders gone about it?

Football FanCast breaks down the stats below!

Top goalscorers

James Collins has scored 12 goals at home this season and is, far and away, the club’s highest goalscorer at Kenilworth Road.

In second place, Danny Hylton has scored seven, while Elliot Lee has netted six.

A total of 14 separate goalscorers have found the net, with four of the strikes coming from the penalty spot.

Behind Hylton and Lee, Harry Cornick has scored four goals. Three players have scored three, four have scored two and two have scored one. There has also been one own goal, scored by Fleetwood Town’s Craig Morgan in a 2-0 defeat.

The breakdown

Luton’s home record is frightening.

They have scored in every game at Kenilworth Road bar one, a 0-0 draw with Barnsley. They are also unbeaten at home, only dropping points five times, in draws with Sunderland, Charlton Athletic, Barnsley, Coventry City and Gillingham.

They have scored three goals or more on nine occasions, and have won by a margin of four a total of four times.

Indeed, per footystats, Luton average 2.5 goals per match at home, compared with just 1.37 away from home.

Their home form has been key to their challenge for promotion – they last lost a match at home in March of 2018, when they fell to a 2-1 loss to Accrington Stanley. Stanley, of course, finished first in League Two last term while Luton ended the season second.

Interestingly, Luton often score late; footystats report that 24% of their home goals are scored between the 76th minute and the 90th, more than any other time.

Too good for League One

Luton are surely set for a second successive promotion.

They have not lost, home or away, in 26 matches and are five points clear of second-placed Barnsley in League One.

The statistics bear out the fact that they are, quite simply, too good for the division.

They have scored the most goals – unsurprisingly, given their seemingly bionic home form – and have the highest goal difference by a significant margin.

Mick Harford’s side have enjoyed a simply unstoppable season and, with seven games of the season remaining, it appears as though the run could go on for a little while yet.

With 83 points currently on the board, Luton could end the season with 104 points if they win out, which would set the record of the highest tally ever achieved in League One. The current holders are Wolves, who took 103 points en route to promotion in 2013-14.

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