After defeating Coventry in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday after a penalty shootout, Luton will make its Premier League debut the following year.
In what is sometimes referred to be the most profitable football match in history, Luton defeated Coventry 6-5 in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in extra time. The winner would likely get more than $200 million in future profits in exchange for being promoted to the Premier competition, the wealthiest football competition in the world.
Since the season before the Premier League's rebranding in 1991–1992, Luton hasn't played in England's top level.
since spending 34 years in the top flight, Coventry attempted to make their first comeback since being demoted in 2001.
As the game began, Luton's captain Tom Lockyer went to the ground unharmed and lay there for a time while receiving medical care. Luton said that Lockyer was aware and attentive as he was carried away on a stretcher and brought to a hospital for more medical examinations.
Despite that setback, Luton controlled the most of the first half and grabbed the lead via Jordan Clark in the 23rd minute. Clark got a cutback from Elijah Adebayo and needed only one touch to get past a defender and fire a left-foot effort high into the goal.
Prior to halftime, Luton also had two goals overturned, but Coventry significantly improved in the second half and tied the score in the 66th minute.
Gustavo Hamer was set up by Viktor Gyokeres, who sprinted down the left wing, and his low strike from the edge of the box sent the sky-blue half of Wembley into a frenzy.
After depriving defender Jonathan Panzo of possession, Luton replacement Joe Taylor believed he had scored the game-winning goal 25 minutes into extra time, but VAR disallowed it because he touched the ball.
The first 11 penalty shooters in the shootout all converted their extra points until Dabo missed with his.
As they celebrated, the Luton players put up Lockyer's No. 4 jersey.
Reece Burke, who replaced Lockyer in the 12th minute, said of the player, “He's been brilliant for us all season.” “Make sure you do it for him,” the gaffer instructed me as I went on.
In the regular season of the Championship, Luton came in third place behind champion Burnley and automatic promotion winners Sheffield United.