Luton still in the mix as Jutkiewicz bags injury-time leveller for Blues against Charlton

Hatters will move out of the bottom three with a victory at Hull on Saturday

By Mike Simmonds
Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 8:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 8:26 pm
Luton have two games to go in the Championship season
Luton have two games to go in the Championship season

Luton's hopes of staying in the Championship were given a huge boost this evening thanks to Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.

The giant forward scored in injury time to rescue a point for the Blues during their home game against relegation rivals Charlton Athletic.

Macauley Bonne's tap-in just before the hour had looked like it would lift Lee Bowyer's Addicks above the Blues in the table with two games remaining.

But despite keeper Dillon Phillips making a number of saves, including denying Scott Hogan from the penalty spot in the first half, he was eventually beaten.

The result means that Charlton move 47 points, just two points above Luton with two games of the season to go.

With the Addicks hosting Wigan Athletic on Saturday at 12.30pm, the Latics level with Town when they have their 12 point deduction applied, then whatever happens at the Valley, Luton will climb out of the bottom three if they can triumph at Hull City.

The Tigers were hammered 8-0 by Wigan on Tuesday, while Town's clash with QPR finished 1-1.