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Luton moves four points clear of relegation zone with win over Crystal Palace

Jacob Brown Jacob Brown - The Canadian Press

LUTON, England (AP) — Jacob Brown scored an 83rd-minute winner as Luton beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

It was only Luton’s second win in 13 games in English soccer’s top division this season after securing promotion last term. The result saw it move four points clear of the relegation zone.

Teden Mengi fired Luton ahead in the 72nd minute at Kenilworth Road, but Michael Olise quickly evened the score in the 74th.

Brown's goal ended a six-game winless streak for Rob Edwards' team since its only other top flight victory against Everton in September.

Jefferson Lerma came close to rescuing a point for Palace with a header that hit the post 13 minutes into stoppage time.

The win reflects Luton's improving form, having picked up five points in its last five games, including a 1-1 draw with Liverpool earlier this month.

Defeat for 13th-place Palace means the London club has only won one of its last six games.


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