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Man City beat Luton to end four-match winless run

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Champions Manchester City (Man City) came from behind to beat Luton 2-1 and end a four-match winless run in the Premier League.

Man City were without injured Erling Haaland as Pep Guardiola’s side were facing back-to-back league defeats for the first time since December 2019 when Elijah Adebayo gave Luton the lead in first-half stoppage time, rising highest at the back post to head in Andros Townsend’s cross.

But Bernardo Silva latched on to a loose ball in the penalty area and equalised for the visitors with a fine curling effort.

Three minutes later, City completed the turnaround when Jack Grealish converted Julian Alvarez’s low cross.

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Victory means Man City remained fourth, four points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, while third-from-bottom Luton are now four points off safety following Everton’s win over Chelsea.

City came into Sunday’s fixture on the back of their joint-longest run without a win under Guardiola.

Despite their lowly position, Luton has been a tough proposition at home on their return to the top flight after a 31-year absence.

They drew 1-1 with Liverpool, who needed a late equaliser to avoid defeat, and came within seconds of a point against Arsenal before losing 4-3 on Tuesday.