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Karl Whitehouse takes a look at the history between wolves & luton

First Meetings

Division 2 – The first meeting of the two clubs in Division 2 was on the 25th September 1976 the game finished 2-1 to Luton Town at Molineux.

Division 1 – The first meeting of the two clubs in Division 1 was on the 5th November 1955 the game finished 5-1 to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Championship – The first meeting of the two clubs in Championship was on the 10th September 2005 the game finished 1-1 at Kenilworth Road.

FA Cup – The first meeting of the two clubs in the FA Cup was in the 9th January 1932 the game finished 2-1 to Wolves the game was played at Kenilworth Road.

League Cup – The first and only meeting of the two clubs in the League Cup was on the 30th August 1977.  The 2nd Round the game finished finished 3-1 to Luton Town game at Molineux.

Most Recent Meetings

FA Cup – The most recent game was in the 3rd Round on  5th January 2013 it  finished 1-0 to Luton Town.

Championship – The most recent game was on the 3rd March 2007 the game finished 3-2 to Wolves.

Division 1 – The most recent game was on the 10th December 1995 the game finished 3-2 to Wolves.

Biggest Win

Division 1 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 29th August 1956 the game finished 5-4 to Wolves.

Championship – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 3rd March 2007 the game finished 3-2 to Wolves.

Fa Cup – The biggest win between the two clubs was in the 5th Round on the 20th February 1960 the game finished 4-1 to Wolves.

Biggest Defeat

Division 2 – The biggest defeat between the  clubs was on the 25th September 1976 the game finished 2-1 to Luton Town.

Division 1 – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 5th November 1955 the game finished 5-1 to Luton Town.

FA Cup – The biggest defeat between the  clubs was on the 5th January 2013 the game finished 1-0 to Luton Town.

Other Meetings

Wolves played Luton in a pre-season friendly on the 2nd August 2023 played at Molineux and the game finished 0-0.

Match of the Day

There was a game near the date of the upcoming meeting which was played on the 23rd September 1995 the game finished 0-0.

Do you remember?

Wolves News - History Wolves v Luton
Luton Town v Wolves 3rd March 2007 in the Championship

Wolves took the lead early in the game with a Gary Breen headed goal and then Luton got the equaliser when Lewis Emanuel had a deflected shot which came off Gary Breen and went past Matt Murray to make it 1-1.

Then just before half time Leon Barnett put his headed goal towards the net to make it 2-1 at half time.

Half Time Luton Town 2 Wolves 1

Wolves got the equaliser when Andy Keogh reacted quickly when Marlon Beresford could only parry Michael Kightly shot.

Then suddenly it was Wolves on the attack again when Luton goalkeeper Marlon Beresford had a moment when he let a shot by Karl Henry slip through his hands to make the game 3-2 in Wolves favour.

Wolves held on to the final whistle to win the game and send the wolves fans home happy.  

Full Time: Luton Town 2 Wolves 3

Luton: Beresford, Foley, Barnett, Heikkinen, Emanuel, Bell, Robinson, Spring (Carlisle 71), Keane, Talbot (Feeney 71), Runstrom.
Subs Not Used: Brill, Davis, Boyd.

Booked: Spring, Robinson, Emanuel, Feeney.

Goals: Emanuel 22, Barnett 45.

Wolverhampton: Murray, Edwards, Breen, Neill Collins, McNamara, Kightly, Henry, Olofinjana, McIndoe, Ward (Bothroyd 76), Keogh.
Subs Not Used: Budtz, Craddock, Clapham, Gleeson.

Booked: Kightly.

Goals: Breen 10, Keogh 53, Henry 66.

A little more history...

Luton Town v Wolves 12th April 1994 in Division One

Wolves won the game with a goal in the first half by Mark Burke and the second goal was scored in the 2nd Half by Guy Whittingham.

Wolves win the game 2-0.

Head to Head Stats

Premier League Stats

This will be the first ever meeting of the two sides in the premier league.

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 32 games in total.

Wolves have won 14 Games.

Luton Town have won 13 Games.

There has been 5 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

23rd September 1995 Wolves 0 Luton Town 0 at Molineux. (League Division 1)

10th December 1995 Luton Town 2 Wolves 3 at Kenilworth Road. (League Division 1)

10th September 2005 Luton Town 1 Wolves 1 at Kenilworth Road. (Championship)

13th January 2006 Wolves 2 Luton Town 1 at Molineux. (Championship)

26th August 2006 Wolves 1 Luton Town 0 at Molineux. (Championship)

3rd March 2007 Luton Town 2 Wolves 3 at Kenilworth Road. (Championship)

PLAYING FOR BOTH TEAMS

Mark Burke Played for Wolves 1990-1994 made 77 appearances scored 14 goals and played for Luton Town in a loan spell 1993-1994 made 4 appearances.

Steve Claridge Played for Luton Town in 1992 made 16 appearances scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1998 made 5 appearances.

Carlos Edwards Played for Luton Town in 2005-2007 made 74 appearances scored 8 goals and played for Wolves from October 2008 in a 3-month loan spell from Sunderland made 6 appearances and had his loan spell ended on 20th November 2008.

David Edwards Played for Luton Town 2007-2008 made 26 appearances scored 4 goals and played for Wolves from January 2008-2017 made 307 appearances scored 44 goals.

Kevin Foley Played for Luton Town 2002-2007 made 166 appearances scored 5 goals and played for Wolves 2007-2015 made 213 appearances scored 6 goals.

Ryan Giles Played for Wolves 2008-2023 made 1 cup appearance and currently playing for Luton Town after signing for them in the 2023 Summer Transfer Window made 5 appearances to this date. 

Bob Hatton Played for Wolves 1964-1967 made 10 appearances scored 7 goals and played for Luton Town 1978-1980 made 82 appearances scored 29 goals.

Billy Kellock Played for Luton Town 1982-1983 made 9 appearances scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1982-1984 made 12 appearances scored 3 goals.

Andy King Played for Luton Town in spells 1974-1976 and 1985-1986 made 36 appearances scored 9 goals and played for Wolves 1985 made 28 appearances scored 10 goals.

Michael McIndoe Played for Luton Town made 47 appearances scored 0 goals and played for Wolves 2006-2008 made 32 appearances scored 3 goals.

Jack Nelson Played for Wolves 1932-1935 made 74 appearances scored 4 goals and played for Luton Town 1935-1939 made 134 appearances scored 1 goal.

Jesse Pye Played for Wolves 1946-1952 made 188 appearances scored 90 goals and played for Luton Town 1952-1954 made 61 appearances scored 32 goals.

Jack Taylor Played for Luton Town 1952-1954 made 85 appearances scored 29 goals and played for Wolves 1952-1954 made 10 appearances scored 1 goal.

Bobby Thomson Played for Wolves 1961-1969 made 300 appearances scored 3 goals and played for Luton Town 1972-1976 made 135 appearances scored 2 goals.

Others Who Played for Both Clubs

Matthew Barnes Homer, Marlon Beresford, Joe Blackett, Gordon Brice, Mark Crook, Harry Crump, Ian Feuer, Andre Gray, Bob Hazell, Harry Keeling, Joe McBride, Stacey North, Andy Petterson, Graham Rodger, Mike Small, Jack Smith, Alan Steen.

Played, Coached, Managed Both Teams

Rob Edwards Played for Wolves 2004-2008 made 111 appearances scored 1 goal and also managed Wolves October 2016 to November 2016 for 2 games and is currently the Luton Town Manager from November 2022 to this day managing them for 38 games.

Matt Jackson Played for Luton Town 1990-1991 made 9 appearances and also was appointed Wolves as a Strategic Player Marketing Manager 2021 and has just left his job there in June 2023 to become President of Wolves partner club Grasshopper Club Zurich.   

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