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Watch: Sheffield United score two own goals in four-minute span during 3-2 loss to Luton Town

SHEFFIELD — Jack Robinson and Anis Ben Slimane scored own goals in the final 13 minutes as Sheffield United let a late lead slip and lost 3-2 to fellow Premier League strugglers Luton Town at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

United deservedly drew level just past the hour-mark as Oli McBurnie scored his third goal of the season, and they led when Luton failed to clear a cross and after a scramble in the box, Anel Ahmedhodzic scored.

But two moments of misfortune followed as Robinson’s attempted headed clearance only succeeded in steering the ball into his own net, before a pass in the box deflected off Slimane and looped into the goal for the winner.

Sheffield own goals vs. Luton Town

Luton took the lead in the first half through Alfie Doughty, but a strong second-half showing from the home side turned the game on its head as McBurnie netted and Ahmedhodzic scored his first Premier League goal.

Having worked so hard to get in front, however, United surrendered their lead in cruel fashion as Robinson flicked a cross into his own net and Slimane deflected a shot past his goalkeeper.

Luton stayed in 18th position but moved to 15 points from 18 games, one point from safety, while United remained rooted to the bottom of the standings with nine points from 19 matches.

"It was a rollercoaster of emotions. We were 2-1 down and then you think about what that means to the table. It's a crazy day," Luton winger Andros Townsend told Amazon Prime.

"It's sensational (to win back-to-back games). Whether you're a top side or not, it's so hard to do in the Premier League.

"We were ahead against Liverpool and Arsenal and we didn't get three points in those games. It's about time we got some luck."

The match was officiated by Sam Allison, who became the first black referee in the Premier League for 15 years and only the second ever after Uriah Rennie.

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Luton started and finished the game on top, but had to withstand some heavy United pressure in between and home manager Chris Wilder will be livid with the manner of the defeat

Doughty gave Luton the lead when his low shot from a tight angle went through the legs of home goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

"We chucked it away," Wilder said. "We got our noses in front. We don't go out and stop a cross. We are sat on the six yard line and things like that are going to happen if you sit that deep.

"It is the defending attitude and shape that has cost us. It will look a bit unlucky but it isn't unlucky, it is us and we chucked it."

Luton striker Carlton Morris said he had reported an incident to the match officials.

"I heard something from the front row (in the crowd) and thought it was best to get it reported straight away," he said, without elaborating.

Luton Town vs. Sheffield United full highlights

(Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Ed Osmond and Christian Radnedge)

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