Along with the start of the new EFL season, we also witnessed the return of the EFL Cup with many big names hosted interesting ties on the day. One of the clashes that attracted the attention of fans was between Luton Town and Ipswich Town. Just last season, they were at different ends but also different situations.

Luton had a very successful season under Nathan Jones and Mick Harford as their attractive style of play contributed to their back-to-back promotion. This season, with a new manager in Graeme Jones on the sideline and new additions, they started their journey in the Championship in a very positive way.

Meanwhile, Ipswich were struggled to fight for their spot but couldn’t survive the cut. After a busy summer that saw many of their key players left and also new signings that were brought in by Paul Lambert, they are ready for the League One. But their travel to the Kenilworth Road wasn’t as they wanted. Goals from Lloyd Jones, Elliot Lee and Andrew Shinnie secured Luton a Second Round clash with Cardiff City.

This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of how Luton dominated Ipswich at their home stadium. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will analyse what Lambert could have done better with Ipswich’s tactics that might secure a more positive result over Luton’s tactics.

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