Luton supporters brawl with West Ham stewards as tempers spill over after loss

The Premier League match between West Ham and Luton was marred by ugly scenes in the away end (Image: Image: X/@MoQoutb)

There were ugly scenes in the stands as Luton’s Premier League survival hopes were left all-but over following their defeat away to West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Rob Edwards’ side were defeated 3-1 by the Hammers at the London Stadium.

And with Luton’s Premier League hopes in tatters, tensions spilled over in the away end as supporters clashed with West Ham stewards. In videos on social media, a couple of fans are seen being ejected out of the stadium before things turned ugly.

Security reinforcements are seen entering the away end before more fans are seen shoving and pushing, and things quickly escalate as more get involved. A number of fans and stewards were seen falling down stairs as things became more hostile.

Police then quickly intervene to try and calm things down. It turned into a very sour day for the travelling fans as the 3-1 defeat all but consigned them to the Championship.

Luton lost 3-1 to West Ham, which has all but consigned them to the Championship (Image: Getty)

The Hatters are now three points adrift of safety, with Nottingham Forest in 17th boasting a far superior goal difference as they look to seal their survival with a point against Chelsea this evening in the Premier League’s late kick-off.

Albert Sambi Lokonga, on loan from Arsenal, had given Luton hope of a great escape by putting the visitors ahead in the sixth minute with a diving header, but things went south in the second half.

James Ward-Prowse levelled the scoring in the 54th minute before Tomas Soucek and George Earthy netted for the hosts to ensure they bounced back from a disastrous result away at Chelsea last time out in the top-flight.

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Edwards was visibly emotional as he acknowledged the travelling fans in the wake of their defeat as reality loomed regarding their imminent relegation to the Championship.

The Hatters have fought valiantly to stay in the Premier League this season, going toe-to-toe with plenty of sides, but they have fallen just short in their dreams of retaining their top-flight status for another season.

Luton end their Premier League campaign at Kenilworth Road against Fulham, who were beaten 4-0 by title-chasing Man City today, next Sunday afternoon.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1898090/Luton-fans-West-Ham-stewards-Premier-League