When in the season you play a team is key.
Luton are just promoted, lost their first three games and – angered that Garth Crooks in midweek predicted their relegation by Xmas – brought many and raucous supporters.
Fulham are regarded as soft, the sort of game from which you might come away with a point.
So Luton put 10 men behind the ball and hoped to catch Fulham on the break.
The tactic nearly worked as in the first half Jacob Brown of Luton headed against the post.
Fulham’s main problem is scoring: Raul Jimenez is yet to open his account and it was Carlos Vinicius who converted Willian’s cross, which the Luton keeper Kaminski fumbled into his path.
In truth a draw would have been a fair result but I think Garth Crooks got it right.
Luton have lost all four games so far and will struggle.
Fulham fans paid their respect to Mohammed al Fayed whose son Karim was present.
Whatever your views on Mohammed al Fayed he was the architect of modern successful Fulham and the fans’ gratitude is well-deserved.