Luton Town and Barnsley both drew blanks in a clash between two of the top 4 at Kenilworth Road.

The result saw Luton fail to score at home in a League One fixture for the first time this season, as the clash between two of the early promotion challengers failed to provide a winner.

The Hatters do remain in 2nd, but see their advantage on third place Sunderland cut after the Black Cats won at Blackpool, while the gap to leaders Portsmouth is now 5 points after the South Coast outfit beat struggling AFC Wimbledon.

Barnsley did press early, with Cauley Woodrow striking wide after breaking through.

Former Luton favourite Cameron McGeehan would then see an effort denied, while Adam McCormack was the first Luton man to test Barnsley keeper Adam Davies as his volley was repelled.

Luton’s Andrew Shinnie saw an effort collected as his side attempted to find their way through.

The same man would later see a rasping drive fly wide. Danny Hylton would also see an effort kept out in a second half that ebbed and flowed.

Barnsley came close late on with Alex Mowatt hitting a drive wide. But there was to be no winning goal in the fixture, and the two sides instead prolonged their unbeaten runs.