Cambridge knee slide saw Hylton earn an ear-bashing from his angry wife despite scoring a hat-trick in 7-0 win
Town striker Danny Hylton revealed that he now iconic knee sliding celebration during the 7-0 win over Cambridge United back in November 2017 earned him a severe ear-bashing from wife Kelly after the game.
A match that had everything saw Olly Lee score from inside his own half, brother Elliot adding a double, the first of which was a truly magnificent finish, plus Hylton himself netting a hat-trick.
However, most people will remember that when Lee somehow managed to lift his shot over David Forde from what was a different postcode and run off to the touchline to celebrate, Hylton chose that moment to slide on his knees towards the U’s keeper and pick up a booking from referee Nick Kinseley.
After the game, and ecstatic due to his treble, Hylton was quickly brought back down to earth when travelling home, saying: “When I go on to the pitch I’m not quite sure what happens, it’s like something comes over me.
“I just remember Olly scoring and I was so excited that he’d scored, and literally I couldn’t tell you what came over me and I just made a beeline for the goalkeeper.
“What I actually first thought was, I thought he could have played me in because I was on the left side, and then when he shot I thought ‘that’s going in, but if it comes off the post, I’m going to follow that in and hopefully get a tap in’ or something like that.
“Once I’d started running, it was too late to stop then so I thought I’d knee slide.
“I remember the keeper kicked me when I’d done it, and it really hurt, then I remember getting in the car after the game with my missus and kids, and she was so angry with me.
“She said ‘what were you doing?’ And I was like, ‘what do you mean?’
“Because I was all delighted because I’d scored in a game that we’d won.
“She said ‘why do you always have to…?’ and she gave me a bit of a telling off in the car.
“She put a bit of a downer on it for me, but it was a fun moment.
“I apologised to the Cambridge keeper, but the Luton fans loved it and it’s a moment they still talk about now, so it’s just another moment in my Luton career.”