Could this happen? Could Luton Town really survive? Four losses in their first four games suggest nature and status would take their course. A month later they have a point at home and four away to their name and on Saturday they recovered from Nottingham Forest by taking a two-goal lead to take a point and score one. They are out of the trap and have momentum that currently eludes Burnley, AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United. yesterday
Shortly after half time Chris Wood scored an excellent goal, assisted by Anthony Elanga. Andros Townsend arrived, tearful after being rejected by Burnley, for his debut. Ross Barkley added composure to the midfield and Elijah Adebayo strengthened the striking threat.
Wood quickly scored again, thanks to another assist from Elanga. Luton looked down until the 83rd minute, when Forest awarded a cheap free kick down Luton’s left. Townsend’s effort tipped apologetically towards goal. “It was the worst delivery of the day,” sighed Forest head coach Steve Cooper. Unfortunately for Forest, first Serge Aurier, then Harry Toffolo managed to clear it and Chiedozie Ogbene, constantly threatening, gently slotted his first top-flight goal past Matt Turner.