Luton Town were beaten 2-1 at home by West Bromwich Albion as they wait their first Championship win.

The Hatters had taken the lead through Harry Cornick. But two goals in the opening stages of the second half by Baggies’ half-time sub Grady Diangana changed the contest.

Graeme Jones’ side were unable to level against the Baggies, as he lost against the club where he had worked as a coach last season.

Defeat to West Brom is also Luton’s first at home in a league match since March 2018, in a run going back 28 games to when they were beaten by Accrington Stanley in League 2.

Luton took the lead early on when Cornick, who made his first league start of the season, opened the scoring in the opening stages when he headed in Martin Cranie’s cross.

An open first half saw both sides come close. West Brom tried first, with Simon Sluga denying Jake Livermore before Kenneth Zohore headed wide. Luton best chance fell to Cornick, who was denied by Sam Johnstone.

Diangana put West Brom level within three minutes of being introduced as a half-time sub, as he received a through-pass then finished low from 20 yards.

The Baggies’ loan signing from West Ham then had another a few minutes later, as he headed a deflected shot past Sluga to make it 2-1.

Luton’s best opportunity for a leveller came shortly after when substitute Kazenga LuaLua was denied by Johnstone.

Late on, the best chances fell to West Brom substitute Charlie Austin, with their recent signing from Southampton putting one effort wide and saw another hit the post after arriving as a substitute.

The Hatters’ attempts to get their first league win will see them try back-to-back away trips to Yorkshire, when they face Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday before a trip to Barnsley.