Luton collected their first league win of the 2019-20 season with a 3-1 win at Barnsley.
Graeme Jones’ side arrived in Yorkshire still waiting a first win in the Championship, but they made a blistering start. Jacob Butterfield and James Collins struck two goals to give Luton a 2-0 lead after 5 minutes.
Harry Cornick added a third just after the half-hour mark, giving Luton a three goal lead at the interval. Barnsley’s Mallik Wilks snatched a consolation for the hosts, but they couldn’t make a further comeback.
Luton’s victory is their first in the second tier since beating Southend in April 2007, and their first under Jones.
The visitors made a dream start at Oakwell, as former Tyke Butterfield was first to a deflected shot, took aim and fired into the bottom corner.
Collins would then add a quick second. After Barnsley failed to deliver with a corner and an initial follow-up, another former Tyke in James Bree picked up the ball, and Collins turned in his cross.
Luton still had opportunities, with Sonny Bradley seeing headers going wide and Collins denied by home keeper Sami Radlinger.
Moments after he had been denied, Cornick made it 3 for the away side, as the Luton attacker was first to a half-cleared free-kick and hammered home.
Luton had looked more comfortable in the opening period, and thought they had a fourth just after half-time, as had a goal disallowed.
Barnsley would get a goal back when Wilks received Alex Mowatt’s ball and finished, while the Tykes did have a smattering of opportunities to get another back. But Luton ultimately did enough to beat their fellow promoted side.