Luton Town were brought back down to Earth after they suffered a 7-0 thrashing at Brentford.

The Hatters had arrived on a high after beating Charlton, ending a run of 5 straight losses.

But Luton would concede early, as Bryan Mbeumo scored after just six minutes.

It took the hosts until the 29th minute to grab a second, but the Bees ran riot before half-time, with Ollie Watkins, Mathias Jensen and a brace from Josh Dasilva putting the home side 5-0 up at the break.

Brentford would get two more in the second half with both coming from the penalty spot, with Saïd Benrahma scoring the first spot-kick before Dasilva struck one to complete his hat-trick.

The Hatters remain outside the relegation zone as both Wigan and Stoke lost, but a huge reverse is a potentially huge psychological blow, while the score also sees their goal difference take a big hit.

Luton fell behind when a mix-up between James Shea and Dan Potts allowed Mbeumo to intercept his pass back and score.

Harry Cornick was denied by Brentford keeper David Raya in the visitor’s best attempt for a quick response. But that proved to be the away side’s only shot on target.

Brentford made it 2-0 just before the half-hour, as an unmarked Watkins turned in a cross.

This was the cue for the home side to run riot. A team move through the Luton defence released Jensen to finish from inside the penalty area, before Dasilva struck two goals in the final minutes of the first half. A curling effort from 20 yards would then be followed by a finish from a tight angle.

In the second half, Luton lost half-time substitute Brendan Galloway to injury, meaning they had to play with 10 men having already used all three subs. Within a few minutes of that, Brentford had number six, as Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu gave away a penalty, and Benrahma scored the penalty.

Brentford had chances to grab another from there, with Shea denying Benrahma twice. But the home side would grab a seventh late on as Dan Potts gave away a second penalty, with Dasilva burying it to rub further salt into Hatters wounds.