Luton Town’s poor away form continued as they were beaten 2-0 by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, as the Baggies moved top.
Hatters defender Donervon Daniels scored an own goal just before the quarter-hour mark of the contest, before Semi Ajayi wrapped up the points for the home side with 20 minutes to go.
The Hatters did have a goal disallowed in the first half, but they have now lost 11 straight away matches. Graeme Jones’ side remain bottom on goal difference from Barnsley, who lost at Charlton, and 7 points adrift of 4th bottom Stoke, who were beaten at Derby on Friday night.
Luton had arrived on the back of victory over Derby at Kenilworth Road in their last match, and against a Baggies side without a win in their previous six Championship games.
However, the home side would strike first through a Luton player’s involvement, as Daniels turned a cross by home debutant Callum Robinson past his own goalkeeper.
The away side had equalised six minutes later when James Collins turned the ball home after a Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu shot was diverted his way by Harry Cornick. However, Collins was ruled offside.
Late in the first half, West Brom would see Robinson denied by Simon Sluga and a vital block from Matty Pearson deny a goalbound Charlie Austin strike.
The second half began in a similarly busy manner, with Sluga denying Robinson moments before Mpanzu had a shot blocked by Jake Livermore.
An away side penalty appeal was turned down after Kyle Bartley’s intervention to deny Mpanzu was waved away, while the home side came close again as Sluga denied Matty Phillips.
Phillips would then set up the home side’s second goal, as the winger picked out Ajayi, who headed the ball home.
That ended the away side’s hopes of a point, and they slipped to another away reverse.