Luton Town picked up a second victory in four days after a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
After the dramatic comeback victory over Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, one goal would be enough for Luton to take the points this time, making it Luton’s first back-to-back Championship wins since the opening two matches of the campaign.
A second half goal by Ryan Tunnicliffe, who scored his second in as many matches, would be the decisive strike as Luton picked a first win away at Nottingham Forest since 1983.
Defeat would’ve seen Chris Hughton’s Forest jump Luton in the table, but instead Luton move up a place into 13th. Nathan Jones’ Hatters are now 15 points clear of the relegation zone and 9 points behind the play-offs.
Forest had an early chance when Murray had a shot saved by Simon Sluga, before Anthony Knockaert headed wide.
Sluga later saved a strike by Joe Lolley and Cafu’s rebound, before perhaps Forest’s best chance fell on the half hour, when Murray missed from close range after being found by Knockaert.
Luton’s keeper Sluga would again be called upon, as he made a diving stop to keep out James Garner, before Luton had a major chance when Elijah Adebayo was denied by Brice Samba.
What turned out to be the game’s only goal would come just after the hour mark, when a cross by Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu picked out Tunnicliffe, who was able to thread a first-time strike past Samba.
Not long after that, Luton could’ve had another, when Jordan Clark was played through but fired wide.
Forest were unable to respond to all that, as Luton saw the job through to pick up the 3 points for the journey back down the M1.