Two goals by Harry Cornick were the decisive factor as Luton beat Millwall 2-0 at The Den in London.
A goal in each half from Cornick helped Luton take the victory, with Millwall seeing Jed Wallace have a late penalty saved by Simon Sluga.
Luton’s victory means the team from Bedfordshire move above Millwall in the table, as they move into 10th place in the table.
The Hatters had picked up 4 points from their last two games before the international break, and after Wallace had seen an early shot saved by Sluga, it was Nathan Jones’ side who seized the initiative.
James Bree intercepted a defensive header before the ball was shuttled along via Jordan Clark to Cornick, who lashed a first time drive past Bartosz Bialkowski to put the Hatters in front.
Luton nearly grabbed a quick second. A slick passing move ended in Bree’s cross narrowly fail to connect with Cornick, before Clark fired over when well placed.
Benik Afobe and Sheyi Ojo saw strikes at goal blocked as Millwall attempted to rally, but the home side struggled to make a breakthrough before the break.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half, Luton grabbed themselves a second goal. Having scored the opening goal in the first half, it was Cornick with Luton’s second. Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu’s pass released Clark, and in turn, Cornick fired in a low strike for his sixth of the season.
Mpanzu could’ve added a further goal for Luton as he hit a firm drive that rebounded off the crossbar.
Millwall then began to offer more going forward. Jake Cooper had a header saved by Sluga, before Luton’s Croatian keeper kept out Wallace’s free-kick.
The home side’s best chance for a goal back came in the final 10 minutes when Kal Naismith was penalised for handball. But from the spot, Sluga kept out Wallace from the spot and from there, Luton saw the game out to take three points home with them.