Luton Town bounced back into the top 6 as they came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1.
A lot of pre-game attention had been on away boss Neil Warnock, who was managing a record-breaking 1,602nd game in league management, and his side had lead at the break through youngster Josh Coburn.
But three goals in five minutes decided things in Luton’s favour. Nathan Jones’ side equalised through Sonny Bradley, then took the lead through Elijah Adebayo, and saw Harry Cornick complete the spree with a third.
Victory means that after 16 games, Luton return to the top 6 in the Championship table. The Hatters moved up into 6th place, ahead of Blackpool and Millwall on goal difference.
Luton had began brightly at Kenilworth Road, but it was Middlesbrough who opened the scoring.
A swift Middlesbrough counter attack saw Andraz Sporar advance for the away side, before crossing for Coburn to slide in and finish.
The home side had the better of general play before the break, with Cornick having a couple of chances. The closest came in the final five minutes of the half, with a volley flying across the goal and out.
The Hatters would eventually equalise 12 minutes after the half-time break. James Bree’s corner picked out Bradley, who headed past Middlesbrough keeper Luke Daniels.
The equaliser was the cue for Luton to go on a quickfire comeback. After Adebayo had a first strike blocked, the ex-Walsall forward received Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu’s through pass before beating Daniels.
Luton then grabbed a third goal, as Cornick was first to Marcus Tavernier’s loose backpass and duly forced in a third goal for the home side.
Tavernier and James Lea Siliki had late opportunities to make the final stages interesting, but Luton saw the job through to move back into the top 6 ahead of Saturday’s clash with Stoke City.