West Bromwich Albion eased past Luton Town in a 3-2 victory on Saturday at The Hawthorns. West Brom were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games against Peterborough United away and Blackburn Rovers away, by 1-0 and 2-1 respectively. Luton had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Sheffield United. After today’s result, West Brom and Luton currently occupy 2nd and 12th spots in the league, with 13 points and 7 points respectively after 2 matches.
West Brom started strongly in the first half, with an early calamitous own goal from Kal Naismith in the 5th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Callum Robinson, at 36 minutes. The first half ended 2-0.
The Baggies continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Karlan Grant, 66 minutes in. However, Luton weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Harry Cornick, 70 minutes in. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Ruddock Pelly just before the final whistle to make it 3-2.
For West Brom, Matthew Phillips, Kenneth Zohore and Semi Ajayi, came on for Callum Robinson, Karlan Grant and Matt Clarke. Luton replaced Henri Lansbury, Admiral Muskwe, Peter Kioso and Cameron Jerome with Fred Onyedinma, Jordan Clark, Allan Campbell and Elijah Adebayo.
There were bookings for Alex Mowatt and Kenneth Zohore from West Brom, and Allan Campbell and Gabriel Osho, for Luton.
West Brom will play their next game at home against Millwall, while Luton will face Blackburn Rovers away.