Luton Town 2-3 West Bromwich Albion: Baggies fight back to secure fourth consecutive win

Conor Townsend scores for West Brom
Conor Townsend’s first goal since January 2020 completed the Baggies’ comeback

West Bromwich Albion fought back from 2-0 down to beat Luton at Kenilworth Road and secure a ninth win in 10 league matches.

Carlton Morris turned and fired a first-time shot into the bottom corner from range and moments later Elijah Adebayo doubled the Hatters’ lead.

In an all-action first half Daryl Dike started the fightback when he chased down a backpass and Luton goalkeeper Ethan Horvath’s clearance cannoned off the Baggies striker into the net.

Jayson Molumby smashed in the leveler and two minutes later Conor Townsend fired in unmarked to complete the turnaround.

West Brom were in the relegation places at the start of November, but a ninth win in 11 league games under Carlos Corberan lifts them into play-off contention in sixth.

It also ended Luton’s three-match winning run and drops them to ninth, two points outside the play-off places.

The Baggies had let in just two goals in their previous nine league matches, but conceded as many in the first 10 minutes as the Hatters, looking for a fourth home win of the season, made a stunning start.

John Swift came within inches of leveling moments after Morris’ 11th goal of the season, heading Matt Phillips’ cross just over, but Adebayo then headed James Bree’s curling cross back across goal and into the far corner.

The Baggies responded well in an end-to-end first half, Horvath denying Dara O’Shea and Jed Wallace, and Dike headed against the bar before netting for the second league match running.

The visitors took a grip after the break and were deservedly level when Molumby finished off after some pinball in the Luton box.

The Hatters were stunned moments later when Phillips fired the ball across goal and picked out Townsend unmarked at the back post who capped a superb fightback by West Brom.

Line-ups

Luton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 34Horvath
  • 2BreeBooked at 90mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Potts
  • 45Doughty
  • 22CampbellBooked at 88mins
  • 18ClarkSubstituted forWatsonat 81′minutes
  • 17MpanzuBooked at 43minsSubstituted forJeromeat 71′minutes
  • 29Bell
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forWoodrowat 71′minutes
  • 11AdebayoSubstituted forCornickat 71′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cornick
  • 10Woodrow
  • 16Burke
  • 20Watson
  • 21Isted
  • 35Jerome

West Brom

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Palmer
  • 2Furlong
  • 4O’Shea
  • 15Peters
  • 3Townsend
  • 14MolumbyBooked at 62mins
  • 35Yokuslu
  • 17J WallaceSubstituted forAjayiat 84′minutes
  • 19swiftSubstituted forDianganaat 56′minutes
  • 10PhillipsSubstituted forreachat 90+2′minutes
  • 12dikeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Button
  • 6Ajayi
  • 7rogic
  • 8livermore
  • 11Diangana
  • 20reach
  • 29Gardner-Hickman

Referees:
Josh Smith

Attendance:
10.069

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