Luton Town scored five times without reply against Coventry City last night, the club’s highest margin of victory in the second-tier this century.
Elijah Adebayo coolly slotted from the penalty spot to open the scoring, before Harry Cornick and Luke Berry made it three inside 30 minutes.
The Hatters, who had been in the exact same position against Swansea last time out at Kenilworth Road, were able to add a fourth through Adebayo just before half time, seemingly eliminating the possibility of a Swans-Esque comeback.
Cornick inflicted further damage on the scoreline with his second of the game in the 58th minute, with The Hatters continuing to create excellent chances to add a sixth.
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Speaking to Football League World after the match, Nathan Jones spoke about the performance and subsequent result: “It was a complete performance, it’s my best performance as Luton manager by a mile.
“I know we scored eights and sevens and five away from home, but this is in the Championship against a very good side, a side who is third and they could have gone top tonight.”
“So that’s the magnitude of the performance as from start to finish I thought we were outstanding. It should have been more and this is a side that scores goals, a side that’s third in the league, a side that has run over teams, and they are a good side.”
It was an excellent performance from The Hatters from start to finish, and it seemed that a positive result was around the corner after managing six games without a win.
Adebayo and Cornick did excellently well to constantly get in behind the Coventry defence, and when the backline did win their aerial battles, Jordan Clark and Luke Berry were the first players to arrive on the second balls.
Defensively speaking, Luton stood strong and endured spells of Coventry pressure, but they were not tested very often.
Luton can go into Saturday’s with Huddersfield Town with a lot of confidence, although, The Terriers will also be spirited after an excellent performance and result against Blackburn Rovers.