Luton Town’s early season misfortunes appeared to have come to an end when the Hatters clinched three points against Everton at the end of September, but successive defeats to Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur led to further questions being cast over their Premier League future.
NFO: Turner; Toffolo, Murillo, Boly, Aurier; Sangaré, Mangala, Domínguez; Elanga, Wood, Gibbs-White
LUT: Kaminski; Doughty, Mengi, Lockyer, Burke; Chong, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Ogbene; Morris, Brown
Luton Town had done well to reach the half-time interval on level pegging at the City Ground, but when Chris Wood lifted the ball over Thomas Kaminski to open the scoring just three minutes into the second half, it looked to spell trouble for the visitors.Embed from Getty Images
And with fifteen minutes of regulation time remaining, he rose highest to head home from Anthony Elanga’s cross – seemingly forcing Luton Town to settle for another defeat away from home.
But an air of complacency seemed to roll in from the Trent, with Nottingham Forest failing to clear a set-piece routine, as Chiedozie Ogbene slammed home following an unfortunate deflection off Harry Toffolo.
In stoppage time, it was Elijah Adebayo that completed a stunning comeback for the Hatters. Using his chest to cushion a long ball, the forward was able to place a composed effort past Matt Turner to restore parity and cue wild celebrations among the away fans.Embed from Getty Images
Luton Town sit just outside of the relegation zone as a result of the draw, but face a tough test next weekend as they travel to Villa Park. For Nottingham Forest, their poor form looks set to continue as they face Liverpool at Anfield next time out.