Luton Town 1-5 Brentford: Bees stun Luton in decisive relegation battle

A late consolation goal from Luke Berry does nothing to ease the surmounting threat of relegation at Kenilworth Road, as Luton Town were on the receiving end of a drubbing on Saturday afternoon.

Brentford never looked back after Yoane Wissa opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark, with Thomas Frank’s side going on to net a further four goals to move ten points clear of the drop zone.

As it happened

Heading to Kenilworth Road with the knowledge that three points would all but confirm their Premier League survival, it took Brentford less than thirty minutes to open the scoring against a Luton Town side that looked utterly dejected at times.

Yoane Wissa latched onto a Bryan Mbuemo pass, curling home from the edge of the box to kickstart a rout that would see him complete his brace just before half-time.

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Brentford added a third goal as the clock ticked into the final thirty minutes, with Ethan Pinnock marking his first start since early February with a goal – his header from a Sergio Reguilon corner flew past Thomas Kaminski.

Thomas Frank’s men were not done there though: Keane Lewis-Potter slotted home at the back post shortly after, with Kevin Schade going on to add Brentford’s final goal in what had been nothing short of a five-star display.

Celebrations were muted when Luke Berry rounded Mark Flekken inside stoppage time, with fans aware that their side would remain rooted inside the relegation zone by a solitary point ahead of their trip to Molineux next weekend.

The lineups

LUT: Kaminski; Osho, Mengi, Burke; Doughty, Barkley, Lokonga, Kaboré; Chong, Clark; Morris

BRE: Flekken; Reguilon, Pinnock, Collins, Ajer; Jensen, Janelt, Damsgaard; Lewis-Potter, Wissa, Mbuemo