Stoke and Huddersfield continue to have their prices cut in bwin’s Championship relegation odds after another disappointing weekend left both teams on one point.
City led through Liam Lindsay’s opener, but Lukas Jutkiewicz levelled and then 16-year-old Jude Bellingham bagged the winner soon after.
“We have to change our luck,” moaned manager Nathan Jones. “Apart from Preston and Leeds, we have probably been the better side in every game but we have got no points for it.
“We have changed shape – given the players a little bit of what they have wanted – and we have still got no result and that’s a frustrating thing.
“You can’t continue like this – you can’t continue losing games. We have to change the momentum, but nothing is going for us at the minute.”
Karlan Grant put Town ahead two minutes into the second half at Kenilworth Road, but a James Collins penalty and then an Andrew Shinnie strike turned things around.
Caretaker boss Mark Hudson said: “Some of our leaders weren’t strong enough and until that changes we won’t win games.
“We let them dictate the play for a spell and we’ve got to be stronger. You have to show character.”
Hatters on hot streak
That win put Luton on seven points and they are out to 3/1 in bwin’s Championship relegation odds.
Reflecting on three wins in a week, after the Hatters beat Barnsley and then Cardiff in the EFL Cup, Graeme Jones said: “I’m just really satisfied, as it’s very, very difficult to do.
“You have to be totally committed, totally focused on each game, which is really, really demanding.
“The most important thing for me is we played in three completely different styles in all three games. I said right at the beginning of my time here, we’d have to be adaptable and we were.”
The major talking point of a rather dull affair was Ben Williams’ 90th-minute horror tackle on Lee Evans that earned him a red card.
Latics boss Paul Cook was delighted his team put an end to their losing streak, which had stretched to five games, including an EFL Cup defeat to Stoke.
With his side on four points, he stated: “If we’d lost, it would have felt like the end of the world and that’s what football can be like.
“I thought defensively we were very good. If you watched us at QPR, you wouldn’t have said that, so you can see there’s been some improvement from the training ground.”
Barnsley are a point above and Daniel Stendel commented: “We have a lot of injuries, had a lot of players playing their first game and the formation was new, so we are happy with the point, but we had a chance to win it.”
Hull are 9/4 for the drop after a 1-1 draw at Millwall nudged them up to five points, too.
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