James Collins netted the Hatters’ winner in south Wales.
Nathan Jones stated Luton’s shock 1-0 win at 10- man Swansea crystallised his belief the Hatters can protect Sky Bet Championship survival.
Luton moved off the bottom of the table at the Liberty Arena as James Collins‘ second-half header offered Jones’ men what might yet be an invaluable 3 points.
Swansea had an afternoon to forget and home alternative Jordan Garrick was dispatched in the 83 rd minute for a punch on Collins.
“We thoroughly deserved it. To come here as the away side and with Swansea flying high means it’s a wonderful result,” stated Luton boss Jones.
” We had belief we might keep up prior to we entered this game, however we need to instil it withresults Results rubber-stamp the belief which’s what today will do.
” If we had no belief, why come here? I might have remained in my garden and had a barbecue. Our companied believe we have enough in this squad. Now, we need to get the points to show that.
“We came here to win. As an away performance from a team at the bottom of the league, it was an outstanding display. Swansea have a front four as good as anything at this level, so we had to be tight and subdue them. We did that.”
Swansea were off the speed from the first whistle and Luton had the first half’s best opportunity. Harry Cornick broke away down the right and cut inside however blazed his shot wide.
Garrick changed the inefficient Aldo Kalulu at half- time and Swansea were much better as a result, however they had just 3 shots on target all afternoon.
Luton won it in the 72 nd minute. Hatters replace Izzy Brown crossed from the right, Collins increased high above Ben Cabango and his effective header was excessive for Freddie Woodman.
When Conor Gallagher and George Byers made wild obstacles which triggered a scuffle,
Swansea’s aggravation boiled over. Garrick swung a punch at Collins and was dispatched.
Steve Cooper confessed his Swansea team’s play- off opportunities had actually been seriously dented by thisresult For Luton– unbeaten in their last 5 games– triumph followed last weekend’s draw with Preston.
“We’ve only got ourselves to blame. It was a poor result and a poor performance. We didn’t see that coming,” Cooper stated. “As soon as the game began, I didn’t like our mindset towards it.
“When you start like that, it’s difficult to shake it off. It will cost us because points are so important at this stage of the season. We don’t want to be relying on other teams.”
Cooper explained Garrick’s termination as a “clear red card”, while Jones concentrated on the job ahead.
“We have to get to a points tally and keep things in our hands. We go to Leeds now, which is mammoth,” stated Jones.