Pacesetters West Ham United claimed a 2-1 Premier League victory at Luton Town thanks to headers by Jarrod Bowen and Kurt Zouma on Friday to spoil the hosts’ much-anticipated first top-flight game at their snug Kenilworth Road stadium in 31 years.
West Ham – who were the last top-flight team to beat Luton at their home ground in 1992 – are in provisional top spot on 10 points after four games, while Rob Edwards’ Hatters side continue to search for their first points of the campaign.
Lucas Paqueta set up Bowen’s third goal of the season in the 37th minute with a perfect cross to the far post that was headed in off the palms of keeper Thomas Kaminski. Zouma’s goal in the 85th came via a textbook corner from James Ward-Prowse.
Mads Andersen pulled one back for Luton in added time to delight the raucous home fans by heading the ball past keeper Alphonse Areola but the night ended in defeat for their side.