Connor Roberts and Andre Iyev both struck for Swansea City who worked hard to give Luton Town a 2-0 win at Liberty Stadium.
Just two minutes after Swansea started on the front foot, Roberts’ vague effort went ahead of James Shetty.
But visitors responded well and Harry Kornick, Luke Berry and George Moncour, Matty Pearson all went closer before being sent to the middle of the second half.
And after surviving some terrifying spells, Ayu’s stunning shot sealed all three points for the late Swan from outside the X who returned to the top six courtesy of the championship, winning for the fourth time in five games on home soil.
Steve Cooper made five changes to the side that lost Middlesbrough 2-1 at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night.
Kayan Newton, Jack Bidwell, Captain Matt Grimes, Yan Dhanda and Liam Cullen, Ryan Bennett, Ryan Manning, Jay Fulton, Casey Palmer and Jamal Low were all out.
Leaving Loni out of the starting XI, Roberts left as the only Swansea player to start every single league game this term.
And after scoring the winning goal against Nottingham Forest last weekend, Roberts scored his second goal of the campaign in two minutes to put Swansea ahead of the hatter.
They all came to the right from Corey Smith, while Roberts’ shots were out of Shea before Kublen and Yeh played their roles in the box office.
Swansea looked confident at first, and the next two Ivy and Cullen showed signs of clicking on the final third.
Cooper’s men could have doubled their lead after 11 minutes as Roberts’ free-kick was awarded to Ben Cabango at the back post, although the center-back was unable to head home which would have been his third goal of the season.
The signs, however, were largely promising, and Swann was promising a positive response from the Cons after the defeat against Boro.
However, being second best, Nathan Jones’ side were almost equalized in the 19th minute when Moncour scored from outside the box, but Freddie Woodman missed from his left side before advancing the post on the ball.
That effort seemed to give visitors something to lift, and their press caused Swansea a bit of a problem in their own part.
And after a loose pass from ye Yu, Luton must have been equalized when the ball landed on Berry’s footsteps from Jordan Clark’s cross, although he went eight yards out with a goal at his mercy.
After a positive start, there is no doubt that Swansea would have felt lucky to be ahead even after half an hour.
They entered dangerous areas at the end of the first half, Dhanda checking Sheen from a distance while Nohton, Kabango and Mark Guhehi were alert for danger at the second end so Swansea took a one-goal lead at the break.
Cooper’s men improved after the break and looked more like the side starting the game, although they were able to put Sheen in trouble after the start of the re-art, despite seeing the right amount of ball in dangerous areas.
Ivy grew up in matches and was always one of Swansea’s best attacks, although he was often knocked down by his touch when he was targeted by haters on several occasions.
Truly, the best chance after half-time came on Kornik’s substitute who led the international Tom Locker’s cross wide in the sale, extending from a tight angle immediately after entering the pitch.
But Luton’s hopes of earning something for his efforts took a big hit as Pearson was shown another yellow card to catch Guehi in the face while attempting a brave overhead kick on goal.
Cooper responded by sending Palmer and Lowe for the final 20 minutes, which included business and Cullen men.
However, the Hatters continued to push, and forced Ayu to cut his own line to keep Glenn Reina’s goalbounder out of the corner.
Guehi was then forcibly released, Joel Latibudier coming forward with nine minutes left on his Swansea start clock.
But in the easy minute of the game, after winning Palmer’s possession, Ayu’s flying shot flew out of the shipper to the side of Cooper, who had his eighth clean sheet of the season in the process.
City of Swansea: Woodman; Nahtan, Kabango, Guayhi (Latibodier 81); Roberts, Smith, Grimes (C), Bidwell; Dhanda (Palmer 71); Iyev (Gyocress 90 + 1), Cullen (Low 71).
Not using subs: Benda, Manning, Garrick, Routledge, Fulton.
Goals: Roberts 2, Ivy 89
Yellow Cards: Roberts 45
Luton Town: Shia; Brie, Pearson, Locker, Pots; Rhea (C), Berry (Lualua 81), Davsbury-Hall (Cornic) 61; Clark, Monkur (Lee 61); Collins.
Subs are not used: Easted, Tnick Nicklif, Gallo, Nombe, Morel, Pereira.
Yellow Cards: 53rd, Pearson 59 and 70
Red card: Pearson 70
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