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Pride Park Stadium (ATT 26,807) 26th December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Taylor

Derby Derby County vs Luton Town Luton Town

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Luton Town 1

Brkovic rescues point for Luton

By Graeme Bailey.   Last Updated: 26/12/05 7:30pm

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Two late goals saw Derby County and Luton Town share a 1-1 draw at Pride Park.

Inigo Idiakez had fired The Rams ahead after 72 minutes, but, just moments later, the visitors were level as Ahmet Brkovic scored.

Derby had started the game brightly and loan star Danny Graham was in the thick of it on his first start for the club.

He combined well with Tommy Smith before being snuffed out and then Idiakez sent him clear, but Marlon Beresford saved at the feet of the Middlesbrough man.

Luton also threatened and Rowan Vine went close after good work down the right from Carlos Edwards.

Another Boro loanee Andrew Davies headed over for Derby when well placed on the hour mark as Idiakez again did the creating.

The Hatters almost silenced Derby's biggest home crowd of the season - 26, 807 - but Markus Heikkinen headed inches over the bar.

It was not long before the deadlock was broken as Spanish star Idiakez fired Derby ahead with a trademark free kick from 20 yards out.

Phil Brown's side could not hang on though, as Luton managed to level. Dean Morgan did the hard work down the left and he crossed into the area and Brkovic was on hand to force the ball home.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 42 83
3 Derby County 42 75
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 41 67
6 Reading 42 64
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 42 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 60
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 54
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 50
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 42 46
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 42 43
20 Blackpool 42 42
21 Charlton Athletic 41 41
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 42 36

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