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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 44 96
2 Burnley 44 89
3 Derby County 44 81
4 Queens Park Rangers 44 76
5 Wigan Athletic 43 70
6 Reading 44 67
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 66
8 Nottingham Forest 44 65
9 Ipswich Town 44 65
10 Blackburn Rovers 44 64
11 Bournemouth 44 63
12 Watford 43 60
13 Middlesbrough 44 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 44 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 53
17 Huddersfield Town 44 50
18 Charlton Athletic 43 45
19 Doncaster Rovers 44 44
20 Millwall 44 44
21 Birmingham City 43 43
22 Blackpool 44 43
23 Barnsley 44 39
24 Yeovil Town 44 37

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