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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 43 93
2 Burnley 43 86
3 Derby County 43 78
4 Queens Park Rangers 43 73
5 Wigan Athletic 42 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 65
7 Reading 43 64
8 Ipswich Town 43 64
9 Nottingham Forest 43 62
10 Bournemouth 43 62
11 Blackburn Rovers 43 61
12 Watford 42 60
13 Middlesbrough 43 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 43 53
16 Leeds United 43 53
17 Huddersfield Town 43 47
18 Birmingham City 42 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Millwall 43 43
21 Charlton Athletic 42 42
22 Blackpool 43 42
23 Barnsley 43 39
24 Yeovil Town 43 37

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