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Derby Derby County vs Luton Town Luton

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Luton 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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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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