Player ratings: Derby County 2 Luton Town 0

Luton fell to defeat at Pride Park on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 by Derby County.

Monday, 7th October 2019, 11:36 am
Town players applaud the visiting faithful after the 2-0 defeat at Derby
Town players applaud the visiting faithful after the 2-0 defeat at Derby

Matty Pearson's unfortunate own goal and Tom Lawrence's cross that flew in was enough to see the Rams take victory ahead of the international break. See how the Hatters rated below.

Handed Derby both of their goals, inexplicably allowing Matty Pearsons backpass to roll under his foot in the 11th minute and then Tom Lawrences cross to fly in with 20 to go. Looked a broken man at the end.
Defended well on the right hand side and also gave Town an option by overlapping when they ventured forward. Should have had an assist to his name, only to see Collins sky his inviting cross over the bar.
Found Bogle a tough proposition early on as the Derby full back got forward well. Grew into the game as Town were on top after the break, unlucky to see a header ruled out for offside which would have led to a closer finale.
Very unlucky to have an own goal on his record after his pass went straight underneath Slugas foot. Couldn't hide his clear frustration at the second as well after a strong defensive display.
Gave a captains display at the heart of Towns defence, keeping the Rams forwards quiet, as they very rarely looked like scoring a goal of their own. Brought the ball out impressively too, linking with his midfielders.
Another athletic display from Mpanzu who has impressed with his maturity since being recalled to the first team. Drove forward well when he had the opportunity, while staying disciplined out of possession.
Kept play moving well as Luton dominated large chunks of the second period, trying to find a way through the Rams' defence. Almost had his first goal for the club too, whistling a left-footer from inside the box.
In the strange position of being up against his brother Graeme, as his younger sibling went on enjoy the better afternoon. Neat and tidy in possession though and fully over his minor injury concern.
Had his hands full with Bogle in the early stages, but got far more joy when moving to the right hand side, getting on the ball and sending over some dangerous crosses. Replaced by Brown just after the hour mark.
Well shackled by the hosts defence in the first half, but enjoyed some more freedom after the break, making some promising advances into the Rams penalty area. Unfortunately this time, nothing was to come of it.
Had the best chance of the game and in the form hes been in, would have expected to take it, skying well over from close range. Led the line manfully against Davies and Clarke, seeing far more of the ball after the break.
Found his impact stunted by Town going 2-0 down just seven minutes after coming on. Looked bright though as he tried to find a way through the Rams' back-line.
Introduced with the hosts 2-0 up and apart from winning a few free kicks, wasn't able to help his side mount an unlikely comeback.
Couldn't have the kind of influence he enjoyed against Millwall as the game was up this time.