ON THIS DAY: Division One - Derby County 2 Luton Town 3 - the Hatters stay up!

Luton Town avoided relegation from Division One with a dramatic 3-2 final day success at Derby County on May 5 1990, 30 years ago today.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 8:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 8:18 am
Luton's players celebrate Division One survival at the final whistle

The Hatters headed to the Baseball Ground to face the Rams, needing a win to stay up, with fellow relegation candidates Sheffield Wednesday having to lose at home to Nottingham Forest. Tim Breacker's stunning strike and a Kingsley Black double ensured Luton did their bit, while the Owls went down 3-0, as they dropped out of the league on goal difference. Below, the Luton News has a special look at who lined up for Town that day.

Keeper played all 38 games that term, as he kept eight clean sheets in total, including two in the build up to the game, during home wins over Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
Full back set Town on their way by netting an absolute stunner, hammering past Peter Shilton and into the top corner from fully 30 yards in what was only his third ever goal for the Hatters.
Played 15 games that season, but missed a large chunk of the campaign as he didnt feature between November and March, returning for the final seven matches, as he won the ball back for Town's second goal.
After starting the first 13 games, the defender also didnt play for a big part of the season, eventually coming in during Chelsea defeat in April. Began the final three matches, Luton winning every single one.
Defender hadnt played until November, but became a regular at the turn of the year, starting the final 16 games, while he was also on target in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, his first goal for Luton.
Was one of three players who started every single top flight match for Town that season, on target twice against Southampton and Norwich City.
Midfielder enjoyed a fine season for the Hatters in what was to be his last campaign at Kenilworth Road. Scored seven goals in 35 outings, including four from the penalty spot.
Had come through with Luton, making his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Everton on New Years Day. Broke into the first team regularly towards the end of the season, starting the last five matches for Town.
Got the assist for Lutons second goal, as his flick was pounced upon by Black to double Towns tally. Huge factor in the Hatters staying up as he scored four in the last five matches to make it eight for the season.
Midfield maestro touched the free kick to Breacker for the full back to rifle home Lutons magnificent opener. Added just the one himself from 32 games that season, in the 1-1 home draw with QPR.
Proved to be the hero with a brace of goals, his 10th and 11th of the season. After a close range flick beat Shilton to make it 2-0, he then took aim from outside the box, firing home off the post to net the winner and ensure Town stayed up.
Came off the bench, as had been the norm that season, with 10 of his 23 appearances as substitute. Netted four goals though, including a double against Arsenal during a 3-2 defeat.
Worked under three managers during his 12 months with Luton and was sent off twice that season, but came off the bench to help Town keep the Rams out.
Had only been promoted from his role as reserve team boss in January, but managed to mastermind the Hatters to Division One safety, before leaving the club the following campaign, replaced by David Pleat.