Hatters Rated: Luton Town 3 Derby County 2

Luton picked up a thrilling and absolutely vital 3-2 victory over Derby County at Kenilworth Road last night to reignite their chances of survival in the Championship this season.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 10:57 am
The Hatters celebrate beating Derby County 3-2 at Kenilworth Road last night

After Wayne Rooney had put the Rams in front, Town hit back to lead 2-1 through Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Donervon Daniels. Ex-Hatter Chris Martin pulled County level with five minutes left, only for Jayden Bogle to turn Harry Cornick's cross in moments later as the hosts won it. Check out how Luton's players rated below.

Will be thrilled there was no repeat of his horror show at Derby earlier in the season. Handling was spot on throughout and didnt take any risks when clearing this time. Powerless to prevent either Rams goal as well.
Looks a different player in his preferred right back role with an excellent display. Not afraid to get stuck in, while broke forward productively on a number of occasions. Picked out Daniels with his corner to make it 2-1.
Another who recovered from a tough outing at Forest to put in a much better display, not dropping off to allow the Rams wide-men a run on goal. Aerial strength saw Town clear their lines effectively from corners too.
Despite clearly suffering with an injury picked up in the first half, made some crucial blocks at the start of the second to prevent Derby going in front. Had to virtually drag himself off soon afterwards as he just couldn't continue.
Made some good interventions when Derby put the ball into dangerous areas, able to limit the Rams' clear-cut chances. Dragged out of position a few times for the goals, but the much-needed win will do wonders.
Boy have Town missed him this season. Did all the ugly things well as he was always there to put a foot or head in, blocking countless shots, while using the ball effectively when he had the chance. Great display.
Midfielder recovered from a poor clearance that led to Derby making it 2-2, by timing his pass perfectly to slot Cornick through for Luton's winner. Another who could flourish with Rea's return to the holding role.
When he scores Luton pretty much always win and that proved the case once more, showing great technique to keep his shot down for an almost instant equaliser. Put in a real shift as he got about the pitch for the full 90 minutes.
Was a real livewire in the first hour, as he carried the ball upfield well, drawing numerous fouls yet again to put Derby on the back foot. Final ball was lacking at times but proving an important player for Town.
Pace was a real outlet for Luton and troubled the visiting defence all evening. Denied by Hamer three times, but kept on making the runs, and when found by Tunnicliffe, his cross was turned in Bogle to win it.
Put in plenty of work against the Rams back-line, urging his side to get up the pitch and help him during the first half. Didn't have too many sights of goal as Town just couldn't quite pick out their leading scorer in the area.
Ended up playing a huge part in proceedings after replacing Pearson. Unluckily deflected Rooney's shot in, but swiftly made amends, with a towering header to make it 2-1 and then dug in as Luton held on.
Great to see him back on the pitch as he could prove pivotal in Town's fight to stay up this term. Some good touches allowed Luton to push Derby back, but less said about that late free kick the better.
On to help Town run the clock down in the final moments and bolster the midfield as they held on for an absolutely crucial victory.