Derby County 2-0 Luton Town: Derby County beat Luton Town 2-0 at Pride Park Stadium

Nathan Jones suffers defeat on the road, at the hands of Derby on Friday
Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

Gibbon is probably the most enthusiastic football fan among us. He lives and works in Europe, and mostly reports live from the games.
Technical card:
Derby County: Matt Clarke, Graeme Shinnie, Max Bird, Martyn Waghorn (Kazim, min.45), Louie Sibley (Jason Knight, min.62), Andre Wisdom, David Marshall, Tom Lawrence, Lee Gregory (Kamil Jozwiak, min.62), Craig Forsyth and Nathan Byrne
Luton Town: Ryan Tunnicliffe, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Matty Pearson, James Bree, Kal Naismith, Elijah Adebayo (Sam Nombe, min.71), Jordan Clark, Ruddock Pelly, Glen Rea (Tom Ince, min.58), Simon Sluga and Harry Cornick (James Collins, min.70)
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Goals: Lee Gregory (1-0, min. 7) and Graeme Shinnie (2-0, min. 49)

Derby enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Luton Town at Pride Park Stadium on Friday. Derby were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Stoke City whilst Luton were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Preston North End and Coventry City. Following today’s result, Derby are in 19th place, with 40 points from 39 matches, while Luton sit in 13th, with 50 points from 39.

The Rams started the first half well, thanks to Lee Gregory giving Derby the lead after only 7 minutes to see out the first half 1-0.

Derby started the second half with an intensified spirit, with an early penalty goal from Graeme Shinnie in the 49th minute and seeing the game end 2-0.

Both coaches used allfull available substitutions. For Derby, Kazim, Jason Knight and Kamil Jozwiak, came on for Martyn Waghorn, Louie Sibley and Lee Gregory, Luton brought on Tom Ince, James Collins and Sam Nombe, to replace Glen Rea, Harry Cornick and Elijah Adebayo.

There were bookings for Andre Wisdom, Louie Sibley and Nathan Byrne from Derby. For Luton, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall saw yellow.

Derby will next travel to Reading, while Luton will face Barnsley at home.

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