A late own goal saw Luton Town beat Derby County 3-2 at Kenilworth Road.

Derby had opened the scoring through Wayne Rooney’s first goal since moving to the Rams, but Luton equalised through Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu within four minutes.

Luton then took the lead courtesy of defender Donervon Daniels, but Derby look to have snatched a point when Chris Martin equalised with five minutes to go.

However, within a minute of Derby equalising, full-back Jayden Bogle scored an goal that handed Luton a first win since early December, with the Rams also seeing Max Lowe sent off.

Success was Luton’s first since beating Wigan in early December, after an eight game winless run. They are now 6 points from safety, with Charlton Athletic sitting fourth bottom after Huddersfield won to overtake them in the table.

A lively first half saw Luton come close very early on, as Ben Hamer denied Harry Cornick. Cornick would later see a left-footed effort blocked by the away goalkeeper.

Derby began better after the second half, with Tom Lawrence saw one shot go off target and another strike the bar.

The away side would go in front after the hour mark. The ball was worked up for Rooney, who saw a deflected effort beat Simon Sluga as he grabbed his first goal since moving to the East Midlands.

But it took just four minutes for Luton to equalise. Hamer denied Cornick at close range, and after Derby cleared the resulting corner, Mpanzu struck a low shot beyond Hamer to equalise.

The turnaround was complete six minutes later. Having only been brought on due to an injury to Matty Pearson, Daniels was found by another Luton corner and beat Hamer to put Luton in front for the first time.

With five minutes of normal time, Derby found an equaliser, as Martin was picked out by Bogle, and the striker headed past Sluga.

But within seconds of that, Luton retook the lead, as Bogle was in the wrong place at the wrong time as a Cornick strike bounced around on the line and ended up going in via the Derby full-back last of all.

Derby would end the game a man light, as Lowe appeared to make physical contact with the referee when protesting a backpass decision and was dismissed.

From there, Luton held out as they took their way to take a valuable victory in their push to stay in the second tier.