A late goal by Jordan Clark saw Luton Town beat Derby County at Kenilworth Road, as they continued their positive start to the season.

The Hatters entered their meeting with the Rams on the back of 2 wins from 2 in the Carabao Cup and victory in their league opener at Barnsley, and Clark’s winner 3 minutes from time continued their good start to the new campaign.

The game had been poised on a knife edge after former Luton striker Jack Marriott scored an equaliser to cancel out Luke Berry’s opener, before Clark’s goal decided the contest.

Derby enjoyed the early share of the ball, but Luton grew into the game. Harry Cornick saw a low drive cannon off the post while James Collins narrowly failed to make contact with a cross.

The hosts then took the lead just after the half hour mark, as Berry was picked out by a swerving cross by Elliot Lee and turned it in.

The visitors improved after the break, and equalised through Marriott as the striker was picked out by Kamil Jozwiak, and in turn poked it into the bottom corner.

Derby’s best chance saw young sub Jamal Hector-Ingram denied by Simon Sluga, but both sides believed they could win it until Luton grabbed a late second.

It came through the same method as the one that saw them beating Reading in midweek, as a cross by Rhys Norrington-Davies met Clark, who headed it in.

Wayne Rooney fired wide when well placed in Derby’s best chance to grab an equaliser, as Luton got the result that continues their good start and ensures they will face Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in midweek on the back of a win.