But it was what the result signified that was truly important.
Derby are now top of the Championship table after Watford and Nottingham Forest drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road last night.
But that was not the only important note from this result. Derby have now gone six games without conceding, equalling a club record set in 1912 - 102 years ago.
That defensive stability is impressive, considering one of the stars of the back-line left the club this summer.
Andre Wisdom had an exceptional spell on loan at Derby County last season but Liverpool wanted their future star to gain some Premier League experience this time around. So he is instead at West Bromwich Albion.
But Wisdom did not forget his Derby County connections yesterday. After the game he sent this Tweet to followers, as his former club continue to march toward promotion to the Premier League...
Big up Derby well done boys