Steve McClaren's side beat Chris Powell's men 3-2 at Pride Park.
And Derby boss Steve McClaren was, naturally, pleased with his side's win after a 'difficult game.'
"It was a good reaction after Saturday at Brentford. It was a difficult game for us, a dangerous game for us given the way they play," he told BBC Sport after the game.
"We expected an open game and that's what we got. There were chances at both ends and it never felt like the game was won.
"Jack Butland made some good saves and Cyrus Christie made a superb block and then they scored right at the end, so it was fortunate for us that we had that two-goal cushion."
County's players also took to Twitter to share their views after the game.
Liverpool loanee Ibe, who scored during the 3-2 win, was one, alongside Stoke loanee Butland. Thorne was next, while substitute goalkeeper Kelle Roos also tweeted.
Get in!! 3 points— George Thorne (@GeorgeThorne15) November 4, 2014
much better performance, deserved 3 points, scoreboard made it look closer than it was, but great to take into saturday! #dcfc— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) November 4, 2014