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Late winner sends QPR to Premier League

QPR fans at Wembley. Credit: PA

A late goal from Bobby Zamora saw ten-man Queens Park Rangers win the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The 1-0 victory over Derby County sends Harry Redknapp's side back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, despite Gary O'Neil's second-half red card.


Derby gain an advantage as QPR down to ten men!

QPR's Garry O'Neill has received a red card after committing a professional foul on the edge of the Derby County penalty area.

The QPR defender was deemed to have brought down Johnny Russell when he was clean through on goal.

Jamie Ward failed to make the most of the resultant free-kick, but Steve McClaren's men now have the upper hand in this tense final.

Derby escape by the width of a post as Austin fires wide

Derby County players and fans are thanking their lucky stars as QPR's Charlie Austin looked to have squandered the best chance of the match, firing inches wide of the right-hand post.

Harry Redknapp's men are enjoying a good spell at the moment, after Derby enjoyed the best of the possession in the opening stages of the second half.


0-0 at half-time in tense play-off final affair

Derby County are level with QPR at half-time, in a goalless game so far.

Both sides are struggling to gain a foothold and impose themselves on the game, with very little in front of goal so far.

Second half to follow...

Penalty claim as half-hour mark draws near

Derby County's Will Hughes has had a penalty claim turned down, as he cut into the penalty area and gave the QPR defence some problems with his quick turn of foot.

The Rams are beginning to impose themselves on game as they look to gain an advantage in the tie before half-time.

QPR though are looking dangerous on the counter-attack, with Junior Hoilett causing the Rams defence some problems.

More to follow...

Derby County fans in buoyant mood despite gloomy weather

Derby County's play-off final tussle with QPR is underway at Wembley Credit: ITV News Central
Plenty of young fans are among the thousands to have made the trip to the national stadium Credit: ITV News Central
A place in the Premier League is the prize on offer to the winner Credit: ITV News Central
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