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 County have conceded a late goal against QPR in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.
The Rams are now 1-0 down thanks to a late Bobby Zamora strike and will face another season in the second tier of English football unless they can find an equaliser with thirty seconds to go.
Derby County have forced QPR's Rob Green into making a number of saves as the Championship play-off final heats up.
Having gone down to ten men, QPR have been soaking up the pressure, as the Rams are threatening with balls into the box and shots on goal.
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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 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.
There have been no changes made by either manager as the second half of the play-off final at Wembley gets underway.
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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.
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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.
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