Derby County beat Brighton in Championship play-off semi-final

Derby County Football Club have beaten Brighton in the Championship play-off semi-final and will now face Queens Park Rangers at Wembley in the play-off final.

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Play-off full time: Derby win 2-1 away at Brighton

Derby County are one step closer to Premier League football after the first leg of their play-off semi final at Brighton.

The home side took the lead early on but Derby equalised after Matt Upson brought down Craig Forsyth in the box, paving the way for a penalty from Chris Martin.

The away team took the lead just before half time, with Martin's shot coming off the crossbar and rebounding in off Tomasz Kuszczak for an own goal. It finished 2-1.

The 2nd leg is on Sunday.

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