Bobby Zamora Fires 10-man QPR back Into Premier League

Bobby Zamora scored a stoppage-time winner in the Championship play-off vs Derby County to secure Queens Park Rangers' promotion to the Premier League.

updated: May 25, 2014 00:57 IST
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Ten-man QPR clinched promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as Bobby Zamora's stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 win over Derby in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp's side were reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes after Gary O'Neil's red card, but Zamora punished a mistake by Richard Keogh to steal victory against the run of play and ensure the west Londoners will make a quick and lucrative return to the English top-flight after last season's relegation.

It was a real smash and grab raid by QPR, who struggled to find any rhythm even before O'Neil's dismissal and had only one shot on target in the entire match, but although Derby dominated they had only themselves to blame for failing to make the most of their chances.

QPR's triumph made them the first team to win promotion after finishing fourth in the second tier for 16 years.

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