25 May 2014

Queens Park Rangers promoted to EPL

6:42 am on 25 May 2014

A Ten-man Queens Park Rangers clinched promotion to English football's Premier League with a dramatic stoppage-time 1-0 win over Derby in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.

Harry Redknapp's side were reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes after Gary O'Neil's red card.

However Bobby 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.

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 in 16 years to win promotion after finishing fourth in the second tier.