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QPR
90'+4
That's it! QPR celebrate; Derby bodies are strewn over the pitch in utter despair. Stout defending from ten-man QPR and a well-taken late goal made the difference.
90'+3
Last minute, and last chance for Derby. Corner falls to Keogh, who lashes at it in an attempt to redeem himself, but wildly off-target.

1 - Bobby Zamora's goal came with @OfficialQPR's first shot on target in the match. Timing.

Derby County Substitution
90'+1
 
Ward is replaced by Patrick Bamford.
90'+1
Derby fans are weeping already and it looks like Keogh is close to tears as well, unsurprisingly.
90'
 
Bobby Zamora puts QPR in the lead! Is that yet another play-off winner for him? Once more Hoilett's great work down the right pays off - Keogh doesn't clear the cross, and it falls to Zamora, who hammers it home.
Queens Park Rangers Goal

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89'
Barton's shot from range screams across the face of goal! Bryson lost the ball just outside the box - are Derby losing concentration?
87'
Hendrick has a shot from distance - straight and fast along the ground, and into the arms of Green once more.
86'
The QPR fans are in fine voice; the Derby contingent look nervous.
81'
Forsyth sends in a teasing swirl of a cross from the left, and once more Green is dominant.
75'
Great link-up between Bryson and Dawkins, whose shot is palmed away by Green, and then Ward's follow-up is deflected out off his own man.
74'
Dawkins does well to control the looping ball in to the box and readies himself for a shot, but he's offside.
72'
Gary O'Neil had been sitting in the seats to watch the rest of the game. He's now been escorted away from pitchside.
71'
I have to reiterate again that the set pieces today have not been good. It doesn't bode well for penalties, does it?
70'
Martin shoots, and another good save from Green - another corner.
69'
Lovely run in from Bryson, and a good shot, but Green makes the save at the near post.
Derby County Substitution
Derby County Substitution
67'
 
And a couple of changes for Derby as well - Russell and Hughes replaced by Bryson and Dawkins.
67'
 
Clint Hill is the man to make way for Karl Henry. That's all of QPR's substitutions used.
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
65'
Joey Barton isn't impressed that his team-mates didn't warn him that he had a man closing him down in the box. Another corner to Derby, but no dice.
63'
So what will Harry Redknapp do with that last available substitution? Austin's already been dragged deep throughout the match, and he's now moved into midfield.
61'
Ward takes the resultant free-kick, but once again it slams into the wall. Have neither team been practising these in training this week?
60'
 
Yes, he was! Red card for O'Neil, for clipping the heels of Russell, who would have been in on goal without that cynical challenge.
59'
Drama! Was Gary O'Neil the last man there? Lee Mason chats to his assistant.
58'
Another dig in from Austin, but he's falling backwards and his shot is skied.
57'
 
Doyle is replaced by Bobby Zamora.
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
57'
Charlie Austin fails to make proper contact with the ball, eight yards out, and it skims past the post.
55'
None of these corners have been particularly impressive, with QPR's strong defence managing them well.
55'
Another corner for Derby, deflecting off Onuoha's shins.
54'
QPR are defending strongly, and Derby are applying the pressure.
51'
Dunne gets his head to the corner, but Simpson can't guide that out and it's another corner.
50'
Russell hassles Dunne, who manages to get the ball away for a corner. Derby have started very brightly.
48'
Ward's attempted cross is blocked, out for a throw-in, and Derby regroup for another attack.
46'
We begin the second half, then, as the Wembley pitch is now bathed in sunshine, and Messrs Redknapp and McClaren get the chance to dry off their poor suits a bit.

#DCFC are the first side to emerge from the tunnel at @wembleystadium for the second half. No changes at the break #PlayOffFinal

16:00
The sun is out in north-west London. Will that make a difference to the sides this half?
45'+1
Half-time. Close match so far, if not filled with incident. I think the pundits would say this one is still in the balance.
45'
One additional minute, and a great challenge from Thorne on Doyle just outside the box to prevent an attempt on goal.
44'
Traore tries to create something out of nothing, but once again when he gets near the box he runs out of ideas.
41'
Green makes a more routine collection of the resulting corner.
40'
That's the closest we've come to a goal so far - Ward takes the set piece, and it sizzles across the face of goal, forcing Green into a save.
40'
Slightly less graceful stuff there from Onuoha, a veritable shoulderblock, resulting in a free-kick, about 40 yards out.
39'
Onuoha is alert to the onrushing Martin, who tries his luck going both sides of the defender, who makes the clearance.
38'
Fascinating little duel here unfolding between Hoilett and Buxton.
34'
Great run from Hoilett, cutting in from the right, but failing to retain control of the ball as he moves into the box, and Buxton gets it away.
33'
 
Traore replaces Kranjcar, who seems to have a hamstring problem.
Queens Park Rangers Substitution
32'
A skied shot from Hughes, way over the bar - and he's still not happy about that non-penalty, I suspect from his repeated chat to Dunne.
30'
In from the right, but whatever the plan was doesn't come off. Derby keep possession, and once more they take their time to create another chance, losing it once and then nicking it back. Tenacious work.
29'
Ward's shot strikes Dunne's arm (close against his body, so no handball, despite the Derby fans' pleas), and it's out for a corner.
27'
Well! We have our first controversy. Hughes thinks Dunne has brought him down in the box as he attempts to turn him. The referee is very close to the incident, and isn't interested at all. Replays indicate that the contact was minimal.
25'
Ward's corner is cleared, and his second attempt reaches Forsyth at the back post. He tries to direct his header towards the goal but can't get it on target.
24'
Ward wins Derby a corner. Time for a breakthrough?
23'
More inaccurate crossing - Wisdom's ball into the box from the right seems to have been a surprise to everyone, and it's straight out of play.
22'
Another run down the right from Hoilett; again Derby are calm, passing it out of danger.
21'
Hoilett jinks in from the right, but Derby are resilient.
19'
George Thorne falls awkwardly on to his wrist after an aerial challenge.
18'
QPR are trying to assert themselves a bit more now - Doyle ad Kranjcar combine efforts before Barton flails high and wide.
16'
Barton hits it into the wall. Another disappointing set piece.
15'
Keogh fouls Austin - it's a free-kick to QPR about eight yards outside the box.
14'
Another wayward ball in from the left for Derby by Forsyth - it's way past Robert Green's far post.
13'
Derby are now holding the ball in midfield. They're in no rush at the moment.
12'
Derby are passing it around nicely on the ground, but haven't managed to get that inviting final ball into the box yet.
11'
Austin loses the ball on the touchline as he attempts another incisive run down the right.
9'
Derby are right back up the other end and pushing men forward. End-to-end stuff in this first ten minutes.
8'
Austin lets a great shot fly, but it's always heading over the bar.
7'
Dunne throws himself towards the ball, but it's cleared.
6'
Corner to QPR, but there's a bit of bickering in the box that needs to be squashed before it can be taken.
5'
Russell takes it, but it's straight into the wall.
4'
Free kick to Derby on the edge of the box. Russell initially got his heels clipped after a great run, before O'Neil took Hughes down.
3'
Kranjcar takes a knock from Wisdom, but the resultant free-kick is wasted, and out for a goal kick.
2'
Austin tries to play Doyle in down the right, but the sneaky ball is intercepted promptly.
1'
QPR are in their black and red hoops, with Derby in white.
1'
Lee Mason blows his whistle, and Derby get us under way.
15:00
Time for a last huddle all round.

Steve McClaren looks as if he needs some sort of item to keep the rain off. Ideas, anyone?

14:55
Now we have Lucie Jones singing the national anthem. (Of X Factor fame, and since then in Les Miserables in the West End, for those of you not familiar with her oeuvre.)
14:55
The dignitaries (in their sizeable raincoats) from the sponsor, the charity partner, and the Football League make their way down the red carpet.
14:55
The players trot out into an already-drenched Wembley. The fans' noise is not yet dampened. (Expect more rain-related puns as we move through the afternoon.)
14:55
The teams are in the tunnels; the besuited managers shake hands and share a little chortle.
14:50
Redknapp: "We've got one more game, against a good Derby team - we're ready."
14:50
McClaren: "We're nice and relaxed - hopefully that shows on the field."
14:45
For weather watchers, it's not particularly nice weather in north-west London today, with lots of rainy showers and a nasty thunderstorm meandering its way around. Let's hope Harry Redknapp doesn't get quite as soggy as he did during the semi-finals.

VINE: The #DCFC players head back to the dressing room at Wembley Stadium #dcfcfans https://t.co/1BXdXaLwfg

14:40
Redknapp praising the work of the club's sports psychologist. "He's changed my thinking. I wish I'd met him many years ago."
14:35
Redknapp: "You can't shout and scream at players any more, not if you're going to get a response. Those days are long gone."
14:35
Harry Redknapp: "The last few years, things happen in your life. You can only do what you can do, and do your best...At the end of it, it is a game."
14:20
McClaren on his players: "We wanted to bring the buzz back to the club...once this place gets rocking, it's a great place to be. I enjoy working with them, I enjoy watching them play - today, I hope I enjoy watching them again."

RT @andros_townsend: Good luck to QPR in the play off final! Would love to see them back in the premier league!

14:15
Steve McClaren: "This is an opportunity for everybody to put the demons into the past."
14:10
So those teams, then: DERBY: Grant, Wisdom, Buxton, Keogh, Forsyth, Thorne, Hughes, Hendrick, Russell, Ward, Martin. Subs: Legzdins, Bryson, Sammon, Bamford, Whitbread, Dawkins, Eustace. // QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Kranjcar, Barton, O'Neil, Hoilett, Doyle, Austin. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Morrison, Suk-Young, Hughes, Henry, Zamora.

Here's #DCFC First Team Coach Paul Simpson's @YouTube interview revealing today's team news: https://t.co/oR9qHTLx1o #PlayOffFinal #COYR

14:10
Derby manager Steve McClaren: "Third taking on fourth means the best two teams outside the automatic places go head-to-head, and it'll be very interesting, I am sure."
14:05
As for that richest match in the world thing, don't take my word for it. Here's Adam Bull, senior consultant in the sports business group at Deloitte: "The winners at Wembley can expect a significant revenue increase in 2014/15, their first season following promotion to the Premier League. This will be at least £60 million for Derby County and at least £40 million for QPR, who are already in receipt of Premier League parachute payments."
14:00
Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of - well, are we still calling it "the richest match in the world"? Regardless, it's the Championship play-off final, Derby County v QPR, third v fourth. Who's your tip?
17:00
Harry Redknapp salutes the fans. QPR won the match with their only shot on target of the afternoon as Derby failed to capitalise on their dominance and personnel advantage - and now they're back in the Premier League. Thanks for your company this afternoon.
16:55
Bobby Zamora: "It fell perfectly for my left foot...I've scored the winner, it's a magnificent feeling."

Starting Line-ups

Derby County
Queens Park Rangers
    • 1
      Grant
    • 3
      Forsyth
    • 5
      Buxton
    • 6
      C
      Keogh
    • Wisdom
    • 19
      Hughes
    • 34
      Thorne
    • 8
      Jeff Hendrick
    • 10
      Ward
    • 9
      Martin
    • 11
      Russell
Team Manager:  Steve McClaren
    • 9
      Austin
    • Doyle
    • 23
      Hoilett
    • 8
      Barton
    • O'Neil
    • 19
      Kranjcar
    • Simpson
    • 15
      Onuoha
    • 22
      Dunne
    • 6
      C
      Hill
    • 1
      Green
Team Manager:  Chris Ramsey
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Grant 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Wisdom 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
R. Keogh 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
J. Buxton 0 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
C. Forsyth 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Thorne 0 0 0 72 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
Jeff Hendrick 0 0 1 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
W. Hughes 0 0 1 36 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 68
S. Dawkins 0 0 1 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 23
C. Bryson 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Martin 0 0 1 34 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Ward 0 0 0 33 1 7 1 2 0 0 0 89
J. Russell 0 0 1 20 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 67
P. Bamford 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Green 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Dunne 0 0 0 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. Simpson 0 0 0 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
N. Onuoha 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
C. Hill 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 67
A. Traore 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 57
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Barton 0 0 2 36 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Hoilett 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. O'Neil 0 0 0 22 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 60
N. Kranjcar 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 33
K. Henry 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Austin 0 0 3 16 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
K. Doyle 0 0 0 15 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 57
B. Zamora 1 0 1 10 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 33
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