2014 Football League Championship play-off Final

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2014 Football League Championship play-off Final
Event2013–14 Football League Championship
Date24 May 2014
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchRobert Green[1]
RefereeLee Mason
Attendance87,348
WeatherPartly sunny / 15 °C (59 °F)
2013
2015

The 2014 Football League Championship play-off Final was a football match which was contested by Derby County and Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 24 May 2014 at Wembley Stadium. The winner, Queens Park Rangers, became the third and final team to be promoted from the Championship to the Premier League for the 2014–15 season. The attendance of 87,348 was the highest ever for a Championship play off final.

The Championship play-off final is the most lucrative one-off fixture in sport and Queens Park Rangers will earn a minimum of £134 million as a result of winning this game.[2][3][4][5]

Route to the final[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Derby County 46 25 10 11 84 52 +32 85
4 Queens Park Rangers 46 23 11 12 60 44 +16 80
5 Wigan Athletic 46 21 10 15 61 48 +13 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 15 12 55 40 +15 72


Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Brighton & Hove Albion1–2Derby County
Lingard Goal 18' BBC Report Martin Goal 29' (pen.)
Kuszczak Goal 45+2' (o.g.)
Attendance: 27,118
Referee: Roger East
Wigan Athletic0–0Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report
Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Mike Jones

Second leg
Derby County4–1Brighton & Hove Albion
Hughes Goal 34'
Martin Goal 56'
Thorne Goal 76'
Hendrick Goal 87'
BBC Report LuaLua Goal 89'
Attendance: 32,602
Referee: Craig Pawson

Derby County won 6–2 on aggregate.

Queens Park Rangers2–1 (a.e.t.)Wigan Athletic
Austin Goal 73' (pen.)96' BBC Report Perch Goal 9'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 17,061

Queens Park Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.


Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Derby County0–1Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report Zamora Goal 90'
Attendance: 87,348
Referee: Lee Mason
Derby County
Queens Park Rangers
GK 1 Lee Grant
RB 33 Andre Wisdom
CB 6 Richard Keogh (c)
CB 25 Jake Buxton
LB 3 Craig Forsyth
CM 8 Jeff Hendrick
CM 34 George Thorne
CM 19 Will Hughes Substituted off 68'
RF 11 Johnny Russell Substituted off 67'
LF 10 Jamie Ward Substituted off 90+2'
CF 9 Chris Martin
Substitutes:
GK 26 Adam Legzdins
DF 27 Zak Whitbread
MF 4 Craig Bryson Substituted in 68'
MF 14 John Eustace
FW 18 Conor Sammon
FW 32 Simon Dawkins Substituted in 67'
FW 35 Patrick Bamford Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Steve McClaren
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GK 1 Robert Green
RB 2 Danny Simpson
CB 15 Nedum Onuoha
CB 5 Richard Dunne
LB 6 Clint Hill (c) Substituted off 67'
RM 14 Kevin Doyle Substituted off 57'
CM 17 Joey Barton
CM 36 Gary O'Neil Red card 60'
LM 23 Junior Hoilett
FW 9 Charlie Austin
FW 19 Niko Kranjčar Substituted off 33'
Substitutes:
GK 26 Brian Murphy
DF 3 Armand Traoré Substituted in 33'
DF 13 Yun Suk-young
DF 18 Aaron Hughes
MF 4 Ravel Morrison
MF 20 Karl Henry Substituted in 67'
FW 25 Bobby Zamora Yellow card 90+1' Substituted in 57'
Manager:
Harry Redknapp

Man of the Match: Robert Green[1]

Assistant referees:
Darren England
John Brooks
Fourth official:
Jonathan Moss

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics[edit]

Derby County Queens Park Rangers
Goals 0 1
Total shots 16 11
Shots on target 5 1
Ball possession 68% 32%
Corner kicks 14 1
Fouls committed 11 10
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 1

Source: [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Championship play-off final: Derby 0 QPR 1 match report: – QPR gamble pays off with Bobby Zamora's last throw of dice". The Independent. London. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "QPR and Derby prepare for the biggest payday in global sport as Championship play-off final winner will accrue £134m". Daily Mail. London. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "Derby 0–1 QPR: Bobby Zamora scores late £134m winner fires Harry Redknapp's 10-man heroes back into Premier League". Daily Mail. London. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 1 Derby County 0, Championship play-off final: match report". The Daily Telegraph. London. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  5. ^ "QPR's Bobby Zamora breaks Derby hearts with last-minute play-off winner". The Guardian. London. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Derby County 0–1 Queens Park Rangers". =BBC Sport. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.