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Derby County 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Andreas Weimann finds the corner of the net to give Derby the lead against QPR at the iPro Stadium
Summer signing Andreas Weimann now has two goals in two games, having scored in Saturday's 3-0 win over Rotherham

Andreas Weimann's second-half strike earned Derby County an eighth win in 10 matches and increased the pressure on QPR manager Chris Ramsey.

The Rams seized control after a dull first half and took the lead when Weimann calmly curled a shot beyond Rob Green after fine work by Richard Keogh.

Derby continued to dominate against a side who barely threatened despite Charlie Austin's return from injury.

And QPR's wretched night was sealed when James Perch was sent off late on.

The defender saw red for a second caution in the 90th minute after charging into Chris Martin, just when his side threatened to salvage a point from an abject display.

Aside from the brief late flurry, Rangers never looked like avoiding a third consecutive 1-0 defeat which sees them drop to 13th in the table.

Rangers did manage a couple of off-target efforts from Matt Phillips and Daniel Tozser before the break, but Derby striker Martin had the best opportunity of an opening 45 minutes lacking in both quality and goalmouth incident.

The Rams' top scorer could easily have added to his eight league goals this season, but his header from Johnny Russell's cross skidded wide.

Derby upped the urgency immediately after the restart and five minutes of intense pressure ended with them going ahead.

Soon after Jacob Butterfield hit the inside of the post following Richard Keogh's fine lay-off, Weimann was on hand to find the corner of the net.

The hosts continued to dominate, with Bradley Johnson and Jeff Hendrick going close, but the second goal was not needed and, after Perch's dismissal, Derby saw out six minutes of stoppage time to move to within a point of new Championship leaders Hull.

Derby head coach Paul Clement:

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Clement on Derby v QPR

"The team spirit, the cohesiveness, and the understanding of the tactics are growing all the time and the players are showing so many different qualities.

"They can grind out difficult games, won't get bullied by any team, can play good football, and can defend and keep clean sheets.

"It's good and we've got to keep it going and that's the test in this league. That's four home games on the bounce that we've won and we're confident we can go to any ground and win because our record shows that.

"Craig Forsyth's injured his knee and it could be a bad one. We won't know until it's been scanned but it could be serious."

QPR head coach Chris Ramsey:

"I would say you are always going to be under pressure as a manager when you are not winning.

"The fans would want us to be winning week in, week out but it has to be said we've changed direction from what we decided at the start of the season and so the expectations are a little bit higher than initially expected.

"I thought we deserved more tonight, we were more than an equal match for them.

"At this moment we are having a hard time but we've got to keep believing in what we are doing, we've shown we can perform as well as the top teams."

Chris Ramsey
Chris Ramsey's QPR side have lost their last two games by a 1-0 margin

Line-ups

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2ChristieBooked at 42mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 3ForsythSubstituted forWarnockat 21'minutesSubstituted forBairdat 77'minutes
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forHansonat 83'minutes
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 58mins
  • 18Butterfield
  • 11RussellBooked at 90mins
  • 9Martin
  • 24WeimannBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 10Bent
  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 26Hanson
  • 37Warnock

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 24PerchBooked at 90mins
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 20Henry
  • 28TözsérSubstituted forFerat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18FaurlinSubstituted forBlackwoodat 84'minutes
  • 7Phillips
  • 9AustinBooked at 48mins
  • 22YunBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHoilettat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Fer
  • 16Doughty
  • 23Hoilett
  • 25Smithies
  • 26Angella
  • 33Polter
  • 36Blackwood
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
28,502

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  5. Booking

    Johnny Russell (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

  7. Post update

    Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Booking

    Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Andreas Weimann (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

  15. Booking

    Andreas Weimann (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

  17. Post update

    James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tyler Blackwood replaces Alejandro Faurlin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull159422381531
2Burnley159422314931
3Brighton158701911831
4Middlesbrough159332491530
5Derby1586122101230
6Birmingham157441915425
7Reading156632315824
8Sheff Wed156631916324
9Cardiff155731512322
10Ipswich155641821-321
11Fulham155552723420
12Brentford156272022-220
13QPR155462224-219
14Wolves155372021-118
15Blackburn153751414016
16Preston153751113-216
17Leeds153751319-616
18Huddersfield153661620-415
19Nottm Forest153571116-514
20MK Dons154291321-814
21Bristol City153571726-914
22Bolton151771022-1210
23Charlton152491125-1410
24Rotherham1523101528-139
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