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Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Derby County

Tjaronn Chery scores with a first-half volley against Derby at Loftus Road
Tjaronn Chery’s first-half strike was his third goal in his last five games for QPR

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink earned just his fourth win in 18 games as QPR boss as a below-par Derby were brushed aside.

Tjaronn Chery showed great technique to convert a 24th-minute James Perch cross for his third goal in his last five games for a deserved half-time lead.

The Rams had barely threatened but improved on the resumption and substitute Darren Bent forced a good save from keeper Alex Smithies.

But the hosts sealed victory late on through Gabriele Angella's strike.

Angella slid in a teasing Matt Phillips free-kick to wrap up a win which takes Rangers up to 11th in the Championship table, nine points adrift of the play-off places.

Derby, seeking a fourth win in five, were outplayed in the first half by a home side who looked lively in attack thanks to the twin threat posed by wingers Phillips and Junior Hoilett.

Sebastian Polter went close before Chery's fine finish following a superb run and cross by Perch on the left and Phillips almost got on the end of a Hoilett centre to double the lead,

Derby, who remain fifth, upped the urgency and adopted a more direct approach, but still struggled to create clear chances and defender Angella made it 2-0 with four minutes left.

QPR head coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "I think we played ever so well from minute one until the last minute of the game.

"In the first half we dominated with and without the ball and scored a really magnificent goal.

"We could have done better on the break but that's me being a little bit picky. Overall it was a great team performance."

Derby head coach Darren Wassall: "I've been in charge for six games and we've won three and lost three, so anybody can see we need more consistency.

"It's something we have to address. There are 10 games to go this season and we have to put it right.

"We've missed an opportunity to get at least a point. It's bitterly disappointing. We're taking two steps forward and one back."

Tjaronn Chery celebrates his first-half goal against Derby
Chery's celebrates his strike, which came at the end of a strong period of pressure by the home side
Derby head coach Darren Wassall (left) and coach Craig Short
Darren Wassall has overseen six matches as head coach, winning three and losing three

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Smithies
  • 5Onuoha
  • 26Angella
  • 6Hill
  • 24Perch
  • 7PhillipsBooked at 34mins
  • 20Henry
  • 18Faurlin
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forPetrassoat 90+5'minutes
  • 8CherySubstituted forMackieat 76'minutes
  • 33PolterBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 15Konchesky
  • 19El Khayati
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
  • 34Petrasso

Derby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 29Olsson
  • 4BrysonSubstituted forBentat 67'minutes
  • 26Hanson
  • 18ButterfieldSubstituted forHendrickat 57'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forBlackmanat 79'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 23Ince

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 5Buxton
  • 8Hendrick
  • 10Bent
  • 15Johnson
  • 22Blackman
  • 24Weimann
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
14,049

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Petrasso replaces Junior Hoilett.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Hanson.

  5. Post update

    Markus Olsson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by James Perch.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 0. Gabriele Angella (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Hanson (Derby County).

  14. Post update

    Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

  16. Booking

    Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Johnny Russell.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Clint Hill.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley362011557292871
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Brighton361714549341565
4Hull34197848202864
5Derby361612847321560
6Sheff Wed361414850361456
7Cardiff36141394740755
8Ipswich351510104442255
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston361213113333049
11QPR361114114342147
12Wolves361210144550-546
13Nottm Forest351112123331245
14Reading351111134141044
15Leeds351014113440-644
16Blackburn351013123532343
17Brentford35127164855-743
18Huddersfield36119164749-242
19Fulham36813155561-637
20Bristol City36910173257-2537
21MK Dons3699183048-1836
22Rotherham36105214059-1935
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton36414183560-2526
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