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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.

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Hasselbaink on QPR v Derby

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."

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Wassall on Derby's defeat at QPR

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

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

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by James Perch.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matthew Phillips.

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.

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Derby County).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Johnny Russell.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Clint Hill.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jamie Mackie replaces Tjaronn Chery.

Foul by Darren Bent (Derby County).

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

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

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Craig Bryson.

Offside, Derby County. Johnny Russell tries a through ball, but Markus Olsson is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Gabriele Angella.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Junior Hoilett.

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby County).

goal

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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