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  1. Gary Rowett won first home game as Derby manager
  2. Vydra scored only goal from close range
  3. Derby moved within six points of play-off spots
  4. QPR stayed 15th, 10 points above relegation zone

Live Reporting

By Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    FT: Derby 1-0 QPR

    Gary Rowett

    That is just about all from us for the evening as we reflect on Gary Rowett getting his first win as Derby boss.

    Here's Phil Cartwright's match report.

    The live Championship and EFL text service will be back with you from 12:00 BST tomorrow, building up to the early kick-off - Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday.

    Until then, enjoy the rest of your night and your weekend.

  2. Championship table

    FT: Derby 1-0 QPR

    So what does tonight mean?

    Derby remain in 10th but are now six points off the top six play-off places with the rest of the fixtures to come.

    QPR stay 15th and will stay there this weekend as the teams below them cannot go above even if they win.

  3. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 QPR

    Derby midfielder Johnny Russell told Sky Sports:

    "Matej Vydra's been brilliant for us, he deserves it as he's been working so hard. 

    "The gaffer has come in and been brilliant this week with everyone.

    "It was a bit edgy at the end but it was an important win for us."

  4. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 QPR

    Derby goalscorer Matej Vydra told Sky Sports:

    "I'm trying to enjoy football right now as I'm playing my best position and that is number 10.

    "There are seven games to go and in the Championship and you never know. I think we can reach the play-offs."

  5. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 QPR

    Reaction to come from Derby's win over QPR...


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    It wasn't pretty but it is a first win for Gary Rowett as Derby manager.

    Matej Vydra's close-range strike was enough for the points in a game where the Rams were much the better side throughout.

    Whatever Ian Holloway's plan was, it didn't seem to work for most of the game.

  7. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Gary Rowett right on the edge of the technical area barking out instructions and encouraging. He can smell a first three points of his Derby era.

  8. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Curtis Fleming and Ian Holloway

    Has QPR's surge been too little too late?

    They're struggling to get hold of the ball at the minute as Derby look to keep it and close it out.

  9. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    We're going to have another four minutes at Pride Park.


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Oh my! What is happening here? QPR go close again.

    Idrissa Sylla is free from the corner resulting from Matt Smith's shot, and his header hits the post after a bounce on the floor - he didn't connect with that sweetly.

  11. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Well, well, well.

    I mentioned Matt Smith and spectator goalkeeper Scott Carson has to save his shot that looked to be heading towards the bottom corner.


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    More of the ball now for QPR as Derby begin to sit deeper.

    Darren Bent finally gets his run out as he comes on for David Nugent up top.

  13. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    David Nugent does really well to muscle the defender off the ball and then control it as it bounces.

    The Derby striker gets too much on his effort towards goal, though.

  14. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Matt Smith

    I'm struggling to remember anything meaningful that QPR have created tonight.

    Matt Smith has had no service but a couple of attacking options have come on to try to help him - can they salvage anything?


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Goalscorer Matej Vydra comes off for Ikechi Anya, while Will Hughes replaces Tom Ince as Gary Rowett uses his bench for the first time tonight.

    Vydra's job is done for the night - he's put his team in front and it's a lead they still hold with 10 minutes remaining.

    Matej Vydra

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Luke Freeman slides in late on Bradley Johnson and is shown the expected card for a challenge like that from behind.


    Derby 1-0 QPR

    And that is the last bit of action for Darnell Furlong.

    QPR top scorer Idrissa Sylla comes on.

  18. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Darnell Furlong is lucky to escape a yellow card when he cynically stops Johnny Russell from rounding him. 

    He put his arms in the Derby winger's face and the referee has a long chat with him, but there's no card.

  19. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    Gary Rowett

    You may well smile Gary Rowett because your team have been much the better side tonight.

    A feel good atmosphere embraces Pride Park as the home fans push the noise levels up a few notches.

  20. Post update

    Derby 1-0 QPR

    You cannot say this is not deserved.

    Tom Ince's shot after some clever footwork is blocked by the goalkeeper and it falls to Matej Vydra who drills it into the roof of the net from close range.

    Darren Bent sits back down on the Derby bench...