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Championship Playoff Final in Pictures – Elation for QPR, Heartbreak for Derby

Images capture the emotion of a dramatic Wembley showdown.

Queens Park Rangers returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking on Saturday by beating Derby County in a tense Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium.

Below, we have recapped the match in pictures.

Gary O’Neil chops down Johnny Russell, denying the Derby midfielder a clear goalscoring opportunity. He is sent off, but his side stay level at 0-0.

 QPR goalkeeper Robert Green was a busy man after O’Neil’s sending off.

Bobby Zamora capitalises on a mistake from Derby defender Richard Keogh to score a last-minute winner. Great finish.

Zamora is thrilled…

…So is QPR owner Tony Fernandes.

Meanwhile, a heartbroken Keogh is comforted by Derby manager Steve McClaren.

The trophy is awarded. QPR are back in the big time!

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