Derby County 0-1 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Derby County 4-2-3-1



QPR 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Pride Park ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

QPR bagged a later winner to beat Derby County 1-0 at Pride Park and record their first away win in seven league games.

The Hoops started brightly as Albert Adomah breezed past Tom Lawrence and found Lyndon Dykes at the far post only for the QPR forward’s header to bounce awkwardly off the turf and safely into the hands of Derby keeper David Marshall.

Graeme Shinnie’s loose pass was then seized on by Todd Kane who played Ilias Chair through on goal with the Moroccan denied by Matt Clarke’s last-ditch tackle.

Just past the half hour mark Derby put together their best chance as Craig Forsyth and Kamil Jozwiak combined to find Wayne Rooney whose effort forced QPR keeper Seny Dieng into a fingertip save.

The second- half started scrappily with chances for both sides – Rooney hitting the post with a volley and a Rob Dickie effort creeping just wide after Albert Adomah’s flick from a Tom Carroll free-kick. 

And just as a draw was looking likely, Dickie won the ball forcefully from Jozwiak and delivered an early cross to substitute Macauley Bonne who dispatched his header calmly with just two minutes of normal time remaining.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Macauley Bonne’s introduction gave QPR a new attacking dimension with the forward a handful for a Derby defence that had been comfortable with the static Lyndon Dykes.

Moan of the Match

QPR looked toothless going forward at times – Albert Adomah and Ilias Chair showed glimpses of individual quality but failed to knit their teammates into the attack.

Talking Point

After Bright Osayi-Samuel limped off, who can the Hoops rely on as a direct attacking threat in his absence?

Man of the Match

Rob Dickie – could have scored early in the second-half, made a crucial tackle and provided a perfect cross for the winner in an excellent all-round display.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Gavin Ward (Surrey) – firm but fair and did not allow the game to get too cagey when both sides came out fired up after the interval.


Both managers grew increasingly frustrated with their side’s lack of attacking impetus with both heard barking “Drive! Drive!” at their players among other frantic instructions.


QPR were lucky to come away with all the three points, courtesy of some superb individual play from Rob Dickie. Overall, Mark Warburton still needs to strike the right balance between creative expression and defensive solidity.

Line Ups

Derby County 4-2-3-1

Marshall; Byrne, Davies, Clarke, Forsyth; Knight (Holmes, 72), Shinnie; Jozwiak, Rooney (Sibley, 81), Lawrence; Waghorn (Kazim-Richards, 73)

Subs not used:

Roos, Wisdom, Wierek, Bird



QPR 4-2-3-1

Dieng; Kane, Dickie, Barbet, Hamalainen; Carroll, Cameron; Adomah (Ball, 59), Chair, Osayi-Samuel (Willock, 65); Dykes (Bonne, 60)

Subs not used:

Kelly, Kakay, Masterson, Bettache

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