Jan 23, 2021 at 3pm UK
QPRQueens Park Rangers
DerbyDerby County

Cameron (31'), Kane (51')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Derby secure back-to-back wins as Colin Kazim-Richards sinks QPR

:Headline: Result: Derby secure back-to-back wins as Colin Kazim-Richards sinks QPR: ID:431838: from db_amp
The veteran scored the winner to make up for an awful earlier miss.

Colin Kazim-Richards' goal earned Wayne Rooney's Derby a second successive win with a 1-0 Championship victory at QPR.

Kazim-Richards tapped home following a counter-attack 11 minutes into the second half as Rooney made it two wins from three games since being appointed as County's permanent boss.

The goal was part of an eventful afternoon for veteran striker Kazim-Richards, who missed an early sitter and after scoring was then fortunate not to concede a penalty for what seemed a clear handball.

He should have put Derby ahead in the first half but was guilty of an awful miss from in front of goal.

Nathan Byrne drifted away from Niko Hamalainen on the right and drew Rangers captain Geoff Cameron towards him before teeing up Kazim-Richards. The 34-year-old had only goalkeeper Seny Dieng to beat but inexplicably failed to make proper contact with the ball.

Rangers' two best chances of the first period both fell to Charlie Austin, making his first appearance at Loftus Road since returning for a second spell at the club.

Austin headed Todd Kane's right-wing cross wide of the target and was later denied by Derby keeper Kelle Roos.

After the Rams failed to clear Hamalainen's cross from the left, Kane pulled the ball back for Austin, whose shot was saved at point-blank range.

It proved to be a crucial save, with QPR failing to score when they were on top and then punished by a swift Derby break early in the second half.

Graeme Shinnie charged forward and laid the ball off to Kamil Jozwiak, whose shot was parried by Dieng straight to Kazim-Richards, who made no mistake this time.

QPR hoped signing Austin on loan from West Brom would end their tendency to drop points despite having plenty of possession.

He was a constant threat before being substituted late on, but it was a familiar story for the home side, who had won both of their previous two games following Austin's arrival, having failed to win in 10 before then.

They searched in vain for an equaliser and Lee Buchanan's clearing header prevented Hamalainen's cross reaching the waiting Austin.

The resulting corner by Ilias Chair struck the raised arm of Kazim-Richards and Rangers' players were incensed that a penalty was not awarded.

Roos then kept out Yoann Barbet's overhead kick to ensure Derby left west London with the points.

amp_article__431838 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2021-01-23 17:30:19:
html db last update - 2021-03-09 20:03:10 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Read more!
Share this article now:
Championship Table
CNorwich CityNorwich462910775363997
4Swansea CitySwansea4623111256391780
8Cardiff CityCardiff4618141466491768
9Queens Park RangersQPR461911165755268
12Luton TownLuton461711184152-1162
13Preston North EndPreston46187214956-761
14Stoke CityStoke461515165052-260
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn4615121965541157
16Coventry CityCoventry461413194961-1255
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461216183745-852
18Birmingham CityBirmingham461313203761-2452
19Bristol City46156254668-2251
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461213215071-2149
21Derby CountyDerby461111243658-2244
RWycombe WanderersWycombe461110253969-3043
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46119264460-1642
RSheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461211234061-2141
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.