M Vydra (70)
Derby vs QPR
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7:45pm Friday 31st March
Pride Park Stadium
DERBY 1-0 QPR
FULL-TIME! It's all over at Pride Park and Garry Rowett has his first win at Derby in his first home game in charge. Matej Vydra got the goal in the 70th minute. The Rams' slim play-off hopes are still alive.
90+2: CLOSE! Smith rises in the box and tries to glance a header towards the bottom corner, but it goes just wide. QPR finally pushing.
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And here's Matej Vydra's opening goal for Derby...
90+1: Four minutes added on at the end of the game here at Pride Park.
88: CHANCE! That might just be QPR's first opportunity of the night as Smith turns on the edge of the area before his low shot towards the far post forces Carson into a decent save.
OFF THE POST! Sylla then has a free header from the resulting corner, but his effort strikes the woodwork. How was he completely unmarked?
86: SUB! Darren Bent finally gets onto the pitch, replacing David Nugent for Derby. One England legend for another.
83: Less than 10 minuntes to go for QPR to find an equaliser, but Derby are looking very comfortable at this stage.
80: SUBS! A change for Derby as goalscorer Matej Vydra goes off to be replaced by Ikechi Anya.
And another right after as Tom Ince comes off for Will Hughes.
78: YELLOW! Hall into the book for QPR after flooring Johnson.
76: SUB! A final change for QPR. Darnell Furlong makes way for Idrissa Sylla.
75: Furlong lucky not to go into the book for QPR after body-checking Russell as the Derby winger attempted to charge past him.
72: And Bent, who was just about to come on for Derby, sits back down.
GOAL! DERBY 1-0 QPR (Vydra, 70)
Well I wasn't expecting that! Just as it seemed like we were drifting towards a goalless draw... Smithies spills the ball into the path of Matej Vydra, who doesn't need a second invitation to slam the ball into the roof of the net.
Dismal from the QPR goalkeeper, who should have done far better with that trickling, albeit slightly deflected, Ince shot from just inside the area.
DERBY 0-0 QPR
69: SUB! A second change for QPR. Yeni Ngbakoto replaces Conor Washington... who I didn't really realise was on the pitch if I'm honest.
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65: Just over 25 minutes to go...
62: Ince then tries to cross from the right but lumps it out for a goal kick. Derby desperately lacking quality in the final third, QPR not even getting into the final third.
60: Olsson twists and turns on the left before trying to whip in a cross for Derby, but it's straight into the arms of Smithies.
59: SUB! And QPR finally do make that change, as Sean Goss replaces Pawel Wszolek. Quiet night for the Polish winger.
56: But it's QPR who are about to make the first change, as Goss prepares to come on.
53: Bit of pressure all of a sudden as Russell wins the ball back for Derby in QPR territory, but he just carries it too far into the box before eventually losing it. Chance wasted.
51: Rowett watch part 3. Not entirely sure what he's staring at, here. But he should really be thinking about some substitutions.
49: CHANCE! Derby on top again and Nugent has another chance in the box, but it he hopelessly mistimes his effort as it hits his standing leg after a swing-and-a-miss.
SECOND HALF! We're back underway at Pride Park!
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HALF-TIME! It's goalless at the break. Derby on top, but it's not been a classic at Pride Park. A bad first half in a Championship game always leads to a brilliant second, though. This will finish 4-4.
45: One minute of added time.
44: WIDE! Half-chance for Nugent again but it's a tricky one on the turn as he latches on to Russell's header, but can only send it wide of the QPR post.
42: It takes quite a lot to keep Smith down, but the QPR striker has just gone down holding his head after a collision with Pearce. He should be fine to carry on, though,
40: The QPR offside trap is working a charm. Every time a Derby player tries to get in behind the Hoops' backline is alert to step up. The Rams haven't cracked it yet.
37: Holloway trying to motivate his side, who have gone a little quiet.
33: More than half an hour gone and it's been Derby's game so far. Not many chances to speak of yet, though.
30: Lively few minutes for Vydra...
29: Why are you shooting from there, David? Russell's cross finds Nugent on the right-hand side of the area, but he decides to have a pop from a tight angle rather than pull it back for a team-mate. Selfish.
Vydra then pokes one wide from 12 yards in the follow-up attack. Rams all over Hoops.
27: CHANCE! Derby have a free-kick on the edge of the area which Vydra hits right into the wall... but it trickles through to Russell who sees his weak effort saved by Smithies. Couldn't make proper contact with it.
26: A corner lands right in the heart of the QPR box from a corner and bounces around menacingly, but no Derby player can get a foot on it to shoot. The Rams well on top at the moment.
24: Mel Morris watches on as his new manager takes charge of his first home game...
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20: Good spell this for Derby. Baird whips a delightful ball in from the right which evades Smithies in the QPR goal, but Russell can't make proper contact with it at the far post. Nearly a chance.
18: Any free-kick for QPR will only be one way... right onto the head of Smith. They do just that, but the big man can't find a team-mate with his knockdown.
14: CHANCE! First opportunity of the game falls to Derby as Ince slips Russell into the box, but he drags the shot across goal with his left foot. Wasted.
13: Nearly a breakaway for Derby as Vydra charges upfield on the counter before trying to thread one in behind for Nugent, but the big striker has gone just too early and he's flagged for offside.
10: Bit of a tentative affair still. Rowett making some notes...
6: Derby coming back into the game now as QPR start to drop a little deeper. Strange game with neither side threatened by relegation or in with a genuinely realistic chance of reaching the play-offs. It will be interesting to see how it pans out...
3: QPR looking the better side in the early stages, making all the early running at Pride Park.
Here were Gary Rowett's pre-match thoughts...
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