2014 Football League Championship play-off Final

2014 Football League Championship play-off final
Event 2013–14 Football League Championship
Date 24 May 2014
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Robert Green[1]
Referee Lee Mason
Attendance 87,348
Weather Partly sunny / 15 °C (59 °F)

The 2014 Football League Championship play-off final was a football match which was contested by Derby County and Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 24 May 2014 at Wembley Stadium. The winner, Queens Park Rangers, became the third and final team to be promoted from Football League Championship to the Premier League for the 2014–15 season.

The Championship play-off final is the most lucrative one-off fixture in sport and Queens Park Rangers will earn a minimum of £134 million as a result of winning this game.[2][3][4][5]

Route to the final

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3Derby County 462510118452+3285
4Queens Park Rangers 462311126044+1680
5Wigan Athletic 462110156148+1373
6Brighton & Hove Albion 461915125540+1572


First leg

     8 May 2014
19:45 BST
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Derby County
Lingard  18' BBC Report Martin  29' (pen.)
Kuszczak  45+2' (o.g.)
Amex Stadium, Falmer
Attendance: 27,118
Referee: Roger East

     9 May 2014
19:45 BST
Wigan Athletic 0–0 Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report
DW Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 14,560
Referee: Mike Jones

Second leg

     11 May 2014
17:15 BST
Derby County 4–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Hughes  34'
Martin  56'
Thorne  76'
Hendrick  87'
BBC Report LuaLua  89'
iPro Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 32,602
Referee: Craig Pawson

Derby County won 6–2 on aggregate.

     12 May 2014
19:45 BST
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Wigan Athletic
Austin  73' (pen.), 96' BBC Report Perch  9'
Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 17,061
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Queens Park Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.



     24 May 2014
15:00 BST
Derby County 0–1 Queens Park Rangers
BBC Report Zamora  90'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 87,348
Referee: Lee Mason
Derby County
Queens Park Rangers
GK 1 England Lee Grant
RB 33England Andre Wisdom
CB 6 Republic of Ireland Richard Keogh (c)
CB 25England Jake Buxton
LB 3 Scotland Craig Forsyth
CM 8 Republic of Ireland Jeff Hendrick
CM 34England George Thorne
CM 19England Will Hughes  68'
RF 11Scotland Johnny Russell  67'
LF 10 Northern Ireland Jamie Ward  90+2'
CF 9Scotland Chris Martin
GK 26England Adam Legzdins
DF 27United States Zak Whitbread
MF 4 Scotland Craig Bryson  68'
MF 14England John Eustace
FW 18Republic of Ireland Conor Sammon
FW 32England Simon Dawkins  67'
FW 35England Patrick Bamford  90+2'
England Steve McClaren
GK 1 England Robert Green
RB 2 England Danny Simpson
CB 15England Nedum Onuoha
CB 5 Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
LB 6 England Clint Hill (c)  67'
RM 14Republic of Ireland Kevin Doyle  57'
CM 17England Joey Barton
CM 36England Gary O'Neil Red card 60'
LM 23Canada Junior Hoilett
FW 9 England Charlie Austin
FW 19Croatia Niko Kranjčar  33'
GK 26Republic of Ireland Brian Murphy
DF 3 Senegal Armand Traoré  33'
DF 13South Korea Yun Suk-young
DF 18Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes
MF 4 England Ravel Morrison
MF 20England Karl Henry  67'
FW 25England Bobby Zamora  90+1'  57'
England Harry Redknapp

Man of the Match: Robert Green[1]

Assistant referees:
Darren England
John Brooks
Fourth official:
Jonathan Moss

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


Derby County Queens Park Rangers
Goals 0 1
Total shots 16 11
Shots on target 5 1
Ball possession 68% 32%
Corner kicks 14 1
Fouls committed 11 10
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 1

Source: [6]


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