2014 Football League Championship play-off Final
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 the Championship to the Premier League for the 2014–15 season. The attendance of 87,348 was the highest ever for a Championship play off final.
|Event||2013–14 Football League Championship|
|Date||24 May 2014|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Robert Green|
|Weather||Partly sunny / 15 °C (59 °F)|
Route to the finalEdit
|4||Queens Park Rangers||46||23||11||12||60||44||+16||80|
|6||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||19||15||12||55||40||+15||72|
- First leg
|Brighton & Hove Albion||1–2||Derby County|
|Lingard 18'||BBC Report||Martin 29' (pen.)
Kuszczak 45+2' (o.g.)
|Wigan Athletic||0–0||Queens Park Rangers|
- Second leg
|Derby County||4–1||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|BBC Report||LuaLua 89'|
Derby County won 6–2 on aggregate.
|Queens Park Rangers||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Wigan Athletic|
|Austin 73' (pen.), 96'||BBC Report||Perch 9'|
Queens Park Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.
|Derby County||0–1||Queens Park Rangers|
|BBC Report||Zamora 90'|
Queens Park Rangers
|Derby County||Queens Park Rangers|
|Shots on target||5||1|
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