QPR 2-1 Derby: Grant Hall goals and replacement Iliad chair help sink rams while hoops climb the upper half of championship
- Two mid-table teams competed each other watching it out to climb the championship
- Grant Hall opened the score for QPR, but Martyn Waghorn struck for Derby
- Ilias Chair restored the leadership of QPR after coming on as a second half substitute
London is not the happiest place for Derby to visit this season and a Wayne Rooney error aggravated their motion sickness against Queens Park Rangers.
Derby had lost all three league games in the capital for Tuesday's game. When they fell behind in the 34th minute in a super attack from Grant Hall – the QPR captain who hit the crossbar – it appeared to be four.
QPR 4-2-3-1: Kelly, Kane, Hall , Barbet, Manning, Ball, Cameron, Osayi-Samuel, Eze, Pugh (Chairman 73), Hugill (Clarke 62)
Subs not used: Lumley, Wallace, Amos, Oteh, Masterson
Goals: ] Hall 34, chair 75
Yellow: Kane, Barbet, Eze
Derby 4-2-3-1: Hammer, Lowe, Clarke, Davies (Bogle 71), Wisdom, Shinnie (Whittaker 79), Bird, Lawrence, Rooney, Waghorn, Marriott (Martin 72)
Subs not used: Forsyth, Roos , Knight, Malone
Goals: Waghorn 43
] Yellow: Waghorn
a cruel turn of destiny for Rooney. In the first half he brought a lukewarm opening to life when he received the ball on the left flank in the 16th minute and quickly rushed a smart low into the upcoming Tom Lawrence. It prompted Ryan Manning, the last man of QPR, to try to push the ball out for a corner kick, but instead almost lobed his keeper, Liam Kelly, in a spectacular way.
Meanwhile, QPR played with more intention and had bad luck when Ebere Eze shot Ben Hamer right from the edge of the area before Yoann Barbet narrowly kicked a free kick.
When the hosts recorded their position in the game, Rooney fell deeper in an attempt to connect Derby's game between defense and midfield. There were numerous occasions when QPR's attackers Matthew Clarke and Curtis Davies were pressured when they received the ball from a goal kick. Sometimes Hamer's passing didn't help.
But there was nothing that Hamer or Rooney opened up r could have done that. Dominic Ball & # 39; s cross from the left bounced on Clarke and Hall responded quickly and broke a fierce shot from the bottom of the bar.
To their credit, Derby was not deterred and grabbed an equalizer less than 10 minutes later. Rooney steered over an inviting corner in the area and Waghorn peeled his marker and nodded the ball home through the far post. Rooney has now been involved in six goals at Derby – three goals himself and three assists – since his debut in January.
But unfortunately for the Rams captain, he also had a hand in the winner of QPR.
His misplaced pass was interrupted in the 75th minute on b y Eze and he quickly hit it in the path of substitute Ilias Chair, who had only been on the field for two minutes.
It was not visible. He shot a powerful shot out of the reach of Derby goalkeeper Hamer and after the first cheering the accusations of & # 39; Rooney & # 39; around the stadium from the home defenders.
When Rooney then took a free kick wide in the closing minutes, the singing burst out again. Rooney had generally played well for Derby in the night, but such a costly mistake meant it was an evening for him to forget.
& # 39; I need to be at my best to earn a place in the starting XI here & # 39 ;: Former Crystal Palace and Derby midfielder Joe Ledley joins A-League side Newcastle Jets until it end of the season
- Joe Ledley joins the Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets for a short-term deal
- The ex-Derby and Crystal Palace midfielder has been without club for a month
- Ledley joins former international colleague Carl Robinson with the Jets
Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has joined the Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets for a short-term deal.
Ledley joins former international colleague Carl Robinson, who was named head coach of Jets earlier this month until the end of the season.
I have only been to Australia once before for a pre-season tour with Celtic in 2011, and I'm really looking forward to the challenge from the Hyundai A-League.
& # 39; The opportunity to work under Carl is also one I'm looking forward to, we met in a few camps in Wales when I was a youth and the chance to get in touch with him again to come is exciting. & # 39;
Ledley, 33, started his career at home club Cardiff before joining Celtic, where he made more than 150 appearances and won three Scottish Premiership titles.
He then played for Crystal Palace, Derby and Charlton and won 77 caps for Wales, making his country reach the semi-final of Euro 2016 in France .
Robinson said: & Joe's record at club and international level speaks for itself, he is a class player and it is great to have him here with the Jets for the rest of the season.
& # 39; He is the type of player that will really help our younger boys, plus he adds another dimension to our game and I think he will have a good impact. & # 39;
Derby Ollie Watkins makes pitiful after twice striking in Brentford victory
Ollie Watkins reflected on his two goals, one assist, man-of-the-match performance when boss Thomas Frank closed the interview to give his own opinion about the 23-year-old.
& # 39; He should have a ball under his arm! Four goals this season all in the 18-yard box is a real striker, isn't it? & # 39; Frank said.
Some supporters of the Bees who left Griffin Park after this demolition of Derby would have known that Watkins had joined the rams almost two years ago, instead of Brentford.
& # 39; I got very close to the January window when Steve McClaren was the manager, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I wanted to go there, but in the end it fell through. It could have been a lot different, I could have been a Derby player, but I stayed in Exeter and things went better here in Brentford. & # 39;
Watkins is turned into a striker by Frank after Neal Maupay left for Brighton and is working on his all-round game.
Ten league goals in his first season were followed last year by 12. His braces against Derby are already bringing him to these four.
"Thierry was the all-round striker," he said. "I don't put myself in that category, but as a striker I want to portray my game. Not just scoring goals, but helping other people to score and bring others into the game. & # 39;
And it was Watkins who was at the heart of the first goal when, after finishing goalkeeper Kelle Roos, his efforts fell on Bryan Mbeumo – after it was cleared from the line – to make it into the stand to 1-0.
Mbeumo moved from scorer to provider 60 seconds later, while Watkins kept his run-up to his foot home over the pinpoint ball over an empty box before adding a third in the first half of the time after a slap on a corner.
Derby stars refuse to talk to the BBC after the Fulham competition, because the team & # 39; furious & # 39; is because the broadcaster does not apologize for Craig Ramage racing
The team of the club is & # 39; furious & # 39; due to a lack of apologies from the broadcaster after comments made by expert and former player Craig Ramage on Radio Derby.
Ramage was fired by the BBC after picking the & # 39; young black boys & # 39; from Derby, saying they had to pull & # 39; a pen or two down & # 39; after a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield on February 15.
The 49-year-old apologized on social media, but the BBC's failure to do so has indignation caused by much of Derby & # 39; s team.
On Friday, none of the club – including manager Phillip Cocu – spoke with the local BBC station after the 1-1 draw at Pride Park. There are talks going on between both Derby and the BBC to find a way forward.
It is thought that the BBC cannot apologize until their own investigation is completed.
However, that did not happen to the players of Cocu who think that the BBC take no responsibility for what happened.
Both Derby and the BBC refused to comment.
to talk to BBC Radio Derby
Derby County 1-1 Fulham: Alexander Mitrovic cancels Wayne Rooney & panenka penalty because former English captain marks 500th English league match with astonishing goal
- Wayne Rooney put Derby in front with a brutal dinked penalty at 55 minutes
- Fulham equalized with the excellent finish of Alexander Mitrovic shortly after
- Both sides wasted good late chances to win and had to settle for a draw
- League One
- League Two
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Div 1
- Scottish Div 2
- Scottish Div 3
- Call 1
- Series A
- La Liga
- Alexandre Lacazette did not start against Liverpool last week due to an injury
- Unai Emery experimented 3-0 down by taking him off the bench in Anfield
- The Arsenal boss will make a late call to start all three on Sunday
- ] Craig Ramage was fired by the BBC after comments on the radio last weekend
- He said that & # 39; young black boys & # 39; in dressing room & # 39; a few pens had to be pulled down & # 39;
- Phillip Cocu got his first chance to respond to the press conference on Wednesday
- The Derby manager admitted that he & # 39; very angry & # 39; was about what Ramage said
- Former Derby captain Richard Keogh was set up as an expert for collision with Fulham
- Defender was fired by rams after a car accident after a night out in September
- The club wrote to Keogh to advise that he does not accept the TV role
- The BBC sent a senior official to view Craig Ramage's comments
- Former Derby star Ramage has the & # 39; young black boys & # 39; selected from the club
- He was fired by BBC Radio Derby following his controversial remarks
- Now more heads could roll if the company continued its investigation
Wayne Rooney marked his 500th competition match with a spectacular & # 39; Panenka & # 39; penalty helping Fulham to achieve a victory that would have put them on a level with Leeds in second place.
Aleksandar Mitrovic headed Rooney & # 39; s brutal chip from the spot in the early half of the second half, but this was Fulham's third consecutive game without a win. Like so many clubs that chase a place in the Premier League, they falter just when the finish line comes into view.
Derby made the better chances in the first half and might have been out of sight had it not been for the excellence of Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak, who made important saves from Matt Clarke and Tom Lawrence.
Match facts and player ratings
Derby County (4-2-3 -1): Hammer, Wisdom, Davies, Clarke, Forsyth, Shinnie, Bird, Knight (Jozefzoon 78, Rooney, Lawrence, Waghorn (Marriott 78)
Subs: Rose, Bogle, Lowe, Sibley, Martin
Fulham (4-3-3): Rodak, Bryan, Ream, Hector, Odoi, Cairney, Arter (McDonald 81), Johansen (Kamara 65), Reid, Knockaert (Knight 66), Mitrovic
Subs: Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Christie, Kebano,
Operating just outside center-forward Martyn Waghorn, Rooney made his headline contribution 10 minutes after the break, then Tim Ream was in the box. Rooney – whose competition debut for Everton was almost 18 years ago – took a few steps towards the ball and played a perfect bunker shot that fooled Rodak.
But Derby could not keep his lead. Curtis Davies reacted slowly to replace Aboubakar Kamara from the right and Mitrovic – the top scorer of the championship – took advantage of volley in his 22nd goal of the campaign.
Violating spending rules with a possible deduction of EFL points for them – Derby disputes the charge – the side of Phillip Cocu needs as many points as possible while their fate is uncertain.
They could get ahead in the 23rd minute when Clarke collected Rooney's free kick and produced a free kick angular shot that was brilliantly rescued by Rodak, who just as well outside Lawrence & # 39; s low drive 13 minutes later could stay.
The game opened after the break and Rooney put Derby first after Waghorn & # 39; s attempt to put in the box was put by Ream's hand. Shortly thereafter, Fulham boss Scott Parker made a double substitution and one of the substitutes, Ivan Cavaleiro, saw his shot in the path deflect another sub, Kamara, who then crossed over to Mitrovic to level.
Ridder looked much livelier than Anthony Knockaert, the man he replaced, and he shot a shot a little over 20 meters when Fulham shifted up a gear. On the other hand, Rooney & # 39; s close-range volley
was deflected for a corner kick on Michael Hector, and Rodak made another alarm stop to deny Max Bird.
Rodak rescued his team moments later later when he clawed away the goal-oriented effort of Craig Forsyth and Kevin McDonald did a brilliant job of blocking Bird's succession.
Arsenal's £ 180 million trio is released in North London derby while Unai Emery prepares for Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together
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Unai Emery is considering an attack of £ 180 million to launch on Tottenham this weekend, with the Arsenal manager willing to launch Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe together.
Lacazette didn't play against Liverpool last week because of a small single complaint, although Emery experimented 3-0 down by taking him off the bench in Anfield.
Now the Arsenal boss will call late to see if all three should start his big guns when Tottenham visits for the north London derby on Sunday.
Pepe was signed for a £ 72m club record in the summer and joined an attack that already consisted of £ 56m Aubameyang and Lacazette, whose costs could go up to £ 52m.
Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil is back in full training and in the fight to appear for the first time this season.
Emery said Thursday: & # 39; They can start together and they can also play as three during the game. It depends on how we determine our game plan.
& # 39; I am very optimistic about that situation. But be calm. At Lacazette, for example, he had a problem with his ankle. He gets better and feels better. It is very positive.
& # 39; With Pepe he came here later than the others, but he gets better and feels better in every match. Aubameyang is very important to us. & # 39;
The deadline for the transfer window in Spain, Italy and France closes this Monday. On Özil, who was connected with a move, he added: & We are not talking about the possibility that he could leave.
& # 39 This week he is training well. He is physically progressing. I think he's getting closer and available for Sunday. & # 39;
David Luiz was heavily criticized in Anfield last week. First he gave away a cheap penalty by putting on Mohamed Salah's shirt. The Liverpool attacker then scored again after leaving the Brazilian dead for a out. & # 39; It's not easy for him, & # 39; said the Spaniard.
& # 39; The adjustment to us went very quickly, but I am very happy with him. His decision is very ambitious to come here and to be with us, and he wants to help.
& # 39; We can talk about a mistake with a player or another player, but we can also talk about some good decisions and very good actions in every game of one player. It is the same with him. & # 39;
& # 39; It makes me very angry & # 39 ;: Derby boss Phillip Cocu refers back to comments from ex-player Craig Ramage about & # 39; young black boys & # 39; from the club that & # 39; a pair of pens & # 39; must be pulled
Phillip Cocu has the former Derby County slammed player Craig Ramage for his criticism of the & # 39; young black boys & # 39; in the side – with the Rams boss who said she was very angry & # 39; made.
Ramage spoke on BBC Radio Derby & # 39; s Sports Scene Podcast after Derby signed 1-1 at home to Huddersfield Town.
The 49-year-old, who played in Derby and played for them between 1988 and 1994, said: & I look around and I look at certain players, their body language, their attitude, the way they look act, you just feel: "Hold on – he has to pull a few pins down".
Derby manager Phillip Cocu commented on comments and said they were very angry with him & # 39; ;
& # 39; So I would probably say that about all young black boys. & # 39;
He has since been fired by the BBC, who started an investigation after the comments were widely condemned – with Derby player Max Lowe leading the criticism.
Ramage also has & # 39; unconditional & # 39; Apologized for his comments since: & # 39; What I said was completely inappropriate and unintended.
& # 39; Race is not relevant to the issues I was discussing and I deeply regret what I said. I sincerely hope that the players accept my apologies. & # 39;
Cocu had his first opportunity to respond to comments in Wednesday's press conference and said: & # 39; It's a bad thing, what happened.
& # 39; Not just for our players and our club, I think in general. It is simply unacceptable that we have to talk about it to explain it.
& # 39; For me it is so incredible, and now we are confronted with it, my players.
& # 39; We must respect each person, regardless of their culture, background, whatever.
& # 39; As with our club, we have many different players, characters, personalities with different backgrounds and cultures. We treat everyone with respect and if it doesn't happen, I get very angry.
& # 39; It may unite us even more as a team and as a group. We are known as a family club. Everyone who works here is important. & # 39;
Richard Keogh decides to cancel Sky Sports appearance after Derby warned the former captain not to accept the pundit role for Fulham collision after plundering a car accident in which he sustained a knee injury
Derby wrote the former captain Richard Keogh to warn him about taking the role of an expert for their home game against Fulham on Friday – with Keogh now unlikely to accept the offer.
Keogh disputes his resignation by Derby last fall, in the aftermath of a team-binding evening in September. The 33-year-old is currently progressing with his recovery from serious knee injuries.
Sportsmail understands that Keogh was invited by Sky Sports to analyze the championship at Pride Park on Friday when it was expected that he would only discuss the relevant game, instead of the events that took place earlier this season.
When Derby was informed of the possible arrangement of the studio – as usual for television programs & # 39; s – it is thought that they wrote to Keogh to remind him of the sensitive nature of the ongoing case.
But as it comes down to it, after careful consideration of the case, Keogh is supposed to decide not to break his silence: the defender has not spoken publicly since he left the club.
After Derby refused in November to reconsider their decision to dismiss him, Keogh submitted his case to the EFL, which has not yet placed an advertisement for a hearing.
Keogh left Pride Park in October when he decided not to accept the offer of a significantly reduced salary for the remainder of his £ 1.3 million contract per year, which was due to expire at the end of next season.
The Ireland international, 33, sat in the backseat of Tom Lawrence's car when it crashed into a lamppost after the night on September 24.
Lawrence, the Wales forward, and teammate Mason Bennett were fined, banned from two years of driving and ordered to pay 180 hours unpaid for their share in the car accident, which happened on the A6.
The couple appeared in court on October 15 after being charged with driving under the influence. Derby also fined Lawrence and Bennett for six weeks each.
Keogh had been in Derby since July 2012 and joined Coventry in a deal of around £ 1 million.
EXCLUSIVE: BBC sends top driver to comment from former Derby star Craig Ramage about & # 39; young black boys & # 39; investigate in the club after the radio subsidit was shocked to follow more redundancies
The BBC has prepared in one of their senior executives as they continue their investigation of the racist remarks about the young black players of Derby that led to one of their experts being fired.
And the BBC have refused to exclude the prospect of more headlines
Former Derby player Craig Ramage was adjusted on Sunday after causing indignation with a racist stereotype-filled rant after the 1- 1 draw from Rams with Huddersfield.
Craig Ramage made some inflammatory remarks about the & # 39; young black boys & # 39 ; in the Derby team
Ramage & all young black boys & # 39; selected, saying that they had to pull & # 39; a few pins down & # 39; because he criticized their behavior.
The BBC responded quickly by starting their own investigation and taking action by saying goodbye to Ramage.
The 49-year-old also issued a & # 39; sincere apology to both the players and the fans of the club, although Sportsmail understands that he is not yet in contact with any of the players.
] However, the BBC continues to investigate the situation thoroughly and to treat it extremely seriously, underlined by the involvement of their head of audio and digital with BBC England Chris Burns, who is responsible for their local radio stations throughout the country.
Burns will visit the station today and there may be further consequences beyond the exit of Ramage.
Although the BBC's attitude to the words of Ramage is evident from the rapid action they took, there are also further concerns about the process that led to the reactions that first came up.
The podcast was initially recorded and posted with the offensive words, which remained uncontested, before they were removed and the audio re-uploaded.
That led to allegations that t here were attempts to brush the case under the carpet in the hope that Ramage's statements went unnoticed.
These suggestions have been denied by the BBC who insist that they do not let the matter be underlined that no attempt was made to hide.
Derby defended Max Lowe issued a long statement on social media on Sunday criticizing Ramage and BBC Radio Derby.
And his shock, anger and upset was felt not only in Derby's dressing room, but also by the families of the black players of the club, who emphasized how great the impact of such reactions is spreading.
Derby gathered around their affected players and said in a statement: "We have been in contact with the BBC all day long and underline that we do not accept any form of discrimination.
"We take comments of this kind very seriously, we do not tolerate them and stand shoulder to shoulder as one with all our players. & # 39;
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