QPR returns to Premier League following 1-0 win over Derby County in play-off final

ANI| Updated: May 25, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

London: Former Championship side Queens Park Rangers has made an immediate return to the Premier League by defeating Derby County 1-0 in a compelling play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.

QPR, which had laboured through periods of the Championship season and won just four of their previous 10 games coming into the Wembley final, can now start planning for a return to the top flight, with the club set to benefit by 80 million pounds.

According to the BBC, Harry Redknapp`s side had been reduced to 10 men just before the hour with goalkeeper Robert Green making a series of good saves, before Bobby Zamora pounced on an error from Derby defender Richard Keogh to score just his fourth goal of the season with Rangers` only shot on target.

However, the report mentioned that it may not all be plain sailing for Rangers, who made a 65.4 million-pound loss during the 2012-13 season and could yet face a huge fine at the end of the year under the Football League`s financial fair play regulations if they suffer another heavy loss for the campaign just finished.