QPR boss Redknapp: Our only hope was penalties and then...

QPR boss Harry Redknapp admits they were fortunate to defeat Derby County in yesterday's Premier League promotion playoff final.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp admits they were fortunate to defeat Derby County in yesterday's Premier League promotion playoff final.

Bobby Zamora snatched an undeserved winner for QPR in the final minute.

It was Rangers' first and only shot on target but it will be worth an estimated £120million to the west London club, who secured promotion back into the Premier League at the first attempt, and probably kept Redknapp in a job.

He admitted: "It was an amazing finish.

"We were hanging on for extra time and maybe penalties, that was our only hope.

"We were down to 10 men and under the cosh, it was a real backs to the wall job, but then Bobby sticks one in the top corner.

"I'm sure it's important (financially) but you will have to ask the chairman about that.

"I feel for Steve McClaren but I'm delighted. It's great for the club to be back in the Premier League."

 
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