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LONDON---Queens Park Rangers
(QPR) secured an immediate return
to the Premier League---and a promo-
tion windfall of at least 80 million
pounds ($135 million)---by beating
Derby 1-0 in the League Champi-
onship playoff final yesterday thanks
to a last-minute goal by Bobby Zamo-
ra.QPR played the final 31 minutes with
ten men following Gary O Neil s straight
red card for a cynical last-man foul but
in a rare foray forward, Harry Red-
knapp s team grabbed the winner when
Zamora pounced on a poor defensive
clearance and sidefooted home a fin-
ish.It was QPR s only shot on target in
the entire match at Wembley Stadi-
um---and Zamora s second winning goal
in a playoff final, replicating his exploits
for West Ham against Preston in 2005.
"I would be a liar if I said I thought
I would see us scoring," Redknapp said.
"They had 11 men, were probing us and
we were hanging on.
"That was a one-off, where you stand
on the touchline, hang on for grim death
and get a goal like that."
The match is the most lucrative in
world football due to the money clubs
earn from being in the Premier League
because of the division s huge domestic
and global broadcasting deals.
QPR, which is promoted along with
Leicester and Burnley, had finished
fourth in the regular season---a place
below Derby---in its first year back in
the second tier.
It proved to be another bad day at
Wembley for Derby manager Steve
McClaren, whose last match as a coach
at the national stadium was with Eng-
land in the team s 3-2 loss to Croatia
in November 2007. That ensured Eng-
land missed out on qualification for the
2008 European Championships and he
was fired the next day.
"It was the cruellest game ever,"
McClaren said. "I ve lost some games
in my career but that is the cruellest.
We didn t deserve that, but you don t
often get what you deserve."
Derby was looking to get back in the
Premier League after a six-year absence
and piled on the pressure in the final
HONG KONG---Former Manchester
United manager Alex Ferguson has
earned nearly $4 million by selling off
part of his vintage wine collection at
an auction in Hong Kong.
Auction house Christie s says on its
Web site that British football s most
successful manager raised 29,316,087
Hong Kong dollars ($3.8 million) in 257
lots on Saturday.
The most expensive sale was a bottle
of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
Romanee-Conti, which went for
1,225,000 HKD ($158,000).
Ferguson s wine cellar spans every
year of his managerial career at United
from 1986--2013, during which time
he won 38 major trophies.
The rest of Ferguson s 5,000-bottle
collection will be sold in two other auc-
tions---in London on June 5 and online
from June 9--23. (AP)
Ferguson earns $4m
in wine auction
half-hour after O Neil departed for
clipping the heels of Johnny Russell
as the midfielder ran through on
QPR defended stoically, with
centre back Richard Dunne in com-
manding form and former England
goalkeeper Rob Green saving a slew
of shots, and the match appeared
to be heading for extra time.
However, the late twist came
when Derby defender Richard
Keogh miscued a clearance from
Junior Hoilett s cross and Zamora
applied a fine left-footed finish.
Keogh was in tears after the final
QPR is owned by Tony Fernan-
des, a Malaysian entrepreneur who
is the chief executive of AirAsia
and the team principal of Caterham
in Formula One. He has invested
heavily in the London team since
becoming its majority shareholder
in 2011, with QPR posting debts
of 65.4 million pounds for the
financial year in March. (AP)
his side's goal
won the match
1-0 and gained
promotion to the
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