sport news QPR 2-1 Derby: Goals from Grant Hall and substitute Ilias Chair

QPR 2-1 Derby: Goals from Grant Hall and substitute Ilias Chair help sink Rams as Hoops climb into top half of Championship Two mid-table teams battled it out as they looked to climb the Championship Grant Hall opened the scoring for QPR, but Martyn Waghorn struck for Derby Ilias Chair restored QPR's lead after coming on as a second half substitute 

By Jack Bezants For The Daily Mail

Published: 21:39 GMT, 25 February 2020 | Updated: 21:44 GMT, 25 February 2020

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London has not been the happiest place for Derby to visit this season and a Wayne Rooney error compounded their travel sickness against Queens Park Rangers.

Derby had lost all three of their league games in the capital before Tuesday’s match. When they fell behind to a super strike from Grant Hall in the 34th minute - the QPR captain crashing a shot in off the crossbar - it looked set to become four.

Rooney assisted to the equaliser when Martyn Waghorn headed in his corner but he gave the ball away for QPR’s winner from substitute Ilias Chair in the second half. 

Grant Hall of QPR celebrates after scoring the goal which put his team 1-0 up against Derby

Grant Hall of QPR celebrates after scoring the goal which put his team 1-0 up against Derby

Derby's Martyn Waghorn wheels away after equalising not long before the half time whistle

Derby's Martyn Waghorn wheels away after equalising not long before the half time whistle

Wayne Rooney reacts in frustration after watching his side go 1-0 down to QPR on Tuesday

Wayne Rooney reacts in frustration after watching his side go 1-0 down to QPR on Tuesday

MATCH FACTS 

QPR 4-2-3-1: Kelly, Kane, Hall, Barbet, Manning, Ball, Cameron, Osayi-Samuel, Eze, Pugh (Chair 73), Hugill (Clarke 62)

Subs not used: Lumley, Wallace, Amos, Oteh, Masterson

Goals: Hall 34, Chair 75

Yellows: Kane, Barbet, Eze

Derby 4-2-3-1: Hamer, 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

Yellows: Waghorn

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It was a cruel twist of fate for Rooney. In the first half he sparked a tepid opening into life when, in

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