Plenty of QPR fans were fondly reminiscing about Bobby Zamora’s dramatic late winner in the 2014 Championship play-off final after the club marked the six-year anniversary of that moment on Twitter (via @QPR).
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— QPR FC (@QPR) May 24, 2020
On 24 May 2014, the R’s secured promotion to the Premier League in memorable fashion at Wembley. The Championship play-off decider against Derby was goalless coming up to stoppage time and the Londoners had already been a man light for half an hour after Gary O’Neil was sent off when the decisive moment arrived. [via BBC]
After Rob Green had performed heroically at the other end, QPR seized their moment when Richard Keogh’s scuffed clearance in the 90th minute fell to Zamora and he dispatched the ball to the net for only his fourth goal of the season to ensure an immediate return to the top flight for the Hoops (as per BBC). It was the striker’s second time scoring a Championship play-off final winner, having done so for West Ham nine years previously.
Which QPR moment was better?
Staying up in 2012
Promotion in 2014
These QPR fans on Twitter were naturally delighted to relive Zamora’s “thing of beauty” from 2014:
Just a thing of beauty 😍😍😍 https://t.co/3Lyi7BlNOd
— Matthew Jones (@matthew_dcjones) May 24, 2020
Best day of my life 100%. Will never feel anything like this again https://t.co/yAQL018OVh
— Cameron Millington (@cam_millington) May 24, 2020
Never get bored of seeing this
— Lesley Berry (@lesleybezza) May 24, 2020
What a moment. Genuinely get goosebumps to this day watching this. What a goal. What a football club.
— James Doughty (@Ramsgatehoop) May 24, 2020
— Tom Flynn (@tomflynn_photo) May 24, 2020
QPR fans, what are your memories of the victorious play-off final from six years ago? Let us know in the comments section below!
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