Queens Park Rangers returned to form in the Championship as Derby suffered a league defeat for the first time under new head coach Steve McClaren.

Jermaine Jenas's tap-in gave the hosts an early lead before Simon Dawkins levelled with a volley.

QPR went back in front in the second half when Clint Hill got the final touch to Alejandro Faurlin's free-kick.

Keeper Rob Green's late save denied Jamie Ward an equaliser as Rangers won for the first time in four matches.

The result keeps Harry Redknapp's men in third place, behind Burnley and Leicester, but the gloss was taken off their win when fans' favourite Faurlin was stretchered off with a serious-looking injury following a challenge on John Eustace.

McClaren at Loftus Road

Steve McClaren had been out of work since leaving FC Twente in February when he joined QPR's coaching staff in July, and spent nearly three months there before taking over at Derby

It took only 11 minutes for the Londoners to go in front as Matt Phillips put in a cross from the right, Charlie Austin forced a save from Lee Grant before Jenas converted the rebound.

The visitors equalised soon after when Dawkins rifled home after Ward's free-kick had been headed down by Jake Buxton.

McClaren had been on Redknapp's coaching staff for a spell before taking charge at Pride Park, and his new side continued to look threatening after the break as Ward's shot was parried by Green, but Chris Martin could not force home the rebound from an awkward angle.

The Rams were made to regret that miss when Faurlin swept in a free-kick from the right and Hill got the final touch as he, Jenas and Buxton all challenged for the high ball.

Phillips might have added a third when he cut inside and evaded two challenges before crashing a shot against the bar.

And Derby almost snatched a point as Green had to be at his best to deny Ward from an injury-time free-kick as the hosts managed to hold on ahead of next weekend's trip to fifth-placed Reading.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp:

"It was a good game, it's just a shame about Alejandro Faurlin. He's done his knee and it doesn't look very good.

"I don't know how he did it to be honest, but it's such a shame for the lad. He gives us a good balance in midfield. We have picked up a few injuries though and might try to get a loan or two in if we can."

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"My team can be proud of their performance. I know from working here with QPR's players that they're the best team in the league and will have no problems going up with the squad they've got.

"We stopped them playing and did everything well without the ball in the first half, but we could have been better with the ball. This is all about the long term. It didn't work out for us today but most of the time it will."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Simpson
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 32 Faurlin Booked (Henry - 77' )
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill
  • 23 Hoilett Booked (Traore - 80' )
  • 17 Barton
  • 09 Austin
  • 16 Jenas
  • 07 Phillips

Substitutes

  • 03 Traore
  • 08 Johnson
  • 11 Wright-Phillips
  • 14 Onyewu
  • 18 Chevantón
  • 20 Henry
  • 26 Murphy

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom Booked (Bennett - 93' )
  • 03 Forsyth Booked
  • 14 Eustace Booked
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 19 Hughes
  • 09 Martin Booked
  • 32 Dawkins (Sammon - 72' )
  • 10 Ward

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 17 Freeman
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Bennett
  • 22 Ball
  • 24 Morch
Ref: Jonathan Moss
Att: 18,171

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

4 4

Corners

6 5

Fouls

18 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 1.

90:00 +5:41 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 1.

90:00 +5:07

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

90:00 +4:34

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:13

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton.

90:00 +3:22

Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:22

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

90:00 +2:34

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Andre Wisdom.

90:00 +1:10

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:10

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

90:00 +0:35

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Robert Green.

90:00 +0:31

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

89:31

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

89:31

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:11

Foul by Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers).

89:11

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:11

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

88:11

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:53

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

83:26

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

82:03

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

82:01

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Armand Traore.

80:22

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

80:22

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Armand Traore replaces Junior Hoilett.

76:38

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:38

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

76:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Karl Henry replaces Alejandro Faurlin because of an injury.

76:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:19

Delay in match Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

72:41

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

72:41

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Simon Dawkins.

71:29

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:29

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

71:10

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.

69:24

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

69:24

Simon Dawkins (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:29 Booking

Booking Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:24

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

67:24

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:34

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Clint Hill.

65:05 Booking

Booking Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:02

Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

65:02

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:33

Attempt saved. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Phillips.

64:03

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

62:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 2, Derby County 1. Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a set piece situation.

61:39 Booking

Booking Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:28

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:28

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

58:38

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas with a headed pass.

58:15

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:39

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Junior Hoilett.

54:20

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Robert Green tries a through ball, but Jermaine Jenas is caught offside.

52:23

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

52:21

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin.

51:07

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

51:03

Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

49:05

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

48:17

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

48:17

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:11

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Clint Hill.

45:00

Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 1.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 1.

45:00 +1:24 Booking

Booking John Eustace (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:16

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:16

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

44:08

Attempt missed. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joey Barton.

42:02

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

42:02

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:11 Booking

Booking Andre Wisdom (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41:04

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:04

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

40:30

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:30

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

39:49

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

39:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

37:54

Delay in match Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

37:31

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:31

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

35:58

Attempt blocked. Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Hoilett.

33:37

Foul by Danny Simpson (Queens Park Rangers).

33:37

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:11

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jermaine Jenas.

30:25

Foul by Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers).

30:25

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:50

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joey Barton tries a through ball, but Jermaine Jenas is caught offside.

28:14

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alejandro Faurlin with a cross following a corner.

27:49

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

27:13

Hand ball by Will Hughes (Derby County).

26:35 Booking

Booking Chris Martin (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

26:16

Hand ball by Chris Martin (Derby County).

24:39

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:39

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

23:26

Foul by Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers).

23:26

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 1. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Buxton with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

21:41

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

21:41

Simon Dawkins (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:13

Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross.

18:56

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

18:56

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:31

Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:31

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

15:25

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:25

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

15:16

Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:16

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

12:58

Attempt blocked. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Simpson.

11:49

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:49

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

10:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Derby County 0. Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

10:00

Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Phillips with a cross.

8:12

Offside, Derby County. Andre Wisdom tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

7:18

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

7:18

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:35

Attempt missed. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a corner.

5:51

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

5:47

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas.

4:00

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

2:03

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:03

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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