Queens Park Rangers have enjoyed many fantastic days over the years and a standout moment for the fans will be the play-off final win over Derby County at Wembley in 2014.
The R’s, who had been down to ten men from the hour mark, were outplayed for large parts against the Rams but they stood firm and a 90th minute winner from Bobby Zamora sealed QPR’s return to the Premier League. Given the importance and dramatic nature of the victory, it is a game that the supporters look back on fondly and with the win coming six years ago yesterday, the club had former players watching the game back over the weekend.
Finally got to walk up those famous steps 🙌. Proud day for me and the family 💙 https://t.co/OgIWiUJjqC
— Clint Hill (@clinthill29) May 24, 2020
And, influential defender Clint Hill shared his emotions from the day, as he revealed on Twitter how proud he was to taste success at the national stadium.
As you would expect, that went down very well with the fans and they were delighted to hear from the defender. Here we look at some of the comments…
40,000 extended family 💙
— Paul Star Hero (@paulblakeyuk) May 24, 2020
Best day. You sacrificed yourself and asked to be substituted. @QPR LEGEND. 🔵⚪️
— Carsten Kjær (@KjaerTravel) May 24, 2020
— Marc Thomas (@Superhoop72) May 24, 2020
What a man.
— QPR SFC (QPR Supporters Fc) (@AccStanBowlesFC) May 24, 2020
Nobody deserved it more ©️
— Robert Tarrant (@taz_qpr) May 24, 2020
Brilliant moment Clint . More to come just in a different position 👍🏻
— Chris Gibson MBE (@chris_gibson12) May 24, 2020
Still cant quite believe we won that game. If I had to explain how, it would be Clint Hill telling the manager during a substitution to move Armand Traore to left back, and to take him off instead so we still had an attacking outlet. Hashtag sacrifcingyourselffortheteam.
— Nick67 (@NickMacLochlai1) May 25, 2020