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MEMORABLE MATCHES: BIRMINGHAM CITY V QPR

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18:00 17th February 2017

by @QPRFC

Ahead of Birmingham City vs QPR we take a look at five previous encounters between the two sides ...

Birmingham 0-2 QPR - March 2014
This game was one of the reasons why the R’s faithful were so desperate to see Ravel Morrison return to the club. His silky free-kick gave Rangers the lead and the Manchester United graduate then secured the victory with a fine finish. This was a first win in six for QPR and gave us some momentum heading towards the end of the season where the Hoops secured promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. 


QPR 1-0 Birmingham - October 2008
Remember the name…. Samuel Di Carmine! The Italian forward sent Loftus Road into raptures as his stunning strike sealed three points over Birmingham City in a snowy evening in W12. The target man picked up the ball outside the area with only one thing in mind, he drove goal-wards and thundered a right footed pile driver into the top left hand corner. This victory was even more impressive due to the fact that Rangers played the whole of the second half with ten men after Mikele Leigertwood was dismissed for a dangerous challenge. 


QPR 2-0 Birmingham – January 1974
An enjoyable cup tie played at Loftus Road in a season where we managed to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and only once have we gone further! A mesmerising run from Stan Bowles put the ball on a plate for Scott Leach to open the scoring and Don Givens headed home in the second half for a well-deserved victory. The Hoops defeated Coventry in the fifth round but were then knocked out by Leicester City who were beaten by eventual winners Liverpool. 


Birmingham 1-4 QPR - January 1967 (First Leg)
The League Cup semi-final was one of the biggest games in QPR’s history against opponents who were in a division above Rangers. City took the lead through Barry Bridges but that was the best it got for the midlands side as the R’s soon started to run riot. Rodney Marsh equalised with a 56th-minute glancing header. Ian Morgan then made it 2-1 before Mark Lazarus, who was outstanding on the night, made it three.  Les Allen added a late fourth to send the QPR faithful wild and baring a disaster in the second leg, put Rangers through to their first ever major domestic final. 

QPR 3-1 Birmingham - February 1967 (Second Leg) 
Rangers’ supporters turned up for the second leg of the League Cup semi-final ready to party. Marsh settled any nerves that there may have been with two second half goals and Mike Keen’s header had the home fans in full voice. The Hoops capped a remarkable season by beating Division One side West Bromwich Albion in the first League Cup final to be played at Wembley and also secured promotion to Division Two, winning the league comfortably by 12 points. 

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