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Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

Maikel Kieftenbeld holds off QPR's Massimo Luongo

  • 0 Birmingham City

  • 0 Queens Park Rangers


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Key Moments

  • QPR make one change from last league outing. Cousins replacing the injured Scowen.
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  • 1 GK Camp
  • 45 D Harding (59‘)
  • 3 D Pedersen
  • 20 M Gardner
  • 28 D Morrison
  • 12 D Dean
  • 19 M Maghoma
  • 6 D Kieftenbeld
  • 14 FWD Bogle (86‘)
  • 22 M Solomon-Otabor (68‘)
  • 23 M Peleteiro Ramallo
  • 13 GK Lumley
  • 22 D Rangel
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 8 M Cousins
  • 37 D Leistner
  • 33 D Lynch
  • 10 FWD Eze
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 5 D Cameron (89‘)
  • 17 FWD Smith (85‘)
  • 7 M Freeman


  • 5 D Maxime Colin (59‘)
  • 10 FWD Lukas Jutkiewicz (86‘)
  • 9 FWD Che Adams (68‘)
  • 4 D Marc Roberts
  • 8 M Craig Gardner
  • 7 M Connor Mahoney
  • 27 GK Connal Trueman
  • 32 FWD Nahki Wells (85‘)
  • 16 FWD Tomer Hemed (89‘)
  • 38 Paul Smyth
  • 15 D Alex Baptiste
  • 23 M Pawel Wszolek
  • 20 M Bright Samuel
  • 1 GK Matt Ingram

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Birmingham 0, QPR 0

The full-time whistle sounds and QPR earn a point at St. Andrews. Rangers battled hard for a share of the spoils but in reality, Lumley had little to do in the R's goals with chances for Leistner, Freeman, Hemed and Wells representing Rangers best opportunities as QPR's unbeaten run stretched to three games. 


Added time

Four minutes of added time here at St. Andrews


How has that not gone in

Scramble in the Birmingham area following a Freeman corner as the ball hits the post and somehow doesn't go in. 


QPR substitution

Geoff Cameron comes on to make his QPR debut as he replaces Tomer Hemed.


Birmingham City substitution

Omar Bogle replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz for the hosts. 


QPR substitution

Matt Smith comes on to replace Nahki Wells.


Wells denied

Quick feet and a bit of luck from Freeman releases Wells in the box but his shot is saved low by Lee Camp. 


Two City corners

Two corners in quick succession for Birmingham but QPR deal with it. 


Birmingham substitution

Che Adams is replaced by Viv Solomon-Otabor.


So deserving of a goal

A lovely bit of play from QPR as first Hemed shows great control to bring down on his chest before great feet from Luongo releases Freeman but his shot is saved by Camp. Would have been an excellent team goal.


Birmingham substitution

Maxime Colin is replaced by Wes Harding for the hosts. 


Hemed denied

Tomer brings the ball down in the area, cuts from his left to his right, but Camp denies him an opener from 12-yards. Good opportunity for QPR.


Hits the wall

Freeman's free-kick strikes the wall and it goes out for a throw-in. 



Kritisian Pedersen is booked for a foul on Freeman. QPR with a free-kick 25-yards from goal.


Rangers respond

QPR hit back at the other end as this time Tomer Hemed tests Camp but it's comfortable also for the former R's stopper. 


Lumley down and gathers

Chance for the hosts as Lukas Jutkiewicz brings the ball down on the turn from 14-yards but Lumley collects. 


Second Half

Birmingham City gets the match back underway. Come on you R's!


Birmingham 0, QPR 0

It's level at the half-time break here at St. Andrew's with neither side able to force an opener inside the first 45 minutes. With chances, few and far between Toni Leistner's header from Luke Freeman's free-kick represented the R's best chance of the first period.


Added time

There will be one minute of added time. 


Eze from distance

Eze does well to hold off his man before unleashing a 25-yard effort. Keeper Lee Camp gathers as Hemed rushes in for the rebound. 


Should of scored

Freeman's delivery finds Leistner unmarked 12-yards from goal but the German heads over. Great chance for the R's to take the lead. 



Hemed wins a free-kick 30-yards from goal to the right-hand side of the penalty area. Freeman to take. 


Hemed knocks over

Close from QPR as Wells cut back across the six-yard box is side-footed over by Hemed under pressure.


Let off

QPR escape after a free-kick from the left from Maxime Colin evades everyone, including the stretching Lumley, before going behind for a goal kick. 


Chance for QPR

Luke Freeman's free-kick drops kindly for Leistner in the box who tried to tee-up Wells or Hemed but Birmingham clear. The German could possibly of had a go himself also. 


Surely a penalty?

Nahki Wells chases down Michael Morrison only for the defender to catch him in the box when Wells would have been clean through but referee Jeremy Simpson says no penalty. 


No chances

Eight minutes gone and it's even stevens at St. Andrews so far. 


Here we go...

Off and underway at St. Andrew's as Nahki Wells gets the game started. Come on you R's!


Here come the teams

Captain Toni Leistner leads the R's out of the tunnel at St. Andrews, with QPR in their pink away kit. Kick-off coming up. 


Breaking QPR team news

QPR boss Steve McClaren has made one change to the side that beat Wigan Athletic last time out in the Championship.

Jordan Cousins replaces Josh Scowen who misses out after picking up a slight knee problem in training.

New loan signing Geoff Cameron starts on the bench.


New boy

New signing Geoff Cameron arrives at St. Andrews. Team news at 2pm.


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Welcome to St. Andrews


Sinton's pre-match view


Happy hunting ground


Here's what Steve said...



We're on the road to Birmingham City this afternoon as QPR looks to make it three from three in all competitions. 

St. Andrews has been happy hunting ground in recent years, can Steve McClaren's side get their first three points of the season?

Stick with us here on the Match Centre for all the latest as we build-up to kick-off at 3pm BST.

Other games that day

  • Preston North End2
    Bolton Wanderers2
  • West Bromwich Albion2
    Stoke City1
  • Sheffield United4
    Aston Villa1
  • Hull City1
    Derby County2
  • Reading1
    Sheffield Wednesday2
  • Brentford2
    Nottingham Forest1
  • Wigan Athletic1
    Rotherham United0
  • Millwall1
    Swansea City2

Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Leeds United 6 +10 14
2 Middlesbrough 6 +7 14
3 Sheffield United 6 +4 12
4 Derby County 6 +2 12
5 Brentford 6 +6 11
6 Swansea City 6 +2 11
7 Bolton Wanderers 6 0 11
8 West Bromwich Albion 6 +6 10
9 Wigan Athletic 6 +3 10
10 Sheffield Wednesday 6 0 10
11 Blackburn Rovers 5 +2 9
12 Aston Villa 6 0 9
13 Bristol City 5 +2 8
14 Nottingham Forest 6 0 7
15 Rotherham United 6 -6 6
16 Millwall 6 -2 5
17 Stoke City 6 -4 5
18 Preston North End 6 -4 5
19 Birmingham City 6 -2 4
20 Norwich City 5 -3 4
21 Hull City 6 -5 4
23 Reading 6 -4 2
24 Ipswich Town 5 -4 2
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