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Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Darnell Furlong blocks Lukas Jutkiewicz's route to goal

  • 3 Queens Park Rangers

    • 46'‘ Matt Smith
    • 48'‘ Matt Smith
    • 80'‘ Jordan Cousins
  • 4 Birmingham City

    • 21'‘ Che Adams
    • 26'‘ Che Adams
    • 36'‘ Harlee Dean
    • 42'‘ Che Adams


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Key Moments

  • Nahki Wells has stoppage time penalty saved by Lee Camp
  • Jordan Cousins scores first ever QPR goal to pull it back to 4-3
  • Smith grabs a second as QPR reduce it 4-2 three mins into second half
  • Matt Smith header from Freeman corner pulls a goal back for QPR
  • Che Adams grabs first half hattrick
  • Free header for Harlee Dean puts QPR 3-0 down
  • City's Adams rounds Lumley to score his second of the match
  • Che Adams turns Joel Lynch before firing into bottom corner to put visitors 1-0 up
  • QPR name same starting XI from FA Cup win
Hide Line-ups
  • 13 GK Lumley
  • 2 D Furlong
  • 3 D Bidwell
  • 11 M Scowen
  • 4 D Hall
  • 33 D Lynch
  • 7 M Freeman
  • 21 M Luongo
  • 17 FWD Matt Smith
  • 32 FWD Wells
  • 20 M Bright Samuel
  • 1 GK Camp
  • 45 D Harding
  • 5 D Colin
  • 20 M Gardner
  • 28 D Morrison
  • 12 D Dean
  • 23 M Jota
  • 6 D Kieftenbeld
  • 10 FWD Jutkiewicz
  • 9 FWD Adams
  • 19 M Maghoma


  • 37 D Leistner
  • 1 GK Ingram
  • 16 FWD Hemed
  • 14 M Manning
  • 23 M Wszolek
  • 8 M Cousins
  • 10 FWD Eze
  • 27 GK Trueman
  • 26 M Davis
  • 8 M Craig Gardner
  • 7 M Mahoney
  • 3 D Pedersen
  • 18 Mrabti
  • 11 FWD Vassell

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QPR 3, Birmingham 4

The whistle goes and what a dramatic day in W12 as QPR come back from 4-0 down to make it 4-3 before Nahki Wells sees his stoppage-time penalty saved! 


Final chance

QPR corner. Lumley up! 



No! Lee Camp goes the right way as Wells low effort is saved. 



QPR with a penalty in stoppage time as Craig Gardner fouls Freeman. Wells to take. 


Added time

Five added mins. COME ON!



Joe Lumley denied Mrabti at the other end with a great save. 


Smith no!

Smith could have had two hattrick today as Lee Camp pushes his header over the bar at the back post. 


Birmingham substitution

Change for Birmingham as Che Adams is replaced by Isaac Vassell. 


Smith so close

Nearly another for Smith as he heads wide of the post. Come on Rangers! 


Game on!

QPR pull another back as Jordan Cousins smashes a volley into the top corner for his first Rangers goal. 




Smith goes close

Pawel Wszolek with a nice cross and Smith is the target once more but his header goes agonisingly wide of the post. 


Birmingham substitution

Change for Birmingham as Craig Gardner replaces Jacques Maghoma. 


Lumley gathers

Joe Lumley gathers from sub Kerim Mrabti's long-range effort. 


Smith denied

Lee Camp denies QPR again as Matt Smith sees his header parried away from Freeman's free-kick. QPR still knocking a the door. 



Somehow QPR are denied as Bidwell's cross is headed down by Smith and Wells is denied point blank by Camp before Freeman's follow-up bounces away. 


Birmingham substitution

The visitors make their first change as Lukas Jutkiewicz is replaced by Kerim Mrabti. 


Penalty appeal

Boos ring out around Loftus Road as Leistner's volley from the edge of the box is saved by Camp and as Smith races in on the follow-up he's bundled to the floor but somehow no penalty is awarded. 


Super strike

Matt Smith with a thunderous volley that Camp turns over the bar for a corner. QPR going all out. 


So close

Freeman's free-kick is whipped in and Hall takes it off the head of Smith who was ready to direct at goal as it goes behind. 


Same shape

That sub sees Furlong move into the back three with Wszolek in the right-wing back role.


QPR substitution

Change for QPR as Joel Lynch is replaced by Pawel Wszolek. 


Looping header

Joel Lynch's looping header from Freeman's free-kick finds the hands of camp. 



Jacques Maghoma is booked for a foul on Darnell Furlong. 



Joel Lynch gets a yellow card for a foul on Jota. 



Matt Smith grabs his second of the game as he pulls one back getting on the end of Wells cross with a sliding finish across Harding. 2-4! 


Change of shape

Those changes look like QPR have now gone to a 3-5-2 with Leistner, Lynch and Hall in a back three with Furlong and Bidwell as wingbacks. 


Second Half

QPR get the match back underway here at Loftus Road. 


QPR double substitution

Double change at the break Toni Leistner and Jordan Cousins replace Bright Osayi-Samuel and Josh Scowen. 


QPR 1, Birmingham City 4

It's been an awful half from QPR who trail 4-1. A hattrick from Che Adams and a Harlee Dean header handed the visitors a 4-0 lead before Matt Smith headed home on the stroke of half-time to pull a goal back. 



Rangers pull one back as Matt Smith heads in Luke Freeman's corner. 1-4. 


Added time

Two minutes of added time at the end of the first half. 



It's four to the visitors as Jota's effort crashes against the post and hits Joe Lumley with Adams reacting quickest to finish from close range for his hattrick. 



Birmingham City make it 3-0 from the resulting corner as Harlee Dean gets a free-header six-yards from goal and it beats Lumley and Scowen on the post. 


Lumley saves

Joe Lumley with a diving save to push Gary Garnder's effort around the post for a corner. 



City doubles their lead through Che Adams as he beats the offside trap to run onto Jota's through ball before rounding Lumley and finishing into the empty net. 0-2. 


QPR respond

Rangers respond to going a goal down as Jake Bidwell's left-wing cross finds Smith in the box but his header is straight at Camp who gathers. 



Birmingham take the lead with their first real effort as Che Adams turns Joel Lynch before firing into the far corner with his right foot. QPR trail. 


Birmingham miss

Maikel Kieftenbeld turns and shoots on the edge of the QPR box but it only troubles the family stand in the Lower Loft. 


Camp flaps

Positive from winger Bright as he drives down the left for QPR before his hanging cross is flapped at by former R's keeper Lee Camp. Fortunately for him he gets enough on it to push it away from the onrushing QPR attack. 


Freeman fires over

Luke Freeman drives over the bar with a volley from 20-yards after a corner is only half cleared by Birmingham. 


Wells nods over

Bright Osayi-Samuel opens up on his right foot with a shot come cross and Wells tries to flick it on with his head but gets under the ball and it goes over. 


Even stevens

10 minutes gone and not a lot to separate the two sides yet. Still 0-0. 


Smith heads wide

Half chance for QPR as Darnell Furlong hits the diagonal and Matt Smith rises but he can't direct his effort on goal or into the path of Wells. 


Here we go...

Off and underway in W12 this afternoon as Birmingham get the match underway. Come on you R's! 

Here come the teams

Luke Freeman, the captain again this afternoon, leads QPR out of the tunnel at Loftus Road. Kick-off approaching. 

Warm-up underway

Breaking QPR team news

QPR boss Steve McClaren names the same starting XI from the R's 2-0 win against Portsmouth midweek. 

Boys are back in town

Top scorer Nahki Wells arrives in W12. Can the main man score again this afternoon? 

Last meeting at Loftus Road

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McClaren on Birmingham

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  • Nottingham Forest2
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    Wigan Athletic1
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Sky Bet Championship

P GD Pts
1 Leeds United 31 +16 58
2 Norwich City 30 +18 57
3 Sheffield United 31 +19 55
4 West Bromwich Albion 30 +22 53
5 Middlesbrough 30 +12 51
6 Bristol City 30 +9 50
7 Derby County 30 +7 50
8 Birmingham City 31 +10 46
9 Nottingham Forest 31 +8 45
10 Aston Villa 31 +7 44
11 Swansea City 31 +4 44
12 Hull City 31 +3 43
13 Blackburn Rovers 31 -5 43
14 Preston North End 31 +1 40
16 Sheffield Wednesday 30 -11 39
17 Stoke City 31 -7 38
18 Brentford 30 +6 37
19 Wigan Athletic 31 -14 33
20 Millwall 30 -11 30
21 Rotherham United 31 -20 27
22 Reading 31 -12 26
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 -27 23
24 Ipswich Town 30 -28 18
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