Birmingham City 2-1 Queens Park Rangers – Visiting Queens Park Rangers left with nothing after Birmingham City take all 3 points

Mark Warburton’s squad travelled to Birmingham City on Saturday, but came away with nothing as Birmingham City take the points
Technical card:
Birmingham City: Jeremie Bela (Jonathan Leko, min.63), Scott Hogan (Lukas Jutkiewicz, min.71), Jake Clarke-Salter (Marc Roberts, min.63), Ivan Sanchez (Yann Valery, min.90), Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sunjic, Rakeem Harper, Gary Gardner (Alen Halilovic, min.63), Neil Etheridge, Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin
Queens Park Rangers: Charlie Austin (Lyndon Dykes, min.55), Niko Hamalainen, Dominic Ball, Todd Kane, Stefan Johansen (Albert Adomah, min.87), Chris Willock (Sam Field, min.55), Seny Dieng, Rob Dickie, Geoff Cameron, Macauley Bonne (Charlie Kelman, min.87) and Yoann Barbet
Stadium: St Andrew’s Stadium
Goals: Charlie Austin (0-1, min. 44), Kristian Pedersen (1-1, min. 82) and Alen Halilovic (2-1, min. 85)

QPR on away loss to Birmingham at St Andrew’s Stadium on Saturday. Birmingham City were hoping to get something from this game after losing 3-1 to Norwich City in their last match. Queens Park Rangers secured a point against Preston North End in their previous match. As the table looks today, Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers currently occupy 21st and 17th spots in the league, with 34 points and 40 points respectively after 33 matches.

The first half of the game started favourably for Queens Park Rangers, beginning with Charlie Austin opening the scoring just before half-time and managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Birmingham City continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Kristian Pedersen, 82 minutes in. Later, Birmingham City scored again and turned the match thanks to a goal from Alen Halilovic in the 85th minute just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 2-1 victory for the home side.

For Birmingham City Marc Roberts, Jonathan Leko, Alen Halilovic, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Yann Valery came on for Jake Clarke-Salter, Jeremie Bela, Gary Gardner, Scott Hogan and Ivan Sanchez, while QPR brought on Lyndon Dykes, Sam Field, Charlie Kelman and Albert Adomah to replace Charlie Austin, Chris Willock, Macauley Bonne and Stefan Johansen.

There were bookings for Kristian Pedersen from Birmingham and Chris Willock and Macauley Bonne for QPR.

Birmingham City will next travel to Huddersfield Town, while Queens Park Rangers will face Barnsley at home.

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