QPR 2-2 Birmingham City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-2-3-1



Birmingham City 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 14,113 (2,642) )
1 min

Queens Park Rangers are now five games unbeaten after an entertaining 2-2 draw with Birmingham City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium. 

In the mid-table encounter, Jordan Hugill’s goal and assist wasn’t enough as Scott Hogan’s brace gave both sides a share of the points. 

The Hoops thought they had opened the scoring on 19 minutes only for Jordan Hugill’s tap-in to be deemed offside after an intelligent change of pace from Bright Osayi-Samuel.

Birmingham then made it 1-0 five minutes later when Villa-loanee Scott Hogan timed his run to perfection before rounding Hoops stopper Liam Kelly to prod home.

However, QPR enjoyed a complete turnaround in the opening ten minutes of the second period as Marc Pugh slammed home to level before Hugill turned in Osayi-Samuel’s cross. 

But the visitors didn’t give up and Hogan popped up to net his second from a corner in the 81st minute to set the scene for a frantic finale. 

Osayi-Samuel and Ebere Eze both had chances at the death, but in the end neither side could find a late winner. 

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Ruffling a few feathers, the Hoops started confidently after the interval and Jordan Hugill’s headed assist for Marc Pugh was vital in turning the momentum in QPR’s favour.

Moan of the Match

Failing to mark Gary Gardner and win the second ball from the corner that led to Birmingham’s second goal, QPR will be disappointed not to have held onto the points.

Talking Point

How big of a loss was captain Grant Hall after getting injured in the pre-match warm-up?

Man of the Match

Bright Osayi-Samuel – put in a tremendous shift, winning the free-kick for the first goal, assisting the second and taking players on to create multiple chances.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Isle of Wight) – lost control towards the end with a few untidy challenges going unpunished and no bookings handed out.


The ever-changing conditions played its part in the intensity of the clash as well as a packed away section.


A fair result in some tough conditions with both sides showing willingness to be positive in an attempt to win the game.

Line Ups

QPR 4-2-3-1

Kelly; Rangel, Masterson, Barbet, Manning; Cameron, Ball; Osayi-Samuel, Eze, Pugh (Chair, 74); Hugill

Subs not used:

Lumley, Kane, Amos, Oteh, Shodipo, Clarke

Birmingham City 4-4-2

Camp; Colin, Dean, Roberts, Pedersen; Bela (Montero, 73), Gardner, Sunjic, Crowley (Kieftenbeld, 83); Jutkiewicz, Hogan

Subs not used:

Trueman, Harding, Clare-Salter, Mrabti, Bellingham

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