QPR 0-0 Birmingham City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 4-1-3-2



Birmingham City 5-3-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City played out a goalless draw at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium to leave the Hoops now six Championship matches without a win.

In a match that lacked real quality in the final third, QPR struggled to create many goalscoring opportunities and now have failed to score in their last three games.

The first-half saw nerves in both camps with Jonathan Leko having the best chance – his 24th minute effort superbly blocked by Yoann Barbet to prevent Birmingham taking the lead.

However, the Hoops almost had the perfect start after the interval as Bright Osayi-Samuel’s instinctive volley was headed off the line by Harlee Dean on 51 minutes before Lyndon Dykes hit the crossbar seconds later.

Birmingham also threatened themselves though, flashing dangerous balls across the face of goal and forcing QPR keeper Seny Dieng into a save from long range.

Still level-pegging, QPR frequently found a way in behind the Blues backline through Osayi-Samuel without taking advantage and in the end both sides had to settle for a point.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Harlee Dean’s lifted header under the crossbar was a vital interception to stop QPR being rewarded for their early second-half momentum.

Moan of the Match

The inability of either team to confidently defend a route one ball or a deep cross at set-pieces was frustrating to see.

Talking Point

Failing to score for three straight matches now, the lack of a final ball and end product has to be the primary concern for the Hoops.

Man of the Match

Yoann Barbet –  made an extremely crucial block in the first-half and ultimately secured another clean sheet which is always a positive for a defender.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Simon Hooper (Wiltshire) – a confident and respectable performance, although there weren’t any real controversies to highlight.


When momentum swung the Hoops’ way, the artificial sound of ‘you R’s’ from the stands didn’t quite achieve the same sense of encouragement.


A game there to be won for two sides who were missing a bit of quality in the final third. QPR need to find goals, and quickly.

Line Ups

QPR 4-1-3-2

Dieng; Kakay, Dickie, Barbet, Wallace (Hamalainen, 30); Cameron; Adomah (Willock, 69), Chair, Osayi-Samuel; Dykes (Ball, 68), Bonne

Subs not used:

Kelly, Kane, Masterson, Bettache



Birmingham City 5-3-2

Etheridge; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Friend, Pedersen; Gardner, San Jose, Sunjic; Leko (Jutkiewicz, 63), Hogan (Sanchez, 76)

Subs not used:

Prieto, Dacres-Cogley, Boyd-Munce, Kieftenbeld, Bela

Hire Us

Like what we do? Get in touch and see what we can do for you!

Support Us on Patreon

Find out more about us here and if you like our articles please check out our Patreon page.