QPR 2-0 Birmingham City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


QPR 3-4-1-2



Birmingham City 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 Loftus Road ( Attendance: 12,257 )
1 min

QPR got their first Championship win since the end of August thanks to Ilias Chair’s brace in their 2-0 victory over Birmingham City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Blues keeper Matija Sarkic was called into action multiple times early on with Lyndon Dykes and Charlie Austin both having the opportunities to open the scoring.

However, the deadlock was eventually broken in the 34th minute when Moses Odubajo’s cross made its way to Chair at the back post, who cut inside and smashed the ball home.

Birmingham stepped up the intensity in the second period, with substitute Lukas Jutkiewicz testing Seny Dieng in the Hoops’ net. 

QPR used this to their advantage and doubled their lead with a lightning quick counter-attack led by Ilias Chair, who slotted the ball home to grab his second goal of the evening.

The result moves Mark Warburton’s side up to eighth in the table, one point off the top six and recapturing their tenacious form from earlier in the season.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ilias Chair’s opening goal swung the tie in QPR’s favour and helped to earn his side a much-deserved three points.

Moan of the Match

Dominic Ball was notably sloppy in possession in the first-half and it was nearly costly on multiple occasions.

Talking Point

Chris Willock played in an unfamiliar left-wing back position this evening with loanee Sam McCallum out injured – a stroke of genius or a management mishap from Mark Warburton?

Man of the Match

Ilias Chair – the Moroccan was the difference between the two sides, taking both goals in excellent fashion.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Michael Salisbury (Lancashire) – a pretty standard performance from the official who wasn’t tasked with any big decisions.


Started slightly dreary and lacklustre but luckily picked up as the evening went on. 


QPR boss Mark Warburton will be delighted his side have got back on their feet following a succession of disappointing results in recent weeks.

Line Ups

QPR 3-4-1-2

Dieng; Dickie, Dunne, Barbet; Odubajo, Ball, Dozzell (Amos, 64), Willock; Chair; Dykes (Adomah, 72), Austin (Gray, 72)

Subs not used:

Walsh, Kakay, de Wijs, Thomas



Birmingham City 3-4-1-2

Sarkic; Roberts (McGree, 71), Dean, Sanderson; Colin, Woods, Sunjic, Bela; Chong; Deeney (Jutkiewicz, 57), Hogan (Aneke, 71)

Subs not used:

Trueman, Friend, Chang, Graham



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