Ravel Morrison scored twice as Queens Park Rangers secured a first win in six to move within six points of second-placed Burnley.

On-loan West Ham midfielder Morrison, who had a loan spell at Birmingham last season, curled in an early free-kick for his first Rangers goal.

QPR goalkeeper Robert Green maintained the lead with a save from Emyr Huws.

Post-match: Birmingham boss Clark

Morrison then had an easy finish from a Jermaine Jenas cross with 18 minutes left at St Andrew's.

Birmingham had nothing to show for their early dominance but, after Paul Robinson fouled Kevin Doyle on the edge of the area, Morrison put the visitors ahead with a strike of real quality.

Green denied on-loan Manchester City midfielder Huws with a great block.

Rangers defender Clint Hill's header from Joey Barton's cross came back off the bar for the visitors just before the interval.

However, Harry Redknapp's side did double their lead when Morrison turned in from a Jenas cross to give Rangers a first win since 28 January.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark: "We had a few good spells but didn't make most of them and paid the ultimate penalty when Rangers killed off the game with two fantastic goals."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond:

"We are delighted with the win on the back of a difficult time we have had recently.

"Keeping a clean sheet was pleasing and Morrison's two goals was a terrific performance as he created all sorts of problems.

"No-one doubts his talents and what he can give to a team. It would appear that he has had other issues which have prevented from showing what he is capable of."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 31 Caddis Booked
  • 27 Ferguson (Blackett - 73' )
  • 04 Robinson Booked
  • 14 Packwood
  • 23 Spector
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 36 Huws
  • 19 Zigic (Macheda - 58' )
  • 07 Burke
  • 08 Ibe (Novak - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Martin
  • 09 Macheda
  • 12 Novak
  • 13 Doyle
  • 20 Lee
  • 22 Shinnie
  • 37 Blackett

Queens Park Rangers

  • 01 Green
  • 15 Onuoha
  • 39 Assou-Ekotto
  • 16 Jenas
  • 05 Dunne
  • 06 Hill
  • 23 Hoilett (O'Neil - 70' )
  • 17 Barton
  • 14 Doyle (Keane - 84' )
  • 04 Morrison (Carroll - 87' )
  • 03 Traore

Substitutes

  • 10 Carroll
  • 12 Keane
  • 18 Hughes
  • 20 Henry
  • 26 Murphy
  • 35 Benayoun
  • 36 O'Neil
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 14,500

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

4 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 2.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 2.

90:00 +2:21

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

88:46

Attempt saved. William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas.

86:59

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Queens Park Rangers).

86:59

Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tom Carroll replaces Ravel Morrison.

83:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. William Keane replaces Kevin Doyle because of an injury.

83:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82:03

Delay in match Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

76:38

Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:38

Foul by Lee Novak (Birmingham City).

75:33

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

75:33

Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:50

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Emyr Huws following a set piece situation.

73:25

Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).

73:25

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Tyler Blackett replaces Shane Ferguson because of an injury.

72:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 2. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jermaine Jenas.

70:46

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Queens Park Rangers).

70:46

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Gary O'Neil replaces Junior Hoilett.

69:18

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

66:49

Foul by Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers).

66:49

Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Lee Novak replaces Jordon Ibe.

65:47

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joey Barton tries a through ball, but Jermaine Jenas is caught offside.

64:52

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Spector tries a through ball, but Chris Burke is caught offside.

62:36

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joey Barton.

57:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Federico Macheda replaces Nikola Zigic.

55:38

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ravel Morrison tries a through ball, but Jermaine Jenas is caught offside.

52:21

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:21

Foul by Emyr Huws (Birmingham City).

50:58

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

50:58

Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:09

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jordon Ibe.

48:40

Attempt blocked. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

48:07

Attempt saved. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

47:26

Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:29

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

45:00

Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.

45:00 +2:06

Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00 +0:18 Booking

Booking Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:07

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:07

Foul by Paul Caddis (Birmingham City).

44:36

Attempt missed. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

43:42

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jonathan Spector.

41:12

Attempt saved. Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Burke.

40:36

Foul by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).

40:36

Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:29

Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a set piece situation.

39:31

Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:31

Foul by Jordon Ibe (Birmingham City).

37:03

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Ferguson.

35:35

Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joey Barton following a fast break.

34:00

Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).

34:00

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:21

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

32:50

Attempt blocked. Jordon Ibe (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:39

Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

24:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:47

Delay in match Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

23:08

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ravel Morrison tries a through ball, but Jermaine Jenas is caught offside.

22:08

Foul by Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers).

22:08

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:00

Attempt missed. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Doyle with a cross.

18:17

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Armand Traore tries a through ball, but Junior Hoilett is caught offside.

17:53

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Robert Green.

17:38

Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

17:08

Foul by Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers).

17:08

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:28

Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:28

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

13:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

12:55 Booking

Booking Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:27

Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:27

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

11:47

Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:47

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

11:18

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:18

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

10:20

Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Benoit Assou-Ekotto with a cross.

9:29

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:29

Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

6:48

Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:00

Foul by Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers).

6:00

Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:28

Attempt saved. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Adeyemi.

4:21

Attempt blocked. Junior Hoilett (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:47

Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:47

Foul by Emyr Huws (Birmingham City).

0:08

Jermaine Jenas (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:08

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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