Birmingham City 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
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.
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."
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