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Birmingham City 0-0 Queens Park Rangers

Birmingham City v QPR
QPR (three goals) and Birmingham City (four goals) are the two lowest-scoring sides in the Championship

Championship strugglers Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers played out a disappointing stalemate at St Andrews.

Tomer Hemed and Toni Leistner headed over for Rangers in the first half, while Blues' Jota had a penalty appeal turned down and Lukas Jutkiewicz had a shot blocked.

Lee Camp made three great saves after the break, twice denying Hemed and once stopping a Luke Freeman effort.

Rangers could have won it in the last minute, but Matt Smith hit the post after a goalmouth scramble.

The result leaves QPR in the bottom three while Birmingham - who also have four points - move up to 19th on goal difference.

Neither side could find a moment of quality to make the breakthrough, although both managers will be pleased that their sides each recorded a second clean sheet of the season.

Birmingham remain without a win this season going into the international break and their one shot on target in the whole game will concern boss Garry Monk.

Birmingham City boss Garry Monk said:

"We badly need that first win as we know that in previous games we have done more than enough to have got three points.

"Against Rangers it was a scrappy game and there was no real opportunity to get our momentum going. It probably suited the away team.

"It wasn't from lack of effort and looking at the six games so far it will not deter us from what we are doing."

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren said:

"First and foremost, it was great to keep another clean sheet. After the West Brom game (a 7-1 defeat), it was something we had to address.

"We controlled the game and, on another day, could have won it with the opportunities we had.

"Credit to the players, they've worked so hard on the training pitch. It was as good an away performance as I've seen in a while from a team. Joe Lumley didn't really have a save to make."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 1Camp
  • 5ColinSubstituted forHardingat 59'minutes
  • 28Morrison
  • 12Dean
  • 3PedersenBooked at 53mins
  • 19MaghomaBooked at 31mins
  • 20Gardner
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 23Jota
  • 9AdamsSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 68'minutes
  • 10JutkiewiczSubstituted forBogleat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Mahoney
  • 8Gardner
  • 14Bogle
  • 22Solomon-Otabor
  • 27Trueman
  • 45Harding

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22Rangel
  • 37Leistner
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 10Eze
  • 8Cousins
  • 21Luongo
  • 7Freeman
  • 32WellsSubstituted forSmithat 85'minutes
  • 16HemedSubstituted forCameronat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 5Cameron
  • 15Baptiste
  • 17Smith
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Wszolek
  • 38Smyth
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
21,155

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home22
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers).

Lee Camp (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) hits the right post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a headed pass following a corner.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Gary Gardner.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Geoff Cameron replaces Tomer Hemed.

Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City).

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers).

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Omar Bogle replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Nahki Wells.

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Birmingham City).

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers).

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).

Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Harding (Birmingham City).

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Attempt blocked. Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Che Adams.

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds64201441014
2Middlesbrough642092714
3Sheff Utd6402128412
4Derby6402108212
5Brentford6321126611
6Swansea632175211
7Bolton632188011
8West Brom6312159610
9Wigan6312118310
10Sheff Wed631299010
11Blackburn52306429
12Aston Villa6231111109
13Bristol City52217528
14Nottm Forest61418807
15Rotherham6204511-66
16Millwall612368-25
17Stoke6123711-45
18Preston612359-45
19Birmingham604246-24
20Norwich5113811-34
21Hull6114611-54
22QPR6114313-104
23Reading602459-42
24Ipswich502348-42
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