Search

Championship: Birmingham City 1 QPR 2

PUBLISHED: 17:29 16 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:29 16 December 2017

Jack Robinson netted his first goals for QPR at Birmingham (pic Scott Heavey/PA)

Jack Robinson netted his first goals for QPR at Birmingham (pic Scott Heavey/PA)

PA Archive/PA Images

Jack Robinson scored twice to earn QPR a win at Birmingham which plunged the hosts to the foot of the Championship table.

The full-back scored his first league goal to open the scoring in the 16th minute and grabbed the winner seven minutes from time after Sam Gallagher’s equaliser.

Robinson’s double earned Rangers their first away win in 18 games on their travels, their last one having come courtesy of a 4-1 victory at Birmingham in February.

The situation is looking increasingly bleak for Blues, though, as they lost for the third game running. Steve Cotterill has presided over just two wins in his 11 games in charge and, most worryingly of all, has seen his side manage just four goals.

The early play was frantic, evidence of two sides out of form.

Neither side were able to create much of note, although Birmingham were guilty of conceding too many free-kicks.

And that proved costly in the 16th minute when a high looping free-kick from wide on the right was deftly headed home by Robinson.

Birmingham offered nothing as an attacking force, giving Rangers little cause for concern, with captain visiting captain Nedum Onuoha looking especially solid.

At the other end, in contrast, Ranger’s powerful striker Matt Smith proved a menace.

It was not until the half-hour mark that Birmingham mustered their first attempt on goal as Jota headed just wide at the far post following a corner.

And the hosts had a let-off a couple of minutes before the break when Maikel Kieftenbeld inexplicably knocked the ball back towards his own goal, only to send Conor Washington through, but the Rangers man fired wide of the far post with only David Stockdale to beat.

Instead Birmingham hit back with a 57th-minute equaliser through Gallagher as Alex Smithies failed to hold Kieftenbeld’s low shot and Gallagher followed up to score.

Boosted by the goal, Birmingham suddenly began to attack with more purpose. But Rangers substitute Idrissa Sylla should have put the Londoners back in front when he headed wide less then 30 seconds after replacing Smith.

Robinson, however, made no mistake with the winner as he rifled home with his left foot his 25 yards.

QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Onuoha, Robinson, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman (Hall 88), Bidwell, Washington (Osayi-Samuel 84), Smith (Sylla 75). Unused subs: Cousins, Lumley, Chair, Wheeler.

Attendance: 20,107.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Sports News

16:00

Rs yet to drop points in the league in 2018

10:00

Stones buoyed by two cups wins this past week

09:30

Archant London reporters sat down to chat about all the latest transfer news and gossip across north London.

09:00

In an article from our ‘Year In Sport’ pullout, the next 12 months for Eddie Jones’ men are previewed

Yesterday, 16:00

Hendon will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Bostik Premier Division as they make the trip to strugglers Needham Market this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:00

St Panteleimon FC snatched a 1-0 victory against London United last weekend.

Yesterday, 10:00

Boro head to title favourites Blues on Saturday

Yesterday, 08:00

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, the other teams in the Six Nations have their chances previewed

PROMOTED CONTENT

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now