QPR miss chances in stalemate at Birmingham

Birmingham 0 QPR 0

QPR had to settle for a point despite being the better side for much of an uninspiring game at St Andrews.

On-loan strikers Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed caused Birmingham problems and Rangers had plenty of possession but were unable to break the deadlock.

Wells appealed in vain for an early penalty having gone down in the box under a challenge from Michael Morrison after pouncing on an error by the defender.

Wells also created an opening when he teed up Hemed, who side-footed over.

Toni Leistner missed two opportunities before the interval, both following free-kicks from Luke Freeman.

For the first, Leistner should probably have attempted to score himself when the ball dropped to him but he instead tried to find Wells or Hemed and was unable to do so.

The second – the best chance of the half – saw the German head over from 10 yards out after being found by Freeman’s perfect delivery.

The visitors continued to threaten in the second half and Hemed was twice denied by former QPR keeper Lee Camp.

Hemed was in the thick of the action again when he combined nicely with Massimo Luongo to set up Freeman, whose shot was saved by Camp.

QPR (4-4-2): Lumley; Rangel, Leistner, Lynch, Bidwell; Eze, Cousins, Luongo, Freeman; Wells (Smith 84), Hemed (Cameron 88).
Subs not used: Ingram, Baptiste, Osyai-Samuel, Wszolek, Smyth.