LONDON. Birmingham City overcomes Queens Park Rangers 1-0 after T. Chong scored just 1 goal (3′). Queens Park Rangers lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).
The match was played at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Keith Stroud who had the assistance of Nigel Lugg and Mark Dwyer. The 4th official was Andy Woolmer. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 13.2 degrees Celsius or 55.8 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
- 60 Ball Possession 40
- 16 Total 10
- 2 On Target 6
- 6 Off Target 1
- 8 Shots blocked 3
- 106 Attack 91
- 57 Dangerous attack 38
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 10 Corners 1
- 16 Total 16
- 4 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 3
Queens Park Rangers had a strong ball possession 60% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 40% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Queens Park Rangers had a more offensive attitude with 57 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 2 were on target. Still, Birmingham City was capable to find the solution to win this contest.
Queens Park Rangers shot 16 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Birmingham City shot 10 times, 6 on target, 1 off target.
Queens Park Rangers received 4 yellow cards (Sam Field, Luke Amos, Sinclair Armstrong and Stefan Johansen). Regarding the opposition, Birmingham City received 3 yellow cards (John Ruddy, Auston Trusty and Kevin Long).
After this contest, Queens Park Rangers will stay with 42 points to sit in the 19th place. Regarding the opposition, Birmingham City will have 45 points like Reading to sit in the 16th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Queens Park Rangers will host Bristol City on the 6th of May with a 9-8 head to head statistic in favor of Bristol City (7 draws).
Birmingham City will host Sheffield United on the 6th of May with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Birmingham City (4 draws).
Queens Park Rangers – Formation
Queens Park Rangers started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).
The manager Gareth Ainsworth decided to play with the following team: Seny Dieng, Robert Dickie , Jimmy Dunne , Samuel Field, Tim Iroegbunam, Albert Adomah, Luke Amos, Jamal Lowe, Osman Kakay, Lyndon Dykes and Chris Martin.
The home team had on the bench: Joseph Gubbins, Aaron Drewe, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Stefan Johansen, Sinclair Armstrong, Andre Dozzell and Jordan Archer.
Queens Park Rangers made 4 changes: Osman Kakay for Aaron Drewe (46′), Luke Amos for Stefan Johansen (59′), Rob Dickie for Sinclair Armstrong (77′) and Jamal Lowe for Elijah Dixon-Bonner (82′).
Best player: Jimmy Dunne
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Queens Park Rangers was Jimmy Dunne.
His rating iswith 43 passes (65% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 15.
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
John Eustace played with: John Ruddy, Maxime Colin, Marc Roberts, Kevin Long, Auston Trusty, Tahith Chong, Krystian Bielik, Juninho Bacuna, Reda Khadra, George Hall and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
These were the players on the bench: Jordan James, Scott Hogan, Neil Etheridge, Emmanuel Longelo, Alfie Chang, Jordan Graham and Hannibal Mejbri.
Birmingham City made 3 changes: J. Bacuna for Alfie Chang (63′), R. Khadra for Hannibal Mejbri (73′) and T. Chong for Jordan Graham (86′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Watford – Wigan Athletic – 1-1
- Sunderland – Luton Town – 1-1
- Stoke City – Norwich City – 0-0
- Reading – Hull City – 1-1
- Queens Park Rangers – Birmingham City – 0-1
- Millwall – Huddersfield Town – 0-1
- Middlesbrough – Preston North End – 4-0
- Blackpool – Coventry City – 1-4