Queens Park Rangers leaped above Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship table following a 2-0 victory at St Andrews.

Grant Hall put Rangers ahead in first half stoppage time before an excellent solo goal from Bright Osayi-Samuel in the second half earned the visitors all three points.

Queens Park Rangers are now 12th in the table, while Birmingham City have dropped to 15th.

Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet was not happened with the tempo that his team played with.

As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “We could not find the right tempo. The first goal we should have defended better and it changed the game.”

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“For the second goal, Maxime Colin had a battle with their player to try to stop him but he had already been booked. Maybe that he had an effect. Jude Bellingham had to come off. He was playing well but he was struggling with his goal and I didn’t want to take a risk with him.”

Speaking about Osayi-Samuel’s incredible goal, QPR manager Mark Warburton was thrilled for the youngster.

“Bright warmed the whole stadium up with that goal. He worked so hard for that and then the finish. He showed his power and desire,” he said.

“Pace scares the life out of you. The key with him is to get him doing what he does best, running at defenders. It’s a tough place to come but getting that goal at the end of the first half was so important and it was our second successive clean sheet too. Very satisfying.”

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