Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Birmingham City 1.
Birmingham City stretched their unbeaten run to five Championship games as they drew at Queens Park Rangers.
Both goals came from first-half corners as first Lukas Jutkiewicz headed the visitors in front before an unmarked Steven Caulker levelled for QPR.
Adam Legzdins saved from Tjaronn Chery after the break as QPR failed to win for a fifth game in all competitions but ended their three-match losing run.
Birmingham, unbeaten away from home so far this term, remain in the top six.
Having gone 28 months without a goal before scoring his stoppage-time winner against Sheffield Wednesday, Jutkiewicz found his second goal in two games to give Blues the lead as he nodded in from close range after Michael Morrison's header.
He had forced a good save from Alex Smithies early on, as Birmingham - who were without striker Clayton Donaldson through injury - started brightly.
All 11 of QPR's league goals so far this season have come from set-pieces and the result keeps them 16th in the table.
Both sides pushed for a winner in the second half but Idrissa Sylla missed the target for the hosts after his team-mate Nedum Onuoha had blazed well over.
QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:
"Our display was very good. We had a setback when they scored but it didn't affect us and that was really pleasing to see.
"In the second half there was only one team in it and we did very well. Unfortunately for us their keeper made good saves.
"But I must say I am happy with that performance and we need to put that kind of performance in regularly.
"If you can make a string of these kind of performances then you will win games and that is what we now need to do."
Birmingham manager Gary Rowett:
"Ryan Shotton lost his man. He apologised to the other lads at half-time. He just switched off for a second and didn't get tight.
"We knew QPR, given that they're under pressure after recent results, might go a little bit more direct and put balls in to make us defend.
"I felt we were fairly comfortable, and we scored, but it was very disappointing that we then allowed them to get into an area to get a corner and then score."
"In the second half we had to weather it a bit. It was a combination of QPR's desperation to get that win they're looking for and us being poor."
- 4HallBooked at 90mins
- 8CousinsSubstituted forWszolekat 16'minutes
- 27ShodipoBooked at 35minsSubstituted forPolterat 65'minutes
- 19El Khayati
- 6KieftenbeldBooked at 68mins
- 26DavisSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutes
- 14AdamsSubstituted forStewartat 62'minutes
- 15JutkiewiczSubstituted forStorerat 85'minutes
- Paul Tierney
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Birmingham City 1.
Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Ariel Borysiuk (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Sebastian Polter.
Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).
Greg Stewart (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Storer (Birmingham City).
Attempt saved. Ariel Borysiuk (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Idrissa Sylla.
Substitution, Birmingham City. Jack Storer replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).
Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Birmingham City. Paul Robinson replaces David Davis.
Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Idrissa Sylla following a set piece situation.
Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).