Morrison unravels Birmingham

  • Last Updated: March 8 2014, 18:03 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the Sky Bet Championship as on-loan midfielder Ravel Morrison scored his first goals for QPR.

Ravel Morrison scores for QPR
Ravel Morrison scores for QPR

On-loan midfielder Ravel Morrison scored his first goals since arriving in February as QPR ended a five-match winless run with a 2-0 victory at Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship.

Morrison, who joined from West Ham in mid-February, struck in the 14th and 73rd minutes to allow Rangers to take advantage of slip-ups by their promotion-chasing rivals.

With the top two not playing, none of the other teams in the top 12 in action managed a win with Derby and Nottingham Forest slipping to surprise defeats at home to Millwall and away to Barnsley respectively.

Steve Morison, the on-loan Leeds forward, scored the only goal in the 61st minute to end Derby's seven-match unbeaten run.

Dale Jennings was Barnsley's hero with the solitary goal in the 51st minute to move his side off the bottom of the table.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 74
2 Burnley 66
3 Derby 61
4 QPR 60
5 N Forest 55
6 Reading 52
7 Wigan 52
8 Brighton 50
9 Ipswich 48
10 Blackburn 46
11 Watford 45
12 Leeds 44
13 Middlesbro' 43
14 Huddersfld 43
15 Bournemth 42
16 Sheff Wed 39
17 Bolton 39
18 Birmingham 36
19 Blackpool 35
20 Doncaster 33
21 Millwall 31
22 Yeovil 29
23 Barnsley 29
24 Charlton 27

Yeovil's 2-0 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday put them within two points of safety.

Ishmael Miller scored twice in the 10 minutes either side of half-time, with the Owls' misery completed by Sam Hutchinson's late red card.

Wigan's involvement in the FA Cup allowed Reading to creep back into the last play-off place, albeit on goal difference, with a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Trailing to Chris Gunter's 17th-minute own goal, the Royals capitalised on the sending-off of Gordon Greer - with Royston Drenthe equalising just past the hour.

Bolton stunned Leeds with a 5-1 victory at Elland Road, easing their relegation worries.

Joe Mason's effort on the stroke of half-time was followed by goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz, Zat Knight, Mark Davies and Andre Moritz before Matt Smith's last-minute consolation.

Doncaster ensured they kept themselves clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield thanks to goals from Billy Sharp and David Cotterill.

On-loan striker Danny Graham opened his account for Middlesbrough with both goals in the 2-0 win at home to Ipswich.

The Sunderland forward, in his second loan spell of the season after a miserable spell at Hull, grabbed both his goals in the latter stages of the first half.

Bournemouth moved closer to mid-table security as Lewis Grabban's penalty early in the second half ensured Blackpool still have to worry about their proximity to the bottom three.


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