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Bowyer puzzled by dismissal as Charlton lose to Birmingham

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA4 hits

Lee Bowyer admitted he was puzzled why he was sent off as Charlton were beaten 1-0 by Birmingham.The south London side missed the chance to go top of the Sky Bet Championship after 16-year-old full debutant Jude Bellingham netted.Referee Matthew Donohue dismissed Bowyer in second-half injury time as he threw a loose ball in the direction of the Birmingham technical area, leaving the Charlton man...Full Story »

Charlton miss chance to go top of Championship as Birmingham win

Posted Sunday, September 15, 2019 by PA3 hits

Charlton missed the opportunity to go top of the Sky Bet Championship as they were defeated 1-0 by Birmingham at The Valley.A goal by 16-year-old full old debutant Jude Bellingham in the second half was enough to derail the south London side, who lost for the first time this season.Charlton were already weakened before kick-off, with talisman Lyle Taylor missing after picking up a knock in the w...Full Story »

Charlton wait on Taylor fitness for Birmingham visit

Posted Thursday, September 12, 2019 by PA7 hits

Charlton are monitoring the fitness of leading scorer Lyle Taylor ahead of the visit of Birmingham.The in-form striker picked up a knock on international duty with Montserrat and Addicks boss Lee Bowyer will see how he fares over the coming days before making a decision on his availability.On-loan midfielder Beram Kayal could be in contention for a Charlton debut after making ...Full Story »

Birmingham come from behind to leave Stoke winless in Championship

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA11 hits

Stoke’s search for a first Sky Bet Championship victory of the season goes on after Birmingham came from behind to win 2-1 at St Andrew’s.The Potters had the perfect platform to end that winless run when Liam Lindsay headed them into a 58th-minute lead.However, two goals in four minutes, from Lukas Jutkiewicz and 16-year-old Jude Bellingham kept Stoke without a victory.The fact both ...Full Story »

Cooper praises style of players after Swansea’s big win over Birmingham

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA21 hits

Steve Cooper praised the style of his Swansea side after a 3-0 win over Birmingham took them level on points with Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds.Swansea have taken 13 points from five games to make their best start to a season for 41 years, with Leeds – who they meet at Elland Road on Saturday – only top by virtue of goal difference.Kyle Naughton, Bersant Celina and Borja Ba...Full Story »

Swansea rout Birmingham after storming second half

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA21 hits

Swansea turned on the style in the second half to beat Birmingham 3-0 and move into second place in the Sky Bet Championship.Kyle Naughton, Bersant Celina and Borja Baston – who celebrated his 27th birthday by becoming the division’s top scorer – were on target as Birmingham’s resistance crumbled after the break.Steve Cooper, the former England Under-17 World Cup-win...Full Story »

Alvaro Gimenez has big boots to fill, says Birmingham boss Pep Clotet

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PA23 hits

Birmingham boss Pep Clotet insists Alvaro Gimenez cannot be compared to Che Adams after he struck on his full debut to seal a 2-0 win against Barnsley.New striker Gimenez, a £1.4million summer buy from Almeria, secured victory at St Andrew’s with a classy second-half lob.Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header opened the scoring just eight minutes earlier as Blues bagged their second wi...Full Story »

New signing Gimenez on target as Birmingham break down stubborn Barnsley

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PA25 hits

Alvaro Gimenez marked his full Birmingham debut with a classy goal to cap a 2-0 win over Barnsley. The striker, who scored 20 times for Almeria in Spain last season, wrapped up victory for Pep Clotet’s side at St Andrew’s. Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header had earlier given Blues the lead against a committed Barnsley side who lacked the quality to hurt their hosts. It was a deserv...Full Story »

Birmingham hopeful of Jefferson Montero debut against Barnsley

Posted Monday, August 19, 2019 by PA19 hits

Birmingham hope to have Jefferson Montero available for their Championship game against Barnsley.The winger has been unable to play for Blues since his arrival at St Andrew’s on the final day of the summer transfer window as the club await international clearance for his season-long loan from Swansea.Boss Pep Clotet could consider a change of shape. He has sent his team out in a 4-4-1-1 fo...Full Story »

Lolley lauds it over Birmingham as Forest cruise to victory

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA25 hits

Aston Villa fan Joe Lolley took centre stage as rampant Nottingham Forest battered Birmingham 3-0 at the City Ground.Lolley scored the first goal with a brilliant free-kick and set up the second for Lewis Grabban, to give Sabri Lamouchi’s side a comfortable 2-0 lead at the interval.In the second half Forest should have scored more goals than the one plundered by skipper Michael Dawson from...Full Story »

Lamouchi facing selection dilemma ahead of Birmingham clash

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA25 hits

Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi could revert to the starting XI which faced Leeds last week for the visit of Birmingham.Lamouchi made nine changes for the midweek Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood and must decide if any of those players did enough to maintain their place for the Sky Bet Championship clash at the City Ground.Deadline-day signing Chema Rodriguez could be in the squad fo...Full Story »

Rowe strikes late equaliser for Bristol City at Birmingham

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA14 hits

Tommy Rowe’s late equaliser gave Bristol City a deserved point in an entertaining 1-1 draw at Birmingham.The left wing-back marked his Robins debut with an 83rd-minute thunderbolt to cancel out Lukas Jutkiewicz’s first of the season.Blues took the lead after 64 minutes and seemed set to mark the first home match of Pep Clotet’s tenure with a morale-boosting victory. All of that...Full Story »

Villalba could make Birmingham debut against Bristol City

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by PA31 hits

Birmingham could face Bristol City with new midfielder Fran Villalba.The former Spain Under-19 international joins the Blues from La Liga side Valencia.The 21-year-old could be joined in the squad by 16-year-old forward Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest ever player to make a senior debut at the club after impressing in their Carabao Cup First round defeat to Portsmouth.Birmingha...Full Story »

Pep Clotet has no regrets about making wholesale changes for Birmingham

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by PA35 hits

Birmingham manager Pep Clotet insisted he had no regrets over his team selection after his youthful side slumped to a 3-0 Carabao Cup first-round defeat at League One Portsmouth.Ellis Harrison’s home debut double and Ben Close’s thumping long-range volley sent Championship City crashing at Fratton Park.Clotet made nine changes from Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brentford including a de...Full Story »

Close scores spectacular volley as Portsmouth beat Birmingham

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by PA26 hits

Ben Close scored an early contender for Carabao Cup goal of the season as Sky Bet League One Portsmouth humbled Championship Birmingham 3-0 at Fratton Park.Close’s thumping volley and a home debut double from summer recruit Ellis Harrison helped Kenny Jackett’s men advance to round two for the first time in four years.Midfielder Close rifled past goalkeeper David Stockdale from 22 ya...Full Story »

We outplayed them and outbattled them – Frank left frustrated by Birmingham loss

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA18 hits

Brentford boss Thomas Frank admitted his frustration after seeing his side beaten by Birmingham despite producing a first-half performance he described as “one of the best in a long time”.The Bees hit the woodwork three times before the break and were also denied by goalkeeper Lee Camp numerous times during the match as Blues snatched a smash-and-grab 1-0 win courtesy of Kristian Ped...Full Story »

Pedersen header earns Birmingham smash-and-grab win at Griffin Park

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA21 hits

Birmingham got their Sky Bet Championship campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 smash-and-grab victory at Brentford.Blues clinched the points after Kristian Pedersen capitalised on some sloppy marking to loop a header over Bees keeper David Raya at the far post with 19 minutes gone.It was the only effort on goal in the entire game from the visitors, who sat back and defended brilliantly aga...Full Story »

Zain Westbrooke fires Coventry to opening-day win in Birmingham

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA17 hits

Just over 6,500 fans watched Coventry’s first game at temporary home St Andrew’s as the Sky Blues beat lacklustre Southend 1-0 thanks to a 20-yard effort from Zain Westbrooke.Coventry were in control from the off. Early chances for Jordan Shipley and Jordy Hiwula were not converted, and it was goalless at half-time.The deadlock was broken in the 52nd minute as Jordy Hiwula drifted in...Full Story »

John O’Shea waves goodbye as Reading and Birmingham play out a draw

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA52 hits

Reading and Birmingham fought out a low-key 0-0 Championship draw at Madejski Stadium as John O’Shea’s career came to an end.O’Shea, Reading’s 38-year-old centre back, was afforded a cameo appearance in the last minute after he had announced his retirement in midweek.Both sides formed a guard of honour for the former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland defender as h...Full Story »

Garry Monk confident Birmingham can make progress next season

Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 by PA41 hits

Birmingham manager Garry Monk is optimistic that the Blues can progress next season despite a low-key 1-1 draw against Wigan in their last home game of the season.Birmingham failed to kick on after Lukas Jutkiewicz gave the Blues a perfect start with a goal after only 90 seconds but they struggled to dominate a sprightly Wigan side and finished with their 11th home draw of the season.Wigan, who ...Full Story »

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