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

Posted Sunday, May 05, 2019 by PA35 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 PA34 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 »

Birmingham held by Wigan as points shared at St Andrew’s

Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 by PA35 hits

Birmingham shared the spoils with Wigan in a 1-1 draw in their final home Sky Bet Championship game of the season at St Andrew’s.Birmingham, who had been looking to do the double over Wigan, failed to capitalise upon a bright start after Lukas Jutkiewicz had opened their account in the first attack of the game.A rejuvenated Wigan, who scored an impressive 2-1 away win over promotion-seekin...Full Story »

Birmingham to face Wigan without Harlee Dean

Posted Friday, April 26, 2019 by PA33 hits

Harlee Dean will miss Birmingham’s final two games of the season as he needs an operation.The defender has been playing with a hernia problem but will now have surgery to cure the issue and ensure he is ready for next season.Maikel Kieftenbeld will be sidelined for months after suffering a serious knee injury earlier in April.Connor Mahoney’s hamstring strain could clear up in t...Full Story »

Rotherham boss Paul Warne vows to keep fighting after Birmingham defeat

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA32 hits

Rotherham manager Paul Warne said his team will not give up despite facing a battle to survive relegation from the Sky Bet Championship after a 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham.The Blues secured their own status and reached the 50-point mark thanks to goals from Jacques Maghoma, Jota and substitute Kerim Mrabti.But the Millers are three points adrift of Millwall, who have a game in hand as well as ...Full Story »

Birmingham seal Championship safety as Rotherham remain on the brink

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA25 hits

Birmingham confirmed their Sky Bet Championship status for another season with a 3-1 victory at Rotherham which left the home side deep in the relegation fight.Jacques Maghoma, Jota and Kerim Mrabti scored the second-half goals which earned the win after Matt Crooks had given Rotherham the lead midway through the first half.The win took Garry Monk’s side on to 50 points, 10 clear of Rother...Full Story »

Lampard takes comfort from ‘point won’ at Birmingham

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 by PA37 hits

Derby manager Frank Lampard was far from downhearted following a battling 2-2 draw at Birmingham as he relished a welcome hard-earned point.Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Birmingham a second-minute lead only for former Ipswich striker Martyn Waghorn to equalise five minutes later with his 12th goal of the season.Michael Morrison restored the lead for Birmingham after 19 minutes but Richard Keogh salvaged...Full Story »

Derby suffer play-off blow in draw with Birmingham

Posted Saturday, April 20, 2019 by PA25 hits

Derby’s Championship play-off hopes suffered a setback as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Birmingham.In an explosive start Birmingham twice took the lead following corners from Jota. Lukas Jutkiewicz was on the mark in the second minute with his 13th goal of the season and skipper Michael Morrison notched a second in the 19th minute.Martyn Waghorn produced a solo goal and his 12th of ...Full Story »

Birmingham vs Derby County - Birmingham have unchanged squad for meeting with Derby

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PA41 hits

Birmingham will have an unchanged squad when they take on Derby. Blues boss Garry Monk made a couple of changes at Ipswich as he felt his side needed freshening up. Kerim Mrabti and Jota came into the starting line up. Jacques Maghoma and Connor Mahoney will be vying for recalls after making way at Portman Road. Birmingham have won only one of their last eight games and are just six points ...Full Story »

Ipswich relegated after draw with Birmingham

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 by PA5 hits

Ipswich’s long reign in the Championship is over after their 1-1 draw with Birmingham meant an end to 17 consecutive seasons in the second tier.Goals came just after the start of both halves with Lukas Jutkiewicz putting the visitors ahead in the seventh minute only for Gwion Edwards to reply in the 46th minute.Relegation to League One – a level the club has not played at since 1957 ...Full Story »

Birmingham draw leaves Blades’ promotion hopes in the balance

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PA30 hits

Sheffield United’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a significant blow after they were held at Birmingham.Blues skipper Michael Morrison cancelled out Enda Stevens’ opener to secure a 1-1 draw and dent the Blades’ top-two charge.They missed the chance to go back into the automatic promotion spots and now sit a point behind Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship with just five game...Full Story »

Kieftenbeld’s lengthy lay-off begins as Birmingham host Blades

Posted Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by PA55 hits

Birmingham will be without Maikel Kieftenbeld when they host promotion-chasing Sheffield United.The Dutchman damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the 1-0 victory over Leeds and he is facing up to nine months on the sidelines while he recovers.Fellow midfielder Gary Gardner also went off at half-time on Saturday due to illness and he will be assessed.Jota is pushing for...Full Story »

Maikel Kieftenbeld returns to contention for Birmingham

Posted Friday, April 05, 2019 by PA31 hits

Birmingham will have Maikel Kieftenbeld back in contention for the visit of title-chasing Leeds.The midfielder missed the defeat to West Brom last weekend after falling ill ahead of the trip to the Hawthorns.Kieftenbeld’s return to fitness, coupled with those of Marc Roberts and Charlie Lakin, means Blues boss Garry Monk has no injury issues as he prepares to face his former club.Jota is p...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) vs Birmingham - Double defensive boost for Baggies

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019 by PA49 hits

Kieran Gibbs and Tosin Adarabioyo are in contention to return when West Brom host Birmingham in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.They trained over the international break, making them potential starters.Stefan Johansen, Rekeem Harper, Sam Field and Ahmed Hegazi all returned from international duty unscathed.Matt Phillips is again expected to miss out, owing to an unspecified injury.B...Full Story »

Ben Thompson brace earns Millwall vital win at Birmingham

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PA35 hits

Ben Thompson’s double at Birmingham gave Millwall a vital win in their fight against relegation.The midfielder struck twice in the first half to secure a 2-0 win as the game ended without any crowd trouble following Sunday’s shocking assault on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish at St Andrew’s.Press Association Sport understands stewards were given a strict reminder of thei...Full Story »

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish ATTACKED by fan in Birmingham City drama - SICKENING PICS

Posted Monday, March 11, 2019 by hits

Grealish was struck by the spectactor as the ball went out of play after he ran onto the pitch evading security. The fan was quickly apprehended by one steward and Grealish's team-mates. Aston Villa were playing their local rivals at St Andrew's where the incident occurred. Fans all over the internet have widely condemned the incident, and Gary Neville has been quick to reveal what should hap...Full Story »

Hull boss Adkins hails resilience after beating Birmingham

Posted Sunday, March 03, 2019 by PA28 hits

Nigel Adkins hailed Hull’s resilience after they reached 50 points for the season just a week after a heavy defeat at Brentford.Seven days after being beaten 5-1 at Griffin Park, the Tigers defeated fellow play-off contenders Birmingham 2-0 to add to a 2-1 home victory over Millwall at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday.Jarrod Bowen scored both goals against the Blues to take them level with Garr...Full Story »

Jarrod Bowen brace lifts Hull to victory over Birmingham

Posted Sunday, March 03, 2019 by PA31 hits

Jarrod Bowen scored twice as Hull boosted their Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes with a 2-0 win over fellow contenders Birmingham at the KCOM Stadium.Bowen opened the scoring in the first half when he fired into the roof of the net from close range before winning and converting a penalty just before the hour mark.Birmingham rarely threatened, with their best chances falling to Che Adams who s...Full Story »

Birmingham boss Monk hails ‘magnificent’ win

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PA33 hits

Birmingham boss Garry Monk described his team’s performance as “magnificent” after an impressive win at Ashton Gate.The manager was all smiles after seeing goals from Connor Mahoney and Michael Morrison either side of half time take his side to the fringe of the Championship play-off race.With a possible points deduction hanging over his club, Monk was not keen to discuss hopes...Full Story »

Bristol City to assess Jack Hunt ahead of Birmingham game

Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by PA40 hits

Bristol City will make a late decision on Jack Hunt’s fitness for the visit of Birmingham.The defender has been working his way back from a calf injury and manager Lee Johnson told the club’s website he “could be close”, though he will consider giving Hunt an under-23 game first to build his fitness.Korey Smith remains some way from a return following a knee injury &ndash...Full Story »

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