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Birmingham City V Fulham

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English Football League - Championship

Birmingham City

0 - 1

Fulham

  • Mitrovic (52)
St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

Live Commentary

FT - Blues 0 Fulham 1 (Mitrovic 51)

Blues fall to a narrow defeat this afternoon.

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90+2 - Kamara hits the post for Fulham, after Mitrovic sets him free with a one-on-one with Camp, the Blues 'keeper manages to get something on it to deflect the ball onto the post and out.

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90 - Five minutes added on.

Come on, lads! 🙏

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80 - OFF THE BAR! Montero is involved in the action straight away, standing up a ball to the back stick from the left byline, Jutkiewicz towers above everyone else around him and sees his header tipped onto the bar and behind by Rodak.

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79 - Final sub.

➡️ Montero
⬅️ Villalba

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75 - Blues attacking, the ball goes into the box and back out to Bellingham, the youngster drags his shot, from outside the box, wide of Rodak's goal.

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70 - Blues pressing hard for the equaliser here. Villalba runs down the line and lofts a ball to the back-post, Gimenez heads over.

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62 - Second change in as many minutes.

➡️ Gimenez
⬅️ Crowley

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61 - Bela comes on to make his Blues debut.

➡️ Bela
⬅️ Mrabti

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60 - Neat play by the visitors sees Odoi take aim from around twenty yards out, his shot goes well wide of Camp's goal.

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GOAL - Blues 0 Fulham 1 (Mitrovic 51)

Mitrovic puts the Cottagers ahead from close-range.

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50 - Chance for Fulham. Colin's headed clearance goes high in the air, Mitrovic climbs highest to flick the ball on just outside the area, he sets Reid free inside the box, but Reid, who hits it first time, sees his shot saved by Camp.

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49 - Today's official attendance is 21,234 (1,505 away).

👏 Thank you for your support from wherever you are following us from this afternoon.

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46 - Fulham get us back underway.

Big second-half! 👊

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HT - Blues 0 Fulham 0

Goalless at the break.

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45+3 - Bellingham and Mitrovic are both booked for an off the ball coming together.

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45 - Two minutes of added on time.

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40 - Nothing separates the sides as we head towards half-time.

Blues have created a handful of chances, but Rodak has been equal to all of them.

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26 - Big chance for the visitors, Knockaert is in possession out wide and plays a dangerous ball low across the face of goal, Reid inches away from connecting with it, any touch would have surely sent it in.

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17 - Blues have started brightly, Crowley sees his shot go over the bar, Mrabti has his strike saved - moments later - Villalba pulls off a cheeky flick at the near post after a low ball in by Mrabti, Rodak parries it away. Good intensity.

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14 - Fulham have the ball in the back of the net, through Mitrovic, but the linesman has his flag raised and the goal is ruled out for offside.

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5 - Blues create the first opportunity, Crowley gets the ball upfield from deep inside his own half, Mrabti took up the charge and found Pedersen on the right, outside the box, the defender takes aim and sees his shot saved well by Rodak.

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1 - We are underway here at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium.

COME ON BLUES! 🤩

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🤜 @Smrush68Sean putting the lads through their paces as kick-off approaches!

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Let’s get to work. 👇

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TEAM: Here's how we line-up for this afternoon's match

▪️ @Lukeyjuke captain
▪️ @JeremieBela10 on the bench
▪️ @JeffMONTERO23 returns

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Team Line-ups

Birmingham City

# Player
1 Lee Camp
14 Jake Clarke-Salter
5 Maxime Colin
3 Kristian Pedersen
4 Marc Roberts
34 Ivan Sunjic
22 Jude Bellingham
7 Daniel Crowley Álvaro Giménez 64'
18 Kerim Mrabti Jérémie Bela 62'
17 Francisco José Villalba Rodrigo Jefferson Montero 79'
10 Lukas Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

# Player
11 Jérémie Bela
24 Álvaro Giménez
19 Jacques Maghoma
26 David Davis
27 Connal Trueman
15 Jefferson Montero
2 Wes Harding

Fulham

# Player
12 Marek Rodák
20 Maxime Le Marchand Cyrus Christie 35'
13 Tim Ream
5 Alfie Mawson
4 Denis Odoi
14 Bobby De Cordova-Reid Aboubakar Kamara 81'
21 Harrison Reed
8 Stefan Johansen
9 Aleksandar Mitrovic
19 Ivan Cavaleiro Josh Onomah 66'
24 Anthony Knockaert

Substitutes

# Player
25 Josh Onomah
1 Marcus Bettinelli
6 Kevin McDonald
36 Luca De La Torre
22 Cyrus Christie
47 Aboubakar Kamara
7 Neeskens Kebano

Head to Head Stats

Possession (%)

44%
56%

Shots

16
10

Shots on target

4
3

Corners

5
7

Fouls

12
8

Saves

2
4