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Birmingham City V Middlesbrough

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English Football League - Championship

Birmingham City

  • Villalba Rodrigo (33)
  • Bailey (89)
2 - 1

Middlesbrough

  • Ayala (87)
St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

Live Commentary

FT - Blues 2 (Villalba 33, Bailey 90) Boro 1 (Ayala 87)

WHAT. A. WIN! 🤩

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90 - Bailey scores his first goal for the Club with a fantastic close-range header, the ball comes across to him at the back-post and he has time to plant his header into an empty net, with Randolph left sprawling.

🔵 2-1 🔴

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GOOAALLL - Blues 2 (Bailey 90) Boro 1

BAIIIILLLLLEEEYYYYY!!!! 🤪

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81 - POST! Blues hit the post, Colin fizzes it low across the box, the defenders clear, the ball falls to Maghoma, whose first shot is blocked, it comes back to him, he lays the ball off to Gary Gardner who sees his curling shot hit the post.

🔵 1-0 🔴

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77 - Second change.

➡️ Maghoma
⬅️ Villalba

🔵 1-0 🔴

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75 - First substitution for Blues.

➡️ G Gardner
⬅️ Bellingham

🔵 1-0 🔴

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70 - Twenty minutes to go. Boro are seeing more of the ball here but Blues still lead.

🔵 1-0 🔴

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51 - Chance! A long ball upfield is brought down by Jutkiewicz, he turns goalwards and runs into space before laying it off for Villalba, on his right foot, the winger goes into the box and looks to curl one into the corner that goes wide.

🔵 1-0 🔴

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50 - This evening's official attendance is 19,703 (789 away).

Thank you for your support, Bluenoses! 👏

🔵 1-0 🔴

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HT - Blues 1 (Villalba 33) Boro 0

Villalba's first strike for Blues puts us ahead at the break! 😍

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45 - Two minutes added on.

🔵 1-0 🔴

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43 - @franvillalba10 scores his first goal in Royal Blue.

St. Andrew's is rocking! 💥

🔵 1-0 🔴

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🎯 @franvillalba10!

🔵 1-0 🔴

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33 - Colin's first-time cross, low towards the D... Villalba runs onto it and sweeps a firm low sidefooter past Randolph.

Deserved lead. 🙌

🔵 1-0 🔴

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GOOAALLL - Blues 1 (Villalba 33) Boro 0

GET IN!!!!

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27 - The visitors get their first sight of goal, Tavernier takes aim with a free-kick from a tight angle but Camp is equal to it.

🔵 0-0 🔴

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22 - Midway point in the first-half. Blues creating a lot of space in the final third, Boro defence under pressure.

🔵 0-0 🔴

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10 - Chance! Sunjic and Bellingham combine well down the flank, Bellingham stands up a cross to the area, Gimenez gets in front of his marker but his header goes wide.

🔵 0-0 🔴

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3 - What a save! Colin gets the ball and bursts forward down the right, his cross is deflected into the path of Villalba near the penalty spot and the Spaniard smashes it at goal but Randolph makes a fine low save to deny Blues an early lead.

🔵 0-0 🔴

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Here we go! 🤜

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⚠️ Time to get to work!

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Out for the warm-ups! 🙌

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Team Line-ups

Birmingham City

# Player
1 Lee Camp
3 Kristian Pedersen
12 Harlee Dean
4 Marc Roberts
5 Maxime Colin
34 Ivan Sunjic
17 Francisco José Villalba Rodrigo Jacques Maghoma 77'
7 Daniel Crowley
22 Jude Bellingham Gary Gardner 74'
10 Lukas Jutkiewicz Odin Bailey 83'
24 Álvaro Giménez

Substitutes

# Player
37 Odin Bailey
20 Gary Gardner
2 Wes Harding
26 David Davis
19 Jacques Maghoma
13 David Stockdale
14 Jake Clarke-Salter

Middlesbrough

# Player
23 Darren Randolph
2 Anfernee Dijksteel Rudy Gestede 82'
5 Ryan Shotton
4 Daniel Ayala
6 Dael Fry
16 Jonny Howson
17 Patrick McNair
8 Adam Clayton Lewis Wing 57'
7 Marcus Tavernier
9 Britt Assombalonga
10 Marcus Browne Ashley Fletcher 57'

Substitutes

# Player
27 Marc Bola
11 Ashley Fletcher
42 Aynsley Pears
21 Marvin Johnson
22 George Saville
14 Rudy Gestede
26 Lewis Wing

Head to Head Stats

Possession (%)

52%
48%

Shots

26
5

Shots on target

8
3

Corners

11
3

Fouls

18
11

Saves

2
7