BIRMINGHAM. Blackburn Rovers overcame Birmingham City to win 2-1. It was Blackburn Rovers to strike first with a goal of J. Buckley at the 29′. Then B. Brereton scored again for Blackburn Rovers in the 45′ minute. Eventually, K. Pedersen reduced the distance for Birmingham City (78′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.
The match was played at the St. Andrew’s Stadium stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Andy Davies with the support of Bhupinder Gill and Mike George. The 4th official was Dean Whitestone. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.6 degrees Celsius or 61.81 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 81%.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Birmingham City was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Blackburn Rovers that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Birmingham City was putting more pressure with 47 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Nevertheless, Blackburn Rovers found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Birmingham City shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Blackburn Rovers shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target.
Birmingham City didn’t receive any yellow card. Regarding the opposition, Blackburn Rovers received 1 yellow card (T. Edun).
After playing this encounter, Birmingham City will stay with 47 points to remain in the 20th place. On the other side, Blackburn Rovers will have 69 points like Millwall to remain in the 8th place.
Birmingham City – Formation
Birmingham City started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Lee Bowyer decided to play with the following team: .
Birmingham City made 3 changes: J. Bacuna for G. Hall (59′), T. Chong for J. Bellingham (60′) and L. Taylor for S. Hogan (90′).
Blackburn Rovers – Formation
Blackburn Rovers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Tony Mowbray played with: .
Blackburn Rovers made 3 changes: T. Edun for B. Dack (46′), J. Buckley for D. Markanday (66′) and S. Gallagher for J. Vale (77′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- AFC Bournemouth – Millwall – 1-0
- Birmingham City – Blackburn Rovers – 1-2
- Derby County – Cardiff City – 0-1
- Huddersfield Town – Bristol City – 2-0
- Hull City – Nottingham Forest – 1-1
- Luton Town – Reading – 1-0
- Peterborough United – Blackpool – 5-0
- Preston North End – Middlesbrough – 4-1
- Sheffield United – Fulham – 4-0
- Stoke City – Coventry City – 1-1
- Swansea City – Queens Park Rangers – 0-1
- West Bromwich Albion – Barnsley – 4-0