Birmingham City 1-3 Norwich City – Visitors stun Birmingham City, as Norwich City secure a 3-1 victory

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Technical card:
Birmingham City: Jeremie Bela (Marc Roberts, min.84), Scott Hogan, Jake Clarke-Salter, Ivan Sanchez (Yann Valery, min.75), Kristian Pedersen, Ivan Sunjic, Rakeem Harper (Mikel San Jose, min.70), Gary Gardner (Lukas Jutkiewicz, min.84), Neil Etheridge, Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin
Norwich City: Max Aarons, Teemu Pukki (Lukas Rupp, min.89), Emiliano Buendia, Mario Vrancic (Onel Hernandez, min.64), Oliver Skipp, Christoph Zimmermann, Kenny McLean, Tim Krul, Grant Hanley, Dimitris Giannoulis and Todd Cantwell (Adam Idah, min.89)
Stadium: St Andrew’s Stadium
Goals: Teemu Pukki (0-1, min. 26), Ivan Sanchez (1-1, min. 38), Teemu Pukki (1-2, min. 76) and Oliver Skipp (1-3, min. 90)

Norwich beats Birmingham 3-1 on Tuesday at St Andrew’s Stadium. Both Birmingham City and Norwich City arrived on the back of wins. Birmingham City were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. Norwich City were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Rotherham United and Coventry City. Following today’s result, Birmingham City and Norwich City currently occupy 21st and 1st spots in the league, with 31 points and 67 points respectively after 32 matches.

Norwich City dominated the first half, beginning with Teemu Pukki opening the scoring in the 26th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Ivan Sanchez in the 38th minute brought Birmingham City level, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-1.

Norwich City continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to Teemu Pukki opening the scoring in the 76th minute. Later, Norwich City took the lead with a goal form a goal from Oliver Skipp in the 90th minute just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 3-1 victory for the away side.

For Birmingham City Mikel San Jose, Yann Valery, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Marc Roberts came on for Rakeem Harper, Ivan Sanchez, Gary Gardner and Jeremie Bela, while Norwich brought on Onel Hernandez, Lukas Rupp and Adam Idah to replace Mario Vrancic, Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell.

There were bookings for Scott Hogan and Jake Clarke-Salter from Birmingham and Christoph Zimmermann and Mario Vrancic for Norwich.

Birmingham City will play at home against Queens Park Rangers, while Norwich City will face Wycombe Wanderers away.

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