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Birmingham City 1-0 Swansea City – Swansea City succumb to Birmingham City with 1-0 defeat at St Andrew’s Stadium

Technical card:
Birmingham City: Maxime Colin, Kristian Pedersen, Harlee Dean, Steve Seddon (George Friend, min.46), Marc Roberts, Ivan Sunjic, Jonathan Leko (Scott Hogan, min.82), Lukas Jutkiewicz (Sam Cosgrove, min.82), Alen Halilovic (Jon Toral, min.68), Gary Gardner (Rakeem Harper, min.90) and Neil Etheridge
Swansea City: Andre Ayew, Connor Roberts, Ryan Bennett, Freddie Woodman, Korey Smith (Yan Dhanda, min.70), Marc Guehi, Kyle Naughton (Morgan Whittaker, min.90), Jamal Lowe (Wayne Routledge, min.88), Matt Grimes, Jay Fulton and Jake Bidwell
Stadium: St Andrew’s Stadium
Goals: Scott Hogan (1-0, min. 90)

Birmingham City eased past Swansea City in a 1-0 victory on Friday at St Andrew’s Stadium. Both Birmingham and Swansea came from defeats in their previous league games. Birmingham were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Watford. Swansea, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Cardiff City. As things stand, Birmingham and Swansea are 20th, (41 points) and 3rd, (69 points), spots respectively, after 39 matches.

After a goalless first half, The Blues piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Scott Hogan finding the net just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 1-0.

For Birmingham, George Friend, Jon Toral, Scott Hogan, Sam Cosgrove and Rakeem Harper, came on for Steve Seddon, Alen Halilovic, Jonathan Leko, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Gary Gardner. Swansea brought on Yan Dhanda, Wayne Routledge and Morgan Whittaker, to replace Korey Smith, Jamal Lowe and Kyle Naughton.

The referee booked Steve Seddon for Birmingham.

Birmingham will next travel to Brentford, while Swansea will face Preston North End at home.

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