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Birmingham 1 – Fulham 4- The Cottagers deliver resounding show at St Andrew’s Stadium

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Birmingham on home loss to Fulham at St Andrew’s Stadium on Wednesday. Birmingham had been hopeful of continuing their run after winning last match. Fulham lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Blackpool. As the table looks today, Birmingham are currently 10th with 11 points from 7 matches, while Fulham sit in 1st, with 16 points from 7.

It was an impressive opening from Fulham, with Denis Odoi opening the rout at the 10 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a penalty goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic just before half-time, which saw the first half end 0-2.

Fulham started the second half with an intensified spirit, with Harry Wilson finding the net after 54 minutes. The momentum was now with The Cottagers, who then scored again through a 2nd effort from Aleksandar Mitrovic, 83 minutes in to establish a 4-0. In the end though, Birmingham secured the points emphatically, with a penalty goal from Troy Deeney just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 4-1.

Both managers used all available substitutions. For Birmingham, Troy Deeney, Gary Gardner and Chuks Aneke, came on for Scott Hogan, Jeremie Bela and Tahith Chong, Fulham brought on Domingos Quina, Ivan Cavaleiro and Alfie Mawson, to replace Harrison Reed, Bobby Reid and Harry Wilson.

There were bookings for Tahith Chong and Gary Gardner from Birmingham, and Jean Seri, for Fulham.

Birmingham will next play Peterborough United away, with Fulham facing Reading at home.

Technical card:
Birmingham City: Jeremie Bela (Gary Gardner, min.60), Kristian Pedersen, Tahith Chong (Chuks Aneke, min.75), Ivan Sunjic, Matija Sarkic, Ryan Woods, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Scott Hogan (Troy Deeney, min.53), Harlee Dean, Maxime Colin and Marc Roberts
Fulham: Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Harry Wilson (Alfie Mawson, min.78), Joe Bryan, Harrison Reed (Domingos Quina, min.65), Jean Seri, Denis Odoi, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Paulo Gazzaniga, Bobby Reid (Ivan Cavaleiro, min.74) and Nathaniel Chalobah
Stadium: St Andrew’s Stadium
Goals: Denis Odoi (0-1, min. 10), Aleksandar Mitrovic (0-2, min. 44), Harry Wilson (0-3, min. 54), Aleksandar Mitrovic (0-4, min. 83) and Troy Deeney (1-4, min. 87)
*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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