Birmingham City fell to an away defeat against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday. Blackburn wanted to continue adding points after a 1-1 draw against Rotherham United. Birmingham, on the other hand, were beaten 4-0 in the previous match against Cardiff City. This left, Blackburn are in 15th place on the table and has 57 points while Birmingham sit in 18th with 52 points after 46 matches.
Birmingham found the net first, with a goal from Kristian Pedersen, 22 minutes in. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Adam Armstrong managed to equalize and take the sides off in the 27th minute at 1-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Ben Brereton made it 2-1 just before half-time. The first half ended 2-1.
Blues started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Lukas Jutkiewicz in the 50th minute. However, each side looked hungry to win and Blackburn then found the back of the net, 71 minutes in thanks to Adam Armstrong, taking the score to 3-2. The momentum was now with Rovers, who then scored again through a goal from Harvey Elliott at the 83 minute mark to establish a 4-2. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a hat trick effort from Adam Armstrong just before the final whistle to make it 5-2.
For Blackburn, Daniel Ayala, Stewart Downing, Harvey Elliott, Tyrhys Dolan and Corry Evans, came on for Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Jacob Davenport, Sam Gallagher, Ben Brereton and John Buckley. Birmingham brought on Lukas Jutkiewicz, Alen Halilovic, Riley McGree, Keyendrah Simmonds and Mikel San Jose for Sam Cosgrove, Jonathan Leko, Rakeem Harper, Amari Miller and Ryan Stirk.
The referee booked three players from Birmingham, Jonathan Leko, Ryan Stirk and Kristian Pedersen.
|Blackburn Rovers:||Kristian Pedersen, Jonathan Leko, Ryan Stirk, Sam Cosgrove, Rakeem Harper and Amari Miller|
|Birmingham City:||Adam Armstrong, Ben Brereton, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Jacob Davenport, Sam Gallagher and John Buckley|
|Goals:||Kristian Pedersen (0-1, min. 22), Adam Armstrong (1-1, min. 27), Ben Brereton (2-1, min. 45), Lukas Jutkiewicz (2-2, min. 50), Adam Armstrong (3-2, min. 71), Harvey Elliott (4-2, min. 83) and Adam Armstrong (5-2, min. 85)|