Birmingham 3-0 Bristol: The Blues deliver slumping Robins another blow

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Birmingham City eased past Bristol City in a 3-0 victory on Saturday at St Andrew’s Stadium. Birmingham arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 1-0 to Middlesbrough in their previous fixture. Bristol had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Coventry City. Birmingham are now in 14th place, with 16 points from 14 matches, while Bristol sit in 18th, with 15 points from 14.

Blues found the net first, with an early goal from Auston Trusty in the 3rd minute. Birmingham then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a second effort from Auston Trusty just before half-time to see out the first half 2-0.

Birmingham once more applied the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Dion Sanderson found the net on the 75 minute mark. When the final whistle blew, the result was 3-0 to Birmingham.

Substitutions for Birmingham included Jordan James, Jobe Bellingham, Juninho Bacuna, Troy Deeney and Lukas Jutkiewicz for George Hall, Hannibal Mejbri, Krystian Bielik, Scott Hogan and Tahith Chong, respectively. Bristol brought on George Tanner, Chris Martin, Antoine Semenyo, Dylan Wesley Nkongape Kadji and Cameron Pring, to replace Mark Sykes, Nahki Wells, Tommy Conway, Han-Noah Massengo and Jay Dasilva.

There were bookings for Hannibal Mejbri, Dion Sanderson and Krystian Bielik from Birmingham. For Bristol, Alex Scott and Dylan Wesley Nkongape Kadji saw yellow.

Birmingham will next travel to Hull City, while Bristol will face Millwall at home.

Technical card:
Birmingham City:Maxime Colin, Emmanuel Longelo, George Hall (Jordan James, min.71), Auston Trusty, Dion Sanderson, Krystian Bielik (Juninho Bacuna, min.82), John Ruddy, Tahith Chong (Lukas Jutkiewicz, min.82), Harlee Dean, Scott Hogan (Troy Deeney, min.82) and Hannibal Mejbri (Jobe Bellingham, min.77)
Bristol City:Daniel Bentley, Mark Sykes (George Tanner, min.46), Han-Noah Massengo (Dylan Wesley Nkongape Kadji, min.65), Jay Dasilva (Cameron Pring, min.74), Nahki Wells (Chris Martin, min.46), Zak Vyner, Tommy Conway (Antoine Semenyo, min.46), Andreas Weimann, Andy King, Alex Scott and Robert Atkinson
Stadium:St Andrew’s Stadium
Goals:Auston Trusty (1-0, min. 3), Auston Trusty (2-0, min. 43) and Dion Sanderson (3-0, min. 75)