Birmingham 1-2 Norwich: The Canaries make it four wins in a row
Norwich City beat Birmingham City with a thumping 2-1 victory on Tuesday at St Andrew’s Stadium. Birmingham were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last match 2-0 to Rotherham United whilst Norwich were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Sunderland AFC and Millwall. After today’s result, Birmingham are in 21st place in the table and have 5 points while Norwich sit in 2nd with 13 points after 7 matches.
After an uneventful first half, Birmingham certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with an early goal from Scott Hogan in the 50th minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Andrew Omobamidele managed to equalize and take the sides off, 63 minutes in at 1-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Onel Hernandez just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-1.
Substitutions for Birmingham included George Hall, Hannibal Mejbri, Tate Campbell and Jordan James for Gary Gardner, Scott Hogan, Josh Williams and Juninho Bacuna, repectively. Norwich brought on Teemu Pukki, Onel Hernandez, Gabriel, Todd Cantwell and Adam Idah, to replace Danel Sinani, Kieran Dowell, Aaron Ramsey, Sam Byram and Josh Sargent.
There were bookings for Josh Williams, Juninho Bacuna, Troy Deeney and Auston Trusty from Birmingham. For Norwich, Kieran Dowell, Andrew Omobamidele, Max Aarons and Onel Hernandez saw yellow.
|Birmingham City:||Juninho Bacuna (Jordan James, min.88), John Ruddy, Josh Williams (Tate Campbell, min.88), Alfie Chang, Dion Sanderson, Auston Trusty, Marc Roberts, Scott Hogan (Hannibal Mejbri, min.60), Jordan Graham, Gary Gardner (George Hall, min.52) and Troy Deeney|
|Norwich City:||Tim Krul, Danel Sinani (Teemu Pukki, min.59), Marcelino Nunez, Max Aarons, Kenny McLean, Josh Sargent (Adam Idah, min.84), Aaron Ramsey (Gabriel, min.74), Kieran Dowell (Onel Hernandez, min.59), Grant Hanley, Andrew Omobamidele and Sam Byram (Todd Cantwell, min.84)|
|Stadium:||St Andrew’s Stadium|
|Goals:||Scott Hogan (1-0, min. 50), Andrew Omobamidele (1-1, min. 63) and Onel Hernandez (1-2, min. 90)|