Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Birmingham City 3 v Sunderland 1 - EFL Championship

Tuesday 30th January 2018
SkyBet EFL Championship
at St. Andrew's Stadium
Birmingham City (2) 3
David Davis 28, Jeremie Boga 44, Sam Gallagher 54
Sunderland AFC (0) 1
Bryan Oviedo 83
Admission: Complimentary. Programme £3
Attendance 19,601 (inc. 1,033 away fans)
A brief resume of events before I board the 23.30PM train out of Birmingham New Street Station to Derby, where I will change trains to Chesterfield before driving the last thirty miles home to East Retford.
Lord knows how rough I will be feeling (or looking) when that 5.30AM alarm goes off in the morning. I'm getting too old for this caper and too ugly to miss out on any available beauty sleep, but my impetuous nature got the better of me again.
Birmingham City are no longer in the bottom three after tonight's convincing win that saw them leapfrog over Sunderland in the table.
David Davis spanked the ball just inside the right hand post from the edge of the visitors area, to put Blues ahead after 28 minutes, and shortly before half time Jeremie Boga doubled their lead with a downward header from Jacques Maghoma's delivery.
Birmingham's opening goal scorer Davis created the opportunity for Birmingham's third with a sideways ball that Sam Gallagher netted from close range.
Blues relaxed a bit towards the end of the game and Bryan Oviedo scored a late consolation goal for the visitors.
Goodnight and God bless you all.