Saturday 4 February 2017, 3:00pm at St Andrew's, Birmingham
Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City
1
Jutkiewicz 75'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

75' Goal

Lukas Jutkiewicz
Assist by Cheick Keita

46' Yellow Card

Cheick Keita Card was given for a foul

51' Yellow Card

Stephen Gleeson Card was given for a foul

65' Yellow Card

Maikel Kieftenbeld Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Che Adams
Off:Jerome Sinclair

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robert Tesche
Off:David Davis

52' Yellow Card

Sone Aluko Card was given for a foul

68' Red Card

Ryan Fredericks

79' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Lucas Piazon

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Malone
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyriac
Off:Sone Aluko

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Ten-man Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Birmingham City on a disappointing afternoon at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

Ten-man Fulham were beaten 1-0 by Birmingham City on a disappointing afternoon at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

Lukas Jutkiewicz’s effort in the 75th minute meant the Whites, who had Ryan Fredericks sent off midway through the second half, went home with nothing.

There was little between the sides in first half low on quality, although City went closest when Jutkiewicz smacked the bar with a close range header.

The second period was certainly more eventful, but unfortunately for all the wrong reasons, with Fredericks shown a straight red for a hard challenge on Craig Gardner, before Jutkiewicz netted the game’s decisive goal.

Slaviša Jokanović made just the one change to the side that defeated Burton Albion three days earlier, with Ryan Sessegnon coming in at left-back for Scott Malone, who dropped to the bench where he was joined by new signing Gohi Cyriac.

A half chance fell the hosts’ way inside the first minute when the ball stopped kindly for Jutkiewicz 20 yards out, but he sprayed his shot well wide of the far post.

The imposing striker was causing problems and his flick-on in the ninth minute looked to send David Davis in on goal, but David Button showed good awareness and got to the ball first.

Fulham’s first opening arrived two minutes later when Fredericks dinked a cross in towards Stefan Johansen, who couldn’t quite generate enough power with his header to properly test Tomasz Kuszczak.

Another move from the Whites 18 minutes in looked promising when Johansen’s disguised pass gave Tom Cairney a chance to cross, but he overhit his delivery and Chris Martin couldn’t make a proper connection.

It should have been 1-0 to Blues a minute later when Jutkiewicz had a free header from close range having been picked out by Gardner, but he could only smash the bar with his effort.

Jutkiewicz was at the heart of City’s best moments and he drew a save from Button in the 24th minute with a bobbling shot from distance.

Paul Robinson was left winded 10 minutes before half-time when Cairney rifled a cannon of a shot into his midriff. The attack was still on but the Fulham fans were left frustrated when the referee blew up because of Robinson’s presence on the deck, despite it clearly not being a head injury.

With less than a minute played of the second half Cheick Keita found himself carded for a cynical chop on Cairney after the Fulham man had roasted him en route to starting a counter-attack.

Kevin McDonald then screwed a shot over from long range, but Blues went much closer at the other end when Jerome Sinclair sent in a zipping effort from the edge of the box that required the intervention of Button.

Stephen Gleeson then joined Keita in the book for an almost identical challenge on Cairney, as he desperately put a stop to another promising Fulham break.

Aluko was carded shortly after for a challenge that was nowhere near the same level. He then created his side’s best chance of the afternoon when he sent a delicious cross into the area, but Martin could only glance his header wide of the far stick.

Another opening arrived in the 57th minute when the ball dropped to Piazon 10 yards out after the Blues backline could only half clear Cairney’s cross, but the Brazilian’s header landed on the top of the net.

On the hour mark, Jokanović replaced Sessegnon and Piazon with Malone and Floyd Ayité.

Tomas Kalas then robbed Sinclair in a dangerous position before embarking on a dazzling run that only came to an end courtesy of a Maikel Kieftenbeld kick to the shin, with the Blues man subsequently carded.

The home side made their first change of the game soon after, bringing Che Adams on for Sinclair.

The Whites were then dealt a hammer blow when Fredericks was shown a straight red card. After taking a heavy touch, the full-back tried to make amends by winning the ball back, but went in too aggressively on Gardner and was subsequently dismissed.

A restructuring of the formation saw Kalas switch to right-back, with McDonald dropping into central defence.

The red card had given Birmingham a boost and they tested Button twice in quick succession through Jutkiewicz and Adams strikes, before a hairy moment saw the ball tricky the length of the Fulham goalline, with thankfully nobody on hand to tuck it in.

The opening goal wasn’t far off, though, and arrived with quarter of an hour left to play when Jutkiewicz slid in to convert Keita’s centre.

Adams could have made it two shortly after when he intercepted a wayward Johansen pass, but the Fulham midfielder and his colleague Tim Ream combined to rob him of the chance.

Cairney then had a sight of goal from 20 yards but slipped as he shot and his effort dropped kindly into the arms of Kuszczak.

Cyriac was introduced for his debut 78 minutes in, with Aluko the man to make way. In the next passage of play McDonald was booked for an arm around Jutkiewicz, who almost grabbed a second not long after with a stunning overhead kick that was pushed over by Button.

Davis was replaced by Robert Tesche with seven minutes remaining.

Fulham were presented with a golden chance to equalise in the third minute of stoppage time when McDonald picked out Ayité in the box, but the forward skewed his shot wide of the near post from close range to cap a miserable day for Fulham.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 4 February 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 17,426

Referee: Andy Madley

Birmingham City

Line-up: Kuszczak; Nsue, Robinson, Grounds, Keita; Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Davis (Tesche 83'); Gardner; Jutkiewicz, Sinclair (Adams 67')

Unused substitutes: Legzdins, Stewart, Kerim Frei, Cogley, Bielik

Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon (Malone 60'); McDonald, Johansen; Sone Aluko (Cyriac 78'), Cairney, Lucas Piazon (Floyd Ayité 60'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Madl, Parker

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 29 62
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 28 60
3 Reading 30 56
4 Leeds United 29 54
5 Huddersfield Town 28 52
6 Sheffield Wednesday 29 49
7 Norwich City 29 46
8 Derby County 29 46
9 Barnsley 30 45
10 Fulham 29 43
11 Preston North End 30 42
12 Birmingham City 30 40
13 Brentford 28 36
14 Aston Villa 28 36
15 Ipswich Town 30 36
16 Cardiff City 30 36
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 35
18 Queens Park Rangers 30 34
19 Nottingham Forest 29 33
20 Bristol City 29 31
21 Burton Albion 30 31
22 Blackburn Rovers 29 28
23 Wigan Athletic 28 25
24 Rotherham United 30 16
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
18
13
Shots On Target
8
2
Passing Accuracy
66%
74%
Fouls
17
16
Corners
8
4
Offsides
3
2
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
1
Birmingham City (4-3-1-2)
  • 29Tomasz Kuszczak
  • 2Nsue
  • 4Paul Robinson
  • 3Jonathan Grounds
  • 33Cheick Keita
  • 6Maikel Kieftenbeld
  • 8Stephen Gleeson
  • 26David Davis
  • 12Craig Gardner
  • 15Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • 48Jerome Sinclair
Substitutes
  • 1Adam Legzdins
  • 7Robert Tesche
  • 20Greg Stewart
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 25Josh Cogley
  • 31Krystian Bielik
  • 14Che Adams
Manager
  • Gianfranco Zola
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 9Cyriac
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+6' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Cyriac (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+4' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Hand ball by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 88' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Tesche.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Stefan Johansen.
  • 85' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 85' Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 84' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 84' Cheick Keita (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Substitution, Birmingham City. Robert Tesche replaces David Davis.
  • 83' Offside, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Che Adams is caught offside.
  • 82' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 82' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 81' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 81' David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 79' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 79' Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Cyriac replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 78' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 78' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross.
  • 77' Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 75' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Fulham 0. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cheick Keita.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Che Adams.
  • 72' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 71' Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Davis.
  • 70' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld with a headed pass.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cheick Keita.
  • 68' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 68' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 68' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 67' Substitution, Birmingham City. Che Adams replaces Jerome Sinclair.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Paul Robinson.
  • 65' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 65' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
  • 63' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Birmingham City).
  • 61' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 61' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Malone replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 59' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 59' Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Craig Gardner following a set piece situation.
  • 58' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 58' Jerome Sinclair (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
  • 55' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 52' Sone Aluko (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 52' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 52' Cheick Keita (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 50' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City).
  • 50' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Jerome Sinclair (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Gardner.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 48' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 48' Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 47' Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).
  • 47' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).
  • 46' Cheick Keita (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 46' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Cheick Keita (Birmingham City).
  • 46' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Kalas with a headed pass.
  • 45' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Cheick Keita (Birmingham City).
  • 41' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 41' Cheick Keita (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Offside, Birmingham City. Paul Robinson tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.
  • 39' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 39' Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 36' Nsue (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 32' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).
  • 29' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 29' Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City).
  • 27' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 27' Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).
  • 27' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld.
  • 23' Offside, Fulham. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Maikel Kieftenbeld.
  • 21' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 20' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Birmingham City).
  • 20' Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross following a corner.
  • 20' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Lucas Piazon.
  • 19' Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Davis.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 11' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 9' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Nsue (Birmingham City).
  • 7' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Cheick Keita (Birmingham City).
  • 6' Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds with a cross.
  • 3' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 2' Offside, Fulham. David Button tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 1' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.