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13 October 2017 Venue St. Andrew's Stadium Attendance

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Match Preview | Birmingham City vs. Cardiff City

St Andrew's - Friday, 13th October, KO: 7:45pm...

12 October 2017

Cardiff City travel to St Andrew's on Friday evening as they face Birmingham City in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Blues are back at home for Steve Cotterill’s first game in charge, shipping six goals in their last Sky Bet Championship fixture away at Hull City. 

What to expect from Blues…

Cotterill’s side are currently in the relegation zone after only two wins from their opening 11 fixtures. However, those two wins were over Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City, two teams in the top half of the table. 

Birmingham have also managed two draws this season, a 1-1 draw against City’s previous opponents Derby County, and a 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers – who are bottom of the league with just two points from a possible 33. 

Jota could return from injury on Friday evening, and is Birmingham’s stand-out player. Signed from Brentford in the summer transfer window, the 26 year-old has only made two appearances thus far but will be looking to impress his new boss. 

Craig Gardner boasts a wealth of experience and is in his second spell with the club. The 30 year-old made the permanent switch back to Blues in the summer after a successful loan spell last season. 

In the hot seat… 

Cotterill will has entered his ninth managerial job as he embarks upon a new journey with Birmingham City. Having never been relegated as a manager, the 53-year-old spent three years at Bristol City prior to joining Blues as an assistant under Harry Redknapp at the end of last season. 

The Cheltenham-born boss scored 73 goals in 164 games as a striker during his playing career, appearing for the likes of Bournemouth, Burton Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion

Previous meetings… 

The last three meetings between the two sides have ended in draws, with Joe Ralls scoring from the spot in our last encounter. City’s last victory against Friday’s opponents came in March 2015. A 2-0 win with goals from Eoin Doyle and Peter Whittingham secured the three points for City that day.

The first ever fixture between the two sides came on 11th September 1920, with City running out 2-1 winners in the old Second Division. 

Club connections…

Former City winger Chris Burke has worn blue for both sides during his career. The 33 year-old – who now plays for Kilmarnock – made the move from the Welsh capital to Birmingham in 2011. He made over 100 appearances for both clubs, scoring a combined 40 goals over a five-year period.  

Other players to sport both jerseys include Jordon Mutch, Cameron Jerome, Greg Halford, Tony Capaldi and former Welsh international Jason Bowen.

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Match Report: Birmingham City 1-0 Cardiff City

The hosts run out narrow winners at St Andrew's...

13 October 2017

Cardiff City slipped to an away defeat to Birmingham City on Friday, as Che Adams' first-half strike separated the sides at St Andrew's.

Birmingham came out of the blocks quickly in their first game under their newly appointed boss, Steve Cotterill.

The hosts pinned City back in the opening exchanges, earning a handful of corners, without managing to test Neil Etheridge between the City posts.

However, Cotterill’s men then found the opening goal of the game on 19 minutes, as Che Adams cut in from the left to manufacture a shooting opportunity, before dispatching his effort into the bottom corner.
 
City looked to respond immediately, as Kenneth Zohore found space in the area before squaring the ball across the six-yard box. A fine piece of defensive work from Maxime Colin saw him clear the ball just ahead of Junior Hoilett though.
 
The Bluebirds grew into the game as the interval approached, with Zohore holding the ball up well to bring others into play. Hoilett picked up another of his passes to bear down on Tomasz Kuszczak’s goal, before firing wide.

On the stroke of half-time, City had a great chance to pull level. This time, Zohore raced down the left flank before playing the ball inside. Both Hoilett and Craig Bryson then saw close-range shots blocked as the Birmingham defence threw their bodies on the line.

At the start of the second period, the Bluebirds had Bruno Ecuele Manga to thank for keeping the score at 1-0. After a long pass from the hosts, the ball deflected off several men in the City box before the Gabon international cleared it off the line.

Neil Warnock’s men then almost found their way back into the game through their two main attacking threats. Zohore’s inch-perfect cross was cleared from the path of Hoilett in the Blues area, when the winger had looked ready to pounce.

The second-half introduction of Aron Gunnarsson added extra impetus to the City midfield, resulting in further opportunities.

A strong shout for a spot-kick was turned down by the referee when Adams’ high boot met Joe Bennett’s face in the Blues area. Meanwhile, Michael Morrison did well to block a promising effort from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

While the Bluebirds put their hosts under significant pressure as the clock ticked down, the full-time whistle blew with Birmingham's slender lead intact. Despite the defeat, City remain top of the Sky Bet Championship table, with the majoirty of the division in action on Saturday afternoon.

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Ticket Update: Birmingham City vs. Cardiff City

11 October 2017

Friday, 13th October 2017 @ St Andrew's. KO: 7:45pm.

Ticket Update

  • Away Tickets will not be sold at St Andrew's Stadium on the day
  • Collections and reprints will be available from the away turnstiles from 7pm onwards
  • Cardiff City FC Ticket Office will sell tickets until 2pm on matchday (Friday, 13th October 2017)

General Ticket Prices:

Adults: £20.00

Senior Citizens over 65: £15.00

*Students: £15.00

*13-18 yrs: £10.00

*Under 13s: £5.00

Disabled Allocations:

Disabled (Ambulant & Wheelchair): relevant age band

Carer: free of charge

Additional Information:

*All under 15s must be accompanied by an adult or they will be refused entry at the turnstiles.

*All students must provide valid NUS identification to gain entry at the turnstiles.

Tickets on sale:

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