Through the archives | Birmingham City
Ahead of our match against Birmingham City on Wednesday night, we delve in the archives to bring you memorable moments from past City successes.
BELLAMY TAKES CENTRE STAGE
In his second stint with the club, Craig Bellamy and City were on a mission to the Premier League in 2012/13, and against the Blues, Bellamy played a starring role.
In an otherwise quiet first half, the forward hammered home from 12 yards to break the deadlock. Despite Leroy Lita equalising for Birmingham, captain Mark Hudson managed to hook the ball in from a Peter Whittingham delivery, his second assist of the game, to seal the win.
Throughout the contest, Bellamy never stopped running, and his tireless work earned him the Man of the Match award. The win meant City remained at the top of the Championship, and at the end of the season were promoted to the promised land as league winners.
RALLSY NETS THREE
Our very own Captain Marvel Joe Ralls played a pivotal role in a big win over the team from the second city.
Kristian Pedersen had given Pep Clotet’s team ahead, but Ralls hit back from the penalty spot. When Curtis Nelson guided the ball home, momentum was well and truly in City’s favour, and they built on their lead even further.
A counter-attack was executed with perfect precision and finished by Ralls, who curled a sumptuous strike into the net.
Birmingham pulled one back from range through Ivan Sunjic, but the game and the day belonged to Ralls. His second penalty of the afternoon ensured all three points, with the midfielder taking home the match ball.
MOZ WINS IT LATE
There was yet another close game between the Bluebirds and the Blues in 2020.
Robert Glatzel had capitalised on some poor defending to put Neil Harris’ men ahead, but replies from Marc Roberts and Ivan Sanchez meant the game was very much in Birmingham’s hands for the majority of the second half.
City needed something to go their way, and with a bit of magic it did. Harry Wilson’s composed finish brought the game level, before Sean Morrison rose highest from a corner a minute from time to hand us all three points.
NOTHING WILSON CAN’T DO
Harry Wilson played a key part in the game earlier in the 2020/21 season, but he was certainly the star in the reverse fixture.
Everything the Liverpool loanee touched turned to gold at St. Andrew's, as he produced the performance of a lifetime to hand the Bluebirds a 4-0 win away from home; our biggest ever win over the Blues.
His first was a beautiful effort outside the box, his second a trademark free-kick, and his third came from another free-kick. Mark Harris also scored a wonderful goal in the victory, but the afternoon was all about Wilson.