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Late Drama In Brugge As Blues Win

Late Drama In Brugge As Blues Win

Chris Wood became a Birmingham hero last night as he popped up to score a stunning winner for Blues in injury time to see his side overcome Club Brugge in the Europa League group H.

City went into this game as firm underdogs, but that did not stop Blues army of fans making themselves heard and getting right behind their heroes to urge them onto a memorable victory.

Brugge gave an early indication of what type of night City could have been in for when they took the lead after just three minutes. The visitors were simply caught cold when Nabil Dirar sent in a low cross and there was Akpala who guided the ball home.

Blues had a chance to get level but Keith Fahey fired over the bar from Wade Elliott`s corner.

Blues had soaked up some pressure from the home side and could have gone behind again through Vadis Odjidja's shot, but Myhill made a good save.

But on 26 minutes the tide turned when City worked their way through the home side`s midfield and Elliott crossed for Murphy to do the rest and five and a half thousand Blues fans went crazy.

Rooney then went close for City and Burke also found himself with a chance to give the visitors the lead but should have done better after being set up by Zigic.

Early in the second half N`Daw gave the home fans something to be amused about when he tried his luck from way out and troubled nothing more than the corner flag.

Akpala had another chance but fired the ball wide after good work down the flanks from Dirar.

Birmingham midfielder Guirane N'daw sent a highly speculative shot from distance towards the corner flag as the second half got under way.

And as the clock reached the hour mark Zigic was guilty of the miss of the game when he managed to head wide when he got behind Brugge`s defence to meet a cross from Burke.

On 83 minutes there was dramatic and sad scenes as Ibanez took a blow to the head in a challenge with Akpala and he was on the ground unconscious

Medical staff came on and gave the player treatment for some seven minutes and left the field on a board.

There was then plenty of extra time available for either side to get a winner and that winner came for the Blues when in the 100th minute. Sub King was down the right hand side of the field and whipped in a cross that Woods coolly finished and the ball went into the top corner to stun the home crowd into silence while the Blues fans celebrated a famous win.

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Date:Friday October 21 2011
Time: 6:15AM

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