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Birmingham 3 - Millwall 0

St Andrews

11-09-11

Attendance: 17,901

Blues See Off Lions

Chris Wood scored a hat-trick to fire Birmingham to a 3-0 victory over Millwall that lifted the Blues out of the Championship relegation zone on Sunday.

Wood has made a good impression with Chris Hughton's team since signing on loan from West Brom in the close-season and the teenager was too hot for the Lions to handle at St Andrew's.

Millwall were unable to capitalise on their early dominance, with debutant Liam Feeney hitting a post and Liam Trotter forcing a fine save from Boaz Myhill.

Wood made them pay as the 19-year-old opened the scoring with a close-range finish in the 29th minute and then beat Millwall goalkeeper David Forde with a clinical strike from outside the penalty area midway through the second half.

Auckland-born Wood, who helped Brighton win promotion from League One during a loan spell with the Seagulls last season, completed his treble in the 90th minute with a header from Chris Burke's cross to take his goal tally to four in six matches.

Birmingham (4-4-2): Myhill; Carr, Caldwell, Davies, Ridgewell; Burke, Gomis (Elliott 78), Spector, Beausejour; Rooney (King 64), Wood.

Booked: Beausejour.

Goals: Wood 29, 62, 90.

Millwall (4-4-2): Forde; Dunne, Robinson, Ward, Craig; Feeney (N`Guessan 61), Mkandawire, Trotter, Bouazza (Henry 61); Henderson, Simpson (Marquis 72). Booked: Feeney.

Referee: M Dean (Wirral).




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Date:Monday September 12 2011

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Much better performance and a great result, lets hope things pick up from here on in.
JJ McDuff
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12/09/2011 13:37:00

Chris Hughton has been in competitive action as Blues manager for just over a month now and we have already seen two 3-0 victories, something unheard of for Birmingham City for years. I don't have the time to check our stats for the past few seasons but I think victory margains of two goals or more in Blues favour have been so scarce, i'd be surprised if we've had five in the past three seasons alone. It's been either 2-1 or 1-0. Whilst winning is winning, i've been yearning for Blues to give someone a good hiding for a long time. I remember back when we were in this league last time, when we reignited our now fierce rivalry with Wolves fans - we were constantly bragging "one of these days we'll click and give someone a hiding". It never happened, we coughed and spluttered over the line and finished second. First season back in the Prem I think our most convincing win was a 2-0 against Burnley at home, at a time when the Clarets confidence was so shot that Walsall probably would have hit seven past them. We've had some decent scorelines in the cups - I can think of MK Dons 3-1, West Ham 3-1, and Sheff Wed in the FA Cup - but it was always shaky. This is so exciting at the moment watching players with a freedom of expression, whilst being thoroughly organised at the same time. Long may it continue!!!
marky bcfc
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12/09/2011 13:46:00

 

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