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Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa

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Birmingham City and Aston Villa were forced to share the spoils as a disappointing second city derby ended scoreless at St Andrew’s.Spanish midfielder Jota wasted Blues’ best chance early in the second half, blazing over the bar, before Sam Gallagher also shot too high.Villa finished strongly, with John Terry’s flicked header just wide.

And substitute Keinan Davis and Jonathan Kodjia were unlucky as both hit the bar in quick succession.Birmingham City v Aston Villa: Re-live the game as it happenedSteve Bruce’s Villa finished the weekend still sixth in the Championship, while, after gaining a derby draw from only his third game in charge, Steve Cotterill’s Blues are now two points clear of the danger zone.

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There was not much to shout about at either end in the first half.Kodjia might have done better for Villa with two early chances, while Terry headed straight at keeper Kuszczak from a Robert Snodgrass corner.But visiting keeper Sam Johnstone was slightly the busier, saving Jota’s low left-foot shot, David Davis’s near-post effort and two Isaac Vassell headers.The match was enlivened after the break when, from a loose square pass by Conor Hourihane, Jota got clean away but the £6m summer signing, who is yet to score for Blues, fired wildly into the Tilton End.After half-time substitute Sam Gallagher headed wide, the on-loan Southampton striker then redirected Marc Roberts’ low shot over the bar from close range. From that point, though, Villa looked the likelier winners.Kodjia’s header was brilliantly tipped over by Kuszczak after Hourihane and Albert Adomah had worked an opening on the right. Then, from Hourihane’s free kick, Terry’s clever header was just off target.After the lively Davis’ left-foot shot hit the underside of the bar, Villa hit the woodwork again with Kodjia’s right foot curler. In terms of derby bragging rights, there was marginally more to be contented about for the 2,078 Villa fans in a below capacity, but nonetheless season’s best St Andrew’s crowd of 24,408.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBirmingham29Kuszczak5Colin28Morrison4RobertsBooked at 74mins3Grounds26Davis6Kieftenbeld27JotaSubstituted forBogaat 82’minutes17NdoyeBooked at 52mins14AdamsBooked at 16minsSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 90+2’minutes11VassellSubstituted forGallagherat 45+1’minutesSubstitutes8Gardner10Jutkiewicz12Dean18Gallagher19Maghoma20Boga39TruemanAston Villa1Johnstone27El Mohamady Abdel Fattah5Chester26Terry21Hutton7SnodgrassBooked at 16minsSubstituted forJedinakat 60’minutes6Whelan14HourihaneSubstituted forDavisat 74’minutes37Adomah18OnomahBooked at 76mins22KodjiaSubstituted forHoganat 81’minutesSubstitutes2de Laet4Samba9Hogan13Steer15Jedinak20Bjarnason39DavisReferee:Andy MadleyAttendance:24,408Match StatsHome TeamBirminghamAway TeamAston VillaPossessionHome54%Away46%ShotsHome15Away13Shots on TargetHome3Away4CornersHome3Away4FoulsHome16Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Aston Villa 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Aston Villa 0.Posted at 90’+5′ Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Marc Roberts (Birmingham City).Posted at 90’+5′ Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).Posted at 90’+3′ Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+2′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Che Adams.Posted at 90′ Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).Posted at 90′ Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 89′ Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).Posted at 89′ Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Jeremie Boga (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa).Posted at 87′ Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87′ Foul by Scott Hogan (Aston Villa).Posted at 86′ Attempt blocked. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 83′ Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Roberts.Posted at 82′ Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Jeremie Boga replaces Jota.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Hogan replaces Jonathan Kodjia because of an injury.Posted at 81′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 80′ Delay in match Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) because of an injury.Posted at 79′ Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Keinan Davis.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.Posted at 78′ Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.Posted at 78′ Attempt saved. Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keinan Davis with a through ball.BookingPosted at 76′ Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 76′ David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 76′ Foul by Josh Onomah (Aston Villa).Posted at 75′ Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jota.BookingPosted at 74′ Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 74′ Foul by Marc Roberts (Birmingham City).Posted at 74′ Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.SubstitutionPosted at 74′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Keinan Davis replaces Conor Hourihane.Posted at 71′ Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 71′ Foul by Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa).Posted at 67′ Foul by Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City).Posted at 67′ Ahmed El Mohamady (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country