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Birmingham City 1-0 Nottingham Forest

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Birmingham City climbed out of the Championship relegation zone as Che Adams’ early goal secured victory over Nottingham Forest.Adams cut inside and fired a shot past Jordan Smith into the far corner of the net after just five minutes.Birmingham held off second-half pressure from Forest to claim their first victory in four matches.

A succession of fine saves from Blues goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak denied Forest an equaliser late on.Relive Saturday’s EFL actionKuszczak kept out substitute Jason Cummings with a terrific one-handed save to his left and denied Zach Clough in stoppage time as the Birmingham defence stood firm.Former Forest boss Steve Cotterill made two changes to his Blues side which lost at Barnsley last time out, with goalscorer Adams and Stephen Gleeson coming into the starting line-up and making positive contributions.Birmingham could have doubled their lead deep into stoppage time when Adams rounded Smith and found Sam Gallagher, whose goalbound effort was blocked by Michael Mancienne.Birmingham assistant manager Lee Carsley:”The world is a better place with a win on a Saturday.”What we need to do is to follow up this win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday with the mindset that we can go away and get a result. That will be the test.”Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton:”We gave away a soft goal when we made a mistake after five minutes. We gave our opponents something to cling onto and gave ourselves a hill to climb.”We gave Birmingham something to hang onto and this meant they had 10 players behind the ball. If it had been 0-0, it would have been a different game. “The goal changed the whole complexion and this is the fine margin at this level of football.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBirmingham29Kuszczak2Nsue4Roberts12DeanBooked at 55mins3Grounds26Davis6KieftenbeldBooked at 47mins50GleesonSubstituted forMaghomaat 45’minutes27JotaSubstituted forNdoyeat 86’minutes14AdamsSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 90+3’minutes18GallagherSubstitutes10Jutkiewicz17Ndoye19Maghoma20Boga23Cotterill28Morrison39TruemanNottm Forest43Smith27Darikwa42WorrallBooked at 13mins4Mancienne2Lichaj7Bridcutt11OsbornSubstituted forCloughat 67’minutes34WalkerSubstituted forCummingsat 86’minutes20DowellBooked at 56mins10McKay17BreretonSubstituted forWardat 77’minutesSubstitutes5Mills14Cash16Clough19Ward30Henderson31Bouchalakis35CummingsReferee:Chris KavanaghAttendance:21,071Match StatsHome TeamBirminghamAway TeamNottm ForestPossessionHome37%Away63%ShotsHome15Away13Shots on TargetHome3Away4CornersHome5Away12FoulsHome10Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Nottingham Forest 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Nottingham Forest 0.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt saved. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Worrall with a headed pass.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+3′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Che Adams.Posted at 90’+3′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Nsue.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt blocked. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Che Adams.Posted at 89′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by David Davis.Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.Posted at 88′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.Posted at 88′ Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.Posted at 88′ Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Cheikh Ndoye replaces Jota.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jason Cummings replaces Tyler Walker.Posted at 84′ Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.Posted at 83′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Marc Roberts.Posted at 82′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Harlee Dean.Posted at 82′ Attempt blocked. Barrie McKay (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. David Davis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.Posted at 77′ Foul by Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 77′ David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 77′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Ward replaces Ben Brereton.Posted at 77′ Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jota with a cross following a corner.Posted at 76′ Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joe Worrall.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.Posted at 73′ Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Davis.Posted at 72′ Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 72′ Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 70′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 68′ Delay in match Jordan Smith (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.Posted at 68′ Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 68′ Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barrie McKay.Posted at 68′ Attempt blocked. Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barrie McKay.SubstitutionPosted at 67′ Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Zach Clough replaces Ben Osborn.Posted at 61′ Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).Posted at 61′ Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 61′ Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 61′ Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).Posted at 60′ Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by David Davis.BookingPosted at 56′ Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country