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Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

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Lloyd Dyer and Marvin Sordell both scored superb goals as Burton Albion came back to beat Birmingham City and register their first win of 2017-18.Jacques Maghoma had put Blues ahead against his former side, stabbing home after Lukas Jutkiewicz’s knock down.Sordell’s brilliant turn and 20-yard strike then deservedly made it 1-1 early in the second half.

Dyer’s smart finish after Lucas Akins’ backheel completed the turnaround to give the Brewers victory.Relive Burton Albion’s victory over Birmingham CityNigel Clough’s side had been rooted to the bottom of the early Championship table following defeats by Cardiff, Hull and Middlesbrough – but they were good value for their victory against Blues.The Brewers had looked the more threatening in the early stages and Maghoma, who spent three seasons with Burton, put the visitors in front against the run of play.But two fine second-half goals – a solo effort from Sordell and an eye-catching team goal finished by Dyer – ensured Albion would continue their 100% record in competitive fixtures against Birmingham.Blues’ biggest threat came from big front men Jutkiewicz and Clayton Donaldson, who came close to altering the course of the match when his overhead kick struck the foot of the post with the score 1-1.Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham have now lost two and won just one of their opening four league fixtures.Burton manager Nigel Clough:”It’s a big moment in the season for us having lost the first three to get us off the mark.”A point wouldn’t have been a bad result actually for us tonight, but to get all three points and to do it by coming from behind with the way we played at the start of the second half will do us the power of good.”We managed to get on the front foot more after half-time. We changed formation as well but it wasn’t really anything to do with that, it was all down to the application of the players.”Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp:”We were in a great position to win the game at 1-0 up and with no problems, in control. They came out second half and changed system, went 4-4-2 and we lost it. “Suddenly four or five of them disappeared and we didn’t see them in the second half. We didn’t win any battles and in the end it wasn’t good enough.”I need to change a lot of them because they are not good enough for Birmingham City. This is a fantastic football club and if it’s the last thing I do in football I will give their fans a good team.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBurton1BywaterBooked at 90mins15Naylor5McFadzean23Buxton10Akins8LundSubstituted forVarneyat 80’minutes7Murphy19PalmerSubstituted forMcCroryat 70’minutes11Dyer17Sordell36IrvineSubstitutes12Flanagan13Ripley14McCrory16Varney22Fox25Barker26SbarraBirmingham13Stockdale2Nsue28Morrison4Roberts3Grounds26DavisSubstituted forCotterillat 75’minutes8GardnerSubstituted forGleesonat 82’minutes17Ndoye19Maghoma10JutkiewiczSubstituted forVassellat 64’minutes9DonaldsonSubstitutes6Kieftenbeld11Vassell23Cotterill25Dacres-Cogley29Kuszczak40Robinson50GleesonReferee:Tony HarringtonAttendance:4,948Match StatsHome TeamBurtonAway TeamBirminghamPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome12Away16Shots on TargetHome6Away5CornersHome4Away5FoulsHome10Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Birmingham City 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Birmingham City 1.BookingPosted at 90’+5′ Stephen Bywater (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).Posted at 90’+3′ Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+2′ Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).Posted at 89′ Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89′ Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).Posted at 88′ Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.Posted at 86′ Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).Posted at 84′ Foul by Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion).Posted at 84′ Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Stephen Gleeson replaces Craig Gardner.Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.Posted at 81′ Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Luke Murphy.Posted at 80′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Matthew Lund because of an injury.Posted at 79′ Delay in match Matthew Lund (Burton Albion) because of an injury.Posted at 79′ Delay in match Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) because of an injury.Posted at 78′ Foul by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).Posted at 78′ Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 77′ Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Luke Murphy.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marc Roberts.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces David Davis.Posted at 72′ Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 72′ Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).SubstitutionPosted at 70′ Substitution, Burton Albion. Damien McCrory replaces Matthew Palmer.Posted at 69′ Attempt blocked. Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds with a cross.Goal!Posted at 66′ Goal! Burton Albion 2, Birmingham City 1. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Akins.Posted at 66′ Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Birmingham City. Isaac Vassell replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.Posted at 63′ Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.Posted at 63′ Attempt blocked. Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross.Posted at 63′ Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matthew Lund.Posted at 62′ Foul by Luke Murphy (Burton Albion).Posted at 62′ David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 61′ Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a cross.Posted at 60′ Attempt blocked. Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country