27-12-2015 21:06:17 Det ble en Boxing Day vi helst bĂžr glemme for Blues som gikk pĂ„ en solid smell mot et godt Sheffield Wednesday lag pĂ„ Hillsborough.
To mĂ„l pĂ„ to minutter i fĂžrste omgang var nok til Ă„ kneble Gary Rowetts menn. Fernando Forestieri scoret det fĂžrste nĂ„r Ross Wallace fant Jack Hunt med en lur pasning. Hunt lĂžp inn i vĂ„rt bakrom og hans crossball ble ikke klarert, dermed kunne Forestieri styre ballen i mĂ„l.
To minutter senere doblet Kieran Lee Owls ledelse etter en heldig situasjon for hjemmelaget. Jonathan Spectors klarering av en langpasning traff David Davis og gikk rett til Lee som holdt hodet kaldt og scoret sikkert pĂ„ Kuszczak. Dermed var kampen i realiteten over fĂžr pause.
Se 11.5 min hĂžydepunkter fra kampen her: YouTube Gary Rowett var slett ikke fornĂžyd med det han sĂ„ og forventer nĂ„ at hans spillere slĂ„r tilbake nĂ„r de mĂžter MK Dons pĂ„ mandag.
Dette er sakset fra Birmingham Mail etter kampen:
The Blues boss was frustrated by Saturdayâs display at Hillsborough which was low on energy and quality and ended in a 3-0 reverse.
Thankfully for Birmingham, though, they have an immediate opportunity to set the record straight and Rowett says his players need to repay the supporters who made the trip to Sheffield when they reconvene at St Andrewâs.
âThe players do tend to respond to bad performances because they are an honest bunch,â Rowett said.
âI donât want to define us as being all effort and low on quality - because we are not that.
âBut we usually have a response in terms of the aggression and desire to win the game.
âIf they give me that and they work hard enough and something goes against us in the game I will take my hat off to that.
âBut when we donât try hard enough and when we are not aggressive enough thatâs not a hallmark of any of my teams - and I find that hard to take.
âI am sure we will see a response and I certainly think that the 1600 travelling fans - provided they are all at the next home game - certainly deserve a response after that performance.
The players will see that we have not worked hard enough on Saturday or been aggressive enough or not had enough real desire.
âI donât think it will be about confidence, it will be about us having a little bit more drive and belief in what we are doing.
âWhen we do it well there are not that many teams in this division that are that much better than us. They might have some individuals in there that have got a little bit more magic at times.
âAs a team unit we are not that far away. But we have got to be at it every game and we have to make sure against MK Dons we are at it.â
Birmingham: Kuszczak, Caddis, Morrison, Spector, Grounds, Davis, Kieftenbeld, Maghoma, Toral (Shinnie 77), Gray (Solomon-Otabor 71), Vaughan (Donaldson 72)