BLUES FALL VICTIM TO CRUSHING DEFEAT
Lifeless Performance Sees Blues Beaten Heavily
After a glimmer of hope in midweek as Blues beat Sheffield Wednesday, Blues fell victim to a brutal defeat in which they conceded due to poor defending, questionable goalkeeping and unnecessary fouls inside the box.
Hull started the game strongly and after a David Davis mistake, Hull took the lead through Frazer Campbell which gave them steady foundations to build on. After ten minutes, Emilio Nsue committed a foul that the referee saw worthy of a penalty. David Meyler made no mistake and pushed aside the attempted distractions from the away end.
At half-time, the away side found themselves 3-0 down with many fans questioning whether they wanted to witness an onslaught from a team who have been abysmal up until today’s fixture. Birmingham appeared to have given up and made no attempt to prevent another half of domination from Hull. The midfield made horrific mistakes that lead to goals within the first half and there was no sign of a change in attitude.
As things were looking up for the away side, 72 minutes in Hull struck again and the floodgates opened as they yet again asserted their dominance within the final third and Sebastian Larsson netted to make it 5-0.
The introduction of Vassell, who scored the winner in midweek, and Cotterill did not seem to alter the mindset of the team. Cotterill played exquisite and creative passes but Vassell could not bypass the defense with his ferocious pace as the defense was not outwitted by the striker and regained possession on every occasion Vassell and the defender met.
On 87 minutes, Hull received rewards for their constant pressure on the Birmingham backline and netted a sixth to complete an utter embarrassment of the Birmingham side who have failed to win consecutive games this season.
Sam Gallagher finally got off the mark and bagged his first goal for Blues, unfortunately, this had no significance as the contest had been finished 80 minutes before as Hull embarked on an annihilation of a heartless Birmingham.
The caretaker manager, Lee Carsley apologized to the traveling fans and took the blame as he has experienced the downfall of this supposedly fantastic club in the past when he was a player.
Blues now have two weeks to regain confidence and reorganize before they take on high-flyers Cardiff who sit top of the championship with 24 points after they have won seven out of eleven. With only one loss to their name, Neil Warnock’s side is an impressive outfit with standout players such as Mendez-Laing who have already shown off the talent they possess. This could prove a difficult task for Steve Cotterill.