MATCH REPORT: Birmingham City 1 Charlton 0

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Birmingham City produced another shock win as they beat second place Charlton Athletic. Another Jude Bellingham goal won the game for Blues despite a tense last 20 minutes.

No Lyle Taylor was a huge boost fore Blues as he as played a very big part in Charlton’s recent form.

A good start from Blues almost rewarded them. Dan Crowley’s corner found the feet of Marc Roberts who managed to shoot at the Charlton goal, but his effort was blocked by The Addicks defender.

Charlton’s belief started to show midway through the first half. Solly’s pass found Gallagher, he tried to find the top left corner but his shot sailed high over the bar.

5 minutes before the interval, Blues nearly found the break through. A drilled in ball by Marc Roberts found Jutkiewicz who forced a great save out of Phillips. So close for Blues.

The two teams went into the break level. A much improved away performance in the first half by Blues.

7 minutes after the break, Blues broke the deadlock; who else but Jude Bellingham to break it. Mrabti pulled the ball back to the 16 year old who slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal. Just the 6th goal The Addicks have conceded all season.

As expected, Blues were going to have their backs to the wall for the remainder of the game, and so they did. Gallagher’s shot was heading into the bottom corner of the goal, but was denied by ‘keeper Lee Camp.

Blues fought to the end and collected all 3 points in South London. A resilient Blues defence was helped by a potent Blues attack to accumulate 13 points in the first seven games of the season. Blues’ best start since 2008, is it time to give Pep the managers job?

KRO

By Sam Turner.

@samturner1875

4 COMMENTS

  1. A much more controlled and commanding display from Blues. Colin was MOTM – a brilliant display. Kudos to Bellingham for another goal and in fact to all Blues players. KRO.

  2. Brilliant start so far looks like we got a great team about time thank everyone for there efforts hope we can go further well done give pep the job now

  3. First congrats to the Blues for getting the 3 points! But allow me to get off topic, just to be honest about something personal regarding my on and off Blues fandom.

    On this day, I’ve realised, finally, how the past years of indecision and impulse have negatively affected my well being. All the embarrassing things I’ve said and done have only brought me ample amounts of regret. What should be something good, like supporting a club, has proved taxing because of my inability to make a decision and stick with it, hence the crazy posts on this site and others. I can only ask for forgiveness for those that have witnessed my mistakes first hand. Despite all the mishaps, I know some good will come out of all this.

    Right or wrong, I’m supporting the Blues. Even with all my past blunders and how complicated things turned out, it feels like the simplest choice. I just can’t see myself supporting any other club.

    Keeping this promise, would be a miracle. I’m brave enough to admit that I believe those things still happen. I suppose, much like following the Blues, one would require some audacity. A reckless resolve to hope for the improbable. It started with a TV show for me. Then I started to dream of the possibilities of supporting a club with so much untapped potential. Though I wavered initially, now it’s clear. I’m a Bluenose. I should’ve been one from the start. But now I know, it’s Birmingham City for me, till the end of the road…

  4. Disregard anything and everything I’ve said on this site or any other blues site for that matter. They were out of impulse mainly. Meant at the time but fuelled by momentary emotions. All the best to the blues and it’s fans.

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