Birmingham earned their first league win of the season as they edged past struggling Peterborough at St Andrews.

Michael Bostwick's long-range effort for the visitors came back off the crossbar before they fell behind.

Peterborough keeper Robert Olejnik attempted to get to a Wade Elliott free-kick before Peter Lovenkrands but punched the ball into his own net.

Lovenkrands was denied a penalty for the Blues but they held on as Posh lost a fourth league game on the trot.

Peterborough have only been beaten in the opening four games of a season once before and that came in 1972.

They are the only Championship side without a point as they prop up the division, while Birmingham will be relieved after securing victory.

It was more about the points than the performance for Blues boss Lee Clark and his side had to survive some shaky moments.

Peterborough went close when Lee Frecklington had a shot deflected wide, Grant McCann fired over and Tyrone Barnett headed off target.

Birmingham trio Marlon King, Nathan Redmond and Chris Burke each missed chances to seal their side's win late on but they were not punished.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Birmingham City

  • 01 Butland
  • 03 Murphy Booked
  • 04 Caldwell
  • 05 Pablo
  • 23 Spector
  • 28 Caddis Booked
  • 07 Burke
  • 08 Mullins
  • 15 Elliott (Redmond - 61' )
  • 09 King
  • 11 Lovenkrands Booked (Gomis - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle
  • 24 Packwood
  • 27 Hancox
  • 12 Morrison
  • 14 Gomis
  • 22 Redmond
  • 21 Asante

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 04 Brisley
  • 05 Zakuani (Frecklington - 46' Booked )
  • 19 Little
  • 24 Ntlhe (Alcock - 63' )
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 07 Swanson (Sinclair - 79' )
  • 11 McCann
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 09 Barnett
  • 10 Boyd

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 03 Alcock
  • 17 Newell
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 23 Frecklington
  • 12 Sinclair
  • 22 Clarke-Harris
Ref: Ward
Att: 14,929

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

5 1

Corners

2 4

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:57

Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:58

Unfair challenge on Lee Frecklington by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, Paul Caddis manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:04

Morgaro Gomis fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

89:01

Marlon King takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

85:46

Effort on goal by Marlon King from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

85:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against George Boyd. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

83:37

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

83:00

Shot by Marlon King from outside the box goes high over the target.

78:12 Substitution

Substitution Emile Sinclair replaces Danny Swanson.

77:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Burke from the right by-line, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.

74:57 Substitution

Substitution Morgaro Gomis replaces Peter Lovenkrands.

71:34

Hayden Mullins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

70:06

Paul Caddis produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:40

George Boyd produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

67:36

Craig Alcock challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Pablo Ibanez.

66:17

Peter Lovenkrands has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

63:26

George Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.

62:18

Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

62:18 Substitution

Substitution Craig Alcock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kgosi Ntlhe.

62:18 Booking

Booking Caution for Lee Frecklington.

62:10

Foul by Lee Frecklington on Marlon King, free kick awarded.

60:42

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

60:06 Substitution

Substitution Wade Elliott goes off and Nathan Redmond comes on.

56:05

Inswinging corner taken by Kgosi Ntlhe, Pablo Ibanez manages to make a clearance.

51:21

Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.

50:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Wade Elliott. Mark Little takes the free kick.

48:48

The ball is sent over by Marlon King.

45:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gabriel Zakuani goes off and Lee Frecklington comes on.

45:00 +4:16 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:27

Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:27 Booking

Booking David Murphy is shown a yellow card.

45:00 +2:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Murphy on Mark Little.

45:00 +1:11

Inswinging corner taken by Pablo Ibanez.

45:00 +0:20

Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Lovenkrands goes over the bar.

44:27

A cross is delivered by Mark Little.

43:08

George Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

42:37

Christopher Burke delivers the ball.

41:03

Lee Tomlin shoots direct from the free kick. Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

41:03 Booking

Booking Paul Caddis is shown a yellow card.

40:41

Unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Paul Caddis results in a free kick.

39:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant McCann, Christopher Burke manages to make a clearance. Lee Tomlin takes a shot.

38:59

Christopher Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Little.

37:18 Booking

Booking The referee books Peter Lovenkrands for unsporting behaviour.

37:05

George Boyd produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

34:58

Paul Caddis produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

32:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Jonathan Spector. Mark Little takes the direct free kick.

28:04

The assist for the goal came from Wade Elliott.

28:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Olejnik - Birmingham 1 - 0 Peterboro Robert Olejnik puts the ball into his own goal. Birmingham 1-0 Peterborough.

27:58

Wade Elliott delivers the ball.

27:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Tyrone Barnett. Direct free kick taken by Wade Elliott.

25:58

Peter Lovenkrands is caught offside. Shaun Brisley takes the free kick.

24:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Steven Caldwell. Free kick taken by Mark Little.

19:00

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line, Tyrone Barnett produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

17:39

David Murphy delivers the ball.

16:45

Effort on goal by David Murphy from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

14:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Pablo Ibanez takes the indirect free kick.

14:23

Michael Bostwick takes a shot.

13:33

Tyrone Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

9:43

Kgosi Ntlhe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon King. Christopher Burke delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

7:17

Peter Lovenkrands challenges Gabriel Zakuani unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

4:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Paul Caddis. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.

3:11

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, Headed effort from inside the area by Hayden Mullins misses to the left of the goal.

1:23

Paul Caddis delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Little.

1:03

The ball is swung over by Paul Caddis, clearance by Mark Little.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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