On-loan Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard scored four goals on his debut for Birmingham as they thrashed Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew's.

Lingard, 20, had three by half-time and grabbed his first when he tapped in after Chris Burke's shot was saved.

He finished Wade Elliot's pass for his second, before cutting in from the left to add his third and tapping home a Burke cross for his fourth.

Kamil Zayatte pulled one back for Wednesday, who remain without a win.

The heroics of Lingard, who is on a month-long loan, brought to an end a run of four Championship games without a goal for Lee Clark's side and moved them up to 18th in the table.

Clarke gave a start to defender David Murphy, who returned from 10 months out with injury, as the Blues set about securing their second win of the season.

Lingard completed a 13 minute hat-trick as early as the 33rd minute when he fired past Chris Kirkland after drifting in from the left flank.

The midfielder had tormented the visitors throughout the opening half an hour, tapping home a rebound from close range after Burke's shot was parried for his first.

The England Under-21 international followed up with a snap-shot, drawing a good save from Kirkland, before coolly sliding the ball under the keeper for his second after a neat pass from Wade Elliot.

Wednesday gave debuts to Stephen McPhail and former Birmingham defender Roger Johnson, but their misery was compounded within six minutes of the re-start when Lingard profited from a sharp Burke pull-back to fire in a fourth.

Summer signing Zayatte got on the end of McPhail's free-kick to head a consolation for Dave Jones's side, but they now sit just one place above the relegation zone.

Birmingham coach Terry McDermott said:

"I was a little disappointed because I thought he (Lingard) could have got five!

"It was fantastic for the kid but mainly for the whole team after the poor performance at Burnley last Tuesday.

"It is probably the best we have played this season and probably last season.

"We just have to continue playing to this standard and we will win a lot more games."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones said:

"This is probably the worst performance I've seen from a Sheffield Wednesday side.

"The goals we gave away were hard to swallow. I can only apologise to the fans for the performance we put in. The players should go to the fans themselves and apologise.

"We began brightly but we then switched off. You cannot allow him (Lingard) to get on the ball, turn and run at us. For some reason they allowed him too much scope."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Birmingham

  • 01 Randolph
  • 04 Robinson
  • 05 Bartley
  • 06 Burn
  • 03 Murphy
  • 15 Elliott
  • 23 Spector
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 07 Burke
  • 09 Lingard (Ferguson - 71' Booked )
  • 25 Green Booked (Lovenkrands - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle
  • 27 Ferguson
  • 31 Caddis
  • 22 Shinnie
  • 29 Brown
  • 11 Lovenkrands
  • 12 Novak

Sheffield Wed

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 03 R Johnson
  • 05 Zayatte
  • 08 Johnson
  • 26 Spence
  • 12 Prutton Booked
  • 17 Helan
  • 22 Palmer (Nuhiu - 30' )
  • 27 McPhail
  • 07 Antonio
  • 10 Maghoma (J Johnson - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Dawson
  • 06 Semedo
  • 32 Llera
  • 11 J Johnson
  • 14 Coke
  • 18 Maguire
  • 34 Nuhiu
Ref: Hill
Att: 14,379

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

6 3

Corners

6 3

Fouls

17 22

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05

Shane Ferguson is given a yellow card.

90:00 +3:05 Booking

Booking

90:00 +0:48

The referee blows for offside.

90:00 +0:37

Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

90:00 +0:35 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

89:30

Clearance made by Roger Johnson.

89:10

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Johnson.

87:00

Clearance by Roger Johnson.

85:42

Header by Kyle Bartley misses to the right of the target.

85:34

Free kick crossed by David Murphy.

84:56

Unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi by Jermaine Johnson results in a free kick.

84:45

Clearance made by Jordan Spence.

84:15

David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

83:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Spence on David Murphy.

83:39

Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

83:29

Foul by Wade Elliott on Michail Antonio, free kick awarded.

82:26

Clearance made by Chris Kirkland.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Matt Green leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Lovenkrands.

81:45

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson.

81:22

Jonathan Spector delivers the ball.

81:22

Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.

81:11

Free kick taken by David Murphy.

81:03

Jordan Spence concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Green.

80:30

Clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.

79:58

Header by Atdhe Nuhiu misses to the right of the target.

79:53

Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.

79:33

Kyle Bartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Atdhe Nuhiu.

79:09

Shot by Shane Ferguson missed to the left of goal.

78:59

David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

77:20

Clearance by Dan Burn.

77:19

Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

76:53

Wade Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeremy Helan.

76:20

The ball is swung over by David Murphy.

75:42

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

75:40

Corner taken by Stephen McPhail.

75:06

Jermaine Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

75:01

Clearance made by David Murphy.

74:52

The ball is swung over by Reda Johnson.

74:28

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

74:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roger Johnson on Jonathan Spector.

73:53

Corner taken by Stephen McPhail.

73:19

Jermaine Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

72:59

Clearance made by Paul Robinson.

72:25

Tom Adeyemi has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

71:59

Clearance by Roger Johnson.

71:47

Kamil Zayatte restarts play with the free kick.

71:43

The referee blows for offside.

70:54 Substitution

Substitution Shane Ferguson is brought on as a substitute for Jesse Lingard.

70:20

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

69:53

Clearance by Reda Johnson.

69:17

Shot by Stephen McPhail cleared the crossbar.

69:15

Reda Johnson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Tom Adeyemi.

69:06

Jeremy Helan takes a brilliant shot. Blocked by Jonathan Spector.

68:48

Clearance made by Jordan Spence.

68:34

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

68:29

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

68:08

Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Michail Antonio results in a free kick.

67:44

Jeremy Helan makes a clearance.

66:00

The assist for the goal came from Stephen McPhail.

66:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Kamil Zayatte - Birmingham 4 - 1 Sheff Wed Kamil Zayatte grabs a goal with a headed effort. Birmingham 4-1 Sheff Wed.

65:52

Stephen McPhail produces a cross. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.

65:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Burn on Atdhe Nuhiu.

64:35

The ball is swung over by Reda Johnson.

64:30

Clearance by Dan Burn.

64:30

The ball is swung over by Stephen McPhail.

63:11

Jordan Spence restarts play with the free kick.

63:05

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Jesse Lingard results in a free kick.

62:10

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

62:04

Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

61:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence by Matt Green.

61:11

Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.

60:50

David Prutton fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.

60:44

Clearance made by Jordan Spence.

59:44

Clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

59:41

Kamil Zayatte restarts play with the free kick.

59:37 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma goes off and Jermaine Johnson comes on.

58:57

Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

58:32

Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.

58:22

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

57:43

Clearance by Reda Johnson.

57:33

Paul Robinson delivers the ball.

57:14

The ball is sent over by Christopher Burke.

57:12

Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.

57:10

The ball is crossed by David Murphy.

57:04

David Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

56:29

Foul by David Prutton on Matt Green, free kick awarded.

55:32

Jacques Maghoma takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

55:24

Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.

55:22

Clearance by Kamil Zayatte.

55:21

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke.

55:07

Free kick crossed by David Murphy.

54:29

Unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Jacques Maghoma results in a free kick.

54:16

Jordan Spence manages to make a clearance.

54:00

Stephen McPhail manages to make a clearance.

53:09

Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

52:39

Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Atdhe Nuhiu results in a free kick.

52:16

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

51:56

Foul by Michail Antonio on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded.

50:52

Assist on the goal came from Christopher Burke.

50:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Jesse Lingard - Birmingham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed Jesse Lingard scores with their right foot. Birmingham 4-0 Sheff Wed.

50:11

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

49:58

Atdhe Nuhiu concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Randolph.

49:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stephen McPhail.

48:18

Clearance by Christopher Burke.

47:49

Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

47:42

Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

47:21

Foul by Kyle Bartley on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded.

46:49

Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

46:43

Atdhe Nuhiu manages to make a clearance.

46:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by Christopher Burke.

46:15

Clearance made by Roger Johnson.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

90:00 +0:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kamil Zayatte by Tom Adeyemi.

56:40

Booking for David Prutton for unsporting behaviour.

56:40 Booking

Booking

45:00 +3:25 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:24 Booking

Booking

45:00 +2:24

Booking for Matt Green for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +2:21

Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:53

Matt Green concedes a free kick for a foul on David Prutton.

45:00 +1:43

Kyle Bartley restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Burke by Jeremy Helan.

45:00 +1:08

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:03

Clearance by Dan Burn.

45:00 +0:57

Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

45:00 +0:41

Unfair challenge on Jordan Spence by Matt Green results in a free kick.

44:35

Clearance made by Christopher Burke.

44:02

David Murphy crosses the ball.

43:18

Michail Antonio makes a clearance.

43:15

The ball is swung over by David Murphy.

43:12

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

43:06

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

42:55

Unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Jordan Spence results in a free kick.

42:42

Free kick crossed by Stephen McPhail.

41:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Murphy on Jordan Spence.

41:07

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

40:31

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

39:40

Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

39:33

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

37:45

The official flags Michail Antonio offside.

37:20

The ball is crossed by Jeremy Helan.

37:20

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

36:25

Clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

36:20

Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

35:57

Stephen McPhail restarts play with the free kick.

35:34

Jacques Maghoma fouled by Kyle Bartley, the ref awards a free kick.

34:25

Reda Johnson manages to make a clearance.

34:17

Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.

33:54

Foul by Jeremy Helan on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded.

32:34

Assist by Paul Robinson.

32:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jesse Lingard - Birmingham 3 - 0 Sheff Wed Jesse Lingard scores with a right foot finish. Birmingham 3-0 Sheff Wed.

32:22

Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

32:21

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

32:12

Kyle Bartley fouled by Atdhe Nuhiu, the ref awards a free kick.

31:39

Shot by Matt Green went wide of the right-hand post.

31:12

The ball is swung over by Jordan Spence.

30:55

Clearance made by David Murphy.

30:03

Clearance by Kamil Zayatte.

29:29 Substitution

Substitution Liam Palmer leaves the field to be replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

28:19

The assist for the goal came from Wade Elliott.

28:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Jesse Lingard - Birmingham 2 - 0 Sheff Wed Jesse Lingard grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Birmingham 2-0 Sheff Wed.

28:09

Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.

28:06

Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

27:49

Foul by Dan Burn on Roger Johnson, free kick awarded.

27:41

Corner taken by Jesse Lingard.

27:04

Shot by Jesse Lingard. Chris Kirkland parries the effort to safety.

26:57

Christopher Burke crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Burke by Reda Johnson.

25:51

Clearance by Roger Johnson.

25:44

Clearance made by Reda Johnson.

25:35

Matt Green has an effort at goal. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

25:23

Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

24:33

Free kick taken by Jacques Maghoma.

24:01

Foul by Tom Adeyemi on Stephen McPhail, free kick awarded.

23:36

Clearance by Dan Burn.

22:58

Clearance by David Murphy.

22:48

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

22:11

Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

22:03

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

21:33

Foul by Kamil Zayatte on Jesse Lingard, free kick awarded.

21:25

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

21:17

Clearance by Roger Johnson.

20:29

Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

20:26

Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

20:21

Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley.

19:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Jesse Lingard - Birmingham 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Jesse Lingard grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Birmingham 1-0 Sheff Wed.

19:06

Christopher Burke takes a shot. Chris Kirkland fumbles the ball.

18:01

Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.

17:53

Free kick crossed by Christopher Burke.

17:27

Unfair challenge on Christopher Burke by Reda Johnson results in a free kick.

16:53

Wade Elliott takes the free kick.

16:45

Jacques Maghoma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott.

16:02

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

15:42

Jordan Spence challenges Kyle Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:12

Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

14:17

Liam Palmer takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

13:23

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

12:57

Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Jeremy Helan results in a free kick.

12:14

Header at goal by Kyle Bartley goes right of the post.

12:12

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

11:42

Liam Palmer manages to make a clearance.

11:36

Kyle Bartley restarts play with the free kick.

11:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michail Antonio.

10:59

Stephen McPhail makes a clearance.

10:52

A cross is delivered by Jesse Lingard.

10:33

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

10:18

Michail Antonio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Murphy.

8:52

Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.

8:50

Clearance by David Prutton.

8:27

Clearance made by Roger Johnson.

7:58

Clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.

7:46

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

7:37

Clearance made by Jordan Spence.

7:26

The ball is delivered by David Murphy.

5:37

Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.

5:14

Matt Green is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

5:00

Shot by Michail Antonio. Darren Randolph blocks the ball.

4:31

Clearance by Reda Johnson.

3:34

Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.

3:23

Michail Antonio fouled by Tom Adeyemi, the ref awards a free kick.

2:28

Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.

2:20

Jesse Lingard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Spence.

0:31

Clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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