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Birmingham City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Lukas Jutkiewicz
Lukas Jutkiewicz found himself unmarked to head the winner two minutes into added time

Lukas Jutkiewicz headed in a stoppage-time winner as Birmingham came from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday.

Jutkiewicz's first goal for Blues - and first since May 2014 - came moments after Adthe Nuhiu had headed against the crossbar for visitors Wednesday.

Gary Hooper had given them the lead going in to the closing stages from Steven Fletcher's clever back heel.

Clayton Donaldson then levelled soon after from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Keiren Westwood.

The game at St Andrew's suddenly came to life in the closing 15 minutes after the main talking point had been Birmingham's appeals for a penalty in the first half.

Former Owls winger Jacques Maghoma appeared to have been tripped by Tom Lees on the edge of the area after he squared the ball.

Birmingham's protests went unanswered and their hopes of taking any points from the game appeared dashed when Wednesday led through substitute Hooper.

They were behind for just five minutes as Donaldson picked himself up to send Westwood the wrong way from 12 yards, having been clipped by the goalkeeper rushing off his line.

It was another substitute who had the final say as Jutkiewicz, on loan from Burnley, suddenly found space to loop his header over Westwood moments after Nuhiu headed Liam Palmer's cross against the bar at the other end.

Gary Hooper scores for Sheffield Wednesday
Gary Hooper looked set to win the game for Sheffield Wednesday after coming off the bench
Clayton Donaldson levels
Clayton Donaldson levelled the game from the penalty spot five minutes later
Gary Rowett celebrates Birmingham's win
Birmingham manager Gary Rowett celebrated his side's victory at the final whistle

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett:

"The way we worked hard when we were not playing well certainly gave us the opportunity to do what we did late in the game.

"The changes we made in terms of tactics gave us the chance to get back into the game. Against a team like Sheffield Wednesday you always have to ride out 15 to 20 minutes which I thought we did really well."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"I am very happy with our form. We are playing fantastic but not scoring. We again had five good chances against Birmingham.

"If we were not playing well I would be concerned. We play to win but we need to improve our finishing."

Line-ups

Birmingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Legzdins
  • 23Spector
  • 28Morrison
  • 5Shotton
  • 3Grounds
  • 26DavisSubstituted forBrownat 63'minutes
  • 8GleesonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 79'minutes
  • 6KieftenbeldSubstituted forStewartat 63'minutes
  • 19Maghoma
  • 9Donaldson
  • 14Adams

Substitutes

  • 4Robinson
  • 10Fabbrini
  • 11Cotterill
  • 15Jutkiewicz
  • 18Brown
  • 20Stewart
  • 27Trueman

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1WestwoodBooked at 80mins
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 12LoovensBooked at 56mins
  • 9ReachBooked at 90mins
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forBuckleyat 87'minutes
  • 5Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 7AbdiSubstituted forHooperat 65'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 14Hooper
  • 25Dawson
  • 32Hunt
  • 38Buckley
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
16,786

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Booking

    Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

  5. Post update

    Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).

  8. Post update

    Foul by William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday).

  9. Post update

    Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

  11. Post update

    Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  13. Post update

    Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Ross Wallace.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  18. Post update

    Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield8611116519
2Norwich8521139417
3Newcastle85031661015
4Barnsley85031911815
5Birmingham8431106415
6Brentford8422135814
7Brighton8422106414
8Reading8422910-114
9Fulham834186213
10Wolves8332109112
11Ipswich833287112
12Bristol City83231211111
13Nottm Forest83231617-111
14Sheff Wed8323911-211
15Leeds8314911-210
16QPR83141014-410
17Burton8233121209
18Aston Villa81528808
19Preston8206712-56
20Derby813427-56
21Rotherham8134920-116
22Wigan81251012-25
23Blackburn81251017-75
24Cardiff8125614-85
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