EFL Cup - First Round
BirminghamBirmingham City5CrawleyCrawley Town1

Birmingham City 5-1 Crawley Town

Che Adams
Che Adams netted seven goals in all competitions last season

Che Adams' first senior hat-trick helped Birmingham City move into the EFL Cup second round with a dominant home win over League Two Crawley Town.

The former Sheffield United forward opened the scoring with a calm finish just before the half-hour mark.

Midfielder David Davis then slotted in before Adams poked in from a corner.

After the break, Robert Tesche headed in the fourth and Adams completed his treble, before Panutche Camara's fine finish gave Crawley a late consolation.

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2NsueSubstituted forHardingat 58'minutes
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Roberts
  • 40Robinson
  • 50Gleeson
  • 19Maghoma
  • 23Cotterill
  • 26DavisSubstituted forTescheat 45'minutes
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 14AdamsSubstituted forGardnerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tesche
  • 8Gardner
  • 9Donaldson
  • 13Stockdale
  • 17Ndoye
  • 28Morrison
  • 45Harding

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 4PayneBooked at 43mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17DjalóSubstituted forBoldewijnat 54'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 20TajbakhshSubstituted forCliffordat 65'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 24Lewis
  • 9Harrold
  • 27SanohSubstituted forCamaraat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 11Roberts
  • 12Mersin
  • 18Clifford
  • 22Lelan
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
7,814

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Cotterill.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Clifford.

  7. Post update

    Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  10. Post update

    Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).

  18. Post update

    Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Booking

    Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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