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Birmingham City 0-0 Swansea City

City goal is disallowed
Birmingham City did have the ball in the net in the first half - but the goal was ruled out by the referee

Birmingham City failed to find a way past Swansea City despite dominating their Championship encounter.

Blues had six excellent chances in the first half and a goal ruled out after Michael Morrison was adjudged to have fouled Swansea's debutant goalkeeper Erwin Mulder.

The home side continued to be in control after the break but could not create a clear-cut chance as Omar Bogle headed wide and Che Adams blazed over.

Martin Olsson defended well to clear Jacques Maghoma's teasing cross as Swansea failed to register an effort on target in the game.

How Birmingham City were not out of sight before half-time will have been a mystery to many at St Andrew's.

In the first half Blues had 14 shots and five on target, while Swansea - who won their first two league games - failed to trouble Birmingham's debutant keeper Lee Camp.

In the opening 45 minutes, Bogle had two great chances, Maghoma had a close-range effort deflected wide and Lukas Jutkiewicz shot wide from 10 yards, while Mulder made a great save from Harlee Dean's header.

While Garry Monk will be encouraged at the chances his side created, Swansea's lack of creativity up front will be a worry for boss Graham Potter.

Bogle had a header which went over while his replacement Adams blasted a close-range far-post effort over the bar from a tight angle with 11 minutes to go.

Birmingham boss Garry Monk told BBC WM:

"All you can ask for as a manager is your players to go out there and perform, and show that level of fight, spirit and quality, and that's what we got tonight.

"We deserved to win that game, we were so dominant - especially in that first half and even in the second half.

"It was very clear cut in terms of deserving to win that game, but I can't be critical of the players. I was very proud of that performance."

Swansea boss Graham Potter told BBC Sport Wales:

"I will be the happier of the two managers, that is for sure. Over the course of the game Birmingham deserved to win the match.

"But we hung in, stabilised things in the second half and sometimes you have to take what you can get.

"It's a great experience for us. The players are learning fast."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 1Camp
  • 5Colin
  • 28Morrison
  • 12Dean
  • 3Pedersen
  • 23JotaBooked at 39mins
  • 20GardnerSubstituted forLakinat 85'minutes
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 19Maghoma
  • 10Jutkiewicz
  • 14BogleSubstituted forAdamsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Mahoney
  • 9Adams
  • 22Solomon-Otabor
  • 27Trueman
  • 31Lakin
  • 45Harding

Swansea

  • 25Mulder
  • 23Roberts
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 22Rodon
  • 3OlssonBooked at 90mins
  • 27Fulton
  • 10Celina
  • 14CarrollSubstituted forJamesat 64'minutes
  • 16AsoroSubstituted forGrimesat 77'minutes
  • 9McBurnie
  • 19McKaySubstituted forFerat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Montero
  • 8Fer
  • 13Benda
  • 20James
  • 21Grimes
  • 26Naughton
  • 30Dhanda
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
20,083

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Swansea City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Swansea City 0.

Bersant Celina (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Morrison (Birmingham City).

Booking

Martin Olsson (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Martin Olsson (Swansea City).

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

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Martin Olsson.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Charlie Lakin replaces Gary Gardner.

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Attempt missed. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Morrison.

Attempt missed. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Jota.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Che Adams replaces Omar Bogle.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Matt Grimes replaces Joel Asoro.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Swansea City. Martin Olsson tries a through ball, but Jay Fulton is caught offside.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Maxime Colin.

Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

Attempt blocked. Daniel James (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Asoro.

Hand ball by Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Leroy Fer replaces Barrie McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Daniel James replaces Tom Carroll.

Barrie McKay (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Attempt missed. Bersant Celina (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

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

Offside, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma tries a through ball, but Omar Bogle is caught offside.

goal

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