Birmingham City 1-3 Wolves

20 Aug

Danny Batth


Danny Batth’s first goal of the season helped Wolves to a local derby win over Birmingham

Wolves came from behind to beat rivals Birmingham City and end the hosts’ unbeaten start in the Championship.

Both sides had first-half chances but Blues led at the break when Che Adams turned in Stephen Gleeson’s cross.

Wolves equalised with Joe Mason’s curling shot and Danny Batth put Wolves ahead after Matt Doherty was denied.

Blues substitute Jack Storer was sent off for a headbutt on Kortney Hause before Iceland international Jon Dadi Bodvarsson fired in Wolves’ third.

While Gary Rowett’s side slipped to a first league defeat of 2016-17, Wolves are yet to lose a competitive game since Walter Zenga took charge on the eve of the campaign.

Former Sheffield United forward Adams marked his first home appearance for Birmingham with his first goal for the club, which came shortly after Wolves had lost midfielder Lee Evans to injury.

But a revitalised Wanderers hit back immediately after the interval through Mason and then Bodvarsson, who missed a penalty in Tuesday’s home draw with Ipswich, rounded off the visitors’ display with an excellent shot past Birmingham keeper Tomasz Kuszczak in the closing stages.

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason.

Attempt saved. David Davis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

Attempt saved. Greg Stewart (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Robert Tesche.

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

Jack Storer (Birmingham City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Jack Storer (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Edwards.

David Davis (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jack Storer replaces Jonathan Spector.

Substitution, Birmingham City. Greg Stewart replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Shotton.

Foul by Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

Foul by Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Prince Oniangué replaces Jack Price.

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