Birmingham City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

18 Sep

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.

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I’ve been chomping at the bit – Jutkiewicz

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.

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Gary Hooper looked set to win the game for Sheffield Wednesday after coming off the bench
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Clayton Donaldson levelled the game from the penalty spot five minutes later
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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.”

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

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

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

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).

Foul by William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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.

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

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

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

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Ross Wallace.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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

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

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Birmingham City. Clayton Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Stephen Gleeson.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Fletcher following a set piece situation.

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Adam Legzdins.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Greg Stewart (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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