Championship: Birmingham City beats Swansea City 2-1

BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City beat Swansea City to win 2-1.

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BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham City beat Swansea City to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Birmingham City to strike first with a goal of T. Deeney at the 47′. Then it was a goal in the 77′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. McGree gave the win to Birmingham City in the 82′ minute with a goal. Swansea City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (72%).​

The match was held at the St. Andrew’s Stadium Stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Oliver Langford with the help of Mark Russell and George Byrne. The 4th official was Matt Donohue. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.7 degrees Celsius or 63.91 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

Swansea City was in firm control of the ball 72% while Birmingham City was struggling with a 28% ball possession.

Swansea City was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 1 were on target. Notwithstanding, Birmingham City was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Birmingham City shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Swansea City shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target.


Birmingham City received 2 yellow cards (G. Gardner and R. McGree). On the opposite side, Swansea City received 1 yellow card (R. Bennett).

After playing this encounter, Birmingham City will have 13 points to stay in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Swansea City will stay with 17 points like Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest to stay in the 15th place.

Match Events

  • 47'

    T. Deeney

  • 52'

    R. Bennett

  • 53'

    G. Gardner

  • 56'

    M. Obafemi

    K. Smith

  • 63'

    L. Walsh

    O. Ntcham

  • 63'

    R. McGree

    S. Hogan

  • 71'

    L. Cullen

    J. Piroe

  • 77'

    M. Obafemi

    R. Manning

  • 82'

    R. McGree

  • 85'

    C. Aneke

    T. Deeney

  • 90'

    R. McGree

Next matche

In the upcoming Championship match, Birmingham City will play away with Middlesbrough on the 30th of October with a 11-6 head to head statistic in favor of Middlesbrough (5 draws).

Swansea City will host Peterborough United on the 30th of October with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Swansea City (1 draw).

Birmingham City: Formation and Lineups

Birmingham City adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Lee Bowyer chose to play with the following team: Matija Šarkić (6.4), Dion Sanderson (6.8), Marc Roberts (6.9), George Friend (6.5), Jordan Graham (7.2), Gary Gardner (6.2), Ivan Šunjić (6.5), Kristian Pedersen (7.5), Scott Hogan (6.6), Tahith Chong (7.2) and Troy Deeney (7.5).


Birmingham City made 2 changes: S. Hogan for R. McGree (63′) and T. Deeney for C. Aneke (85′).

Top player: Troy Deeney

The player who no doubt impressed Birmingham City the most was Troy Deeney.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 26 passes (30% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 9 duels out of 16. He performed 3 crosses.

Swansea City: Formation and Lineups

Also Swansea City adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

On the opposite side, Russell Martin played with: Ben Hamer (7.1), Ryan Bennett (6.1), Kyle Naughton (6.8), Ryan Manning (7.4), Ethan Laird (6.0), Matt Grimes (7.2), Korey Smith (5.9), Joel Latibeaudiere (6.1), Olivier Ntcham (6.1), Jamie Paterson (7.3) and Joël Piroe (6.6).


Swansea City made 3 changes: K. Smith for M. Obafemi (56′), O. Ntcham for L. Walsh (63′) and J. Piroe for L. Cullen (71′).

Top player: Ryan Manning

Probably the most impressive player in Swansea City was Ryan Manning.

His rating is (7.4) with 55 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 11. He performed 1 cross.

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