Date: 3rd February 2018 at 7:20pm
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Club record signing Jota scored twice as Blues picked up their second successive 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Blues thoroughly deserved the win and, in truth, won’t have an easier half of football than the first 45 minutes at Hillsbrough.

The hosts, who before today hadn’t conceded a goal under their new manager Jos Luhukay, pressed the self destruct button and gifted their visitors a two goal lead after some shambolic defending and goalkeeping.

First, David Davis took advantage of a defensive mix up to poke the ball into an empty net after just eight minutes. Then just 13 minutes later, Jota’s speculative effort from 25 yards squirmed under the ‘keeper for Blues’ second.

Wednesday were reduced to ten men after Marco Matias was dismissed for a tangle with Cohen Bramall. And the game was put to bed just before the interval when Jota smashed Davis’ parried effort into the net.

Jonathan Grounds’ departure on a stretcher overshadowed the first half display.

The hosts improved somewhat in the second half and reduced the deficit after 54 minutes when Lucas Joao beat David Stockdale from 18 yards but Blues survived a bit of pressure from then on and killed the game in cruise control.

Wednesday were reduced to nine men after Daniel Pudil was sent off 20 minutes from time but the game was already over as a contest.

Vital Birmingham Man of the Match – David Davis

 
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5 Replies to “Jota inspires Blues to convincing win over the Owls”

  • It seems COTTS is king ….THIS POACHER game is bringing results , Davis used to do that before , Jota is a natural . Boga is up with them , Even Magoma is showing up , HEY this team is hot , the midfield is good allround , the defence are bricks in a wall , and the big man SAM up front is Awesome , and our keepers are every think we want ,…WOW …..THATS ENTERTAINMENT ….

  • Jota didn’t inspire that win it was Davis. The fantastic result was marred by a serious injury to Grounds. Things looking a lot better but the lack of depth in the squad does worry me. I can see SC playing Colin at LB and Jenkinson at RB. Bramall is a great prospect but he will need to be a lot more measured in his play not to leave big gaps for the opposition to exploit. I like him but would prefer to see experienced players out on the pitch.

  • Jota didn’t inspire that win it was Davis. The fantastic result was marred by a serious injury to Grounds. Things looking a lot better but the lack of depth in the squad does worry me. I can see SC playing Colin at LB and Jenkinson at RB. Bramall is a great prospect but he will need to be a lot more measured in his play not to leave big gaps for the opposition to exploit. I like him but would prefer to see experienced players out on the pitch.

  • Davis. Was MOTM For me he made 2 assists scored a good poachers goal ran at their defence and split the open. I ratted him as an 8 JOTA also 8 but he would not have that without Davis’s help. We won the game well before any sending’s off so credit where credits due. Onwards and upwards. ”Vile village” we are coming for you KRO…SOTV.

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