Date: 3rd April 2016 at 11:37am
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For only the second time in the league this season on Saturday, Birmingham City lost from a winning position when they visited Charlton Athletic at the Valley in what was a valiant effort by all involved.

With 3,100 Blues fans echoing Keep Right On around the ground, the visitors took the lead after some good build up play down the right hand side.

The ball fell kindly to right back Paul Caddis who’s low cross was met at the far post by Arsenal loanee Jon Toral who netted his eight goal of the season.

However, the lead only lasted six minutes. A bouncing ball found its way to Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the edge of the area and his deflected shot was carried under Tomasz Kuszczak in the Birmingham City goal.

Heartbreak was then to come for Gary Rowett’s side in the shape of a 94th minute winner for the Addicks, something which when you look back on the game might have been deserved.

Despite having the majority of our attacking players on the pitch and two up front, Blues never really created any clear cut chances and they were made to pay for dancing around the ball on numerous occasions.

Half time substitution Ademola Lookman whipped a delightful left wing corner into the box and defender Jorge Teixeira headed home unmarked at the back post.

Down below are the ratings that I would give each player based on their individual performances as well as the substitutes who were brought on.

Kuszczak: 6

Caddis: 7

Morrison: 5

Robinson: 5

Grounds: 6

Davis: 6

Gleeson: 5

Cotterill: 4

Toral: 7 and my Man of the Match.

Fabbrini: 4

Vaughan: 6

Substitutes: Donaldson; 4, Solomon-Otabor; 4; Maghoma, 5.

Blues fans, what do you make of the ratings that have been given? Was Jon Toral your Man of the Match? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

 
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