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Player Ratings –Stoke City 0 Birmingham City 1:

By Jack Blenkiron As reported by bcfcfollowers.com Total delirium continues to flow through the Blue half of the city tonight, as Blues extended their unbeaten run to nine games, the best in the Championship. In the form table, we are fourth, and are finally playing like a team who deserves to be in that position. A late Che Adams winner assured that all three points were snatched from Rowett, who ended up being sent off after Stoke were denied a penalty. It wasn’t hand ball! These are my player ratings for today’s brilliant win. GK: Lee Camp A solid performance from Camp, who’s recent performances have placed him within the top five keepers in the Championship, so far. Arguably Camp wasn’t tested to his full abilities, however pulled off a magnificent save after Bojan’s 20-yard effort was brilliantly saved. 7/10. RB: Maxime Colin It’s tempting to copy and paste Colin’s individual match-report, it seems that he never puts in a bad shift. Another brilliant performance from the Frenchman today, whose flying effort ricocheted off the crossbar close to seventy minutes, and pocketed Irishman James McClean throughout the entirety of his time on the pitch 8/10. CB: Harlee Dean A definite contender for Man of the Match, …read more

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‘It is certainly not sour grapes’ Gary Rowett reacts to being sent off against Birmingham City

By Brian Dick By birminghammail.co.uk Gary Rowett insisted Stoke City should have been given two penalties – but admitted Birmingham City ‘did a job’ on his team. The Stoke manager was sent off for protesting Roger East’s decision to turn down the hosts’ penalty claims involving Che Adams and Gary Gardner. He protested his innocence – but was respectful of a Blues display that was reminiscent of many overseen during his time at St Andrew’s. “I felt there were two handballs in the box in all fairness,” Rowett said. “The first one hits his hand but it is down by his side. The second one the player puts both hands out to the side. “OK he doesn’t move them to the ball but when you are two yards away you are purposely putting your hands out to block the ball. “It hits his hands, it’s a blatant penalty, no matter how many times you watch it and we don’t get the break. Read More “The fourth official said to me ‘He didn’t move his hands’ – well everybody would just make themselves big and put as many parts of your body in the way of the ball illegally, it doesn’t really matter. “Look, they got away with it, it is what …read more

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Gary Rowett questions decision to send him off

By original author as reported by sportsmole.co.uk Rowett protested a decision not to penalise Che Adams for handball. The post Gary Rowett questions decision to send him off appeared first on sportsdroid. …read more

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Birmingham City boss Garry Monk hands this youngster a full Championship debut at Stoke

By Brian Dick By birminghammail.co.uk Bournemouth youngster Connor Mahoney has been given his full Championship debut at Stoke City. The loan winger comes in for Jacques Maghoma following the latter’s involvement with DR Congo in the international break. The 21-year-old has come off the bench and impressed in four of the last five matches, while Maghoma played 89 minutes for his country in Zimbabwe on Tuesday night. Otherwise Garry Monk has kept faith with the same side that beat Rotherham last time out – which will feature Michael Morrison wearing a protective mask. The centre half broke his nose in the 3-1 victory but is OK to partner Harlee Dean in the middle of the visitors’ back four. Maxime Colin and Kristian Pedersen continue as full backs, just behind wingers Jota and Mahoney. Gary Gardner and Maikel Kieftenbeld stay in central midfield with the in-form Lukas Jutkiewicz playing alongside Che Adams up front. Read More All you need to know about Blues now BLUES (4-4-2): Camp; Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen; Jota, G Gardner, Kieftenbeld, Mahoney; Jutkiewicz, Adams. Subs: More Blues Former Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp is heading for the jungle to take part in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. The legendary football boss is the …read more

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22-year-old Stoke City star insists he hasn’t made a mistake following summer move

By Lee Connor as reported by footballleagueworld.co.uk Stoke City midfielder Peter Etebo has been slowly making his presence known for the Potters this season. The Nigerian, who enjoyed a good World Cup this summer over in Russia, moved to Stoke despite interest from other clubs, with some questions asked over his decision to make a move to a club what were set to play in the Championship. However, in a report by the Stoke Sentinel taking quotes from Nigerian website Football Live, Etebo insisted he was happy with his decision to move to Staffordshire. “I didn’t rush to join Stoke City. It was my decision, and I’m still going to say it to everyone.” “I had other options, from the Bundesliga, the Spanish La Liga and even from the Premier League, but I decided to go to Stoke and the reasons for doing so are best known to me. It wasn’t a mistake. I took the decision and I’m happy with it.” The midfielder has been impressive in his last couple of outings, helping the Potters to wins over Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers. However, Stoke currently sit some nine points off the top of the Championship table, meaning a promotion back to the top flight at the first …read more

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Stoke City v Birmingham City – Match preview, predictions, statistics and form

By kickoff First reported by kickoff.co.uk Stoke City host Birmingham City in matchday 13 of the Championship on Saturday 20th October, 3:00pm at bet365 Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 14th place in the table having beaten Norwich City 0-1 last time out, while the visitors are in 17th after their 3-1 win against Rotherham United. Read on for all of our free football predictions and betting tips for this fixture. View the original post here… The post Stoke City v Birmingham City – Match preview, predictions, statistics and form appeared first on sportsdroid. …read more

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