EFL Cup
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Birmingham City 5-1 Crawley Town

Che Adams
Che Adams netted seven goals in all competitions last season

Che Adams' first senior hat-trick helped Birmingham City move into the EFL Cup second round with a dominant home win over League Two Crawley Town.

The former Sheffield United forward opened the scoring with a calm finish just before the half-hour mark.

Midfielder David Davis then slotted in before Adams poked in from a corner.

After the break, Robert Tesche headed in the fourth and Adams completed his treble, before Panutche Camara's fine finish gave Crawley a late consolation.

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2NsueSubstituted forHardingat 58'minutes
  • 3Grounds
  • 4Roberts
  • 40Robinson
  • 50Gleeson
  • 19Maghoma
  • 23Cotterill
  • 26DavisSubstituted forTescheat 45'minutes
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 14AdamsSubstituted forGardnerat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tesche
  • 8Gardner
  • 9Donaldson
  • 13Stockdale
  • 17Ndoye
  • 28Morrison
  • 45Harding

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 4PayneBooked at 43mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17DjalóSubstituted forBoldewijnat 54'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 20TajbakhshSubstituted forB Cliffordat 65'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 24Lewis
  • 9Harrold
  • 27SanohSubstituted forCamaraat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 11Roberts
  • 12Mersin
  • 18B Clifford
  • 22Lelan
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
7,814

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Cotterill.

Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 1. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Clifford.

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

Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Wes Harding (Birmingham City).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

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

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Moussa Sanoh.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Craig Gardner replaces Che Adams.

Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 5, Crawley Town 0. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Aryan Taj.

Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

David Cotterill (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Attempt missed. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

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