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Summary

  1. Goals from Dave Edwards and Sheyi Ojo give Wolves victory
  2. Wolves end run of three straight defeats
  3. Birmingham suffer third home loss in four
  4. Birmingham sixth, Wolves 12th before the rest of Saturday's games

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By Phil Shepka

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FT: Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

That was what many would call a typical derby. Tense, frenetic and decided by a combination of defensive errors and special finishing.

Wolves will be hoping their win can kick-start their faltering season, and is the first time head coach Kenny Jackett has ever beaten Birmingham City in eight attempts in charge against them.

But for hosts Birmingham, who could have gone second before the 15:00 GMT kick-offs, that will be a bit of a sickener.

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Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

It's been Wolves' afternoon. Mike Williamson made a tremendous difference to the Wolves back four. He organised and talked to people all the way through. That's what's been missing - someone to pull these good, young players around so they can keep their shape and be solid for the whole 90 minutes.

Mel EvesEx-Wolves striker on BBC WM 95.6

FT: Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards tells Sky Sports: "We battled it out with two good goals. It's a big win, wins like this can be a turning point and hopefully we can go on a run now. 

"With the squad we've got we're capable of finishing in the top six."

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

Full time at Crawley too...

Full time: Crawley Town 1-0 York City.

Full time: Crawley Town 1-0 York City.

FULL-TIME

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

That's it - Kenny Jackett's Wolves have ended a run of three straight defeats in the Championship with victory over their rivals Birmingham City.

Meanwhile, that's a  blow to Birmingham City's promotion charge.

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

Some Birmingham City fans came set for a Halloween party, dressed up in snazzy outfits ready for a victory over a side in the mid-table mire.

But their afternoon is summed up when Paul Robinson's punt into the area is caught easily by keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

It's been a solid performance from Wolves. Everyone of them has done a job. Blues have been disappointing.

Martin O'ConnorEx-Birmingham captain on BBC WM 95.6

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

David Cotterill is trying to get some impetus into Birmingham's attacking play, but his cross is just too far in front of Nicolai Brock-Madsen.

The fourth official has just signalled five minutes of added time. Surely Birmingham can't salvage anything from this match?

SUBSTITUTION

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

To try to shore up things, Wolves bring off midfielder James Henry for defender Matt Doherty.

Just before that, Jon Toral has a strike blocked by a Wolves defence that has rarely looked like being breached today.

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

Ojo has another chance moments later as he outsmuscles Paul Caddis, side-steps a challenge but his shot is quite wasteful.

You can audibly hear the Wolves fans right now; it's safe to say they are enjoying this.

Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves

Ojo was excellent there. He cut in on his left foot and passed it in at the far post. Blues have had an off day and Wolves have taken advantage.

Mel EvesEx-Wolves striker on BBC WM 95.6

GOAL Birmingham City 0-2 Wolves (Ojo)

Wolves have doubled their lead, and again it has come from some pretty soft defending from Birmingham City.

The Blues aren't fully alert to a short corner and Sheyi Ojo, on loan from Liverpool, cuts inside the area and somehow manages to find space beyond a congested penalty area to find the corner of the net.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Meanwhile, we have a goal in League Two where Simon Walton has given Crawley a late lead against York from the penalty spot.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham's David Cotterill can often produce magic from free-kicks, but one straight in front of goal from 30 yards out is fired wide with no panic from Emiliano Martinez.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at St Andrew's

A week ago, Wolves could not hold onto a first-half lead given to them by Dave Edwards against Middlesbrough. This time, they look a better bet. Blues have huffed and puffed without really getting anywhere. And boss Gary Rowett may have had his last throw do the dice by sticking in big striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen to supplement Clayton Donaldson up front. Wolves' immediate response is to bring on Grant Holt. Looks like,The last 10 minutes or so could see a few high balls thrown in there.

SUBSTITUTION

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Kenny Jackett has decided now is the time to give Grant Holt his Wolves debut, in place of Benik Afobe. 

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

We've got a little break in play as Birmingham's David Davis is down with an injury, and Danish forward Nicolai Brock-Madsen replaces the former Wolves man.

Cotterill's corner isn't much better than Gray's...

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

The atmosphere inside St Andrew's is one of fear that their run of form so far this season could be coming to an end. But Jon Toral wins Birmingham a corner, can they final make one of these set-pieces count?

David Cotterill has taken charge of the corner taking duites.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

By the way, it's still goalless in League Two between Crawley and York City. Ten minutes to go there.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Blues haven't been at their best today. The service to Clayton Donaldson hasn't been the best, they've been laboured and their end product has been poor.

Martin O'ConnorEx-Birmingham captain on BBC WM 95.6

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

You can see exactly what Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett wants from his team today - control Birmingham City's pace with high pressing and then try to catch their opponents on the break.

They come close again when Scott Golbourne gets to the byline but his cross across the six-yard box is cut out.

Meanwhile, Jackett decides to bring on Sheyi Ojo in place of Nathan Byrne in what should be a like-for like change.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham can't afford to go too gung-ho as they search for an equaliser because they're leaving themselves open to the counter attack.

Martin O'ConnorEx-Birmingham captain on BBC WM 95.6

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City cannot handle Wolves' pressing so far today, and after David Cotterill loses the ball on the edge of the area, a sea of gold and black ride forward into the Blues half, but Benik Afobe is wasteful with a shot when he had men in support.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City defender Paul Robinson is caught napping once more by Wolves, leading to an away corner, but both centre-halves Mike Williamson and Danny Batth - playing together for the first time - get in each others way and the ball goes wide.

SUBSTITUTION

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City need something from this match to keep the bragging rights in the blue part of the West Midlands and Gary Rowett brings on on-loan Arsenal man Jon Toral for Jacques Maghoma.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

That was a great counter attack from Wolves and a fantastic save from Kuszczak because it was a deliberate side-foot into the top corner from McDonald which was going in all the way.

Mel EvesEx-Wolves striker on BBC WM 95.6

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham sub David Cotterill almost makes an immediate impact as he breaks through into the area and lays off to Jacques Maghoma when he could have shot himself, and the winger has a strike blocked.

Then Wolves go straight down the other end with a break-neck paced counter, but Tomasz Kuszczak keeps out Kevin McDonald's firecracker of a shot.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Wolves haven't been at the races so far this second half, but a neat little interchange between Kevin McDonald and Benik Afobe sees the England striker break into the box and under pressure from a defender he scuffs an effort wide of the mark.

YELLOW CARD (McDonald)

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City have a free-kick on the edge of the area as Kevin McDonald brings down Clayton Donaldson on the edge of the area unceremoniously and picks up a booking for his trouble.

David Cotterill comes on to the pitch in place of Maikel Kieftenfeld and immediately hits the ball straight into the wall.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Gary Rowett
PA

It's been all Birmingham in the second half. Wolves haven't got into this game after the break at all. Gary Rowett must have told his players to get on the front foot.

Mel EvesEx-Wolves striker on BBC WM 95.6

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Demarai Gray has switched to the right-hand side, and is getting a lot more out of Scott Golbourne than he did from Dominic Iorfa.

The teenager's cross into the area is straight at the keeper, but it's more promising for Blues.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City have been so wasteful from set-pieces, and after Mike Williamson climbs over Clayton Donaldson, Stephen Gleeson's free-kick is so poor, so long, and so easily cleared by Wolves.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Birmingham City are growing into this match, and Clayton Donaldson comes close to his fifth goal of the season, but he can only glance Paul Caddis's cross wide of the post.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Wolves goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been forced into his first save of the match, but Jacques Maghoma's tame effort is easily held by the on-loan Arsenal man.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Gary Rowett keeps the faith with Demarai Gray on corner taking duty, and Clayton Donaldson almost made it into something with a near-post flick, but Wolves manage to clear the ball away.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Stephen Gleeson
PA

Both sides are unchanged and back out for the second half. Wolves get us back underway at St Andrew's for what promises to be another feisty period of football.

Elsewhere in the Championship...

Later today in the Championship, leaders Brighton travel to seventh-placed Reading hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches.

The Seagulls will still be top come the end of the day whatever the result, but Hull and Burnley will both be hoping to keep up the pressure on them as they take on MK Dons and Huddersfield respectively.

At the other end bottom club Bolton take on fellow strugglers Preston in the late kick-off while Rotherham, under the stewardship of new manager Neil Redfearn, will be hoping to pull off a shock at Derby County.

Birmingham City 0-1 Wolves

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at St Andrew's

It might be one of the great sporting cliches that form goes out of the window in a derby game, but Birmingham City's subdued fans are being well and truly reminded of it as they find themselves trailing at half-time. Wolves' opener might have been a bit shabby, as the result of a defensive mix-up, but the visitors are worth their lead. Coming off the back of three straight defeats, and lying nine places below Blues in the Championship table, this is the best Kenny Jackett's rejigged side have played in that time - and they have carried the greater attacking threat on the break. Blues boss Gary Rowett may need a rethink at half-time.

Elsewhere in the Football League...

It's also half-time in League Two.

Half time: Crawley Town 0-0 York City.

Half time: Crawley Town 0-0 York City.