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Birmingham City 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper (right) has scored six goals in his last six games for Sheffield Wednesday

Gary Hooper scored twice in two minutes as Sheffield Wednesday came from a goal down to win at Birmingham City.

Clayton Donaldson's goal in first-half injury time gave City the lead as he slotted home after Michael Morrison had charged down a Tom Lees clearance.

But Hooper smashed home the equaliser off the crossbar following neat play between Atdhe Nuhiu and Barry Bannan.

The striker got the winner soon after as he finished from close range from Fernando Forestieri's pass.

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Rowett on Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday

The win, which saw Wednesday move back into the Championship play-off places, came at a big cost to Carlos Carvalhal's side as they lost three players to injury.

Kieron Lee was hurt in the warm-up and replaced by Vincent Sasso before Keiren Westwood and Sam Hutchinson clashed with one another as the Wednesday defence blocked an eighth-minute City attack.

Westwood was stretchered off after receiving lengthy treatment on the pitch with a suspected concussion, while Hutchinson's knee injury meant he could not continue despite staying on for a few minutes after play was eventually restarted.

Keiren Westwood injured
Keiren Westwood's injury meant there was almost 13 minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half

Birmingham manager Gary Rowett:

"To go in 1-0 up at half time I was really pleased but felt we should have done a little more to stop the game becoming too open at times.

"When you have the attacking players Sheffield possess you know they only need one chance.

"In the second half we had another great chance when Donaldson missed from close range."

Sheffield Wednesday coach Lee Bullen:

"Hooper's first goal was fantastic. Some of the one-touch play on a difficult pitch was sublime.

"To go and get the second goal a few minutes later made us ecstatic.

"We were hindered losing two players so early in the game but we have a very good squad."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 31Caddis
  • 28MorrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 4Robinson
  • 3Grounds
  • 8Gleeson
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 30BuckleySubstituted forVaughanat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20ToralSubstituted forFabbriniat 71'minutes
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 83'minutes
  • 9Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 1Legzdins
  • 7Fabbrini
  • 15Vaughan
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 23Spector
  • 26Davis
  • 32Shotton

Sheff Wed

  • 1WestwoodSubstituted forPriceat 18'minutes
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 23Sasso
  • 36PudilBooked at 70mins
  • 33WallaceBooked at 90mins
  • 4HutchinsonSubstituted forMcGuganat 22'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 37McGeadySubstituted forNuhiuat 61'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14Hooper

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10McGugan
  • 12Bennett
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 34Price
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
20,302

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Booking

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Vaughan (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Birmingham City).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. James Vaughan replaces William Buckley.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Diego Fabbrini replaces Jon-Miquel Toral.

Attempt missed. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

William Buckley (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Birmingham City. Stephen Gleeson tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Hand ball by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Aiden McGeady.

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull29175745192656
2Middlesbrough28175638152356
3Burnley301510548262255
4Brighton29141143728953
5Derby301312540261451
6Sheff Wed301311645331250
7Ipswich3013983937248
8Birmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff30111273833545
10Nottm Forest30101283125642
11Wolves301010103940-140
12Brentford30117124244-240
13QPR3091293635139
14Preston3091292728-139
15Reading3099123333036
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn2861392525031
19Fulham29611124449-529
20Bristol City30610142547-2228
21MK Dons2976162341-1827
22Rotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton3059162656-3024
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