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Birmingham City 0-3 Barnsley

Marc Roberts headed Barnsley in front at St Andrew's with only his third goal for the club
Marc Roberts headed Barnsley in front at St Andrew's with only his third goal for the club

Barnsley striker Sam Winnall scored twice at St Andrew's as Championship promotion contenders Birmingham City lost for the first time in five games.

The Tykes led on 38 minutes when Barnsley defender Marc Roberts headed in from close range.

But Blues buckled after home midfielder David Davis was red-carded for his second booking on 71 minutes.

Davis's former Wolves youth team-mate Winnall then cashed in, scoring twice in the final six minutes.

Barnsley took the lead seven minutes from the interval when Davis was booked for a foul on Sam Morsy and Roberts found the bottom corner after getting his head on Conor Hourihane's resulting right-wing free-kick.

Off-colour Blues had a penalty shout on Lukas Jutkiewicz turned down before he became part of a double substitution on the hour which brought on Greg Stewart and Che Adams.

But Barnsley twice went close, Hourihane putting his curling shot just over and Tom Bradshaw's shot being tipped over by home keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, before Davis was sent off, following his foul on James Bree.

Winnall was then twice set up by Hourihane to head home, on 84 and 87 minutes, to end Barnsley's poor run, earning them their first win in five games, while Blues lost at St Andrew's for the first time in eight league matches.

Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett:

"We were not good enough, although 3-0 flatters them. We had opportunities and caused them problems. You could see that they had not won for a while and they were determined to do something about it.

"We have not played well in the last three or four games. We got results, but didn't play well enough and, against Barnsley, it was a culmination of not playing well.

"We have lost four games in 18 matches, so there is not too much wrong, but against Barnsley we were nowhere near that level."

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom:

"For the last two weeks we have been working really hard on set-pieces. It is important and it paid off against Birmingham.

"We have only had one defeat in six games. We've only had two matches this season when we have not been in the game.

"This is the level of performance you need to be successful in the Championship. Sometimes you have to admit that is not good enough against some teams with the quality they possess."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 25CogleyBooked at 34mins
  • 28Morrison
  • 5Shotton
  • 3Grounds
  • 11CotterillSubstituted forBrownat 72'minutes
  • 7TescheBooked at 87mins
  • 6KieftenbeldSubstituted forStewartat 60'minutes
  • 26DavisBooked at 71mins
  • 15JutkiewiczSubstituted forAdamsat 60'minutes
  • 9Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 1Legzdins
  • 4Robinson
  • 8Gleeson
  • 14Adams
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 18Brown
  • 20Stewart

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 17Yiadom
  • 6Scowen
  • 8Hourihane
  • 29MorsyBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHammillat 89'minutes
  • 40KentBooked at 3minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forJankoat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hammill
  • 13Townsend
  • 16Evans
  • 19Kpekawa
  • 21Janko
  • 28Williams
  • 32Armstrong
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
17,072

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 0, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Barnsley 3.

Offside, Birmingham City. Josh Cogley tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Josh Cogley (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Saidy Janko (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Greg Stewart (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).

Adam Davies (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Reece Brown (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Hammill replaces Sam Morsy.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Saidy Janko replaces Sam Winnall.

Offside, Birmingham City. Greg Stewart tries a through ball, but Ryan Shotton is caught offside.

Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Barnsley 3. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Cogley (Birmingham City).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Ryan Kent.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 0, Barnsley 2. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

Attempt missed. Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Greg Stewart with a cross following a set piece situation.

Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley).

Greg Stewart (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).

Offside, Birmingham City. Josh Cogley tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tom Bradshaw.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Reece Brown replaces David Cotterill.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to David Davis (Birmingham City) for a bad foul.

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

goal

As It Stood

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5Birmingham198742422231
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7Norwich199373430430
8Huddersfield199372124-330
9Derby198561713429
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19Burton195772125-422
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