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Birmingham City 3-0 Hull City

Birmingham's Jota celebrates a goal
Jota has scored four goals for Birmingham this season

Struggling Birmingham City registered their first win under Garry Monk with a comfortable victory over Hull City.

Blues took an early lead through Jota's sharp finish after a neat pass from Che Adams.

Adams doubled the home side's lead when his looping cross went over Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Jota latched on to a loose ball to make it 3-0 and secure Birmingham's first win since beating Sheffield Wednesday on 3 February.

Victory for Blues ended a run of seven successive defeats and saw them draw level on points with 21st-placed Barnsley, but they remain in the relegation zone on goal difference.

The scoreline could have been even worse for Hull, who had won their previous two matches, but for some excellent saves from McGregor.

The Tigers offered next to nothing all afternoon and are now just six points above the bottom three.

Birmingham are next in action when they host Ipswich on 31 March, while Nigel Adkins side entertain Aston Villa on the same day.

Birmingham manager Garry Monk told BBC WM:

"Points are the most important part of it but to get a performance on top of that should give the players that extra bit of confidence.

"We had numerous chances in the first half and it wouldn't have been surprising if we had been two or 3-0 up at half-time.

"I thought we adapted really well to the conditions and all of the attacking players looked a threat and we deserved our clean sheet.

"It's one win, an important win, but we need more."

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I'll have to take a bit of time to reflect on that one because I did not see it coming.

"We did not perform to the levels that we have been doing. We knew it was going to be a tough game even though Birmingham have been on a bad run.

"It wasn't good enough today but it was the two games before and it's that consistency that we're after."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 13Stockdale
  • 45HardingBooked at 10mins
  • 28Morrison
  • 12Dean
  • 5Colin
  • 27Jota
  • 8GardnerSubstituted forNdoyeat 28'minutes
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forBogaat 76'minutes
  • 14Adams
  • 10JutkiewiczSubstituted forDavisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 17Ndoye
  • 20Boga
  • 21Lowe
  • 26Davis
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 46Seddon

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 34Aina
  • 21Dawson
  • 3Mazuch
  • 24Clark
  • 16Larsson
  • 22Henriksen
  • 20Bowen
  • 4IrvineSubstituted forCampbellat 57'minutes
  • 49WilsonSubstituted forGrosickiat 76'minutes
  • 10HernándezSubstituted forToralat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hector
  • 7Grosicki
  • 8Meyler
  • 11Toral
  • 12Marshall
  • 25Campbell
  • 29Tomori
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
22,970

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 3, Hull City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 3, Hull City 0.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Jeremie Boga (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jota.

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).

Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

Attempt blocked. Jon Toral (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Morrison (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Jon Toral (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. David Davis replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Toral.

Attempt blocked. Max Clark (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki replaces Harry Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jeremie Boga replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Jon Toral replaces Abel Hernández.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Markus Henriksen.

Hand ball by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).

Harry Wilson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Harding (Birmingham City).

Offside, Hull City. Sebastian Larsson tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Abel Hernández (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 3, Hull City 0. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Jackson Irvine.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jota tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Wes Harding.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jota.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jota.

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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