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Phil Cartwright

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  1. Farewell...

    FT: Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    That's just about it from me this evening. Read the match report of Birmingham's 1-0 win over Hull here.

    I may be bidding you farewell, but there's still plenty of football action to enjoy on BBC Sport...

    The Sport Relief Battle of the Five-A-Sides between Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage is ongoing, while England's women face the USA in Tampa at 00:45 GMT - a game you can see live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

    Thanks for your company. Have a good evening.

  2. Next up...

    Friday: Middlesbrough v Wolves

    Jordan Rhodes

    So, Middlesbrough and Burnley will have enjoyed seeing one of their biggest promotion rivals beaten this evening.

    Tuesday was a day to forget for Boro striker Jordan Rhodes, as his new side lost to his old club Blackburn and missed the chance to go top of the Championship.

    Will the Teessiders return to winning way against Wolves? Follow BBC Sport's live text coverage from 19:30 GMT on Friday.

  3. Match reaction

    FT: Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Birmingham defender Paul Robinson tells Sky Sports: "We dug in. They're a top-quality side. We put our bodies on the line. This group never says never and we deserved the three points."

  4. FT: Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Peter Swan

    Former Hull player on BBC Radio Humberside

    Quote Message: I still take a positive for Hull out of this. They have played well - they missed some chances. Hull took the game to Birmingham, it just wasn't their day - they deserved a win but you have to take the rough with the smooth.
  5. Match reaction

    FT: Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson tells Sky Sports: "It's a massive result. We slipped up last week so it was vital we got the result and kept in there."

    On his overhead kick: "I caught it clean and I thought it was a goal, but the keeper's made a good save. A 1-0 win - we'll take that all day."

  6. FULL-TIME: Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Victory for Birmingham City!

    Blues move within a point of the top six, while Hull remain second and miss the chance to go top.

    Jon Toral's first-half goal proved to be the difference.

  7. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Into three added minutes at a wet St Andrew's, Blues are into Hull territory. More excellent chasing by Clayton Donaldson earns a throw-in midway inside the visitors' half.

  8. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Jon Toral wants a second goal and works the ball onto his left foot, but the Blues forward shoots straight at Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

    "Keep Right On" sing the home fans. They're close to a big, big victory.

  9. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Another shot on the Birmingham goal, but Tomasz Kuszczak makes a comfortable save from Robert Snodgrass' tame attempt.

    Two minutes and extras to play.

  10. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator

    Quote Message: Hull haven't played badly - 20 shots they've had, but I still don't think Steve Bruce will be happy on the way home tonight. It looks like he's going to try 4-3-3 - will that do the trick?
  11. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Ooh, a good chance to break missed by Birmingham.

    Blues defended manfully once more under a wave of amber and black pressure, and had a man spare as Jacques Maghoma brought the ball clear, but he wasted his pass to Clayton Donaldson.

  12. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Clayton Donaldson

    If you weren't with me earlier, you might have missed Clayton Donaldson's superb overhead kick, which almost produced one of the goals of the season.

    Here it is in pictorial form.

    Back on the field, seven minutes left and Birmingham still 1-0 up thanks to a first-half goal from Jon Toral. They earn a free-kick on halfway to eat some more seconds.

  13. Nightmare away trips

    Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Time is running out for Hull to salvage something tonight.

    Their fans can at least take some comfort from the fact that tonight's match is not likely to rank alongside some of the memories you've been sending into me over the past hour or so.

    Keep getting in touch with your tales of woe using #bbcfootball on Twitter.  

  14. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    How have Hull not scored there?

    Well, outstanding Birmingham defending for one. Abel Hernandez and Sam Clucas see shots blocked and Hull have a corner. Should probably have been the equaliser.

  15. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Birmingham, despite their lofty position in the table, are on course for only their second win in six league outings. They'd only scored two goals in their previous five games before tonight.  


    Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Birmingham make their first change. David Cotterill, a winger, is replaced by David Davis, who is primarily a defensive midfielder. It will be interesting to see how they line up now. Like for like, or more solid in midfield?

    Hull take off Moses Odubajo and bring on Ahmed Elmohamady - that's their final change.

  17. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Peter Swan

    Former Hull player on BBC Radio Humberside

    Quote Message: Sam Clucas should have had the rebound there. Hull need to put the pressure on now, but they must stay calm - there'll still be plenty of chances yet.
  18. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Birmingham goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak makes a fine double save from Robert Snodgrass and Sam Clucas to keep the hosts ahead.

    Hull have hit the woodwork twice in this match, but it's probably the first time he's been called upon to make a stop.

  19. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    There have been some exceptional managerial performances this season, and plenty of examples of teams overcoming the odds to have successful campaigns.

    Birmingham manager Gary Rowett is very high on that list. Blues will be a point outside the top six if they hold on to win here.

    David Cotterill tries to score a second for the hosts on the counter-attack, but his effort skims wide of the far post.

  20. Birmingham 1-0 Hull

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at St Andrew's

    "There can't be a better centre-back pairing in any second-tier side in Europe than Hull's. Surely going up, whatever happens tonight."

    It's all about their front players now. Can they fashion an equaliser that would take the Tigers back to the top of the Championship?