Birmingham City fans react on Twitter to stunning final day survival

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Birmingham are staying in the Championship - but didn't they make hard work of it?

The final day of the Championship season always gives us plenty of drama and fantastic stories left right and centre - and that has once again been the case.

There was of course drama at the top - Jose Ulloa getting that potent forehead to a wonderful Craig Mackail-Smith centre in the final minute to send Brighton and Hove Albion into the playoff places ahead of Reading.

But perhaps it was the bottom of the table which provided the most drama.

When Lukas Jutkiewicz added to Lee Chung-Yong’s earlier strike ti make it 2-0 Bolton Wanderers in the 76th minute it looked all over for Birmingham City - whose woeful end of season form saw them slip into the relegation spot last weekend.

But Birmingham dug deep.

The Blues ‘kept right on’ and just two minutes later big Serbian striker Nikola Zigic bagged a goal back and then the unthinkable happened.

Jordon Ibe, on loan from Liverpool, saw a deflected shot fly into the path of Zigic - his header was well stopped on the line - but Paul Caddis managed to squeeze his header home to claim one point - and send Doncaster Rovers back to League One in their place.

Birmingham have been in trouble on and off the pitch this season. Financial issues have seen them have to turn to young players and loan deals to try and scrape their way clear of the drop zone - and the relief at survival turned into passionate celebration for the manager Lee Clark - who sprinted down the touchline to dive in with his exulted travelling faithful.

It was typical final day madness in the Championship and Birmingham City will be playing at the second tier once again.

The ultimate dream is a return to the Premier League - but for now Birmingham fans can celebrate a great game.

And they have been doing just that on Twitter.

Here is some reaction from Birmingham fans…

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