How did the Birmingham players rate in their game vs Wolves?
Ten-man Birmingham lost 3-1 to Wolves at home to leave Gary Rowett's men rooted in mid-table. So who was to blame for the defeat and who acquitted themselves well?
The goalkeeper had no chance with any of the goals as Wolves were rampant in the second-half. He made a few good saves and was composed when called upon.
Jonathan Spector 4.5
Played well down the flanks and defended brightly in the first-half. He was initially very good when called upon as he crossed decently a number of times. However, when a completely different Wolves side came out in the second-half, he could not cope.
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Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing in action with Birmingham's Ryan Shotton
The centre-back pairing were left exposed by their midfield as they tried to repel wave after wave of second-half attacks. As the game wore on, the two became more sloppy as Wolves created more chances. A day to forget for the centre-half pairing.
Jonathan Grounds 4.5
Grounds, like so many of his teammates, played well in the first-half before fading hugely in the second. A could of good forward runs aided Birmingham offensively in the first-half, however, he struggled once Wolves managed to get a foot hold.
David Davis 5.5
His usual energetic display in midfield could not yield any form of control in midfield as Birmingham were outclassed by the Wolves’ midfield. Off the ball, he did everything he could, tracking runners and chasing lost causes down, but offensively not good enough.
Picked up an assist but was largely anonymous throughout. He tried to implement himself in midfield, however the Wolves’ midfield never allowed him a moment rest.
He found it incredibly tough to get any sort of foot hold in the game as Wolves’ were rampant.
Che Adams 6.5
Che Adams joined Birmingham from Sheffield United
A very good first-half that was capped off nicely with a fantastic finish to put Birmingham in the lead. The sole shining light in the game for Birmingham, however, like his teammates, he faded as Wolves grew into the game.
Jacques Maghoma 4.5
He was full of energy and worked hard, but he couldn’t provide Wolves’ defence with any real problems. He must add more to his game offensively if he is to start scoring and assiting in the game.
Battled against Batth and Hause throughout the game and did a very good job of keeping them occupied. However, with the rest of his team never really getting forward to support him properly, he became more isolated as the game went on.
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Replacing Adams, Spector and Maghoma respectively, none had any positive impact on the game. The only action of not came from Storer as he was sent off for a head butt as Birmingham fell apart.
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