S
SEARCH
M
SW
Aug 17, 2018 at 7.45pm UK
BirminghamBirmingham City
0-0
SwanseaSwansea City
 
FT

Result: Dogged Swansea City hold on for point at St Andrew's

:Headline: Result: Dogged Swansea City hold on for point at St Andrew's: ID:333711: from db_amp
Birmingham City miss a number of chances as they play out a 0-0 draw against Swansea City, leaving them winless after three Championship matches.

Birmingham City missed a flurry of first-half chances as they were held to a goalless draw by Swansea City in this evening's Championship clash at St Andrew's.

The home side dominated the opening 45 minutes and could have been out of sight by the interval, but a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Erwin Mulder ensured that the spoils were shared.

Birmingham are still without a win in four matches this season, taking just two points from a possible nine in the league, while Garry Monk's former employers join fellow unbeaten side Middlesbrough on seven points at the top of the early standings.

Swansea should have been full of confidence following wins over Sheffield United and Preston North End in their first two outings under Graham Potter, but Birmingham completely dominated the first-half chances.

The first of Brum's 14 goal attempts in the opening 45 minutes - five of which were on target - was fired in by Omar Bogle, who could only steer Harlee Dean's cross wide of goal.

Cardiff City loanee Bogle then forced Mulder into a routine stop on the Dutchman's first Swansea start, before slotting one wide, while Jota volleyed over the crossbar soon after.

Birmingham were the Championship's joint-lowest scorers last season, and it was becoming clear to see why as Jacques Maghoma fired a shot wide and Lukas Jutkiewicz missed two glorious openings, the second from a one-on-one position.

Mulder then kept out Jota and Dean in quick succession, but only after a big scare when the hosts finally managed to get the ball over the line.

Jutkiewicz's header was looped into the air by Mulder and dropped under the crossbar, only for the officials to rule the goal out as Michael Morrison made illegal contact with the keeper and was also standing in an offside position.

Birmingham would rue their missed chances, as the second half played out with minimal opportunities for either side.

Bersant Celina was wayward with his attempt from range and Jota had a volley blocked from a similar position.

Birmingham did step things up in the final 10 minutes, with substitute Che Adams smashing the ball over the bar from a tight angle and Jutkiewicz turning on the edge of the box but meeting his match in Mulder.

A frustrating night for Monk's men would finish goalless, leaving them in the lower reaches of the second tier.

BIRMINGHAM CITY (4-4-2): Camp; Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen; Maghoma, G.Gardner (Lakin 85'), Kieftenbeld, Jota; Jutkiewicz, Bogle (Adams 79')

SWANSEA CITY (4-2-3-1): Mulder; Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Rodon, Olsson; Fulton, Carroll (James 64'); Asoro (Grimes 77'), Celina, McKay (Fer 64'); McBurnie

amp_article__333711 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2018-08-18 06:27:53:
html db last update - 2021-02-28 15:42:30 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html
Share this article now:
Championship Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bournemouth9630167921
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9540168819
3Coventry CityCoventry9612126619
4Fulham95221981117
5Stoke CityStoke95221310317
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn9441169716
7Huddersfield TownHuddersfield94141312113
8Bristol City93421110113
9Reading94141618-213
10Queens Park RangersQPR93331714312
11Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd93331312112
12Birmingham CityBirmingham93331010012
13Cardiff CityCardiff93241214-211
14Blackpool9324812-411
15Preston North EndPreston9243911-210
16Luton TownLuton92431316-310
17Swansea CitySwansea9243811-310
18Middlesbrough9234911-29
19Millwall9162911-29
20Barnsley9153610-48
21Peterborough UnitedPeterborough92161020-107
22Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest9126813-55
23Hull City9126514-95
24Derby CountyDerby924368-2-2
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Serie A Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AC Milan6510123916
2Napoli55001421215
3Inter Milan64202071314
4Roma5401125712
5Atalanta BCAtalanta632186211
6Fiorentina530289-19
7Lazio522112758
8Bologna5221710-38
9Torino52128537
10Udinese521267-17
11Empoli520358-36
12Juventus512278-15
13Sampdoria512257-25
14Hellas VeronaHellas Verona61231114-35
15Genoa61231015-55
16SassuoloSassuolo511357-24
17SpeziaSpezia6114815-74
18VeneziaVenezia5104310-73
19CagliariCagliari5023713-62
20Salernitana5014414-101
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.