Birmingham City, under the new management of Steve Cotterill, moved out of the Championship relegation zone with an impressive 1-0 home win over the league leaders, Cardiff City. (Limited Nike Women's Archie Manning Black Jersey) New Orleans Saints #8 NFL 2016 Salute to Service An obviously fired-up Birmingham clinched a much-needed victory as a result of a fine individual first-half goal from Che Adams to give them optimism for the future. Cotterill, in his first game in charge, was obviously delighted with the success and spirit shown by his team while his opposite number, Neil Warnock, was far from pleased Jeff Zatkoff Womens Jersey with the outcome. Birmingham’s success was warmly received as it was also something of a milestone as they had won only one of their previous 11 league games against Cardiff. Following the hosts’ humiliating 6-1 hammering in their previous game at Hull City there was an obvious impression that Birmingham were keen to make amends. The return of the enthusiastic Adams to link up with the tenacious Isaac Vassell gave them fresh impetus to improve their miserable record of two wins in 11 High-flying Cardiff were apparently fully aware of the potential threat and were generally in control and able to snuff out any potential early danger. In the 14th minute, however, they were powerless to keep out a persistent Adams. He gained possession way out on the left from the goalkeeper Neil Etheridge’s misplaced clearance and embarked on a solo run. The Cardiff defence retreated as Adams ran at them and finally created space for himself to fire home a low, raking shot to the left of Etheridge. It was a terrific boost for Birmingham under their new management team. Cardiff attempted to play themselves back into contention with Joe Ralls setting up several good moves. But Birmingham had their tails up and fought for everything. The Welsh club’s best chance of an equaliser came when Junior Hoilett cut in from the right only to fire wide. Birmingham took their newly Jeff Zatkoff Womens Jersey acquired attacking policy into the second half but were forced to hang on at the end as Cardiff battered the home side in an unsuccessful bid to grab an equaliser. Cotterill said: “It was a real statement beating Cardiff City who are a very good team. It’s important we build upon this result. I am very proud of the team and what they have done for me over the last two weeks. If you buckle against Cardiff and go under they will carry on hitting you. It was important that we stood up to be counted. “They have had the most shots in Jeff Zatkoff Womens Jersey the 18-yard box in the Championship this season but they failed to get a shot on target against us. We have some exciting young talent in the side and now we have to look to improving our league position. I would like us to be a higher-tempo team and show promotion form.” Warnock, however, took issue with the referee, Geoff Eltringham, for denying his side a penalty. “For the first half-hour they came out of the traps,” he said. “This is what we expected with a new manager. I thought one or two people, who should have known better, were sluggish. In the last few minutes before half-time we got into the game. In the second half I thought we could have won the game. “I am disappointed we didn’t have a penalty. Joe Bennett had his head kicked off in the box. Apparently the referee said if it had occurred any other part of the pitch he would have given a foul. I don’t understand that and I thought the referee was very poor. We deserved better official-wise but from Birmingham’s point of view they were delighted.”,1807,3105

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