Andy Munro on Blues’ win at Bristol City.
It’s a funny old game when a Blues team beset by injuries and still not hitting top end style, end the run of yet another in-form Championship side.
This was a great result after the strength sapping extra time win against Coventry and credit must go to the side’s character and commitment after going a goal down before the liniment had dried.
Scott Hogan looks like the goal scoring diamond we needed to cash in on the hard work of the Juke who incidentally fully deserved his 100th goal. Yet again, Hogan was ‘Johnny on the Spot’ and then it was almost as sweet when ex-Villain Weimann put through his own goal following pressure from Jude. Certainly ,in the middle, an excellent performance by Craig Gardner backed up by the waspish Sunjic was a great combo and with the skill and trickery of Bela and the talent of Jude Bellingham this looked the best balanced midfield that Blues have fielded for a long time.
Admittedly the second half was like a footballing remake of the Alamo but the defence held firm..a defence incidentally where I would be hard pressed to suggest any improvements from any backline in the EFL. Hopefully, a comfy armchair midtable position beckons ready for a promotion charge next season hopefully bolstered by some clever VFM signings in the summer.
Incidentally, it was good to see the talented Keite on the bench and talk of the Spenish goalscoring whizz kid being included in the match day squad, sometime in the near future.