Match-week 15 saw Birmingham City back on the road away at Bristol City looking to get their first win in 6 games.
Blues back in the 4-2-3-1 formation hoping for more consistent tactics. Kieftenbeld was in the lineup for his first start of the season. First half was fairly even with the Robbins seeing the best chance forcing Etheridge to make a great close shot save.
Second half it was a different story which saw many chances. Maxime Colin made a great goal line clearance to keep the deadlock at 0-0. Blues were unlucky not to receive a penalty following a handball off a Roberts header but the official thought otherwise. The away side really picked up the tempo and started to trouble Bristol’s net. Sanchez saw the closest chance of the game looking for his first goal for the club as he cut inside hitting a low shot off the post.
From there Blues really had the upper hand making Bristol City’s goalkeeper really having to put in a shift. Sanchez was the difference maker up top creating opportunities. Exciting prospect Alen Halilovic was able to come on and make his Blues debut in the number 10 role.
At long last, with 10 minutes to go. Blues’s skipper Harlee Dean leaps high from a Bela corner smashing in his second goal of the season.
This was an important win for Birmingham that showed a new tempo and attacking mindset with this consecutive win away at Bristol.
Blues move up to 16th in the league finally snapping the winless streak. Games are coming thick and fast. Next up, Wednesday night at high flying third place Reading.