Blues came out on the losing side of a five goal clash with Cardiff. We take a look at which Blues player was worthy of our Man Of The Match.
Neil Etheridge 7.5
A positive game for the keeper all things considered. He made an unbelievable penalty save to deny Glatzel his brace. He couldn’t have done much about the first and final goal however it was fairly poor to get beaten at his near post by Harry Wilson.
Maxime Colin 7
Colin was arguably the best player for Blues and played especially well in the first half. He never looked particularly troubled defensively and made a lot of tactical fouls that benefitted Blues.
Harlee Dean 6 (C)
Dean was getting roughed up by Glatzel for most of the game and had a few poor backpasses that were luckily not capitalised upon. Not the greatest game for the skipper.
Marc Roberts 5.5
Roberts score has taken a very big hit due to his dire defending for Cardiff’s winning goal. He completely let Sean Morrison get away from him and allowed the aerial threat an open header which he scored.
Jake Clarke-Salter 5.5
Another member of the backline who had a pretty hideous game. He was effectively solely responsible for the opening goal. Things started to look brighter after that error and he was starting to play rather well. However he was yet again responsible (along with Bela) for the second goal.
Maikel Kieftenbeld 6
A fairly quiet game for Kief where he was somewhat mediocre. He blazed a shot over in the early stages of the match and there were very few other standout moments for Dutch Mike.
Ivan Sunjic 6
Sunjic has not been able to really settle down into a consistent run of form this season and he was far from amazing tonight. The usual highlights of some silly fouls given away and fairly poor passes have left him with a pretty poor score.
Jon Toral 7
Both Toral and a large sum of Bluenoses were rather perplexed to see Toral leave the pitch early in the second half. He seemed to be one of, if not the best player for Blues and was acting as the glue between the midfield and Juke. A strange substitution has left Toral with a lower score than he probably deserved.
Ivan Sanchez 7.5 (MOTM)
Sanchez had to be marked as one of the best players due to his incredible solo goal where we counted 7 players that he took it round/through. He also continued his threat later in the game when Blues were pushing for an equaliser.
Jon Leko 6
A disappointing game for Leko where he struggled to execute his ideas. In fairness to Leko, he was often overlooked when in a good position.
Lukas Jutkiewicz 6.5
Juke failed to get on the scoresheet himself tonight but he has earned his score due to his quality involvements in both the Goals for Birmingham.
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