Birmingham played Middlesbrough at the Championship of England on January 2. The match kicked off 15:00 UTC. Middlesbrough won 1-3.
Matt Crooks scored the first goal on the 57th minute of the game followed by goals from Tahith Chong and Chuba Akpom. Crooks later scored 1 more. 1-3 is the final score.
Birmingham (also known as Birmingham City or Blues) and Middlesbrough (commonly referred to as Middelsbrough or Middlesborough) meet again 6 months after the Championship match which Middlesbrough won 1-0. Birmingham are on a poor run of form as they're approaching this clash after defeats from Hull City and Burnley. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive home matches now.
Middlesbrough, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 2 straight games against Blackburn and Wigan, however, Middlesbrough have been performing poorly in defense lately as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.
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Birmingham kicked off the game with John Ruddy, Maxime Colin, Marc Roberts who got substituted by George Friend on the 35th minute, Auston Trusty, Juninho Bacuna who got substituted by Jobe Bellingham on the 65th minute, Krystian Bielik, Jordan Graham who got substituted by Emmanuel Longelo on the 65th minute, Jordan James who got substituted by Troy Deeney on the 65th minute, Hannibal Mejbri who got substituted by Jonathan Leko on the 65th minute, Tahith Chong and Lucas Jutkiewicz as starters, with Neil Etheridge, George Friend, Emmanuel Longelo, Jobe Bellingham, Alfie Chang, Jonathan Leko and Troy Deeney on the bench.
Middlesbrough's starting eleven were Zack Steffen, Dael Fry, Darragh Lenihan, Tommy Smith, Matt Crooks, Ryan Giles, Hayden Hackney, Jonathan Howson, Riley McGree who got substituted by Marc Bola on the 83rd minute, Chuba Akpom who got substituted by Paddy McNair on the 89th minute and Marcus Forss who got substituted by Isaiah Jones on the 83rd minute, with Liam Roberts, Marc Bola, Paddy McNair, Isaiah Jones, Alex Mowatt, Rodrigo Muniz and Duncan Watmore on the bench.
Referee showed the yellow card 3 times throughout the game. Jonathan Howson, Krystian Bielik and Tommy Smith were the ones to receive it.
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Birmingham and Middlesbrough have met 5 times since December 2020. Birmingham have won twice while Middlesbrough have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on October 5, 2022 at the Championship of England where Middlesbrough won 1-0. Birmingham have scored 4 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Middlesbrough have scored 7. So, overall, Middlesbrough have a better head-to-head record against Birmingham in their recent history.
Birmingham have won 12 of their 38 matches in Championship, drawing 9 and having 17 defeats this season. They have scored 42 goals - 1.11 per match, conceding 50 - 1.32 per match. Middlesbrough have won 20 of their 38 matches in Championship, drawing 7 and having 11 defeats this season. They have scored 69 goals - 1.82 per match, conceding 42 - 1.11 per match.
Birmingham are on a losing streak - they have lost to Hull City and Burnley in their previous 2 matches while Middlesbrough are on a winning streak - they have won Blackburn and Wigan in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Birmingham have won 7 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 6, while Middlesbrough have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 3.
Birmingham have won once (3-2 against Reading on 16th of December), lost 3 times (0-1 against Hull City on 30th of December, 3-0 against Burnley on 27th of December and 1-2 against Sunderland on 11th of November) and drew twice (0-0 against Blackpool on 10th of December and 2-2 against Swansea City on 8th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Middlesbrough have won 5 times (1-2 against Blackburn on 29th of December, 4-1 against Wigan on 26th of December, 2-1 against Luton on 10th of December, 0-2 against Hibernian on 26th of November and 1-2 against Norwich City on 12th of November) and lost once (3-1 against Burnley on 17th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.
As always, England Championship's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Birmingham are the 17th in the table with 45 points after 38 matches, while Middlesbrough are the 3rd with 67 points in 38 matches.
We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Birmingham and Middlesbrough in real time. You can watch the goals by Matt Crooks, Tahith Chong and Chuba Akpom as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Birmingham - Middlesbrough are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.