Birmingham City 1-0 Ipswich Town: Jota’s Penalty Seals An Important Win For The Blues
Birmingham registered their second win in a row under Garry Monk to move out of the relegation zone. Ipswich Town registered just one shot on target in the whole game.
Jota converted a penalty in the 21st minute after Jacques Maghoma was taken down in the box. Ipswich rallied a little in the second half but did not create any real chances as Mick McCarthy’s side slipped to defeat.
Birmingham Player Ratings
David Stockdale – 7
Was hardly troubled. Had a very quiet afternoon but will be happy with his work.
Wes Harding – 7
The right-back was a part of a back four that was not under any pressure. He performed well.
Michael Morrison – 6.5
A good performance from the 30-year-old centre-back who kept the Ipswich attackers at bay.
Harlee Dean – 7
A strong performance. The former Brentford player has had a difficult season but this was one of his better performances.
Maxime Colin – 6.5
Possibly a little quieter than usual but linked up well with his winger and did a solid defensive job.
Jota – 8.5
Scored the penalty and he is one player in the Birmingham side who has true quality.
David Davis – 6.5
The former Wolves player picked up a yellow card and ran himself into the ground for his team.
Maikel Kieftenbeld -7
The former Derby target has become a key part of the Birmingham midfield and controlled the game well.
Jacques Maghoma – 7
Earned the penalty and was a constant threat on the wing. Was replaced by Jason Lowe towards the end.
Lukas Jutkiewicz – 7
Was busy but never looked like scoring. He is a classy player but could have buried one of his chances.
Che Adams – 8
Che Adams was a constant threat. A very impressive performance from the former Sheffield United player.
Cheikh N’doye (for Kieftenbeld 80′) – 5
Slotted in nicely in the midfield.
Josh Dacres-Cogley (for Jutkiewicz 86) – N/A
Came on only for a few minutes.
Jason Lowe (for Maghoma 90′) – N/A
Came on in stoppage time.