Manchester United v Birmingham City tied up at 1-1.
Manchester United has to wait for another chance in order to reach the first position in the premier league. The final whistle blew at St Andrews when the score line was 1-1 and as a result of which, Manchester United failed to get full points against Birmingham City. Things could have been worst for Manchester if the Birmingham defender Scott Dann wouldn’t have scored an own goal on the 63rd minute. By staying unbeaten for 12 matches in a row now Birmingham City has made a club record.
At no point of time throughout the match, Birmingham City seemed less competent in front of Manchester United. Despite of the fact that Manchester United had more possession of the ball, Birmingham City created more chances in the 2nd half. Manchester also had to play with 10 men on the field in the closing minutes as Fletcher was shown his second yellow card of the match by referee Mark Clattenburg.
It was Jerome on the 39th minute of the match who by scoring a goal brought Birmingham into the lead. After that, the Manchester forwards like Rooney and Scholes made various attempts at goal but the Birmingham defense was hard to break. Birmingham City played well under pressure and if certain things would have gone their way, they could have easily ended up celebrating.
The Birmingham striker Benitez played significantly well and he made the Manchester keeper Kuszczak busy for most of the second half. Manchester United now stands at the 2nd position with 41 points after 21 matches and Birmingham City after playing the same number of matches, is at the 8th position with 33 points.