In one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend, Birmingham city thumped Luton Town 5-0 in the Championship. The visitors dominated proceedings right from the off with Kristian Pedersen heading narrowly wide from a Marc Roberts cross. Luton town worked keeper Matija Sarkic twice from a free-kick by James free and the following rebound.
It was the blues that took the lead when Elijah Adebayo headed past the helpless Simon Sluga. Birmingham then doubled the lead in the 26th minute when Hogan got on the end of a Tahith Chong cross. Chong once again turned provider to Hogan after the break to put the game to bed. Jeremie Bala and Prostrate Aneke added the fourth and the fifth goals late on to complete the whitewash.
Luton’s Nathan Jones: “I’m really disappointed, a little bit embarrassed by the scoreline and the level of performance but I don’t often get that from this group in terms of being embarrassed. I’m always proud of them, they give me everything, today we shot ourselves in the foot from early on. We conceded from a set-play which we did last weekend as well, it sets you back. Ironically we started the game so well on Tuesday (against Barnsley).”
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “I’m delighted, from start to finish I felt we were the better side, we deserved the win and it could have been more. To come away to a tough place like this, get the three points, but the way we did it as well was excellent. In possession, out of possession, the way we moved the ball, the chances we created, the way we defended as a unit, for me that’s the best performance I’ve ever witnessed from any of my teams since I’ve been a manager.”
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