Birmingham news Birmingham fans see positives but question Karanka substitutions MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Blues were beaten 3-1 by Norwich City as they put in a strong performance against the Championship leaders
Breaking News ! Birmingham City fans saw positive steps in their team's performance despite defeat to Norwich City. Teemu Pukki scored twice and missed a penalty a Ivan Sanchez's goal proved to be in vain as the Championship leaders won 3-1 on Tuesday night. Norwich took the lead just before the half hour against the run of play as Pukki scored for the fourth game in a row. Aitor Karanka’s team was level after Sanchez’s drive was blocked by Tim Krul but the Spaniard reacted quickest to poke home the rebound. Norwich got their winner with a quarter of an hour to go. Emi Buendia's shot was half blocked by Harlee Dean but the ball broke to Pukki who was free in the box to poke home. Read More Related Articles Birmingham City vs Norwich City player ratings: Gardner stars as Blues punished by lethal Pukki Read More Related Articles Boris Johnson confirms details for Birmingham City fans' return to St Andrew's Oliver Skipp added insult to injury with a late goal after Mikel San Jose misjudged a bouncing ball deep in added time. After the game, Blues fans took to Twitter and while they were pleased with the performance, but they questioned Aitor Karanka's substitutions. @Kieranbcfc2: Unlucky to lose, much better side against the best team in the league. Tonight was always about performance rather than result and the lads showed up. Play like that against the lower teams and we’ll pick up results. KRO @gilharry : Really disappointing, played well, deserved better but lost. Norwich weren't at best and missed a pen. KARANKA subs again questionable. 10 defeats and 0 wins in 12 home games. win v a terrible Sheff Weds with 10 men papered over the cracks. change has to happen or we are doomed @SeanDaBlue : Honestly against the best team in the league that was a brilliant performance. Realistically nobody expected anything out of this game. We played with confidence and must do the same against QPR.
. COYB KRO Max Bradley: Positive performance on the whole but again, poor subs made in critical times that has cost us something tonight. This is why karanka won’t ever take us far. He’s dragging this squad back and it’s just so frustrating! Get him gone James Jeavons : Strong performance on the whole, subs weren’t at it at all though. Same performance needed on Saturday but gotta be more clinical.
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Michael Ivory: Yes we can say we played well 1st half and we did, but when we needed a manager to change the tactics to try and get something from the game, we ended up with 6 defenders on the pitch and another RB playing RW. Whilst Leko, McGree and Halilovic stayed on the bench. No words. Jack Line: Good performance very undeserved that players should take a lot of positives away from that and Karanka should make sure San Jose is nowhere near that team again. Sam Beresford : Phenomenal for 70 minutes then he makes defensive subs and we go in to our shell. All well and good bringing juke on for an equaliser but taking wingers off makes no sense, think the Roberts substitution said it all
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