Outstanding Adams, Fantastic Jota – The best and the worst rated Birmingham players vs Ipswich

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.


Written by Ben Mepsted

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