sport news Villans loanee Jaden Philogene shoots down rivals Birmingham to hand Blues ... trends now

sport news Villans loanee Jaden Philogene shoots down rivals Birmingham to hand Blues ... trends now
sport news Villans loanee Jaden Philogene shoots down rivals Birmingham to hand Blues ... trends now

sport news Villans loanee Jaden Philogene shoots down rivals Birmingham to hand Blues ... trends now

CARDIFF 1-0 BIRMINGHAM CITY: Aston Villa loanee Jaden Philogene shoots down rivals Birmingham in a Bluebird shirt to hand Blues boss John Eustace his first loss since taking charge at St Andrews Aston Villa loanee Jaden Philogene fires winner against Birmingham for Cardiff Cardiff move up to third temporarily with two wins from first three games Birmingham City lose first game of the season despite being better side Bluebirds pick up four yellow cards during Championship fixture in Wales 

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Birmingham City tasted their first defeat under new manager John Eustace at the Cardiff City Stadium – and it was an Aston Villa player who delivered the killer blow.

Jaden Philogene, loaned from the Blues’ bitter rivals a fortnight ago, struck in the 17th minute to secure three points his Cardiff side emphatically deserved.

If anything, the final score flattered the visitors who, apart from a purple patch early in the second half, never looked like leaving the Welsh capital with their unbeaten run intact after three league outings.


MATCH FACTS 

CARDIFF CITY: Allsop, Romeo, Collins, Kipre, Ng, Wintle ©, Sawyers (Colwill 63), Rinomhota, O’Dowda (Ojo 82), Philogene (Etete 63) Watters (M Harris 45)

GOALS: Philogene-Bidace

BOOKED: Trusty, Colin, James, Hogan and Ojo 

BIRMINGHAM CITY: Ruddy, Colin, Roberts (Williams 55), Trusty, Bacuna (Leko 76), Deeney © (Jutkiewicz 71), Hogan, Placheta, James, Sanderson, Chang (Hall 76). 

REFEREE: Darren Bond

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Eustace, the former Queens park Rangers and Republic of Ireland assistant, must have been bitterly disappointed with how passive the Blues were for long spells.

But for his counterpart Cardiff boss Steve Morison, this was a hugely encouraging performance and the perfect response to a 2-1 defeat at Reading a week ago and a dismal 0-3 midweek Carabou Cup reverse to League One Portsmouth.

The former Millwall and Wales striker will have been mightily pleased to see his side produce the sort of hard-working, quality display that suggests they may be involved in matters at the right end of the table following the stagnation since Neil Warnock’s departure in

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