CLARK CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
The Birmingham city manager Lee Clark has said that he is the one responsible for the 3-2 defeat suffered at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship. Birmingham city were expected to get the better of Sheffield Wednesday in the second match of the season, but the newly promoted club stunned the Midlanders by recording a 3-2 victory.
After the match, the manager has admitted that the defeat was entirely his fault after he has made some mistakes with the tactics that allowed Sheffield Wednesday to take advantage of the weaknesses within the Birmingham city squad.
Birmingham city were coming on the back of the 1-1 draw with Charlton on the opening day of the season. They were hoping to get three points that would finally see them start of the Championship season. However, this defeat means that the club will have to wait for the match against Watford this weekend in order to get the points. Birmingham city were achieved under the managerial reign of Chris Hughton last season, but they are not expected to challenge for promotion spot this time around. The huge financial problems suffered by the club in the last few seasons has limited their ability to compete in the transfer window.
"We gave poor goals away and gave ourselves too much to do. I take full responsibility for our formation. We knew their crowd would be behind them so I went with three midfielders to dictate the midfield. Hopefully to quieten them down but it gave them momentum. When goalkeepers make mistakes, nine out of 10 times it will go in the back of the net. He will have a long career, it is how he will bounce back," said Lee Clark after the match in which the goalkeeper Jack Butland made an error.