Sheffield Wednesday clashed with Birmingham City, defeating them 3-0 in the English Championship.
The loss increases the pressure on Manager Gianfranco Zola as he supervised a seventh loss in 12 games in all competitions.
Birmingham City were still searching for their first win under manager Gianfranco Zola after only managing a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers during the weekend.
The security was very tight yesterday at St. Andrews as the two teams of the same area namely Birmingham City and Aston Villa were taking on each other after a while and the passionate supporters had to be kept in check for the denial of any unpleasant event.
Birmingham City went undefeated for 7 league matches which started on August 27 when they overcame Norwich City with a scoreboard of 3-0 and this string continued going until October 14 when Nottingham Forest defeated Birmingham and this victory was particularly important for Nottingham as they were edging closer and closer to the bottom relegation zone.
Birmingham City coach Gary Rowett revealed happenings after 18-year old forward Jack Storer received marching orders in the derby loss to Wolves.
Rowett commented generally on the disposition of the young striker after the red card as he would have to serve a three match ban for his actions. He revealed how he meant to handle the player going forward as well.
Birmingham City failed to build on the recent league victory over Leeds United, as the team could only manage a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic.
Pressure mounts on manager Gary Rowett as the team has been unable to find a way to get more victories. Birmingham started the campaign with hopes of at least finishing in the play-offs even though there is not a lot of support for the manager from the board in terms of new signings. Birmingham have gone through a lot of financial difficulties in recent times, but Rowett felt confident coming into the game.
After securing a 4-0 win over Kidderminster in the final friendly game, Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett claimed that he is feeling confident ahead of the new season.
The club failed to even come close to achieving their objective of getting promoted back to the Premier League last season. This time around, the competition is expected to be more intense with clubs like Newcastle United expected to be favourites for the top prize. Aston Villa are also in the mix to get promoted back at the first instance.
With several clubs moving players to and from their ranks to others and so forth, Birmingham City is no exception.
Many Birmingham fans will be fearing at the possibility of losing David Cotterill in the summer, but manager Gary Rowett hopes that the player returns from international action after a fine Euro 2016.
Gary Rowett admitted that he is extremely disappointed with the professionalism shown by his players in the game with Preston North End.