Birmingham dominated the game but failed to find the net as they produced one of the goalless football scores of the weekend in the Championship. With neither team having much to play for in the league, it was Birmingham who started in 20th place and looked the hungrier of the two teams. The draw was enough to lift the Blues up to 19th place while Swansea dropped one place to 16th.
Swansea’s Russell Martin: “We had 21 hours on the bus this week, we got back at 3 am on Thursday. We had a long trip to Blackpool before that and they were two difficult pitches as well. And Birmingham played a day before us as well. These are not excuses, they’re facts, and I’m pretty sure that explains it. It never got going, never sparked, and the atmosphere reflected that. We didn’t give the supporters enough to work off. I’m disappointed for the players that there were boos but I understand it. I didn’t enjoy the game. I was disappointed. But we managed to get a point against a team who are difficult to play against and we kept a clean sheet.”
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “I think it’s clear to see that we should have won the game. I don’t know how many chances we missed. I think we missed three chances from about two yards out. And they weren’t half chances, they were clear-cut chances that it was harder to miss than score. We were the better side, and we deserved the three points. Tuesday was a bad day at the office, but we got the reaction. We were back to ourselves. I think we got it right tactically and in and out of possession, we worked hard as a team, and we created big chances in both halves. The only thing we didn’t get was the three points.”
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