Game Report: Luton 0-5 Birmingham City
6 years in the making
Fresh off a disappointing 2-0 loss midweek, the Blues headed out for their second Championship away game, and, well, made the most of the day trip.
Birmingham City put a 5-goal shellacking on the Hatters and earning yet another clean sheet in the process. the 5-bagger was the team’s best since an EFL Cup first round game against Crawley 4 years and 13 days ago. As regards the Championship they hadn’t put away that many since November 7 six years ago and that was against a 10-man Fulham side. And the opponent scored in both those games, so this was the biggest spread the Blues have earned in a very long time.
Defender Marc Roberts scored the, er, game-winning goal just 7 minutes in, Scott Hogan (who did not start against Bournemouth) then added two, followed by late goals from Chuks Aneke and Gary Gardner.
So Birmingham still has conceded in only game so far this season, and has the full 6 points from two away games as compared with just 1 point from 2 league home games and are 8th place in the table.
But then, home is hardly home right now. Even as COVID restrictions are being eased, the club is enduring an ongoing nightmare with the St. Andrew’s Stadium.