Ratings: Forest 2-2 Blues

Another dominant Birmingham City display leaves them frustrated after throwing away a two goal lead in the final 15 minutes at the City Ground. A superb first half header from Lukas Jutkiewicz put the Blues ahead, and it looked like they had sealed the three points after Che Adams’ smart finish from the edge of the area. However a goal from Joe Lolley (Shock!) and a gift from Lee Camp ensure Blues went home with just a point.

Starting XI

Lee Camp

As with the previous games that Lee Camp has featured in, he didn't really have too much to do. He only had to deal with 3 shots on target from Forest throughout the 90 minutes. He had no chance with Joe Lolley's goal, a lovely strike from the edge of the area. But, for the equaliser, it was diabolical goalkeeping. He parried Lolley's strike from the edge of the box straight out to Daryl Murphy 6 yards out, who then beat Lee Camp at his near post. He single handedly cost us points today.

5
Maxime Colin

A very good showing from the French full back. Was solid at the back and produced some good moments going forward. Played some really nice balls through to Jota to set Blues on the attack.

7
Michael Morrison

A solid performance from Blues' captain. So far this season Morrison and Dean have formed a very strong partnership, and look very solid.

8
Harlee Dean

Exactly the same rating as Michael Morrison. Both looking very solid lately, if we can keep these two fit we will have no problems with our centre backs this year.

8
Kristian Pedersen

Blues' new Danish left back is getting better and better as each game passes. He is starting to improve his ability of reading the game a lot more, and looks very composed defensively.

8
Jota

Continued the great form he's showed over the last couple of games. Jota has started to look a real threat everytime he's got to ball recently. He covered so much ground yesterday, a real shift from the Spaniard.

8
Maikel Kieftenbeld

A classic Maikel Kieftenbeld performance, full of energy, full of big tackles, and full of tireless effort for the team. He's starting to form a good partnership alongside Gary Gardner.

To think Harry Redknapp wanted to sell Kieftenbeld just over under a year ago...

8
Gary Gardner - Man of the Match

There were a lot of question marks when he first joined from our neighbours down the road, but what a signing Gary Gardner has turned out to be so far. He has made us must more solid in the midfield, and he adds a lot of quality with his distribution too.

Came very close with one lovely free kick.

9
Jacques Maghoma

Another fantastic performance from last seasons player of the year. He constantly caused Sam Byram problems with his pace, strength and skill.

Lovely cross for Jutkiewicz's goal.

9
Omar Bogle

Worked tirelessly for the team, without getting too involved and having much impact on the game. One very confident run and shot early on but after that he didn't produce too much.

7
Lukas Jutkiewicz

What. A. Header.

Classic Lukas Jutkiewicz. That is why I feel that he needs to constantly start for Blues. Another great centre forwards performance.

8

Substitutes

Che Adams
Made the impact most Blues fans have been waiting for all season. A fantastic turn and shot on the edge of the box looked to have given Blues all three points... Until Lee Camp had his say.
7
Viv Solomon-Otabor
One very bright run late in injury time which forced a Blues corner. Other than that he didn't really have too much time to have any real impact on the game.
6
Connor Mahoney
Another late sub. Looks promising when he is on the ball though, always looks to beat his man.
6

Fans

Attendance: 26,799 – 1,965 Away Fans

Forest Fans – 6

Made some good noise early on. A lot of their fans didn't take too well to the Blues fans chant of "Champions of Europe, you weren't even born".

Discuss this on our forums!

Leave a Reply