Match Of The Past: Birmingham City
We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Birmingham City, and six matches from the years between 1975 and 2007. Our first match is a trip to Hillsborough for an FA Cup semi-final against Fulham in 1975, and our second match is from the following year, a trip to Filbert Street to play Leicester City in a league match from December 1976 which features a devastating performance from Kenny Burns. Much of the 1980s would be one to forget for supporters of the club, culminating in relegation into the third tier of the game in 1989, and our third match comes from their spell in the Third Division, but it isn’t from the league – it’s their 1991 Leyland Daf Cup Final match against Grimsby Town at Wembley.
We finish off with two matches from the more modern era. The club won its way into the Premier League for the first time in 2002, and our fourth and fifth matches are ones that will live long in the memory of supporters of the club, a fiery first two Premier League local derbies against Aston Villa from the 2002/03 season. And completing our brief and far from exhaustive recent history of this club is a Third Round replay in the FA Cup from January 2007, which saw Birmingham travel to St James Park to play Newcastle United.
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