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PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Birmingham City news from BirminghamLive brings you the talking points from Blues' first Championship defeat at Cardiff City
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Birmingham City fell to their first Championship defeat after a 1-0 loss at Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon. Aston Villa loanee Jaden Philogene scored the only goal as Steve Morison's men sealed their second win of the campaign. The visitors, meanwhile, started brighter in the second-half but were unable to capitalise on their chances. Here’s what stood out at the Cardiff City Stadium... READ MORE: John Eustace makes Birmingham City promise after Cardiff City defeat READ MORE: John Eustace addresses Ryan Woods' Birmingham City absence amid transfer speculation Conceding less goals Despite the defeat, Blues have started the season positively not conceding too many goals in a single match. In three games, only two goals have been conceded. Shot-stopper John Ruddy has been influential in the amount of goals conceded. The scoreline in the Welsh capital could have been a different story, if the 35-year-old hadn't produced several saves to deny the hosts. Lack of creativity It is fair to say that Juninho Bacuna wasn't at his best on Saturday, and when that is the case, the whole team struggles to get bodies moving forward. Blues had just four shots but none of those were on target.
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. But it is important to start sharing the responsibilities and link play in the final third. Dion Sanderson The Wolves loanee had another superb game lining up in defence alongside Marc Roberts and Auston Trusty. The 22-year-old was relentless in his defence and kept composed throughout as he tried to block City's attacks. Not only that, his decision making was not rushed and he made good decisions going forward, with long-range passes in a bid to start play. Games coming thick and fast With matches coming thick and fast as always in this league, John Eustace's men will have no time to dwell what could have been at the Cardiff City Stadium. It is important that players don't take too much time digesting the result, but instead act upon things that were missing in the game, whether that's collectively or individually. Although i t may have only been the first defeat of the season but it is fair to say that the performance just wasn't there. Investment needed While it is important to promote young talents in the squad with the likes of Alfie Chang, Jordan James, George Hall and Josh Williams all getting minutes at Cardiff, the demanding and gruelling season ahead will demand new signings in giving the club the best chances of competing for promotion back to the English top-flight. What did you make of Blues' performance? Let us know in the comment section... READ NEXT: Birmingham City free agent set to join Championship rivals Scott Hogan reveals key difference between Birmingham City boss John Eustace and Lee Bowyer 'I had two options, kill myself or get help' - Former Birmingham City star on drug addiction battle John Eustace makes 'honest' Birmingham City takeover comment as Man Utd transfer can solve problem
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