Bramall Lane

Next Game

Sheff Utd v Bristol C

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet League 1

Whaddon Road Ground

Last Game

Cheltenham 1 - 4 Bristol C

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Lee unhappy despite fightback

Boss Lee Clark was unhappy despite seeing his Birmingham side recover from a two-goal deficit to snatch a point against high-flying Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 17/12/12 at 19:03 Post Comment

Lee Clark: Thinks Birmingham conceded silly goals

Lee Clark: Thinks Birmingham conceded silly goals

The Blues drew 2-2 at St Andrew's but needed a Papa Bouba Diop equaliser eight minutes from time to prevent Palace from going top of the Championship table.

Glenn Murray's brace had put the visitors two-nil ahead on the hour before Nikola Zigic pulled a goal back on 66.

But Clark remained disappointed despite the fightback: "I didn't think there was much in the first half. We gave away an awful first goal when we didn't compete on the edge of their box.

"Their second goal was something we had discussed all week. We didn't track the run and this was down to simple basics.

"When we were looking down the barrel we have once again produced the half an hour performance that enabled us to get back into the game and potentially win it.

"We were in the ascendancy at the final whistle and I've just said to the players 'Why can't we play like that from the first whistle?'

"We appear to have the shackles on when it's nil-nil. We do not play with the freedom we show when we have to come from behind.

"And I think there was only one team going to win it when the final whistle went."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Patrice Evra reveals he would have been Man Utd captain if he had stayed

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property