West Bromwich Albion twice came from behind as they beat Birmingham City to earn first-team coach Jimmy Shan his third straight win as caretaker boss.

But they needed a lucky break to do it, with a second equaliser from a Jay Rodriguez penalty for a foul which appeared to take place outside the box.

Having led through headers from Gary Gardner and Lukas Jutkiewicz, only to be pegged back first by Dwight Gayle, then Rodriguez, Albion went on to win it with a low powerful drive from Jake Livermore.

It completed a miserable March for Garry Monk’s City, who have now lost five matches in a row, as well as being docked nine points for breaching the EFL’s financial rules.

More to follow.

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 68Holgate
  • 25DawsonBooked at 30mins
  • 26Hegazi
  • 14Townsend
  • 11BruntBooked at 90mins
  • 8Livermore
  • 7MorrisonSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 45′minutes
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forBartleyat 90+5′minutes
  • 16Gayle
  • 21EdwardsSubstituted forMurphyat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robson-Kanu
  • 5Bartley
  • 6Johansen
  • 12Mears
  • 23Bond
  • 34Harper
  • 70Murphy

Birmingham

  • 1Camp
  • 5Colin
  • 28Morrison
  • 12DeanBooked at 24mins
  • 3PedersenBooked at 46mins
  • 7Mahoney
  • 20GardnerBooked at 68mins
  • 26DavisSubstituted forGardnerat 78′minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forJotaat 82′minutes
  • 9AdamsSubstituted forVassellat 82′minutes
  • 10Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 8Gardner
  • 11Vassell
  • 18Mrabti
  • 23Jota
  • 27Trueman
  • 45Harding
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
24,789

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 3, Birmingham City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 3, Birmingham City 2.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jacob Murphy.

Booking

Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion).

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion).

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Bartley replaces Jay Rodriguez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).

Harlee Dean (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Morrison (Birmingham City).

Booking

Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham City).

Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jota replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Isaac Vassell replaces Che Adams.

Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Gardner.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Connor Mahoney with a headed pass.

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).

Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Craig Gardner replaces David Davis.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 3, Birmingham City 2. Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jacob Murphy replaces Kyle Edwards.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Jay Rodriguez tries a through ball, but Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Morrison with a headed pass.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Booking

Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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