Lee Bowyer describes Fulham as a ‘different animal’ following Birmingham City’s 6-2 defeat

Fulham had the beating of Blues for the third time this season on Tuesday evening

Birmingham City were hammered 6-2 by Fulham on Tuesday evening as Lee Bowyer’s fell to their eighth straight game without a win in all competitions.

Gary Gardner and Ivan Sunjic were on hand to grab consolation goals for Blues on the night but after the hosts had raced into a 4-0 lead before the break - the game was already well and truly over.

Marc Roberts of Birmingham City (L) scores an own goal to make it the first goal for Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Birmingham City at Craven Cottage

Not even the most optimistic of supporter was expecting a result on Tuesday evening.

Fulham had scored 13 goals in their previous two games, a total Blues had mustered up over the course of their last 13.

And the hosts had the great honour of being able to spend a few pounds back in the summer to strengthen their squad, a total surpassing £20million if we’re being precise.

Getting even a quarter of that is something Lee Bowyer can only dream of so it’s no wonder there was such a gap in quality between the sides.

Fulham are just a better team, it’s as straightforward as that.

And Bowyer simply had to hold is hand’s up and say it how it is.

“We didn’t do too much wrong and then they go ‘bang, goal,’ the boss told BBC WM.

“You can’t stop the power, the strength, the quality they have.

“They’re quality all over the pitch, they’re a different animal to us and everything they do is with a purpose.

“We’re a hard working team and no matter how hard the players tried, they still couldn’t get close to them.

“We kept Mitrovic quiet but they’ve got so many players all over the pitch - the left-back’s come and screamed one in from 25 yards.

“It’s a tough night and we have to put that behind us.”

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