Lyle Taylor’s ice cold penalty wins it: Birmingham City player ratings vs West Brom

Lyle Taylor’s second half penalty was enough to separate the sides on the day.

Lyle Taylor’s second-half penalty was the difference as Birmingham City got their revenge on West Bromwich Albion and landed the West Midlands bragging rights.

It was a game that, for the most part, lacked any real spark or quality but Taylor’s spot-kick in the 67th minute oozed class and gave Blues, on the whole, a deserved three points.

Here’s our player ratings as Blues get the win on a sunny Sunday afternoon at St Andrew’s!

Birmingham City (4-3-1-2): Etheridge; Colin, Roberts, Gordon, Pedersen; Bacuna (85’ Sunjic), Gardner, Hernandez; Chong (55’ Richards); Taylor (90’ Jutkiewicz), Hogan

Subs not used: Trueman, Bela, Graham, Woods

West Brom (3-5-2): Johnstone; Ajayi, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Mowatt, Livermore, Gardner-Hickman (60’ Diangana), Townsend (75’ Reach); Grant (68’ Carroll), Robinson

Subs not used: Button, Kipre, O’Shea, Molumby

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