Zero Corners, One Victory: Historic Match between Birmingham and Preston North

Zero Corners, One Victory: Historic Match between Birmingham and Preston North

In a thrilling match at St Andrew’s, Birmingham City’s interim manager Gary Rowett marked his return with a resounding victory as Jay Stansfield’s decisive goal secured a crucial zero-corner and 1-0 win over Preston North End.

Zero Corners, One Victory: Historic Match between Birmingham and Preston North

Stansfield, on loan from Fulham, put out a brilliant show with a clinical finish in the 68th minute, seizing the opportunity created by Koji Miyoshi’s precise through ball, Footballrover reports.

The goal not only propelled Birmingham to victory but also marked Stansfield’s 11th goal of the season, highlighting his impact on the team despite being on loan.

The match witnessed a historic moment as it ended without a single corner, a rarity in football history. 

Despite the absence of set-piece opportunities, Birmingham managed their attacking treats well, creating numerous chances and securing their first clean sheet in nine games.

The victory comes at a crucial time for Birmingham, easing their relegation concerns and providing a much-needed morale boost after a challenging period.

For Rowett, this win symbolises a triumphant return to the helm and sets the stage for a promising future for the Blues.

While Preston North End fought valiantly, Birmingham’s resilience and determination ultimately secured the three points. 

The match will be remembered not only for its thrilling gameplay but also for the unprecedented absence of corners, adding a unique chapter to football history.

Zero Corners, One Victory: Historic Match between Birmingham and Preston North

An extraordinary feat that has only been achieved once, when Chelsea football club crushed Wigan Athletic in August 2010, to remain the only Premier League match to have had no corners.

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