Harry Redknapp completes Birmingham’s escape with win at Bristol City

The sun was shining on Birmingham City in more ways than one in the West Country as Harry Redknapp masterminded their escape from the threat of relegation with a second victory from his three matches in charge – as many as Gianfranco Zola registered across the ill-fated four months that left the Midlands club fighting for their life on the final day of the season.

Che Adams, playing after his red card against Huddersfield Town the previous week was rescinded, scored the all-important goal in the 16th minute and it was enough to prevent Birmingham from sliding into the third tier for the first time in 22 years. Cue delirium among the 2,500 travelling supporters at the final whistle.

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