Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

Birmingham City boss Lee Clark has hailed his side's "passion and heart" after they pulled off a dramatic escape from relegation in the Championship today.

With Birmingham losing at Bolton Wanderers, they were heading down to League One as the clock ticked down.

Indeed, Blues had been 2-0 down at the Reebok Stadium before giant Serbian striker Nikola Zigic rose high to head the ball home in the 78th minute.

Then in added time, Paul Caddis forced the ball home, securing a 2-2 draw for Birmingham and sending Doncaster, who lost 1-0 away at Leicester, down.


"It was unbelievable. I felt for my players, two down and staring down the barrel, because we were excellent all game, we played with passion and heart but they kept going. It was too important", Clark was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I said to the players, let us use this as a learning curve, we have diced with death in sporting terms.

"I am delighted for my players first and foremost, the senior pros have been terrific with the youngsters. There are also great people behind the scenes and the administration side has supported us but the biggest thank you goes to the fans. They are phenomenal.

"It has been a tough old season for them but thankfully we have kept them in the division and now we want to get their side where they belong."

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