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Last updated : 11 December 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Butt secures first home win to set Bruce dancing

Rarely, if ever, can Steve Bruce have celebrated a goal with such an outpouring of emotion. Having not seen his side win at home in the Premiership since May the Birmingham manager's relief was understandable as he danced along the touchline after Nicky Butt secured three precious points with a stooping header five minutes from time. The Observer

Butt gives Blues first home victory

For a club who had labelled this game not just a "must win" but a "mini cup final" and even "the most important in the club's history", nothing short of three points would suffice. Salvation for Birmingham arrived with a first home win of the season and their joy was unconfined. The Telegraph

Pennant and Butt bring back that winning feeling

Nicky Butt gave Birmingham a Premiership lifeline by heading a late winner to secure a first home success of the campaign for Steve Bruce's side. The Independent

Butt dives in to banish Birmingham blues

Before this game, Steve Bruce told his players it was time to “get ugly” in their fight for Premiership survival. For long periods this match was indeed far from pretty, but Nicky Butt’s late headed goal gave Birmingham a vital first home win of the season. The Times