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By Brian Cartlidge
Last updated : 22 November 2009

The Independent:

Bowyer chips in with touch of class to pip Fulham .....

Victories don't come much harder-fought than this. Birmingham City created no more than a chance and a half, survived pressure sometimes as incessant as the driving rain yet clung to the victory that lifted them three places up the table. 
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The Guardian:

Lee Bowyer's magic moment has Birmingham City singing in the rain .....

Birmingham continued to enjoy the mini-purple patch that has followed the resolution of Carson Yeung's interminable boardroom takeover, beating
Fulham by the only goal of a messy match played in relentless rain. Alex McLeish's team are now unbeaten in four league games, equalling their best run in the top tier during his time in charge.
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The Telegraph:

Birmingham City 1 Fulham 0 .....

Finally, a result. His strikers might have, once again, left the heavy lifting to the midfield, who, once again, had to be relied upon to provide the goal, but after their previous two games, unfortunate draws against Manchester City and Liverpool, Alex McLeish has three points to savour, thanks to a Lee Bowyer goal that was every bit in contrast to the dreary conditions in which this match was played, the gritty football that came both before and after, and indeed the type of player that scored it.
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The Times:

Birmingham awkward squad foils Fulham .....

Given the events of George Burley’s week, a sodden afternoon at St Andrew’s probably would not have figured highly on his to-do list now that he has a little time on his hands. Yet the experience might have taught the former Scotland manager that a degree of forgiveness can have its benefits.
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