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Last updated : 03 January 2006 By Brian Cartlidge

Bruce left speechless as Pennant raises the standard

Steve Bruce did not emerge to answer questions last night after victory over Wigan, citing a throat strained in bellowing instructions as his excuse to remain with his players in that rarest of locations, a victorious Birmingham dressing room. As this was only the second at home this season at least his touchline exertions had not been in vain. The Guardian

Pennant raises signal for fightback to begin

Watching Birmingham has been a frustrating experience this season but enthusiasm for the struggle clearly remains strong. Every seat at St Andrew's was taken for the visit of the Premiership's most promising newcomer and the reward for those keeping the faith was the opportunity to celebrate a home win for only the second time this season. The Independent

Jarosik makes the difference as Sullivan gets what he wants

When a multimillionaire wants something, he usually gets it. So when David Sullivan, the co-owner of Birmingham City, demanded victory against Wigan Athletic at St Andrew’s yesterday, there was little option but to respond. Suitably motivated, Birmingham secured their first win in the Barclays Premiership in five attempts. The Times

Bruce rides along on the crest of a wave

With a few minutes left and this game won, Birmingham manager Steve Bruce was implored by the home support to give them a wave, the same fans who had castigated him for a similar gesture to visiting Manchester United followers in the Carling Cup last month. The Telegraph