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Last updated : 06 December 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Independent:

Larsson leads Blues revival as Wigan wobble .....

New ownership has stirred a wave of optimism that Birmingham continued to ride as Wigan stuttered again, the home side's disappointment compounded by more worries over Chris Kirkland's recurrent injury problems.
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The Guardian:

Larsson scores twice as Birmingham come from behind to win .....

When Sweden's Sebastian Larsson scored Birmingham City's third goal, all of them in the second half, the Blues fans, a little predictably but with enormous glee, chanted "We want 10", a reference to that 9-1 defeat by Spurs at White Hart Lane. Wigan's manager, Roberto Martínez, might imagine his team, and more particularly the defence, has a dual personality, though on the occasion of this defeat there was an extenuating circumstance, namely a first-half injury to goalkeeper Chris Kirkland whose suspect back let him down again
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The Telegraph:

Wigan Athletic 2 Birmingham City 3 .....

Now let us see what the man can do with a bit of cash. Alex McLeish is set to have £80 million to spend in the January transfer market thanks to Birmingham City's new owner Carson Yeung but showed he has a sound basis to work from as his team came from behind to win and extend their unbeaten run to six matches.
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The Times:

Larsson extends Birmingham's unbeaten run .....

It all seemed quite straight-forward at half-time. If anything, Wigan Athletic were unfortunate to be only a goal ahead. Forty-five minutes later, Birmingham were celebrating three goals, three points, six games unbeaten and a season's third away victory, reminding us that despite these teams' differing styles it ain't the way you do it, it's what you do.
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