Birmingham City survive relegation from English Championship, Ghanaian teen Koby Arthur to make impact next season
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Birmingham City miraculously escaped relegation from the English second-tier league on the final day of the season after they managed a 2-2 draw at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The Blues were set to be demoted to third-tier of English football but a Paul Caddis’s 93rd-minute equaliser saw them escape relegation to League One in dramatic style.
The Blues needed a draw at Bolton to stay up but looked doomed when they trailed 2-0 to goals by Lee Chung-yong and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
But Serbian international Nikola Zigic gave Lee Clark’s side hope when he pulled a goal back with a header with 12 minutes to go.
And a desperate finish saw Caddis force the ball home in stoppage time to send Doncaster down instead.
The survival comes a big news for Ghanaian teenager Koby Arthur as he would have the chances to fight for a place in the Birmingham City squad and advertise his quality in a more competitive league.
Arthur returned to Birmingham at the end of April after ending a month loan spell at Conference League side Lincoln City FC and watced anxiously from the screen as his side emotionally beat the drop in dramatic style.