Birmingham City survive relegation from English Championship, Ghanaian teen Koby Arthur to make impact next season

Koby Arthur joy as Birmingham City beat the drop

Koby Arthur joy as Birmingham City beat the drop

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.


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