When SuperKev’s Birmingham magic wasn’t enough



It’s on YouTube so it must be OK.

Salut! Sunderland wanted Birmingham to go through to the FA Cup semi-finals because the Charlie Hurley link with Bolton, right at the end of his playing career, was outweighed by the combined Kevin Phillips/Jimmy Montgomery factor.

It wasn’t to be. But what a moment of magic – actually, two moments of magic – from SuperKev, at 37 almost old enough to work for this site.

The cool strike that the keeper touched on to a post was wonderful, but the instinctive lob from outside the penalty box to bring City level went some way beyond sublime. Many of you will have seen both already; I just caught up today.

That sort of goal should, by rights, win games. But Bolton grabbed a winner and City are left to admire the Carling Cup in their trophy cabinet and get Kev on a few more times to ensure Premier survival.

Oh, and when the YouTube clip disappears, click on this link to see if you can still view it there.

Monsieur Salut

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