H Dean ( 83)
L Leo Bonatini (8)
Birm'ham vs Wolves
Sky Bet Ch'ship
7:45pm Monday 4th December
St. Andrew's Stadium
WATCH: DEAN SEES RED
Here's how Harlee Dean got himself sent off in the closing stages...
BIRMINGHAM 0-1 WOLVES
FULL-TIME! It's all over at St Andrew's! Wolves battle past Birmingham to move four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship. More importantly for them, though, they're 10 points clear of third.
Birmingham stay rooted in the bottom three.
90+3: CHANCE! Adams controls the ball and turns on the edge of the area, he then hits the ball back across goal, but no one is there to turn the ball home for Birmingham. No one had made the run.
90+1: Four minutes of added time.
88: It looks like a case of Wolves just seeing this one out now. Birmingham still trying to get men forward but not really making much of an impression.
84: RED CARD! It's all getting a bit feisty. Morrison fouls Diogo Jota before the two square up to each other and get a yellow card apiece.
But Dean had shoved the Wolves man to the ground before that after initially trying to break them up, and he picks up a second yellow and is dismissed. Sheer stupidity.
80: SUBS! Final change for Wolves as Bright Enobakhare replaces Romain Saiss.
While Birmingham throw on David Davis replaces Cheikh Ndoye.
Still just this man's goal separating the sides...
77: YELLOW! Harlee Dean goes into the book for Birmingham after a late challenge on N'Diaye.
75: SUB! Second change for Wolves as Jack Price replaces Leo Bonatini. Defensive switch by Nuno.
74: All Birmingham now. Douglas is used to flying forward down his left flank for Wolves, but he's been pegged right back here to stop Nsue from getting a cross in.
The frustrating thing for the Blues now is they're finally getting crosses into the box at a time when they've taken Jutkiewicz off.
72: The home fans are responding to the effort their team have displayed in the second half and they're right up for this now. Should be a cracking final 20 minutes or so.
69: CHANCE! Wolves then get forward at pace and Diogo Jota gets into the box, but his effort hits the side netting.
68: SUB! Birmingham make another change as Che Adams replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
67: YELLOW! N'Diaye is a lucky, lucky boy. Kieftenbeld is not happy with what he deemed to be a poor challenge on him. He then puts his forehead towards the Birmingham midfielder, before then putting his hand in Gleeson's face and pushing him backwards.
That could easily have been red.
64: CHANCE! Another big let off for Birmingham. Brilliant from Bonatini as he plays a sharp reverse pass in for Costa, which completely takes Birmingham's entire defence out of the game, but the substitute tries to be too clever and skip past Stockdale, who manages to get the ball away from him.
61: SUB! Wolves make a first change as Helder Costa replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
60: CHANCE! An escape for Birmingham there. Gleeson gives the ball away and Bonatini picks it up before feeding Diogo Jota into the box. He can't quite sort his feet out, though, and Stockdale manages to smuggle it clear.
58: Not a lot going on right now at St Andrew's. Wolves back in control of play but are just happy to knock it around.
52: Cotterill has clearly got stuck into his players at half-time. Birmingham looking far more up for this as they pass the ball better and chase down Wolves better. They've had 60% possession so far in the half.
50: Birmingham already looking a lot livelier in the second half. Jutkiewicz isn't doing an awful lot up front to get his team-mates into the game, though. He's too often up against three big centre backs and can't hold it up or lay it off.
47: Gleeson plays a nice ball out to Nsue on the right, which means he's completed at least one more pass than Jota managed for Birmingham in the first half.
SECOND HALF! We're back under way!
SUB! Birmingham make a change as Stephen Gleeson comes on for Jota.
WATCH: WOLVES OPENER
Here's a reminder of how Wolves took the lead in the early stages at St Andrew's... second half coming up soon.
It's going to form currently and Wolves are 1/5 with Sky Bet to go on and collect all three points. Birmingham can be backed at 25/1 with a draw 5/1 while among the PRICE BOOSTS is Bonatini to score a brace at 100/30 from 3/1. Get all the in-play odds here.
HALF-TIME! Wolves lead at the break thanks to a mixture of terrible Birmingham defending and goal line technology. They're in command but there's only a goal in it...
45: Just the one minute added on.
44: Jota, of Birmingham, with the chance to burst through the Wolves defence and get into the box as a gap opens up for him, but it's quickly closed by Boly, who gets back well to make the tackle. Good defending.
41: Just under five minutes to go until half-time and Birmingham have done well to stem the Wolves tide a little and keep themselves in the game. They'll be feeling far more positive heading into the break.
37: Birmingham with a rare spell of possession deep in Wolves territory. It's all high balls and long throws in to the box, though, and it's not really troubling them.
35: Don Goodman has been full of praise for the job Nuno has done at Wolves this season, citing the example of Ivan Cavaleiro's workrate.
"I don't think I ever saw him working this hard last season," he said in the commentary box. "That can only be the manager."
WATCH: PHOTOGRAPHER SLIPS UP
It's gone a bit quiet at St Andrew's... so here's a video of a photographer slipping over before the match...
30: WIDE! A long way wide from Diogo Jota. The ball falls into his path on the corner of the 18-yard box, and he's confident enough to take a touch and have a pop, but he swipes at it badly and it doesn't come close to testing Stockdale.
26: Ruddy, meanwhile, has been far quieter in the opposite goal so far. Here he is celebrates the Wolves opener.
24: SAVE! Dazzling from Wolves again. A swift attack sees Diogo Jota dance through some legs and tee up Cavaleiro, but his fierce drive from the edge of the box is kept out well by Stockdale. It's going to be a busy night for him.
22: Cavaleiro wins the ball back brilliantly off Ndoye, but sees his name up in lights as he charges towards goal and takes a pop, which flies a long, long way over.
20: Boga trying to drop a little deeper to collect the ball and cause Wolves some problems. Hard to see what Birmingham's current plan is, considering their initial gameplan was thrown out the window after eight minutes.
Wolves in control.
16: Diogo Jota having some treatment to his face after catching one from Jutkiewicz (on his 21st birthday as well!). He's having to get used to rough treatment this season.
WATCH: WOLVES TAKE THE LEAD
Here's how Wolves opened the scoring a few minutes ago. Shocking defending from Birmingham.
12: YELLOW! Birmingham may be a little lucky here not to be down to 10 men. Roberts slides wildly into the back of Diogo Jota and completely cleans him out. But he's only shown a yellow.
"I think he's lucky to stay on," says Don Goodman in the commentary box.
GOAL! BIRMINGHAM 0-1 WOLVES (Bonatini, 8)
Oh dear. That is an absolute shocker from Birmingham. Grounds plays a suicidal square pass right into the path of Cavaleiro on the edge of the area, his effort is kept out brilliantly by Stockdale, who gets back up quickly to make another great stop from Diogo Jota.
Again, though, the ball falls to a Wolves player, and Leo Bonatini manages to get the ball over the line, although goal line technology was needed to confirm it, as Morrison attempted to clear.
You don't need to make it that easy for this Wolves team to score.
BIRMINGHAM 0-0 WOLVES
6: This time, however, he doesn't quite deliver. Birmingham manage to get it clear.
5: Cotterill has said his side up to sit back and let Wolves come onto them, leaving no gaps anywhere.
But Roberts has given away a daft free-kick for clattering Diogo Jota 30 yards from goal. Terrible idea, considering what Douglas can do with a set-piece.
2: It already looks like Kieftenbeld has been sent out by Birmingham to do a man marking job on Diogo Jota. He's staying very, very close to him.
KICK-OFF! We're underway at St Andrew's!
THE TEAMS ARE OUT!
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