Birmingham City v Leicester City: Championship – live

18 December 2023 07:00
Championship updates from St Andrew’s, 8pm GMT kick-offSunderland appoint Beale | You can contact Niall on email or XAfter suffering one of the most avoidable relegations in recent history, Leicester City are loving life in the second tier. Since the league was rebadged as the Championship in 2004, no team has picked up more points in their first 20 games than the flying Foxes. Leicester’s 23-24 record so far comfortably eclipses their start in this division a decade ago, before Nigel Pearson’s side switched on the afterburners and racked up 102 points. That was the club’s most recent promotion, and we all know what happened after that, don’t we?While Leicester were winning titles, going on Champions League runs and filling up at the pizza buffet, Birmingham City have been treading water. Currently the second division’s longest-serving team, the Blues have spent most of the last decade in the Championship’s lower reaches. That looked like it might change this season, with new investment and an improving team led by popular manager John Eustace. But then the club’s US owners hit the reset button and showed Eustace the door, bringing in Wayne Rooney as his high-profile replacement. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian