Sep 28, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
BirminghamBirmingham City
Guthrie (31', 75')
Spector (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Zigic (94')

Birmingham manager Lee Clark: 'We lacked composure in final third'

Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
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Lee Clark believes that his side matched Reading but were undone by two moments of quality as they went down to two Danny Guthrie free kicks at the Madejski Stadium.

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has bemoaned his side's lack of composure in the final third after losing to Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Birmingham were condemned to defeat by two Danny Guthrie set pieces either side of half time, but Clark believes that his players matched Reading for most of the game.

"In terms of the football in terms of the territory I think we more than matched Reading," Clark told the club reporter.

"The difference was we weren't clinical in the final third. Our composure and our decision making could have been better in the final third.

"But we certainly created lots of situations and we passed the ball around. When the second goal went in we were in the ascendency. We've been undone by two bits of quality."

The defeat leaves Birmingham in 19th place having won just one of their last seven Championship matches.

Reading's Danny Guthrie scores the winner against Ipswich on August 3, 2013
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