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Result: Sheff Weds 0-1 Birmingham: Scott Hogan sinks 10-man Wednesday

The home side played for the majority of the second half with 10 men after Shaw was shown a second yellow.

Scott Hogan's second-half goal gave Birmingham a 1-0 away victory against fellow Sky Bet Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, who paid the price for Liam Shaw's red card.

It was an important result for Birmingham who began the day level on points with their opponents.

The home side played for the majority of the second half with 10 men after Shaw was shown a second yellow.

Wednesday caretaker manager Neil Thompson made three changes following the midweek defeat at Stoke.

Liam Palmer, Matt Penney and Josh Windass replaced Osaze Urhoghide, Adam Reach and Jordan Rhodes, who all featured among the substitutes. Shaw retained his place despite signing a pre-contract agreement with Celtic.

Lukas Jutkiewicz and Mikel San Jose dropped out of the Birmingham line-up with manager Aitor Karanka handing recalls to Ivan Sanchez and Jeremie Bela.

After a quiet start, with neither side carving out a chance inside the opening quarter of an hour, there was a great opportunity for the hosts when Callum Paterson found Tom Lees whose shot from the centre of the area was straight at keeper Neil Etheridge.

Barry Bannan put a header on target, but it lacked the power to trouble Etheridge.

Birmingham should have taken the lead when Bela's free-kick from the right picked out Gary Gardner whose free header went a fraction wide of Keiren Westwood's right-hand post.

The visitors threatened towards the end of half with Liam Palmer forced to make an important block to keep out a header from Ivan Sunjic and then Sam Hutchinson blocked a Hogan effort.

Wednesday were reduced to 10 men five minutes after the restart when Shaw was shown a second yellow card after fouling Maxime Colin.

There was a chance for Birmingham when Sunjic set up Bela who fired in a low shot which was saved by Westwood at his near post.

The goal came when Hogan got on the end of a low driven ball into the area by Bela to guide the ball past Westwood.

Palmer then came to side his side's rescue, nipping in to turn the ball away as Hogan prepared to pounce following a low cross from Gardner.

Kadeem Harris also produced an important interception as San Jose shaped up to shoot following a ball from Hogan inside the area.

Etheridge had to be alert to tip over an in-swinging corner from Barry Bannan.

The keeper then produced a superb save to keep out a close-range header from substitute Jordan Rhodes as Birmingham climbed out of the relegation zone.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

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· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

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· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

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