06 Feb '11, 5pm

Football: Zigic goal sees Blues inflict Hammer blow

Football: Zigic goal sees Blues inflict Hammer blow

LONDON - Nikola Zigic gave Birmingham City a 1-0 away to West Ham on Sunday that moved the Blues out of the relegation zone and dropped their fellow strugglers to the foot of the Premier League table. The giant Zigic secured a precious three points for the Blues, now 16th in the standings, when he headed in powerfully from close range after getting on the end of Sebastian Larsson's free-kick midway through the second half. "It was a massive game, a six-pointer, and we came out with a scrappy goal and won the game," Birmingham's Roger Johnson told Sky Sports. "We were dying on our feet at the end and the ball kept coming back but thankfully we got the three points, we nicked a 1-0 and a clean sheet -- lovely." The goal was only Zigic's fourth in the Premier League since the Serbian's million pre-season arrival at St Andrew's and Johnson added: "We've got into him about bein...

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