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Birmingham City vs Southampton LIVE: Championship latest score, goals and updates from fixture

 (The FA via Getty Images)
(The FA via Getty Images)

Follow live coverage as Birmingham City face Southampton in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Birmingham City FC 1 - 1 Southampton FC

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:27

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:27

Ché Adams (Southampton) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:27

Koji Miyoshi (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:27

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:23

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:20

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Southampton 1. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:21

Attempt blocked. Koji Miyoshi (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paik Seung-Ho.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:18

Attempt missed. Koji Miyoshi (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andre Dozzell.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:17

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:17

Attempt blocked. Ethan Laird (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan James.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:14

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:13

Attempt saved. Ché Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:13

Delay in match because of an injury Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:12

Attempt missed. David Brooks (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:09

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Gavin Bazunu.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:09

Juninho Bacuna (Birmingham City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Emanuel Aiwu.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:09

Delay in match because of an injury Jordan James (Birmingham City).

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:05

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Southampton 0. Koji Miyoshi (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

15:03

First Half begins.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

14:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Birmingham City vs Southampton

14:00

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