“No excuses from us, Norwich deserved to win the game,” admitted Garry Monk, the Birmingham manager, who has been able to sign Swedish free agent Kerim Mrabti despite the club’s transfer restrictions.
“He will need time to settle but we are delighted to have him here,” Monk said.
Norwich City: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis; Trybull, Vrancic; Buendia (Cantwell 39), Stiepermann, Hernandez (McLean 90); Pukki (Rhodes 85)
Subs: McGovern (g), Passlack, Hanley, Srbeny
Birmingham City: Camp; Colin, Morrison, Dean, Pedersen; Jota (Mahoney 71), G Gardner, Kieftenbeld (C Gardner 56), Maghoma; Adams, Jutkiewicz (Vassell 61)
Subs: Trueman (g), Solomon-Otabor, Dacres-Cogley, Harding.
Booked: Pedersen, Kieftenbeld, C Gardner, Morrison
Referee: Tim Robinson