Quiet game for the Birmingham keeper. After shrugging off a hand injury that kept him out of England's away friendly at Denmark he resumed his place in the Birmingham goal and was rarely tested. When Foster was called upon he looked comfortable and managed to control his box well.
Good game from the defender, who had to deal with the physicality of John Carew all game. Johnson's reputation continues to grow and this performance will do him no harm. The centre back ensured that any contact between Carew and the ball were kept to a minimum and prevented the striker from having any clear cut chances.
Played his part in ensuring that Birmingham left the game with a clean sheet and all three points. Playing on the left hand side of defence saw him dealing with John Carew a lot more than he'd have liked although he dealt with it well.
Played well alongside Jiranek on the right hand side of the Birmingham City defence but the attacking threat of Jermaine Pennant often had him beaten. Fortunately for the defender there wasn't much attackng impotous about the Stoke City attacks and as a result was not punished.
Slotted into the Birmingham back line well but was terrorised by the presence of Kenwyne Jones. He managed to link up well with Roger Johnson but was shown the yellow card for a challenge on Jones in the 73rd minute. With Jiranek seemingley beaten for pace by the Stoke forward the defender brought him to the floor to prevent any further attack.
Assured performance from the Birmingham veteran.who managed to link up well in the centre of the park with Craig Gardner and managed to pass the ball out well. Played defensive at times but managed to send the ball out to the wings well to ensure that Birmingham had an attacking side of their game too.
The on-loan midfielder had Birmingham's best attacking chance of the first half when his curling shot found it's way just wide of the Stoke goal, had the shot been on target then it would have definately put the hosts 1-0 up as Asmir Begovic was a beaten man.
Played well in the middle of the Birmingham line-up in a dull affair. Didn't put a foot wrong all game but there were times when you were left wondering whether he could any spark to the game to give it life.
Had a good game on the right wing of the Birmingham midfield and looked like one of the home side's best attacking options. All of the Blues attacks seemed to be channelled down the wings and the Swede continually ran at the Stoke defence.
Had a good game for the home side. A Birmingham attack saw the gangly striker struggling to reach a forward ball in the 23rd minute and saw him use his arm to almost hook the ball past the Stoke defence. Definately lucky not to see a card. His final minute header gave Birmingham all three points after managing to convert a Cameron Jerome cross deep into injury time.
Good debut performance for the Nigerian international. The Birmingham new boy caused the Stoke defence problems time after time and the Potters struggled to cope with his physical nature at times. However, the debut player failed to capitalise on this and was brought off in the 75th minute to be replaced by Cameron Jerome.
The Bosnian international goalkeeper had a quiet game for the visitors as the scoreline would suggest. With the lack of attacking opportunities on offer at St Andrews Begovic was rarely called upon but wilol be dissapointed with his first half attempts to save a David Bentley shot. The shot from the winger had Begovic beaten but fortunately it beat the post as well. Was unfortunate in the last minute as his save allowed Birmingham to capitalise and take all three points.
Solid performance again in the centre of defence as you would expect from the German. The tall defender dealt with arial threat of Nikola Zigic and the trickery of Nigerian Obafemi Martins. Was unlucky not to have seen his shot at the start of the second half hit the back of the net but was fortunate not to have conceded a penalty as a ferocious shot hit his hand.
Had a good game in defence for Stoke, played well and slotted into the back line well. Will be dissapointed that his side conceded a last minute goal but other than that should be pleased with his performance.
Captain's performance from the defender. Once again formed a good partnership with Robert Huth to stop Birmingham from taking advantage of their counter attacking plays. Had a good game in central defence and managed to keep Martins frustrated all game, to ensure the Nigerian failed to score on his debut.
Played well in the centre of midfield for Stoke and helped force the Birmingham midfield to push the balls out to the wings, as Birmingham didn't look likely of scoring by playing the ball through the middle of the field.
The throw-in specialist had a good game in the centre of midfield for Stoke and as usual his throw-ins were one of Stoke's best forms of attacks. His thunderous launches caused the home side problems all game and he was unlucky not to have seen one of his throws converted.
Excellent game on the wing for the pacey winger. Caused the Birmingham defence numerous problems all game but failed to make any of his possession count. Was easily Stoke's best player of the day. Was replaced by Glenn Whelan in the 77th minute.
Was on the wing for Stoke but with the attack of David Bentley up against him he struggled to make much of an impact for the visitors. Managed to slot in well to the Stoke midfield but failed to do much more.
Had an excellent game up front partnering John Carew and their partnership continues to blossom. The way the two strikers feed each other with the ball really compliments the Stoke play and it won't be long before the two really hit it off and start punishing teams. Was replaced by Ricardo Fuller in the 80th minute.
Had an excellent game partnering Kenwyne Jones up front. The two players linked up well all game and Carew caused the home side endless problems. His constant battling with the Birmingham defence saw the home side get frustrated with him. However, Carew failed to make any of his chances count.