Had little to contend with in the first half, and kicked well towards the giant Jones up top. Alert enough to make a fine reaction save from a Johnson header and deny Gardner from distance.
Took the armband in the absence of Ryan Shawcross and wore his heart on his sleeve, popping up to open the scoring and should have notched several more from set-pieces and open play. Commanding.
Veteran defender stepped into the heart of defence in the absence of Shawcross, and showed the same sort of commitment that the youngster has become famous for by putting his body on the line with an early clash with Foster.
Something of a steady figure for Stoke, the Welshman is a regular shoe-in at left-back but from his flank that Birmingham looked their most threatening in the first half.
Tricky as usual, the ex-Hammer looked to deliver a few knockout blows from the left and should have had more than one assist had Jones cashed in several top quality crosses. Set-up Whitehead's winner. Subbed off towards the end after another effective display.
Vibrant display against his former employers, for whom he played arguably the football of his career before moving to Liverpool.
Customary throw-ins were a nuisance, but rarely a source of direct danger and the 34-year-old was guilty of sloppily conceding possession on more than one occasion.
Matchwinner showed an unusual eye for goal. Perhaps fortunate not to go into the book after clattering into the back of Zigic, the usually crab-like passer made some probing runs and clever touches to aid his front two.
A highly encouraging night from the Trinidadian, who has recently cut something of a forlorn figure as his side's run of poor form has coincided with some abject personal displays. Full of running, the big man helped his side out hugely.
Should have done better with the goal at his mercy as Foster lay stricken after a collision with Higginbotham, but could only spoon it wide on his weaker left foot. Made amends with a wonder goal in the second half. Subbed off to a standing ovation.
Some erratic kicking was at odds with the 'keeper's brave decision making early on as he risked injury by sliding into Higginbotham one-on-one. Had a bit of a horror moment when he palmed a Delap throw straight across the face of goal, but made a super save from a Huth volley to keep the score at 1-0. Could have done little about the first two Stoke goals, but was visibly frustrated by the scrambled winner.
Left-back was turned inside out a few times by Pennant, but did well in the air.
Ensured that Fuller's wayward strike was definitely going wide of an empty net with an important touch. Once again his boundless energy caused all sorts of trouble as his side made their comeback.
Marshalled his backline well, particularly from Delap's long throws. Nearly scored with a close header.
Made a terrific challenge on the halfway line as Fuller looked set to instigate a counter with Etherington and Pennant both screeching into space. Solid.
The Chilean World Cup star couldn't replicate his exciting substitute appearance at the weekend and was unsurprisingly replaced by Fahey.
Largely overrun in the middle and struggled as Begovic and Jones singled him out as easy meat for long balls, but made a stellar recovery tackle to deny Fuller and stepped up to the plate in the second half.
Impressive first-half run, which saw Blues' top scorer weave between three or four opponents before coming to a stuttering halt as his tame shot rolled to Begovic. Grew in stature in the second and saw a well-struck effort tipped over.
Hero on Saturday with some exquisite set-pieces, the Swede struggled at the Britannia and was kept largely on the backfoot by the pace of Etherington, but his delivery teed up Jerome's headed goal.
Saw a first-half sighter fly wide of goal and should have done much better when released by Gardner, but could only stroke it into the grateful arms of Begovic. Looked to have grabbed his side a point with a late header. Decision-making questionable, but pace caused problems.
The beanpole Serb had little to feed off in the first half, and took a whack to the back after rising against the dwarf-like Whitehead, from which he never seemed to fully recover.