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Phillips’ brace in Birmingham win

sports Updated: Feb 07, 2010 23:16 IST

Veteran Kevin Phillips’ double late strike here on Sunday put a dampener on Wolves manager Mick McCarthy’s 51st birthday celebrations as Birmingham City came from behind to win 2-1.

Phillips spared Birmingham their first home defeat since last December with a brilliant second half cameo. He was only introduced as a 63rd minute substitute with Alex McLeish’s side trailing to Kevin Doyle’s sixth goal of the season, but two goals in six minutes turned the game on its head. Ironically Phillips may have been allowed to leave the club on loan for the remainder of the season, if manager Alex McLeish had been successful in securing Roman Pavlyuchenko in the January transfer window.

At the time of going to press Chelsea were leading 2-0 against Arsenal through Didier Drogba’s brace.