Roy Hodgson celebrated his first win as West Brom boss as Birmingham suffered a massive Carling Cup hangover in a 3-1 defeat at St Andrew's.
Goals from Youssuf Mulumbu, James Morrison and Paul Scharner enabled the Baggies to leapfrog over their local rivals in the battle for Barclays Premier League survival.
All City could manage was a consolation effort from Jean Beausejour and they paid the price for some untypically sloppy defensive play.
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