A game that began in stuttering fashion sparked into life with four goals in five first half minutes. The Eastlands outfit, looking to lay claim to fourth spot, went two goals up with goals from Carlos Tevez and Nedum Onuoha. Cameron Jerome then immediately replied for the away side.
Emmanuel Adebayor then restored the two goal lead and the second half saw Manchester City play some very attractive football and they deservedly scored a fourth when Onuoha scored his second before Adebayor completed the rout.
Manchester City 1-0 Birmingham City (Tevez)
Manchester City 2-0 Birmingham City (Onuoha)
Manchester City 2-1 Birmingham City (Jerome)
Manchester City 3-1 Birmingham City (Adebayor)
Man City – Birmingham City 1st Half Highlights
Manchester City 4-1 Birmingham City (Onuoha)
Manchester City 5-1 Birmingham City (Adebayor)