The Stadium ahead of Birmingham City's fixture against Tottenham Hotspur

Birmingham City denied much-needed victory in rearranged clash with Spurs

Birmingham City have been denied a rare victory in the FA Women’s Super League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium this evening.

Abbi Grant gave the Blues the lead in the first half but Spurs levelled matters 17 minutes from time through striker Kit Graham.

The visitors were close to opening the scoring after just two minutes but Rosella Ayane’s effort struck the post after Rebecca Holloway had given away possession cheaply.

Lucy Staniforth and Graham both fired efforts at the respective opposition goalkeepers before Birmingham City took the lead when Grant burst in off the wing to meet the ball and direct it over Spurs keeper Becky Spencer into the net.

Holloway almost made it 2-0 but she saw a free-kick tipped over the bar by Spencer while Rianna Dean spurned a good opportunity to score at the other end on the stroke of half-time.

The second half took time to get into full swing. The first chance of the half fell to Gemma Davison shortly after the break but Holloway put in a strong tackle to prevent the former FA Women’s Super League title winner from getting a clean shot away.

Davison turned provider 10 minutes later as Spurs equalised. She delivered an accurate free-kick into the path of Graham who bundled the ball home at the back post.

That moment of drama proved to be the last of an entertaining game as Birmingham City took a small step away from trouble ahead of an important trip to Bristol City on Sunday.

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