Premier League round-up
Phil Bardsley on 48 minutes to cut inside and finish. A Scott Dann own goal set up a nervy finish with eight minutes remaining as he haplessly volleyed in a Michael Turner header at the wrong end, but Birmingham held on for the points. Relegation rivals Hull City and Portsmouth played out a dire 0-0 draw at the KC Stadium. Following a grim first half, Pompey turned the screw slightly after the interval, with Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill denying Aruna Dindane and Hassan Yebda. But Paul Hart's troops could not find a winner as both struggling sides shared the spoils in East Yorkshire. Tottenham were shocked 1-0 by a smash-and-grab performance from Stoke at White Hart Lane following an inspired display from the Potters' stand-in goalkeeper Steve Simonsen. With Thomas Sorensen suffering from illness during the warm-up in North London, Simonsen was called upon and the former England Under 21 international did not disappoint with a host of impressive saves. Glenn Whelan then astonished Spurs as the Republic of Ireland ace produced a delightful, curling finish with four minutes left on the clock after excellent work out wide from Ricardo Fuller. In contrast to Simonsen's heroics, a horrible moment for Burnley shot-stopper Brian Jensen helped Wigan to a 3-1 win at Turf Moor, as the hosts were condemned to a first home defeat of the season. Steven Fletcher had given the Clarets a fourth-minute lead when sliding to meet Robbie Blake's cross, but the Latics were level seven minutes later. Under limited pressure, Jensen suffered a nightmare experience as he stumbled, lost his footing and allowed Hugo Rodallega a simple finish into an unguarded net. To make matters worse for Burnley's giant goalkeeper, he was then substituted having sustained a self-inflicted injury during his fall. Rodallega grabbed his second of the match in the 51st minute as Jensen's replacement, Diego Penny, was helpless to prevent a fine finish from 18 yards. Emmerson Boyce added a third in the 76th minute after Paul Scharner had flicked on at the near post. Wolves came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with foes Aston Villa at Molineux in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off. Gabriel Agbonlahor appeared to have won a poor derby for the visitors when he turned to finish in the 79th minute, but Sylvan Ebanks-Blake equalised from the penalty spot four minutes later.