Big-money recruit Kike was on the scoresheet as Middlesbrough kicked off their Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham
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Wigan wiped the floor with beleaguered Birmingham in a horribly one-sided Sky Bet Championship encounter at the DW Stadium.
Callum McManaman was again the pick of the Latics players with two first-half goals as the home side led 3-0 at the break.
Andrew Taylor and substitute Martyn Waghorn grabbed the others for Wigan, who could have won even more comprehensively than 4-0 such was their total superiority.
Birmingham have confirmed that they are in 'advanced discussions' with a British consortium over the sale of the club.
Birmingham International Holdings Limited, the holding company of the football club, made an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) over the course of the weekend.
Callum McManaman's quick-fire strike booked Wigan their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs by securing a 1-0 win that has left Birmingham City on the brink of relegation to League One.
McManaman struck with his fourth goal of the season - and his second in the last four games - after he caught Birmingham napping in only the third minute at St Andrew's.
But for Birmingham, only three years after winning the league cup when they beat Arsenal at Wembley, they are now staring into the relegation abyss following an 18th successive Championship home game without a win stretching back to October.
Championship side Birmingham have added Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe to their long list of loaness.
The former Wycombe youngster has joined the midlands outfit until the end of the season.