Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP
Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong-owned Birmingham City battle League One drop 10 years on from Wembley win

  • English Premier League Birmingham City beat Arsenal to win the Carling Cup in 2011 but the decade since has not been kind
  • Then owner Carson Yeung was jailed while new HK-based ownership has not been popular with long-suffering supporters

Topic |   English Premier League
Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP
Birmingham City's coach Alex McLeish (right) and Hong Kong owner of the club, Carson Yeung Ka-sing, hold the trophy at the end of the 2011 Carling Cup final. The team beat Arsenal 2-1. Photo: AFP
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