Birmingham v Sheff Wed

18 February 2011 10:40
[LNB] BIG-MATCH FACTS The tie in context[LNB]• This is one of three Premier League against League One fifth round ties this weekend. [LNB]Gulf in class[LNB]• Birmingham are 46 places higher than Sheffield Wednesday on the league ladder. [LNB][LNB] Head-to-head • Birmingham have won five and drawn one of their last six games against the Owls, all second level league games. [LNB]• Sheffield Wednesday last beat the Brummies 2-1 at St Andrews in March 2001. [LNB] FA Cup records and best performances [LNB]• This is the third time these clubs have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup. [LNB]• Sheffield Wednesday prevailed in 1892; Birmingham in 1969, after a fourth round replay. [LNB][LNB] The clubs BIRMINGHAM CITY[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Already Wembley-bound for next weekend's Carling Cup final, against Arsenal. [LNB]• The 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle last Saturday, brought an end to Birmingham's five-match unbeaten run of four wins and a draw in all competitions [LNB]. [LNB]• It was also the Brummies' first home defeat since the visit of Arsenal on New Years' Day. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• Trying to qualify for the quarter-finals for the second season running. [LNB]• Their seven goals in the current cup run have been scored by six different players. [LNB]• Knocked out lower league opposition in eight of the last nine occasions. [LNB]• Huddersfield were the last third level club to eliminate the Brummies; 2-1 away, in the third round in January 2008 [LNB]. [LNB]SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Lost their last two, and not won in four (all league games). [LNB]• The fourth round victory over Hereford is their only win in eight outings. [LNB]• Lost the last four away, conceding 14, since beating Bristol City 3-0 at Ashton Gate, in the third round. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• This is their first appearance in the fifth round since 1999/2000. [LNB]• Last qualified for the quarter-finals in 1997. [LNB]• Eight different players have scored the Owls' 15 goals in this cup run, Clint Morrison has netted five. [LNB][LNB] Replay date Wednesday, 2 March 2011 (Kick off: 1945 GMT) [LNB][LNB] Match officials Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire) [LNB]Assistant referees: Stephen Child and Dean Mohareb [LNB]Fourth official: Chris Foy

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