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Birmingham 1 Manchester Utd 1: All the latest live news from St Andrew's

09 Jan 2010 19:59:02

Birmingham 1 Manchester Utd 1: All the latest live news from St Andrew's

Email your thoughts to nick.metcalfe@dailymail.co.uk 19.55: I'm going to wrap up folks. We've all got busy lives and this is Saturday night after all. We will have full reports and reaction to this game on the website, and all the other sport that has beaten the big freeze. Good Evening to you. 19.45: Bit of a slog for us at the moment, but not a bad point all in all. Bob, Manchester Good to hear from you Bob - United possibly deserved something more, but the title race is still an open one. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 19.35: MAN U NEED PLAYERS LIKE ARSENAL YOUNG AND TALENTEDLeon Ryan Time will tell Leon but one thing is for sure. Arsenal are under more pressure than United to win something this season. Feel free to have your say. Is this a damaging result for United? Why are Birmingham so impressive this season? Email your thoughts. FULL-TIME: BIRMINGHAM 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 A point each at St Andrew's. United certainly had the better of it, but Birmingham are made of stern stuff these days and you suspect they will keep taking points off the top teams. United move within a point of Chelsea, but the Londoners have a game in hand. 95 minutes: Birmingham have had the ball for all the period of stoppage time. Wes Brown is booked for a late challenge. 90 minutes: There will be six added minutes here. Birmingham fans don't seem happy, but surely they should be pleased with so much time to try and win against a team with ten men. 88 minutes: Diouf sets up Rafael nicely with his first meaningful touch, but the defender's cross is cleared away. 85 minutes: Kuszczak saves from Roger Johnson's stinging shot. Both teams could still snatch this one. On no: Scott Dann lies on the floor after scoring an own goal 84 minutes: Darren Fletcher sent off The midfielder is dismissed after a second bookable offence - a trip on Jerome. Sir Alex doesn't look too impressed with the referee. 82 minutes: Substitution: Sebastian Larsson is off and Keith Fahey comes on for the hosts. 81: Substitution: Diouf comes on to replace Scholes. 79 minutes: Some nice football from United, with Rooney and Giggs involved before Valencia sets up Evra on the left. Evra's low cross is too near goalkeeper Hart. 76 minutes: Rooney's free-kick from 25 yards out is deflected behind for a corner. 75 minutes: Giggs chips a cross into the Brimingham area that is cleared away. Carr is booked soon after for a dreadful challenge on Evra. 71 minutes: Some lovely skill from Benitez, who turns cleverly away from a couple of defenders and fires in a shot that is well blocked by Kuszczak. 70 minutes: Twenty minutes to play, and United are dominating possession again here. 68 minutes: Giggs already looks lively as United now chase a second goal. Alex McLeish has been furiously arguing with the fourth official on the touchline. 65 minutes: Substitution: Ryan Giggs comes on to replace Park. 63 minutes: GOAL! BIRMINGHAM 1 UNITED 1 United are back in it. Rooney and Scholes both have shots deflected, and when Evra drives a dangerous ball across the area Dann turns into his own net. We're back in it: Patrice Evra celebrates United's equaliser 59 minutes: Rafael smashes a poor cross over the crossbar, and it would seem United need freshening up here. 57 minutes: It looks like it could well be one of those nights for United. Sir Alex must be looking at his substitutes now. 54 minutes: It's snowing folks. 52 minutes: Rooney heads well wide from a cross that is fizzed across the Birmingham area. 49 minutes: Birmingham have come out all guns blazing here, and Benitez fires in a low shot which is superbly saved by Kuszczak. 48 minutes: We all say this a thousand and one times throughout the season, but even in the depths of a bitterly cold English winter you do feel this is an important half for United in terms of their whole campaign. 47 minutes: Benitez picks the ball up inside the United penalty area, but his pass out wide is poor and United can clear. 46 minutes: We're back under way at St Andrew's. Hey NickDo you think Man U needs to sign a defender in the window?Gavin, Jamaica I think they should be alright when they get all their players back fit Gavin. From what Sir Alex says it looks like United won't be buying anybody in the window. Pure delight: Birmingham players celebrate Cameron Jerome's goal HALF-TIME: Birmingham lead 1-0. It's not a lead the hosts deserve, but you have to say the hosts have a bit of steel about them these days. 45 minutes: There will be two added minutes at the end of this first period. 43 minutes: Birmingham waste a big chance when they break clear with two players against one. Chucho Benitez's touch is terrible, and Patrice Evra intercepts before the ball can be fed to Jerome. 39 minutes: GOAL! BIRMINGHAM 1 UNITED 0 Wouldn't you know it. Completely against the run of play the hosts score. United fail to properly clear a corner and when Bowyer heads towards goal Evans clears hurriedly and straight into the path of Jerome, who gleefully tucks away from close range. 38 minutes: Cameron Jerome's shot is deflected behind by Scholes as the hosts put together their first decent attack. 37 minutes: Rafael finds himself in space in the Birmingham area, and he deflects the ball to Carrick, whose sliced effort is well caught by Hart. Giving United the Blues: Cameron Jerome scores for Birmingham Hi Nick. Do you have any idea why Berbatov is not in the squad. Is he injured or punished?Chelsea London Your guess is as good as mine Chelsea. I don't think Sir Alex was too happy after the Leeds match though, but to be fair United have responded in the right way tonight (apart from scoring). 34 minutes: This is complete one-way traffic now. Park heads well wide of goal - it looks like he was put off by Wes Brown. 32 minutes: Fletcher delightfully sets up Park, but the Korean's first touch isn't brilliant and he lets the chance slip away. 30 minutes: Half an hour played here, and still no goals. Not a match that will be long remembered so far, but United have been the better side by a distance. Are United away fans the noisiest in the Premier League? They never shut up.Robert, Antigua Good to hear from you Robert. You're right to mention the United fans - away from home they're the best in the Premier League in truth. And wouldn't we all like to be in Antigua right now .... 26 minutes: Sir Alex will be very pleased with the way his side have played here, but frustrated that they haven't managed to find a breakthrough. 24 minutes: United come close again, with the ball chipped through to Rooney, but Joe Hart does superbly well to block his effort. 22 minutes: Fine move from United, with Rooney chipping across the area and Valencia narrowly failing to reach the ball. Fighting for the ball: Rafael Da Silva and Birmingham's James McFadden battle at St Andrew's 20 minutes: United are certainly the dominant force in this match, and it remains the visiting supporters that are making all the noise. 16 minutes: Fletcher tees up Scholes, who fires in a shot that is deflected behind. 13 minutes: Park tries to play the ball into the penalty area, and when it is deflected away Rooney drives in a low cross which is deflected behind for a corner. 11 minutes: This is only the second Premier League match of the day to survive the weather. If you didn't hear earlier, Arsenal drew 2-2 with Everton. 9 minutes: Scrappy period of play, mostly in midfield. Birmingham have settled down after their slow start to the match. 5 minutes: Feel free to get in touch folks as the match progresses. United supporters are in good voice here. 2 minutes: United have started brightly here, and when the hosts repeatedly failt to clear Darren Fletcher drives a shot wide of goal. 1 minute: Paul Scholes chips a ball across the Birmingham penalty area, but it's just beyond Antonio Valencia. 17.34: We're under way in this one for the 100th meeting between Birmingham and Manchester United. 17.27: The teams make their entrance at St Andrew's, with the atmosphere terrific. They must be mad: United fans at St Andrew's 17.20: Sir Alex has made seven changes from the side which was beaten by Leeds. Defenders Wes Brown and Johnny Evans, goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak and striker Wayne Rooney were the only survivors in the United starting line-up. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish, who has picked up the Manager of the Month award for December, has named an unchanged side for the ninth successive league match. 17.17: Hosts Birmingham have been in splendid form of late, and could well spring a surprise on United this evening. Sir Alex Ferguson's men will want to bounce back after last weekend's FA Cup defeat against Leeds. 17.15: Here are the teams: Birmingham: Hart, Carr, Roger Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez.Subs: Maik Taylor, Martin Taylor, Phillips, Fahey, McSheffrey, Queudrue, Parnaby. Manchester United: Kuszczak, Rafael Da Silva, Brown, Jonathan Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Fletcher, Park, Rooney.Subs: Amos, Neville, Owen, Anderson, Giggs, Fabio Da Silva, Diouf. Ref: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear) 17.10: Good day folks. It's still mighty cold here in Blighty but the match at St Andrew's does go ahead. Ferguson: hoping United can bounce back


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