• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Mon 21 April 2014
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: St Andrews Stadium
Birmingham City

Birmingham City

Zigic 62"

Gray 83"

2 - 4
Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

Gestede 9"

Gestede 19"

Gestede 45"

Kane 23"

Birmingham City vs Blackburn Rovers


Team Lineups

Birmingham City

1 Randolph
14 Packwood
5 Thorpe
37 Blackett
17 Reilly
7 Burke
31 Caddis
36 Huws
10 Howard
9 Macheda
11 Lovenkrands
Substitutes
6 Martin
13 Doyle
18 Hancox
19 Zigic62"
20 Lee
22 Shinnie
33 Gray83"

Blackburn Rovers

1 Robinson
2 Kane23"
5 Hanley
4 Kilgallon
14 Olsson
32 Conway
29 Evans
6 Lowe
7 King
39 Gestede9"19"45"
11 Rhodes
Substitutes
13 Eastwood
15 Varney
19 Taylor
22 Feeney
23 Dabo
26 Lenihan
30 Rittenberg

Possession Stats

34%
66%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Birmingham City

D D D L W L W D

Blackburn Rovers

W W W L L W D D
Head to Head
Blackburn
2-3
Birmingham 29-Dec-2013
Birmingham
1-1
Blackburn 04-May-2013
Blackburn
1-1
Birmingham 10-Nov-2012
Birmingham
0-2
Blackburn 14-Mar-2001
Blackburn
2-1
Birmingham 26-Dec-2000
Blackburn
1-0
Birmingham 22-Mar-2000


Live Text Commentary
95:53 +5.53
 

Christopher Burke has an effort at goal. Chris Taylor gets a block in.

95:05 +5.05
 

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

94:31 +4.31
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mitch Hancox on Liam Feeney.

94:13 +4.13
 

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Kilgallon.

93:18 +3.18
 

Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.

Full time
 

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

92:36 +2.36
 

Will Packwood manages to make a clearance.

91:41 +1.41
 

Clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

90:02 +0.02
 

The ball is delivered by Callum Reilly.

89:21
 

Paul Caddis has an effort at goal. Luke Varney gets a block in.

88:59
 

Clearance by Grant Hanley.

88:20
 

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

87:35
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Grant Hanley.

86:33
 

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

86:08
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Corry Evans on Federico Macheda.

85:49
 

Free kick taken by Corry Evans.

83:59
 

Callum Reilly challenges Jason Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:04
Goal
 

Demarai Gray slots the ball right footed into the goal. Birmingham 2-4 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Federico Macheda.

82:29
Substitution
 

Craig Conway goes off and Chris Taylor comes on.

80:48
 

Nikola Zigic concedes a free kick for a foul on Corry Evans.

80:11
 

The ball is sent over by Liam Feeney.

79:31
 

Federico Macheda takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Matthew Kilgallon.

75:15
 

Craig Conway takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a block.

74:46
 

Headed chance falls to Federico Macheda.

74:29
 

Paul Caddis takes the free kick.

74:11
Substitution
 

Liam Feeney replaces Joshua King.

73:23
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on Nikola Zigic.

72:40
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Conway on Callum Reilly.

71:20
 

Will Packwood makes a clearance.

69:40
 

Foul by Callum Reilly on Markus Olsson, free kick awarded.

69:26
 

Free kick crossed by Craig Conway.

69:03
 

Callum Reilly challenges Markus Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:55
 

Luke Varney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.

67:27
Substitution
 

Demarai Gray is brought on as a substitute for Peter Lovenkrands.

66:45
 

The ball is crossed by Federico Macheda.

64:50
 

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Paul Robinson parries the ball away.

64:41
 

Luke Varney makes a clearance.

60:57
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Corry Evans by Callum Reilly.

59:50
 

Corry Evans restarts play with the free kick.

59:36
 

Unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Emyr Huws results in a free kick.

58:40
Substitution
 

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Luke Varney coming on for Rudy Gestede.

57:42
 

Federico Macheda concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway.

57:24
 

Centre by Craig Conway.

56:09
 

The ball is sent over by Joshua King.

54:45
 

Rudy Gestede takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Paul Caddis.

54:03
 

Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

53:34
 

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

52:36
 

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

51:28
 

A cross is delivered by Callum Reilly.

51:21
 

Mitch Hancox takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Lowe.

50:21
 

Craig Conway takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

47:24 +2.24
Goal
 

Corner taken by Craig Conway from the left by-line. Rudy Gestede scores a headed goal. Birmingham 0-4 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Craig Conway.

49:39
 

Mitch Hancox makes a clearance.

48:35
 

Shot by Rudy Gestede. Darren Randolph makes a block.

46:48 +1.48
 

Shot by Craig Conway. Fine finger tip save by Darren Randolph.

46:43 +1.43
 

The ball is swung over by Joshua King.

Half time
 

The half-time whistle blows.

47:03
 

Federico Macheda takes a shot. Paul Robinson parries the ball away.

45:59
 

Markus Olsson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph fumbles the ball.

45:37
 

Unfair challenge on Joshua King by Emyr Huws results in a free kick.

45:15
 

Will Packwood manages to make a clearance.

45:01
Substitution
 

Mitch Hancox comes on in place of Tyler Blackett.

43:53
 

Tyler Blackett produces a cross.

43:35
 

Todd Kane makes a clearance.

41:59
 

Tom Thorpe makes a clearance.

41:05
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Lowe by Federico Macheda.

41:04
 

Will Packwood manages to make a clearance.

40:57
 

Joshua King takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph fumbles the ball.

39:59
 

Federico Macheda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Todd Kane.

38:33
 

Emyr Huws sends in a cross.

35:37
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Rhodes.

34:22
 

Christopher Burke concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudy Gestede.

33:18
 

Todd Kane manages to make a clearance.

31:32
 

Christopher Burke crosses the ball.

30:50
 

Clearance made by Tom Thorpe.

29:04
 

Nikola Zigic manages to make a clearance.

28:57
 

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

28:28
Substitution
 

Brian Howard goes off and Nikola Zigic comes on.

28:04
 

Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudy Gestede.

26:39
 

Emyr Huws makes a clearance.

26:13
 

Jordan Rhodes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph blocks the ball.

25:24
 

Peter Lovenkrands manages to make a clearance.

24:54
 

Centre by Joshua King.

23:54
Goal
 

Todd Kane scores a right footed goal. Birmingham 0-3 Blackburn.

23:42
 

Paul Caddis makes a clearance.

22:48
 

Craig Conway concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis.

21:20
 

Clearance made by Will Packwood.

20:40
 

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke.

18:37
 

Peter Lovenkrands concedes a free kick for a foul on Todd Kane.

18:00
 

Clearance made by Brian Howard.

16:58
 

Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

16:15
 

Clearance by Tyler Blackett.

14:58
 

Jordan Rhodes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Tom Thorpe.

14:02
 

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

11:48
 

Clearance by Will Packwood.

10:54
 

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

9:14
Goal
 

Rudy Gestede grabs a goal with a headed effort. Birmingham 0-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Joshua King.

7:24
 

Corry Evans takes a shot. Tom Thorpe gets a block in.

6:44
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Lowe by Emyr Huws.

4:12
 

Callum Reilly manages to make a clearance.

3:21
 

Centre by Joshua King.

2:31
 

Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

1:39
 

Emyr Huws restarts play with the free kick.

1:28
 

Foul by Rudy Gestede on Will Packwood, free kick awarded.

:24
 

The ball is delivered by Joshua King.

:8
 

Clearance by Will Packwood.

Kick off
 

The referee gets the game started.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Middlesbrough 44 32 84
2 Bournemouth 43 47 83
3 Watford 43 38 82
4 Norwich 44 38 82
5 Derby 43 32 75
6 Ipswich 43 18 74
7 Brentford 43 14 71
8 Wolverhampton 43 11 71
9 Blackburn 42 4 59
10 Nottm Forest 43 4 58

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