• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 28 April 2012
  • Kick-off: 12:30
  • Venue: St Andrews Stadium
Birmingham City

Birmingham City

Rooney 23"

Elliott 74" (P)

2 - 0

Birmingham City vs Reading


Team Lineups

Birmingham City

13 Doyle
6 Ramage
24 Davies
5 Ibanez
3 Murphy
15 Elliott74"
8 N'Daw
22 Redmond
14 Gomis
11 Townsend
19 Zigic
Substitutes
26 Butland
7 Burke
9 King
10 Huseklepp
17 Rooney23"

Reading

1 Federici
3 Connolly
17 Gorkss
5 Pearce
23 Harte
11 McAnuff
8 Leigertwood
7 Tabb
19 Robson-Kanu
9 Le Fondre
18 Church
Substitutes
12 McCarthy
6 Gunnarsson
10 Hunt
16 Mills
24 Cummings

Possession Stats

44%
56%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Birmingham City

L W W W W D D D

Reading

L L L W L D D D
Head to Head
Reading
1-0
Birmingham 06-Nov-2011
Reading
1-2
Birmingham 03-May-2009
Birmingham
1-3
Reading 20-Dec-2008
Reading
2-0
Birmingham 31-Jan-1998
Birmingham
3-0
Reading 23-Aug-1997
Birmingham
4-1
Reading 18-Jan-1997


Live Text Commentary
92:06 +2.06
Goal
 

Penalty awarded for a foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Chris Burke. Placed penalty taken by Wade Elliott saved by Adam Federici. Birmingham 2-0 Reading.

90:30 +0.3
 

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici. Inswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott from the left by-line, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

90:07 +0.07
 

Andros Townsend crosses the ball.

87:46
 

Shot by Brynjar Gunnarsson from outside the box goes over the target.

87:07
 

Chris Burke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

84:41
 

Simon Church fouled by Morgaro Gomis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kaspars Gorkss.

84:32
 

Centre by Chris Burke, clearance by Alex Pearce.

83:05
 

Outswinging corner taken by Andros Townsend from the left by-line.

82:50
 

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Jay Tabb gets a block in.

82:20
 

Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Brynjar Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Morgaro Gomis takes the direct free kick.

80:10
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brynjar Gunnarsson on Nathan Redmond. Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

79:47
 

Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball, Pablo Ibanez manages to make a clearance.

79:32
 

The ball is delivered by Ian Harte.

79:24
 

The ball is crossed by Brynjar Gunnarsson, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

79:13
 

The ball is sent over by Adam Le Fondre, clearance by Wade Elliott.

76:58
 

Andros Townsend delivers the ball.

75:50
 

Morgaro Gomis challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Cummings restarts play with the free kick.

73:08
Goal
 

The referee penalises Jay Tabb for handball. Penalty taken right-footed by Wade Elliott and scored. Birmingham 2-0 Reading.

70:45
Substitution
 

Unfair challenge on David Murphy by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Pablo Ibanez takes the indirect free kick. Brynjar Gunnarsson replaces Mikele Leigertwood.

69:36
Substitution
 

Chris Burke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Guirane N'Daw.

69:00
 

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu.

67:43
 

Morgaro Gomis challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood takes the free kick.

67:21
 

The ball is sent over by Hal Robson-Kanu.

63:18
Goal
 

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance. Ian Harte takes the outswinging corner, Foul by Guirane N'Daw on Alex Pearce, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Ian Harte saved by Colin Doyle. Birmingham 1-0 Reading.Jay Tabb challenges Guirane N'Daw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

61:53
 

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Church. Alex Pearce takes the indirect free kick.

61:45
 

The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.

61:06
Substitution
 

Shaun Cummings replaces Matthew Connolly.

60:03
 

Adam Le Fondre challenges Guirane N'Daw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

59:30
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Ramage on Jay Tabb. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

59:21
 

The ball is swung over by Wade Elliott, Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.

56:18
 

Ian Harte delivers the ball, clearance made by Pablo Ibanez.

54:10
Yellow card
 

Andros Townsend fouled by Matthew Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Wade Elliott restarts play with the free kick. Matthew Connolly is booked.

52:53
 

Unfair challenge on David Murphy by Simon Church results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

47:09 +2.09
 

Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Wade Elliott, Headed effort from close range by Pablo Ibanez bounces off the post.

49:15
 

The ball is delivered by Andros Townsend, Strike by Wade Elliott from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

48:35
 

Adam Le Fondre crosses the ball, Jobi McAnuff produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

46:28 +1.28
 

Corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend.

45:46
 

The ball is delivered by Wade Elliott, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

44:37
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, save made by Colin Doyle.

42:19
 

Foul by Andros Townsend on Mikele Leigertwood, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte.

42:06
 

The ball is delivered by Ian Harte, Wade Elliott makes a clearance.

41:38
 

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance by Guirane N'Daw.

41:11
 

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Clearance by Pablo Ibanez.

40:07
 

The ball is swung over by Ian Harte.

36:28
 

David Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood. David Murphy goes into the referee's book.

33:05
 

Foul by Morgaro Gomis on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Colin Doyle makes a save. Alex Pearce challenges Pablo Ibanez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

32:45
 

The ball is swung over by Peter Ramage, Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

31:07
 

Wade Elliott takes a shot. Adam Federici gets a block in.

29:59
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andros Townsend, save made by Adam Federici.

29:54
 

Adam Rooney delivers the ball, Ian Harte manages to make a clearance.

29:07
 

Nathan Redmond takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

27:20
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Guirane N'Daw. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Harte.

23:42
Goal
 

A goal is scored by Adam Rooney from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-0 Reading.Nathan Redmond provided the assist for the goal.

21:52
 

Morgaro Gomis delivers the ball, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

20:52
 

Wade Elliott produces a cross, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

18:35
 

Shot from close range by Simon Church clears the bar.

18:00
Substitution
 

Nikola Zigic leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Rooney.

17:37
 

A cross is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

16:56
 

Nathan Redmond has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

14:38
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Wade Elliott. Andros Townsend delivers the ball, Curtis Davies takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

12:01
 

The ball is crossed by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Colin Doyle.

11:21
 

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

8:40
 

The ball is delivered by Hal Robson-Kanu.

6:46
 

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

3:34
 

Ian Harte takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Colin Doyle.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Ipswich 4 4 10
2 Brighton 4 3 10
3 Charlton 4 3 8
4 Milton Keynes Dons 4 3 7
5 Hull 4 2 7
6 QPR 4 1 7
7 Cardiff 4 2 6
8 Middlesbrough 4 2 5
9 Birmingham 3 1 5
10 Sheff Wed 4 1 5

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