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|Stephen Carr (Craig Gardner, 84)|
|Cameron Jerome (Miguel Marcos Michel, 90)|
|James McFadden (Kevin Phillips, 64)|
|Gary Caldwell, G|
|Paul Scharner (Victor Moses, 46)|
|Charles N'Zogbia (Jason Scotland, 46)|
|James McCarthy (Garcia Jordi Gomez, 85)|
Full time: BIRMINGHAM 1-0 WIGAN: Birmingham survive a late fight-back by Wigan to seal a valuable three points.
Jerome is replaced by Madera.
Ridgewell is booked for kicking the ball away.
Rodallega tries an overhead kick in the box but the ball flies high over the bar.
Almost a late goal for Wigan but Gomez pokes wide from Rodallega's shot.
Gomez and Melchiot get in each others way as Moses looked to break.
McCarthy makes way for Gomez.
Carr is replaced by Gardner.
Ferguson's shot deflects off Bowyer and bounces out for a goal-kick to Wigan.
It seems the corner flag hit the linesman and cut his head.
There's a break in play as the linesman receives treament. He was knocked down when Ridgewell tackled McCarthy on the touchline.
Scotland breaks into the Birmingham box but Johnson races across to win the ball off the Wigan striker.
Twenty minutes to go and Wigan are starting to show signs of getting back into the game.
Caldwell is booked for taking Jerome out.
Great save by Hart. Rodallega raced through but the England hopeful palmed the ball to safety.
Goal scorer McFadden leaves the field to be replaced by Phillips.
Kirkland does well to smother a powerful long-range shot from McFadden.
Scotland tries his luck from distance but the ball goes harmlessly over the Birmingham goal.
Good chance for Bowyer from McFadden's cross but the Blues midfielder can't control it and Bramble clears.
McCarthy's 25 yard shot is blocked and cleared by Dann.
The second half has started slowly compared to a lively first 45mins from both sides.
Rodallega is booked for a late tackle on Johnson.
Dann heads another chance wide of goal. Larsson was again the creator.
Moses pumps a deep cross into the Birmingham box but Hart deals with it.
WIgan get the second half under way.
Double substitution by Wigan as Scharner and N'Zogbia make way for Scotland and Moses.
Half time: BIRMINGHAM 1-0 WIGAN: Late drama at St Andrews mean Blues take a narrow but deserved lead in at the break.
BIRMINGHAM 1-0 WIGAN: MCFADDEN steps up and slams the ball past Kirkland.
Penalty to Birmingham! Melchiot is penalised for bringing down Fahey
Jerome hacks down Melchiot. Free kick to Wigan but no card for the Blues striker.
Kirkland makes another fine save to deny McFadden.
N'Zogbia is booked for something he said to the referee.
Good play by N'Zogbia causes mayhem in the Birmingham box but Sharner's eventual shot is cleared by Dann.
McFadden races through on goal but is flagged offside.
Kirkland makes a fine reaction save from Jerome's volley and pushes the ball out for a corner.
Wigan keep giving the ball away cheaply and the home side are starting to dominate.
Bramble and Figueroa team up to deny Jerome and clear the danger. Birmingham are starting to take control of the game.
Jerome drags a shot well wide of the Wigan goal after good play by Fahey.
Dann heads wide of goal on the edge of the six yard box from Larsson's free-kick.
Bramble gets his head to Fahey's deep cross and clears the danger.
It's been a decent start by both sides in what is an open game so far.
So close for Birmingham as Larsson's cross is headed onto the bar by Ridgewell. McCarthy clears the danger for Wigan.
Bramble swings a boot at Caldwell's knockdown but the centre-back's shot goes high over the Birmingham goal.
Great chance for Wigan. Rodallega drills in a low shot that flies a yard wide of the Birmingham goal.
Ridgewell almost deflects a Scharner header into his own goal - but Hart smothers the ball.
Caldwell does well to deny McFadden just as the Blues striker looked to fire in a shot from the edge of the box.
Johnson sends a long pass over the top looking for Jerome but the ball sails out of play.
Dann is forced to clear his lines under pressure from McCarthy.
Referee Anthony Taylor gets the game under way.
The teams are out at St Andrews. Birmingham will be looking to get back on track after losing 3-1 to Fulham. Wigan desperately need three points to pull away from the relegation zone.
Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Rodallega
Titus Bramble comes back into the Wigan defence after missing the 3-0 FA Cup defeat to Spurs in midweek. Marcelo Moreno drops to the bench.
Birmingham: Hart, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Fahey, Jerome, McFadden
Blues boss Alex McLeish names the same side that lost away to Fulham last time out, so Keith Fahey continues ahead of Christian Benitez.
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