• Date: Tue 08 March 2016
  • Kick-off: 19:45
  • Venue: Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City


Team Lineups

Blackburn Rovers

30 Steele
10 Marshall
22 Duffy
5 Hanley
3 Spurr
29 Evans
26 Lenihan
14 Gomez
31 Bennett
8 Watt19"
12 Graham22"
Substitutes
9 Brown
15 Ward
16 Grimes
21 Akpan
32 Conway
33 Raya
35 Jackson

Birmingham City

29 Kuszczak
31 Caddis
28 Morrison
4 Robinson
3 Grounds
8 Gleeson
6 Kieftenbeld
11 Cotterill
20 Toral
19 Maghoma
9 Donaldson
Substitutes
1 Legzdins
7 Fabbrini
17 Solomon-Otabor
23 Spector
26 Davis
30 Buckley
32 Shotton

Possession Stats

48%
52%

Form Guide -

Blackburn Rovers

Birmingham City



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Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2.14
 

Viv Solomon-Otabor heads at goal. Save by Jason Steele.

90:00 +1.05
 

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

90:00 +1.16
 

Matt Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Diego Fabbrini.

90:00 +1.3
 

Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2.12
 

Will Buckley delivers the ball.

88:50
 

Clearance by Grant Hanley.

88:34
 

Free kick crossed by Ben Marshall.

87:59
 

Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett.

86:21
 

Shane Duffy takes the free kick.

86:06
 

Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brown.

85:32
Substitution
 

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Chris Brown coming on for Danny Graham.

85:13
 

Simeon Jackson makes a clearance.

85:06
 

Ben Marshall manages to make a clearance.

85:05
 

The ball is swung over by Michael Morrison.

84:27
 

Clearance by Shane Duffy.

84:25
 

Paul Caddis crosses the ball.

84:06
 

The ball is delivered by Paul Caddis.

83:10
 

Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

82:40
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Marshall on Jonathan Grounds.

82:00
 

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett.

80:35
 

Darragh Lenihan takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

80:33
 

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett.

80:24
 

Clearance by Jon Toral.

80:18
 

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line.

79:45
 

The ball is swung over by Ben Marshall.

79:45
 

Clearance by Diego Fabbrini.

78:30
Substitution
 

Viv Solomon-Otabor is brought on as a substitute for Jacques Maghoma.

75:46
 

Jason Steele takes the free kick.

75:08
 

Jacques Maghoma challenges Simeon Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:52
 

Free kick taken by Michael Morrison.

74:43
 

Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Danny Graham results in a free kick.

74:05
 

Elliott Bennett takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

73:31
 

Clearance made by Jon Toral.

73:27
 

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

72:59
 

Jon Toral manages to make a clearance.

72:58
 

The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr.

72:13
Yellow card
 

Darragh Lenihan booked.

71:10
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jon Toral.

70:54
 

Shane Duffy manages to make a clearance.

70:52
 

Paul Caddis crosses the ball.

69:51
 

The ball is delivered by Jon Toral.

69:45
 

Danny Graham makes a clearance.

69:39
 

Corner taken by Jon Toral from the right by-line.

69:10
 

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley.

69:10
 

Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.

67:56
 

Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

67:21
 

Unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Jonathan Grounds results in a free kick.

67:18
 

The ball is swung over by Paul Caddis.

67:17
 

Clearance made by Ben Marshall.

66:54
 

Diego Fabbrini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jason Steele parries the effort to safety.

65:36
 

Michael Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

65:25
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Grimes on Paul Caddis.

64:46
 

Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

64:24
 

The offside flag is raised against Simeon Jackson.

63:42
Substitution
 

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Will Buckley coming on for David Cotterill.

63:02
Substitution
 

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Simeon Jackson coming on for Tony Watt.

62:33
 

Tony Watt takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

62:08
 

Elliott Bennett produces a cross.

61:46
 

A cross is delivered by Michael Morrison.

61:42
 

Jonathan Grounds takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

61:41
 

Shot by Jonathan Grounds. Tommy Spurr gets a block in.

61:32
 

Ben Marshall makes a clearance.

61:30
 

Corner taken by Jacques Maghoma.

61:16
 

Clearance made by Elliott Bennett.

61:07
 

Clearance by Jason Steele.

61:06
 

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot.

61:02
 

Jon Toral sends in a cross.

60:48
 

Clearance by Ben Marshall.

60:45
 

Corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line.

60:19
 

David Cotterill has an effort direct from the free kick. Blocked by Shane Duffy.

59:30
 

Corry Evans goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

59:22
 

Corry Evans challenges Diego Fabbrini unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:39
 

Shot by Danny Graham. A parry by Tomasz Kuszczak prevents the goal.

56:52
 

Headed chance falls to Tony Watt.

56:50
 

Elliott Bennett delivers the ball.

56:44
 

Clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

56:42
 

The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall.

55:43
 

Clearance by Michael Morrison.

54:35
 

Shot by Tommy Spurr. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

54:27
 

Ben Marshall takes the free kick.

53:51
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Grimes by Jacques Maghoma.

52:39
 

Header at goal by Jon Toral to the left of the net.

52:34
 

Corner taken by David Cotterill.

52:05
 

Clearance made by Corry Evans.

52:04
 

The ball is sent over by Diego Fabbrini.

51:09
 

Danny Graham has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

49:56
 

Paul Caddis sends in a cross.

49:19
Substitution
 

Matt Grimes comes on in place of Jordi Gomez.

48:50
 

Header at goal by Shane Duffy goes right of the post.

48:47
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett.

48:26
 

A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett.

48:22
 

Short corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.

48:05
 

David Cotterill makes a clearance.

48:02
 

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.

46:28
 

Free kick taken by Michael Morrison.

46:11
 

Jon Toral fouled by Jordi Gomez, the ref awards a free kick.

45:58
 

Clearance made by Paul Caddis.

Half time
 

The half-time whistle blows.

45:01
Substitution
 

Diego Fabbrini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Maikel Kieftenbeld.

45:00 +1.39
 

Shot by Maikel Kieftenbeld. Save made by Jason Steele.

45:00 +0.2
Yellow card
 

Jordi Gomez receives a yellow card.

45:00 +0.39
 

The referee cautions Jonathan Grounds for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0.4
 

Elliott Bennett goes into the referee's book.

45:00 +1.07
 

David Cotterill takes the free kick.

45:00 +1.11
 

Clearance by Shane Duffy.

44:18
 

Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson.

40:38
 

Darragh Lenihan takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

40:03
 

Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

39:33
 

Foul by Tony Watt on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded.

38:18
 

The ball is swung over by David Cotterill.

37:41
 

Tony Watt has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

37:02
 

Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.

37:01
 

The ball is crossed by David Cotterill.

36:50
 

Paul Caddis produces a cross.

36:50
 

Clearance by Paul Caddis.

35:19
 

David Cotterill takes the free kick.

34:38
 

Paul Caddis fouled by Danny Graham, the ref awards a free kick.

33:04
 

Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

32:43
 

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball.

31:33
 

Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

29:44
 

Tony Watt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomasz Kuszczak.

24:48
 

Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.

24:46
 

Centre by David Cotterill.

22:54
Goal
 

Danny Graham scores a right footed goal. Blackburn 2-0 Birmingham.Assist by Jason Steele.

21:22
 

Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

19:44
Goal
 

Tony Watt grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Blackburn 1-0 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from Shane Duffy.

19:03
 

Clearance made by Paul Robinson.

18:04
 

The ball is crossed by Tommy Spurr.

17:40
 

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.

17:04
 

Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

16:26
 

Unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Tony Watt results in a free kick.

16:24
 

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett.

15:13
 

Clearance made by Michael Morrison.

15:12
 

Centre by Jordi Gomez.

13:32
 

Centre by David Cotterill.

12:39
 

Maikel Kieftenbeld makes a clearance.

12:35
 

Corner taken by Elliott Bennett.

11:03
 

Header at goal by Jon Toral misses to the right.

11:01
 

A cross is delivered by Paul Caddis.

9:41
 

Shot by Elliott Bennett went over the bar.

8:54
 

David Cotterill delivers the ball.

8:54
 

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

7:23
 

David Cotterill takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

6:09
 

The ball is crossed by Tony Watt.

6:09
 

Clearance made by Paul Caddis.

4:08
 

Stephen Gleeson makes a clearance.

3:54
 

Michael Morrison makes a clearance.

3:06
 

Darragh Lenihan crosses the ball.

1:49
 

The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett.

1:33
 

Clearance made by Shane Duffy.

1:32
 

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds.

:27
 

Clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

:17
 

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

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