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Foul by Nathan Redmond on Scott Wiseman, free kick awarded. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Jim O'Brien challenges David Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Ibanez comes on in place of Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Redmond.
Corner taken right-footed by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line to the near post, Jordon Mutch manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Wade Elliott on Michael Tonge, free kick awarded. Scott Wiseman crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Curtis Davies.
Shot from just outside the box by Jim O'Brien goes over the bar.
Adam Rooney fouled by Jimmy McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Jimmy McNulty. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Murphy, Luke Steele makes a comfortable save.
Effort on goal by Nathan Redmond from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Nathan Redmond scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-3 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from Chris Burke.
Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Digby. Jordon Mutch booked for unsporting behaviour. Adam Rooney is brought on as a substitute for Marlon King. Scott Golbourne is brought on as a substitute for Jay McEveley. Korey Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Tonge. Nathan Redmond comes on in place of Morgaro Gomis. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.
Craig Davies is caught offside. Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Spector receives a caution for time wasting.
Chris Burke takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Rob Edwards goes over the bar.
Jim O'Brien takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Jordon Mutch manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the right by-line, David Murphy makes a clearance.
Craig Davies fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Davies shoots direct from the free kick, Wade Elliott gets a block in.
Jordon Mutch concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Digby. Direct free kick taken by Korey Smith.
(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Jim O'Brien coming on for David Cotterill.
Jimmy McNulty concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon King. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Murphy from right wing.
Jimmy McNulty has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Marlon King is ruled offside. Rob Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Chris Burke offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Effort by Korey Smith from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
The referee gives a free kick against Wade Elliott for handball. Paul Digby takes the free kick.
Craig Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Digby by Keith Fahey. Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.
Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Digby. Korey Smith takes the direct free kick.
Paul Digby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis. Direct free kick taken by David Murphy.
The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Jonathan Spector fouled by Paul Digby, the ref awards a free kick. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Cotterill. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Craig Davies takes a shot from 25 yards.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by David Murphy. David Cotterill takes the free kick.
The official flags Marlon King offside. Rob Edwards takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Davies on Craig Davies. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Jordon Mutch.
Paul Digby challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Luke Steele.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Done. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
Keith Fahey scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-2 Birmingham.
The referee blows for offside. Scott Wiseman takes the indirect free kick.
Effort on goal by Chris Burke from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Craig Davies finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from David Cotterill.
The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Marlon King takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a comfortable save.
David Cotterill concedes a free kick for a foul on Wade Elliott. David Cotterill goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Jordon Mutch, clearance by Paul Digby.
Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jordon Mutch.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Digby on Chris Burke. Keith Fahey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Luke Steele makes a save.
Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Edwards. Own goal by Rob Edwards. Barnsley 0-1 Birmingham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay McEveley on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.
Effort from outside the area by Korey Smith goes wide right of the goal.
Matty Done is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Digby fouled by Jordon Mutch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy McNulty.
Rising Digby in Tykes frame
Barnsley teenager Paul Digby is hoping to make his first senior appearance at Oakwell against Birmingham.
Tykes manager Keith Hill has hinted the 17-year-old midfielder, who made his only appearance to date off the substitutes' bench at Derby in September, could be included in his squad as cover for David Perkins.
Perkins sustained a hamstring injury during Saturday's home win over Portsmouth and is expected to be sidelined for three weeks.
But recent signing Stephen Dawson could make his first appearance for the club. The former Orient skipper, sidelined with an ankle injury, could start on the bench, while latest recruit, David Cotterill, could also make his first appearance.
Winger Cotterill was an unused substitute on Saturday, but Hill could be tempted to rest Jim O'Brien, who made his first appearance since Boxing Day against Portsmouth.
Defender Bobby Hassell is still out with knee trouble.
Marlon King could feature in Birmingham's squad but skipper Stephen Carr has joined Nikola Zigic and Guirane N'Daw on the sidelines.
King's niggling groin injury ruled him out of Saturday's stirring 1-1 FA Cup draw at Chelsea although the striker looks set to return to contention as Blues refocus their efforts on promotion.
Right-back Carr was making only his second appearance since December when he was forced off after just 12 minutes at Stamford Bridge having sustained another knee injury, with replacement Jonathan Spector to revert to defensive duties once again from the off.
Striker Zigic (knee) and midfielder N'Daw (hamstring) are both also set to continue to miss out.
Manager Chris Hughton made a total of five changes to his starting line-up against Chelsea and the likes of goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, centre-back Steven Caldwell and winger Chris Burke are poised to come back in.
Blues, 14 unbeaten in all competitions, have dropped down to sixth in the Championship table amid a congested promotion race but now have two games in hand following back-to-back weekends without league action.
Ruthless Blues see off Tykes
Keith Fahey scored his first goal since August as ruthless Birmingham stretched their unbeaten run to 16 games to move up to third in the npower Championship as Barnsley were brushed aside 3-1 at Oakwell.
In-form Blues showed no signs of fatigue in their 44th game of the season as they followed up their impressive FA Cup draw at Chelsea with a deserved victory against Keith Hill's side.
Chris Burke set the ball rolling with an early opener which was deflected in off Tykes skipper Rob Edwards and the impressive Fahey was also on target in the first half after Barnsley's leading scorer Craig Davies' 10th goal of the season had brought the home side level.
Substitute Nathan Redmond sealed the points for Chris Hughton's side with a third goal after great work from Fahey and Burke to leave Blues five points behind second-placed Southampton with a game in hand.
It took Blues just six minutes to take the lead, with Marlon King capitalising on a mistake from Jim McNulty on the touchline and cutting the ball back for Burke, whose goal-bound left-foot shot was deflected in off the head of centre-half Edwards.
But the Tykes were level 18 minutes in, when debutant David Cotterill looked to be upended in the penalty area but after referee Carl Boyeson waved play on the winger picked himself up to cut the ball back for Davies, who drilled home with a clinical right-foot finish.
Burke was giving Tykes left-back Jay McEveley a torrid time and the winger fired over the bar before the impressive Fahey swivelled and fired the visitors back in front with a venomous left-foot drive from 20 yards which in off the far post.
Barnsley's leading scorer Davies was proving to be a handful for the Birmingham defence and the summer signing from Chesterfield had his head in hands 10 minutes before half-time when his measured right-foot strike rattled the crossbar.
Barnsley were struggling to contain Burke and the former Cardiff man foxed McEveley with an exquisite piece of skill but his cross was deflected away from King as the striker prepared to pull the trigger.
Blues midfielder Jordon Mutch had a lucky escape when he sliced a tame corner from the right just wide of his own goal.
But Hughton's side gave themselves some breathing space with a third goal 13 minutes from time after a brisk break which involved Fahey and Burke, the two best players on the park.
Irish midfielder Fahey was the architect, with a raking long-range pass into the path of Burke and he crossed to the back post where the onrushing Redmond finished emphatically with his left foot just four minutes after coming on as Blues sauntered to a fifth consecutive away win.
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