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The ball is crossed by Olly Lee.
The referee ends the match.
Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Luke Steele.
Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Jim O'Brien is caught offside.
Callum Reilly goes off and Peter Lovenkrands comes on.
The official flags Nikola Zigic offside.
Christopher Burke sends in a cross.
The ball is sent over by Tomasz Cywka.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jim O'Brien.
Header at goal by Olly Lee to the left of the net.
Jim O'Brien makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Paul Robinson.
The ball is sent over by Dan Burn.
Tom Kennedy challenges Christopher Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Olly Lee.
Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance.
(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Tomasz Cywka coming on for Brek Shea.
Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Darren Randolph blocks the ball.
Dan Burn makes a clearance.
Christopher Burke takes a shot. Peter Ramage gets a block in.
Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.
Clearance made by Dan Burn.
Andrew Shinnie goes off and Wade Elliott comes on.
Christopher Burke crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Stephen Dawson.
Andrew Shinnie challenges Stephen Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick scored by Jacob Mellis. Birmingham 1-1 Barnsley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Paul Robinson.
Free kick taken by Andrew Shinnie.
Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Olly Lee, free kick awarded.
Tom Kennedy crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Callum Reilly concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Dawson.
Hayden Mullins comes on in place of Kyle Bartley.
Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
Short corner taken by Olly Lee.
A cross is delivered by Paul Caddis.
David Perkins manages to make a clearance.
Brek Shea takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.
Jacob Mellis restarts play with the free kick.
Callum Reilly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Mellis.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows for half time.
Brek Shea takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.
Christopher Burke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke Steele parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Clearance made by Tom Kennedy.
Peter Ramage makes a clearance.
David Perkins takes a shot. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.
The ball is sent over by Brek Shea.
Olly Lee challenges Jacob Mellis unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Kyle Bartley results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paul Caddis.
Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stephen Dawson on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded.
The offside flag is raised against Nikola Zigic.
Centre by Paul Robinson.
Jacob Mellis takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
Brek Shea takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph fumbles the ball.
Unfair challenge on Dan Burn by Brek Shea results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Chris O'Grady.
Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Nikola Zigic fouled by Jacob Mellis, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Brek Shea. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie by Stephen Dawson.
Clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
The ball is sent over by Jim O'Brien.
Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Darren Randolph parries the ball away.
Dan Burn takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
Shot by Christopher Burke. Luke Steele catches the ball.
Unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Andrew Shinnie results in a free kick.
Shot by Lee Novak missed to the left of goal.
Clearance by Paul Robinson.
Paul Caddis produces a cross.
Nikola Zigic scores a right footed goal. Birmingham 1-0 Barnsley.Assist by Callum Reilly.
Jacob Mellis takes a shot. Darren Randolph catches the ball.
Brek Shea sends in a cross.
Centre by Tom Kennedy.
Unfair challenge on Brek Shea by Paul Caddis results in a free kick.
Clearance by Dan Burn.
The ball is swung over by Andrew Shinnie.
Christopher Burke takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
The match begins.
Double trouble for Blues
In-form Birmingham will be without Tom Adeyemi and Aaron McLean for the visit of bottom club Barnsley on New Year's Day.
Midfielder Adeyemi was forced off in the first half of Sunday's 3-2 victory at Blackburn nursing a back injury.
Striker McLean, meanwhile, missed the game altogether due to a hamstring problem and the pair will play no part against the Tykes as Blues aim to extend their nine-match unbeaten run.
Forward Jesse Lingard serves the second game of his three-match suspension, with his loan stay from Manchester United set to expire on Wednesday, although boss Lee Clark remains keen to agree an extension.
Barnsley midfielder Tomasz Cywka hopes to return to the starting line-up as boss Danny Wilson bids for his first win since returning to the club.
Cywka scored a fine goal in Sunday's home defeat to former club Derby after stepping off the bench to give Wilson plenty to think about.
Winger Paddy McCourt shook off a hamstring strain in time to start on Sunday and lasted 57 minutes before being replaced by Marcus Pedersen, who is pushing for a recall.
McCourt may be assessed, but midfielder David Perkins, plus defenders Bobby Hassell and Lewin Nyatanga are also hoping to return to starting line-up.
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