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  • Date:12 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:23,699
  • Jerome (37)
    Phillips (79)
  • Elmander (20) Davies - pen (65) Lee (89)
Goal!

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95:46 +5.46

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

95:27 +5.27

Ben Foster fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

89:53

Martin Petrov goes off and Matthew Taylor comes on.

89:07

Chung-Yong Lee grabs a headed goal from close range. Birmingham 2-3 Bolton.Assist by Kevin Davies.

88:03

Foul by Kevin Phillips on Mark Davies, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from David Wheater.

87:16

Stuart Holden produces a cross, Stuart Parnaby makes a clearance. The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

85:11

Effort on goal by Kevin Phillips from a long way out goes over the bar.

82:17

David Murphy goes off and Matt Derbyshire comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden by Cameron Jerome. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

81:37

The referee blows for offside against Johan Elmander. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

80:48

Kevin Davies receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Kevin Davies on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

79:24

Kevin Phillips scores a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-2 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Nathan Redmond.

76:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jussi Jaaskelainen by Curtis Davies. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

76:27

Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

74:48

A cross is delivered by Stuart Holden, clearance by Stuart Parnaby. Johan Elmander takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

73:38

Jordon Mutch fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

72:02

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

71:30

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour.

71:04

Stuart Holden sends in a cross, Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.

69:42

Shot by Kevin Phillips from deep inside the penalty area bounces off the post.

67:31

The ball is sent over by Chung-Yong Lee.

65:50

Penalty scored by Kevin Davies. Birmingham 1-2 Bolton.Curtis Davies concedes a Penalty for a foul on Kevin Davies.

63:51

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Davies. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

62:48

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

62:30

Mark Davies crosses the ball, save by Ben Foster.

61:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson, Chung-Yong Lee makes a clearance.

60:26

Ivan Klasnic leaves the field to be replaced by Chung-Yong Lee. Mark Davies replaces Fabrice Muamba. Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Kevin Phillips. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

57:46

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Shot from 30 yards by Jordon Mutch. Blocked by David Wheater.

57:19

Centre by Martin Petrov. The ball is crossed by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

57:08

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater.

56:23

Ivan Klasnic challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

55:46

Kevin Davies challenges Curtis Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

55:07

Centre by Nathan Redmond.

54:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Phillips on Fabrice Muamba. Free kick crossed by Stuart Holden, Jean Beausejour makes a clearance.

53:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden by Sebastian Larsson. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

52:32

Unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Gary Cahill results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

51:52

Cameron Jerome challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes the free kick.

50:19

The official flags Nathan Redmond offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

50:05

The ball is sent over by Nathan Redmond, clearance by Stuart Holden.

47:29

Short corner taken by Stuart Holden from the left by-line. The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.

46:46

The ball is sent over by Stuart Holden, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.

46:33

Martin Petrov delivers the ball, clearance by Curtis Davies.

46:12 +1.12

The ball is sent over by Nathan Redmond, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

45:38

The ball is crossed by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

45:24 +0.24

A cross is delivered by Stuart Holden, clearance made by Stuart Parnaby.

44:31

Kevin Davies challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

44:18

Centre by David Murphy, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

43:10

Jordon Mutch has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

42:58

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Gary Cahill.

40:48

Kevin Davies is caught offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

40:17

The ball is crossed by Kevin Phillips, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

37:49

Cameron Jerome gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Bolton.

35:50

Foul by Kevin Davies on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

35:01

Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Stuart Holden, clearance by David Murphy.

33:39

Foul by Gary Cahill on Kevin Phillips, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell. Jean Beausejour is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

32:14

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

32:07

The ball is delivered by David Murphy.

30:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Jerome on David Wheater. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

28:59

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Gary Cahill.

28:37

Nathan Redmond comes on in place of Barry Ferguson.

28:16

Jean Beausejour sends in a cross.

27:44

Kevin Davies is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

27:01

Liam Ridgewell on for Martin Jiranek.

25:47

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Jiranek. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

25:15

Unfair challenge on David Wheater by Cameron Jerome results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

24:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Ivan Klasnic. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left channel, clearance made by Kevin Davies.

24:05

The ball is delivered by David Murphy, clearance by Gary Cahill.

22:54

Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, clearance by Kevin Phillips.

20:52

Johan Elmander scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Bolton.Ivan Klasnic provided the assist for the goal.

20:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Jean Beausejour. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

19:26

Unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Gretar Rafn Steinsson results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick. Gretar Rafn Steinsson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

18:39

Sebastian Larsson challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

17:07

Ivan Klasnic fouled by Martin Jiranek, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Holden, Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.

16:48

Centre by Cameron Jerome.

15:43

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Parnaby.

14:50

Paul Robinson challenges Kevin Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

12:33

Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on David Murphy. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

12:17

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

11:09

Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Curtis Davies takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

8:10

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Kevin Davies.

7:05

Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line to the near post, Johan Elmander has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

3:55

Fabrice Muamba has a drilled shot. Save by Ben Foster.

2:42

Corner crossed in by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Gary Cahill.

1:57

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Stuart Holden.

1:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordon Mutch by Fabrice Muamba. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

0:37

Effort on goal by Sebastian Larsson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

Match Preview

Injury crisis limits McLeish options Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will check on the fitness of a host of players before naming his side for the FA Cup quarter-final with Bolton at St Andrew's. McLeish admits he has been hit by the worst injury crisis of his four seasons in charge of the Carling Cup winners. Lee Bowyer, David Bentley, Keith Fahey, Stephen Carr, Liam Ridgewell, Craig Gardner and Nikola Zigic are all rated doubtful. Alexander Hleb, plus long-term casualties Scott Dann and James McFadden, are definitely ruled out. McLeish will take a late decision on whether to include Barry Ferguson who has had an injection to ease the pain from his broken rib. David Murphy is dreaming of playing at Wembley in the FA Cup for Birmingham - a year after fearing his career could be over. The Blues left-back missed all of last season after rupturing a knee cap and has been understudy to Liam Ridgewell during the current campaign. He could only look on as McLeish's side lifted the Carling Cup a fortnight ago. But Murphy has featured in the FA Cup and is in line to start against Bolton. Murphy told Press Association Sport: "I did wonder if I would ever get back fully fit again. "When the injury initially happened, it was at the end of the season so you've just got to go away and recuperate. "But I would say after Christmas time just over a year ago, when I was looking to push back in the side and had a setback, that was the worst part. "There were a couple of setbacks along the way and I spoke to the surgeon but thankfully we resolved the problem and, touch wood, I haven't had a problem with the knee for a year now. "For me, to have the chance to get to Wembley is extra special after the injury. "The FA Cup is one of the major competitions in the world. Everyone watches it and to play in an FA Cup final or semi-final would be fantastic. "It is just great to be back playing and back involved all the time. I'd love to get more game time but we will have to see what happens." Bolton boss Owen Coyle has no fresh injury worries. Chelsea loanee Daniel Sturridge is cup-tied, which could open the way for Ivan Klasnic, who has scored the winner in the last two rounds. Ricardo Gardner joined Preston on loan this week after recovering from a knee injury while Jlloyd Samuel (thigh), Zat Knight, Sean Davis, Joey O'Brien (all knee) and Sam Ricketts (Achilles) remain on the sidelines. Klasnic has fired Bolton into the quarter-finals, but even the Croatian is not guaranteed a starting spot. Klasnic has found himself below captain Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander and Chelsea loanee Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order this season. But the Trotters' FA Cup run has given the 31-year-old a chance to show his qualities and he repaid his manager's faith with the winning goals against Wigan and Fulham in the last two rounds. Klasnic made his mark in the Barclays Premier League last week, too, coming off the bench to net the deciding goal in a 3-2 win over Aston Villa. Coyle has made a number of changes for FA Cup matches this season, with goalkeeper Adam Bogdan also an ever present so far, and the Bolton boss must decide whether to revert to a full-strength line-up at St Andrew's. The Scot said of Klasnic: "He's put himself in contention, as have the other 18 players. Regardless of who scores the goals for us, it's very much a team effort and they're all buying into that. "Ivan's done fantastic, not only on Saturday but also scoring the winning goals at Wigan and Fulham, so he's certainly done himself no harm. He's looking 100% fit, he's looking sharp and we know he's a terrific goalscorer. "I'm always looking to pick the best team possible. Daniel Sturridge is cup-tied so there'll certainly be a minimum of one change. There may very well be a few more on top of that."

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Ben Foster
  • Stuart Parnaby
  • Curtis Davies
  • Martin Jiranek
  • David Murphy
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Cameron Jerome
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Craig Gardner
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Alpaslan Ozturk

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Match Report

Trotters march through to Wembley semi Substitute Lee Chung-yong earned Bolton their first FA Cup semi-final spot for 11 years with a late winner to settle an enthralling tie against Birmingham 3-2 at St Andrew's. Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies twice put Bolton in front only for Cameron Jerome and Kevin Phillips to reply for the Carling Cup holders. But Lee made no mistake with his close-range header a minute from time to end Birmingham's hopes of a cup double. Birmingham were lacking seven regular first teamers through injury and also lost Barry Ferguson and Martin Jiranek during the first half. But the never-say-die spirit which has been their trademark under Alex McLeish surfaced again - only for Lee to break their resistance. Former Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba had the first attempt on goal but his low drive did not trouble Ben Foster. Blues started to get a foothold in the game and Jussi Jaaskelainen had to grab hold of a Davies header from Larsson's inswinging free-kick. Martin Petrov found himself in yards of space on the left of the Birmingham box but his shot was blocked by Stuart Parnaby. Jerome's pace took him behind the Bolton defence when running onto Larsson's pass but his first touch was woeful. Gretar Steinsson became the first player to be booked after 20 minutes for bringing down Phillips. A minute later Elmander put Bolton in front. Muamba won the ball in the air and Klasnic's flick-on let in Elmander who was unchallenged by Davies and Jiranek before he drilled a low left-footed shot past Foster. It was his 11th goal of the campaign. Birmingham suffered a double setback with Ferguson and Jiranek both limping out of the action to be replaced by Liam Ridgewell and Nathan Redmond. Jean Beausejour, on target in the last two games, had a shot deflected for a corner after good play by David Murphy. Jaaskelainen came racing out of his area to clear from Jerome. But after 38 minutes the striker brought Birmingham back on level terms. The former Cardiff player won the ball in the air and David Wheater's clearance dropped back into his path. Jerome needed no second invitation to hammer a low shot past Jaaskelainen and into the corner of the net. Birmingham started the second period in confident mood and appealed in vain for a penalty when Jaaskelainen came to the edge of his box and challenged Jerome after a fine pass from Redmond. But referee Phil Dowd, who was up with play, opted to award a corner much to the anger of the home fans. Bolton substitute Lee came to Bolton's rescue when he cleared off the line from Murphy following a corner by Larsson. Kevin Davies had the ball in the net after 64 minutes but was clearly offside. A minute later, the Bolton striker restored his side's lead. He was brought down in the box by Curtis Davies and got up to send Foster the wrong way from the spot. Phillips came close to equalising when his shot from a narrow angle crashed against the post with Jaaskelainen beaten. The game was now wide open and Foster produced a fine save to deny Elmander after he broke clear of the home defence. Then with 10 minutes left a superb strike by Phillips brought Birmingham level. Redmond won the ball in the air and Phillips turned on the edge of the box and volleyed over Jaaskelainen. Davies was yellow carded for a challenge on Ridgewell. With a minute left Lee sent the 4,300 Bolton fans wild with delight as his header beat Foster to settle the tie.

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