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  • Date:26 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
Birmingham win 4-3 on penalties
  • Phillips (90)
  • Wood (67)
Goal!

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126mins

Power penalty taken by Craig Woodman saved by Maik Taylor.

126mins

Penalty scored by Stephen Carr. Birmingham 4-3 Brentford on penalties.

125mins

Penalty scored by Lewis Grabban. Birmingham 3-3 Brentford on penalties.

124mins

Spot kick missed by Lee Bowyer.

124mins

Spot kick missed by Michael Spillane.

123mins

Scott Dann scores a penalty. Birmingham 3-2 Brentford on penalties.

123mins

Penalty scored by David Hunt. Birmingham 2-2 Brentford on penalties.

122mins

Craig Gardner scores a penalty. Birmingham 2-1 Brentford on penalties.

122mins

Penalty scored by Kevin O'Connor. Birmingham 1-1 Brentford on penalties.

121mins

Penalty scored by Kevin Phillips. Birmingham 1-0 Brentford on penalties.

118mins

Lewis Grabban fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Craig Gardner gets a block in. Craig Gardner fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Gardner shoots direct from the free kick.

115mins

The ball is swung over by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.

114mins

A cross is delivered by Stuart Parnaby, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.

113mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Carr. Craig Gardner handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.

110mins

The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond, clearance by Karleigh Osborne.

108mins

Nathan Redmond produces a cross, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.

107mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Carr, Craig Woodman gets a block in.

106mins

Lee Bowyer produces a cross.

103mins

Centre by Lee Bowyer, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.

102mins

Right-footed shot by Marcus Bean missed to the left of the target.

101mins

Charlie MacDonald goes off and David Hunt comes on. Kevin Phillips has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

100mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

99mins

Kevin Phillips is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Lee.

97mins

Lee Bowyer sends in a cross, Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.

97mins

Stephen Carr delivers the ball, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.

95mins

The ball is crossed by Michel, clearance made by Leon Legge.

94mins

Nikola Zigic fouled by Kevin O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Michel takes the direct free kick.

94mins

Lewis Grabban challenges Stuart Parnaby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Parnaby.

92mins

Kevin Phillips finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Brentford.Assist on the goal came from Scott Dann.

92mins

Kevin Phillips scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Brentford.Assist by Liam Ridgewell.

92mins

The referee shows Karleigh Osborne a yellow card.

92mins

Nikola Zigic fouled by Karleigh Osborne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michel.

91mins

Michel goes off and Barry Ferguson comes on.

90mins

Richard Lee goes into the referee's book for time wasting. Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Phillips on Leon Legge. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Centre by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

89mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Bowyer, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.

87mins

Charlie MacDonald is cautioned.

86mins

Centre by Stephen Carr, Header from deep inside the area by Nikola Zigic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85mins

Foul by Charlie MacDonald on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Maik Taylor takes the direct free kick.

85mins

Lee Bowyer handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

84mins

Lee Bowyer challenges Lewis Grabban unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Craig Woodman,

83mins

Robbie Simpson replaces Myles Weston.

82mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Stephen Carr. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

80mins

The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond, Shot from 25 yards from Craig Gardner. Save by Richard Lee. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bowyer to the near post, Liam Ridgewell has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Woodman on Craig Gardner. Strike comes in from Craig Gardner from the free kick.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Nikola Zigic by Leon Legge results in a free kick. Michel takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Nikola Zigic on for Matt Derbyshire.

76mins

Shot by Nathan Redmond from outside the box goes high over the target.

75mins

Lewis Grabban on for Gary Alexander.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Marcus Bean results in a free kick. Michel restarts play with the free kick. Craig Gardner takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Karleigh Osborne. Corner taken by Lee Bowyer.

71mins

Craig Woodman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Carr takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Sam Wood finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Brentford.The assist for the goal came from Charlie MacDonald.

66mins

Effort from inside the area by Lee Bowyer misses to the left of the goal.

64mins

Nathan Redmond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Garry O'Connor.

62mins

Myles Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Stephen Carr takes the direct free kick.

61mins

Effort on goal by Stuart Parnaby from a long way out goes over the bar.

61mins

Garry O'Connor produces a cross, Richard Lee makes a save. Lee Bowyer decides to take the corner short. Lee Bowyer sends in a cross, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.

60mins

Centre by Craig Woodman, clearance made by Stephen Carr. Corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Marcus Bean from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston, Michael Spillane takes a shot. Michel manages to make a clearance.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Woodman, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

53mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Bowyer. The ball is crossed by Michel, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Liam Ridgewell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

53mins

Myles Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Carr. Maik Taylor takes the free kick.

52mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot from 25 yards. Richard Lee makes a save.

49mins

Gary Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michel. Maik Taylor takes the free kick.

48mins

Sam Wood has an effort at goal. Save by Maik Taylor.

46mins

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Bowyer from the right by-line.

46mins

Centre by Sam Wood.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Kevin Phillips, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.

43mins

Centre by Matt Derbyshire, clearance by Karleigh Osborne.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Carr, Karleigh Osborne makes a clearance.

40mins

Myles Weston is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Maik Taylor.

40mins

Michael Spillane crosses the ball, Maik Taylor makes a brilliant save.

38mins

A cross is delivered by Craig Woodman.

37mins

Kevin Phillips is ruled offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Gary Alexander is ruled offside. Maik Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Michel has a drilled shot. Blocked by Leon Legge.

33mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Bowyer, Gary Alexander manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Carr by Craig Woodman. Michel takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Gary Alexander is penalised for a handball. Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

28mins

Shot from 20 yards from Myles Weston. Maik Taylor makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston, Header from deep inside the area by Karleigh Osborne goes over the bar.

26mins

The ball is swung over by Myles Weston.

25mins

Stuart Parnaby has an effort at goal. Save made by Richard Lee.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Myles Weston.

24mins

Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Richard Lee.

21mins

Shot from 18 yards from Kevin Phillips. Save made by Richard Lee.

19mins

Garry O'Connor delivers the ball, clearance by Leon Legge.

13mins

Gary Alexander challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Maik Taylor.

13mins

The official flags Matt Derbyshire offside. Michael Spillane takes the free kick.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Alexander. Maik Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

The ball is crossed by Myles Weston, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

7mins

Lee Bowyer produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Woodman, blocked by Craig Gardner.

1mins

Michel has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Stuart Parnaby, blocked by Michael Spillane. Lee Bowyer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Leon Legge.

The referee gets the game underway.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

The second half of extra time begins.

The penalty shoot-out is about to start.

The match is going to penalties.

Match Preview

Johnson could be risked against Brentford Manager Alex McLeish may gamble on playing key Birmingham defender Roger Johnson in the home Carling Cup clash with Brentford even though he is nursing a calf problem. Johnson has been dogged by the injury for several weeks and McLeish wanted to rest the former Cardiff player ahead of Sunday's derby with Aston Villa. But thigh and hamstring injuries to back-up defenders Martin Jiranek and David Murphy means Johnson is likely to play as City look to book their quarter-final spot. McLeish admitted: "We've got one or two knocks and one or two players running on empty and we have to be careful we don't burn them out. "For instance, Roger Johnson has been playing with a calf problem for a while and, normally with calf injuries, you would be ruled out. "Johnson is a different type of animal. He will play through things. You get characters like that, some guys have got higher pain thresholds than others. "If we keep putting Johnson through the mill than we could lose him for longer "But a couple of the players who would have come in have taken knocks in Murphy and Jiranek. I wanted to rest Johnson. Whether I can do that now is debatable." McLeish knows City have a golden opportunity to reach the last eight of the competition but insists Brentford will be no pushovers after their shock win against Everton. He said: "Why not think of reaching Wembley? We've got to think that way but we do realise there are some incredible competitors out there. "But first and foremost, let's get through this one because if we don't there is no point even chatting about that. "We have to give Brentford every respect and not approach the game in a complacent manner and the gauntlet is down for the players who come into the side. "For Birmingham to win a trophy would be a dream come true. We are not a fashionable club in terms of being trophy winners. "We are a good old traditional English club in the true sense of the word and it would be nice for Birmingham to have a bit of history but we are a long way from that. "It is nice to talk about it but talk is cheap. You've actually got to go and do it on the pitch." McLeish added: "Brentford have got nothing to lose. They are coming to a Premier League team. They can come relaxed knowing if they lose, it is expected, but if they win, then it is utopia for them. "We know that has been the approach of the teams we have already knocked out of the cup with Rochdale and MK Dons putting in excellent performances. "They raised their games and Brentford will do the same." Former Sporting Gijon play-maker Michel will be given a rare start by McLeish after the form of Barry Ferguson has kept him out of the starting line-up. McLeish said: "It is a bit of a thankless task for Michel because he was the captain of Sporting Gijon and we saw him play really well against the Real Madrids and Barcelonas of this world. "But Ferguson's form has been exceptional and I've not devised a system where I can get the two of them into the same team. "I know there are ways of doing that but I don't think it suited the rest of our players. "Michel has been extremely unlucky. He wouldn't have envisaged being understudy to Barry. He may have thought he could have played in the team with Barry. "It has been tough for him but at the end of the day we need a squad and I need cover for Ferguson and other players." Birmingham have included 17-year-old striker Akwasi Asante in their squad after he scored five goals against Tottenham in a youth-team game 10 days ago. Midfielder Craig Gardner will return after completing a three-match ban for his sending off against Wigan. Alexander Hleb is ruled out with a knee injury but McLeish is confident he will be fit for Sunday's derby at Aston Villa. Brentford will check on Charlie MacDonald. The striker was withdrawn an hour into Saturday's 2-1 win over Peterborough due to illness but hopes to be fit. On-loan Reading goalkeeper Ben Hamer is cup-tied so Richard Lee, the hero of the penalty shoot-out win over Everton in the previous round, comes back in. Robbie Simpson and Nicky Forster were unused substitutes at the weekend following spells on the sidelines and should be involved again. Simpson had been out for six weeks with a hamstring problem while former Birmingham frontman Forster had an operation on his troublesome groin a fortnight ago.

Formation:433Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Andrew Scott

Brentford

  • Maik Taylor
  • Stephen Carr
  • Scott Dann
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Stuart Parnaby
  • Lee Bowyer
  • Craig Gardner
  • Michel
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Garry O'Connor
  • SUBS
  • Ben Foster
  • Roger Johnson
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Keith Fahey
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Akwasi Asante

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Match Report

Bees stung by penalty misery Birmingham are through to the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup after overcoming Brentford 4-3 on penalties after the game had finished 1-1 after extra time. Blues goalkeeper Maik Taylor made the decisive save to deny Bees defender Craig Woodman from the spot. The Bees looked to have followed up their victory over Everton by triumphing at St Andrew's through Sam Wood's 15-yard drive midway through the second half. But striker Kevin Phillips broke the League One side's hearts in injury time with the equalising goal. Brentford against defied their poor league form - they are currently 19th in the table - with their performance. Birmingham manager Alex McLeish made seven changes from the side which had defeated Blackpool at the weekend. Blues midfielder Michel had the first attempt on goal but his low 25-yard drive was a couple of feet off target. Craig Gardner's fine pass found Phillips in space but the ball appeared to get caught under the foot of the veteran and the chance went begging. Then City captain Stephen Carr's persistence won him the ball in the Brentford box and it dropped invitingly into the path of Phillips. But his low, first-time shot lacked power and did not extend Bees skipper Richard Lee. Lee kept his side on level terms with a fine reflex save after 25 minutes. He blocked a powerful drive from Stuart Parnaby at close range after he had got on the end of a cross from O'Connor. But Brentford retaliated almost immediately and Taylor had to be alert to turn Myles Weston's left-footed effort around the post after he had outpaced Scott Dann. Blues ended the half with a flourish and Gardner created an opening for Matt Derbyshire - but the striker elected to try to find O'Connor rather than shooting himself. Lee got his body behind a 30-yard drive from Gardner early in the second half after good play by Phillips. Brentford sensed the chance of an upset and Ridgewell volleyed a menacing cross over his own bar from Charlie MacDonald. Michel came to City's rescue when he cleared a volley from Michael Spillane off the line from a Wood corner. McLeish made his first change after 63 minutes with O'Connor replaced by Nathan Redmond - and the youngster made an instant impact with his first-time pass picking out the run of Lee Bowyer, who dragged his shot just past the post. But after 69 minutes Sam Wood gave Brentford a shock lead. A mistake by Carr allowed Weston the opportunity to cross and the ball was headed back by MacDonald to Wood, who made no mistake with his 15-yard drive. McLeish brought on Nikola Zigic for Derbyshire in an attempt to rescue the tie. Lee kept the Bees ahead by making a finger-tip save to turn aside Gardner's curling effort from the edge of the box. But the woodwork rescued Blues when Woodman's drive hit the top of the bar. Zigic could have levelled but he headed over from Carr's cross. Then in injury-time Phillips rescued Birmingham from close range after being teed up by Ridgewell. Birmingham tried to take advantage of their reprieve in extra-time and Lee made a fine save to keep out Zigic's header from Bowyer's centre. Phillips was then only inches wide with a 20-yard drive, before Gardner was just wide with a low free-kick in the last minute. The game went to penalties and Phillips, Gardner, Scott Dann and Carr scored from the spot for the home side, with Bowyer shooting over the bar. Kevin O'Connor, David Hunt and Lewis Grabban netted for the Bees but Spillane hit the bar, before Taylor denied Woodman.

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