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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:17,996
  • Huseklepp (18) King (56)
  • Davies (60) Robinson (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:35 +3.35

The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

93:27 +3.27

Centre by Nathan Redmond, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

93:14 +3.14

Andros Townsend sends in a cross, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

92:47 +2.47

Corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend to the near post, Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.

92:21 +2.21

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andros Townsend.

91:57 +1.57

Nathan Redmond fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andros Townsend, Paul Green makes a clearance.

88:05

Nikola Zigic is cautioned.

86:54

Jonathan Spector sends in a cross.

86:26

Peter Ramage sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Green.

84:38

Chris Burke goes off and Nathan Redmond comes on. Jake Buxton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Carroll.

84:03

Foul by Jonathan Spector on Theo Robinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Green.

83:08

Gareth Roberts takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

83:00

A cross is delivered by Paul Green.

80:40

Callum Ball concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Davies. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

80:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Callum Ball. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

79:09

Callum Ball joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Davies.

77:50

Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Green makes a clearance.

77:30

Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.

74:59

Nikola Zigic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Roberts. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.

73:45

Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Zigic. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.

73:03

Theo Robinson challenges Jordon Mutch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

72:49

Nikola Zigic sends in a cross, Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

71:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Andros Townsend. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jordon Mutch from left wing, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.

71:01

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

70:15

Nikola Zigic on for Erik Huseklepp.

68:08

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in.

67:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andros Townsend, Jeff Hendrick manages to make a clearance.

65:20

A goal is scored by Theo Robinson from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-2 Derby.The assist for the goal came from Paul Green.

64:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Mutch on Tom Carroll. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

62:30

Foul by Jordon Mutch on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Davies.

60:55

Steve Davies scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Birmingham 2-1 Derby.Ben Davies provided the assist for the goal.

58:57

Nathan Tyson goes off and Ben Davies comes on.

56:03

Marlon King grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-0 Derby.Assist on the goal came from Andros Townsend.

54:45

Foul by Craig Bryson on Peter Ramage, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

53:36

A cross is delivered by Theo Robinson, Chris Burke manages to make a clearance.

52:19

Effort on goal by Jeff Hendrick from long range goes over the crossbar.

51:30

Centre by Marlon King, Jeff Hendrick makes a clearance.

50:49

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Carroll, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

49:14

Handball by Marlon King. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

47:59

Effort on goal by Guirane N'Daw from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

47:16

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Gareth Roberts gets a block in.

46:38

Jordon Mutch takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

46:20 +1.20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Tyson on Curtis Davies. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

45:37

Peter Ramage takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth Roberts.

45:12 +0.12

Tom Carroll has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

43:11

Effort on goal by Curtis Davies from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, Erik Huseklepp takes a shot.

42:26

Corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, clearance by Theo Robinson.

42:10

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Gareth Roberts gets a block in.

41:40

Andros Townsend takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

41:33

Jonathan Spector produces a cross, Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.

40:19

Shaun Barker has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

39:38

Marlon King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Marlon King is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.

33:53

Jordon Mutch is penalised for a handball. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

33:40

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

33:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Mutch on Jeff Hendrick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

31:16

Foul by Theo Robinson on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

28:54

Unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Theo Robinson results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

27:48

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Carroll played to the near post.

25:33

Curtis Davies challenges Nathan Tyson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Davies goes into the book. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Carroll, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

23:48

Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, save made by Frank Fielding.

23:05

Gareth Roberts is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Peter Ramage.

21:36

Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Davies. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.

20:48

Erik Huseklepp delivers the ball, Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Fielding. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.

19:40

The official flags Theo Robinson offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.

18:58

Erik Huseklepp fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-0 Derby.Assist on the goal came from Andros Townsend.

17:56

Andros Townsend takes a shot.

17:02

Jordon Mutch decides to take the corner short.

16:57

Marlon King delivers the ball, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

12:50

Foul by Jason Shackell on Marlon King, free kick awarded. Andros Townsend crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

9:55

Gareth Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick crossed by Andros Townsend, clearance by Shaun Barker.

8:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Robinson. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

8:19

Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Marlon King results in a free kick. Paul Green takes the free kick.

7:11

Shot from a long way out by Jordon Mutch goes wide of the left-hand upright.

4:47

Shot by Andros Townsend. Save made by Frank Fielding.

0:41

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Carroll.

0:17

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Peter Ramage gets a block in.

Match Preview

Fahey facing fitness test Keith Fahey will be assessed ahead of Birmingham's home clash against Derby. The midfielder, nursing a groin strain, withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad before Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Czech Republic. He has not trained since but there is a chance he could be passed fit for the clash at St Andrew's as City look to get back on track following last weekend's shock 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest. Midfielder Guirane N'Daw has now fully overcome his hamstring complaint and is fit for selection while striker Nikola Zigic made his return from a knee injury against Forest. That leaves skipper Stephen Carr (knee) as the only definite absentee. New signings Peter Ramage and Caleb Folan come into contention for their debuts, while forward Erik Huseklepp - fresh from international duty with Norway - and winger Andros Townsend will also look to feature having made their bows last Saturday. Jamie Ward is an injury concern for Derby's trip across the midlands. Ward suffered a thigh strain on Monday while training with the Northern Ireland squad and had to pull out of their international friendly against Norway. The forward underwent a scan on Wednesday and he is a major doubt. Derby continue to nurse Craig Bryson's Achilles problem. The midfielder played 81 minutes of the home defeat to Leicester eight days ago after being forced off at half-time against Reading and subsequently missed the game at Southampton. Bryson has trained this week and manager Nigel Clough is hopeful the Scot will be fit enough to play. John Brayford's thigh injury has left the Rams without a specialist right-back, with midfielder Paul Green filling in for three of the last four matches. Green was at fault for Leicester's winning goal last week and Clough has hinted he could turn to 20-year-old Tom Naylor. Since joining Derby from Mansfield in November, Naylor's only first-team appearance was for the final few minutes against Stoke in the FA Cup last month.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 451Manager: Nigel Clough

Derby

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Curtis Davies
  • Peter Ramage
  • Chris Burke
  • Guirane N'Daw
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Andros Townsend
  • Marlon King
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • SUBS
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Morgaro Gomis
  • Wade Elliott
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

Rams blow for Blues Derby came from two goals down to end their barren three-match losing streak with a 2-2 draw in the npower Championship and inflict a further blow on Birmingham's promotion ambitions. City, who lost their unbeaten home league record to Nottingham Forest last weekend courtesy of a first defeat in 16 matches in all competitions, appeared destined to get back on track. Just 24 hours after they were slapped with a transfer embargo by the Football League for failing to file their accounts in time, two of five signings made in the last 10 days shone to seemingly put the hosts in a winning position at St Andrew's. The impressive Andros Townsend saw his 19th-minute shot converted by fellow loanee Erik Huseklepp from close range, before the Spurs winger's dazzling run set up a second-half strike for Marlon King. But Derby, winless in six going into the game and without even a goal in their previous four, staged a remarkable comeback thanks to two in five minutes from recalled pair Steven Davies and Theo Robinson. Davies was making his first start since suffering a fractured skull in October, but it was leading goalscorer Robinson who saw a shot deflected wide after just 17 seconds. Townsend forced a save from Frank Fielding at the other end and it was he who created the opener. Derby's defence fell to sleep and the unmarked wide man received a short corner on the edge of the penalty area, with his shot deflected into the path of Huseklepp - who poked home from six yards. The hosts enjoyed a comfortable opening half-hour without really turning it on, with the goal-shy Rams providing next to no threat to City goalkeeper Boaz Myhill. Derby came into proceedings marginally more as a largely forgettable opening 45 minutes came to a close, Shaun Barker heading over from Paul Green's free-kick. But it was Birmingham who came closest to a second as Huseklepp's glancing header came back off the crossbar amid a succession of corners. The second half started as the first finished, with the home side denied a second. Huseklepp saw his shot well parried by Fielding before Townsend's follow-up was blocked on the line by Gareth Roberts. The lively Townsend was at the centre of things again in the 57th minute as his lengthy run ended with a fine pass to King, who converted past Fielding from 12 yards. Rams boss Nigel Clough introduced Ben Davies in an attempt to turn things around and the midfielder's first contribution was an inch-perfect cross for an unmarked Davies to head home. Robinson completed the turnaround just five minutes later, finishing Green's pass from the right as Birmingham were punished for more slack defending. Fit-again Blues midfielder Guirane N'Daw forced a super save from Fielding with a shot from distance as the hosts went in search of a winner. And they almost clinched just that in injury time as Steven Caldwell saw his header cleared off the line. endM

Form Guide

    WDWDWL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Derby
  • DLDLLL

Last Meetings

  • Derby
  • 2 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 06/08/2011
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Derby
  • 27/01/2009
  • Derby
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 30/09/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Derby
  • 09/03/2007
  • Derby
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 21/10/2006
  • Derby
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 20/04/1996

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Burke 9
  • N Zigic 8
  • M King 7
  • C Davies 5
  • N Redmond 4
  • K Fahey 2
  • A Rooney 2
  • D Murphy 1

Derby

  • T Robinson 6
  • C Bryson 4
  • J Ward 4
  • S Davies 4
  • C Ball 3
  • J Hendrick 2
  • B Davies 1
  • P Green 1
  • J Shackell 1
  • C Maguire 1
  • T Carroll 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 51
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 18 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Derby

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 33
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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