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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:17,369
  • King (61)
    King (87)
  • Fortune (49)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on James O'Connor. James O'Connor takes the indirect free kick.

93mins

The ball is sent over by George Friend, clearance by Curtis Davies.

91mins

Brian Stock fouled by Nathan Redmond, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

90mins

Short corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line.

88mins

Marlon King gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-1 Doncaster.Assist by Chris Burke.

86mins

Stephen Carr produces a cross, Shot on goal by Chris Burke from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

86mins

The ball is crossed by Nathan Redmond, Herita Ilunga makes a clearance.

85mins

(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Kyle Bennett coming on for Herold Goulon.

85mins

James O'Connor sends in a cross, Boaz Myhill makes a save.

84mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, clearance made by Brian Stock.

83mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Burke, Carl Ikeme makes a save.

83mins

Keith Fahey has an effort at goal. James O'Connor gets a block in.

81mins

Chris Burke takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

81mins

David Murphy produces a cross, clearance by Habib Beye.

80mins

David Murphy takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Carl Ikeme.

79mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the left by-line, Herita Ilunga manages to make a clearance.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Spector, clearance by James O'Connor.

78mins

Nathan Redmond has an effort at goal. George Friend gets a block in.

77mins

The referee blows for offside. Herita Ilunga takes the indirect free kick.

75mins

James Coppinger leaves the field to be replaced by Giles Barnes.

75mins

George Friend is brought on as a substitute for Marc-Antoine Fortune.

74mins

Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

73mins

Nikola Zigic replaces Chris Wood.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Habib Beye makes a clearance.

71mins

Effort on goal by Chris Wood from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

70mins

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke to the near post, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Herita Ilunga on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Nathan Redmond.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Carr, blocked by Herita Ilunga.

67mins

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Keith Fahey coming on for Guirane N'Daw.

65mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Spector, clearance by Habib Beye.

64mins

Shot by Nathan Redmond. Brian Stock gets a block in.

63mins

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nathan Redmond coming on for Wade Elliott.

62mins

A goal is scored by Marlon King from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Doncaster.Assist by Chris Burke.

61mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune sends in a cross.

60mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, save by Carl Ikeme.

57mins

Foul by Habib Beye on Marlon King, free kick awarded. Booking for Habib Beye. David Murphy has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Carl Ikeme.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, Habib Beye makes a clearance.

53mins

Wade Elliott takes the inswinging corner, James O'Connor makes a clearance.

53mins

The ball is sent over by David Murphy, James O'Connor gets a block in.

52mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance by Habib Beye.

50mins

A goal is scored by Marc-Antoine Fortune from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Doncaster.Assist on the goal came from Billy Sharp.

50mins

Centre by Stephen Carr, Habib Beye makes a clearance.

49mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Stock on Guirane N'Daw. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill. Booking for Brian Stock.

46mins

Shot by Brian Stock from outside the box goes over the target.

46mins

Shot on goal by Marlon King from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

45mins

Chris Burke takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Herita Ilunga.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wade Elliott.

45mins

Wade Elliott delivers the ball, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.

44mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Wade Elliott, Marc-Antoine Fortune manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Shot by Marlon King. Blocked by Habib Beye.

41mins

Chris Burke is penalised for a handball. Chris Burke is booked. Brian Stock crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

40mins

David Murphy sends in a cross, Chris Wood has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

39mins

Chris Burke delivers the ball, save by Carl Ikeme.

37mins

Chris Burke delivers the ball.

37mins

Simon Gillett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon King. Stephen Carr restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock from the right by-line, Billy Sharp has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

32mins

Centre by David Murphy, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Chris Wood goes wide of the right-hand post.

31mins

Simon Gillett is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott from the left by-line, Effort from 18 yards by David Murphy. Blocked by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

29mins

Chris Burke crosses the ball, clearance made by James O'Connor.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Wade Elliott, Herold Goulon manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Stephen Carr has an effort at goal. Blocked by Herold Goulon.

24mins

The ball is sent over by Wade Elliott, clearance by Sam Hird.

22mins

The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Herold Goulon produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

21mins

Sam Hird fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Herita Ilunga crosses the ball in from the free kick, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

20mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Simon Gillett goes wide left of the goal.

19mins

Shot by James Coppinger. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

18mins

The ball is crossed by James O'Connor, Boaz Myhill makes a save.

17mins

The official flags Marc-Antoine Fortune offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

15mins

Wade Elliott produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

13mins

Billy Sharp is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike on goal comes in from David Murphy from the free kick, James O'Connor gets a block in.

12mins

Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott. David Murphy has an effort direct from the free kick, Billy Sharp gets a block in.

12mins

The ball is sent over by James O'Connor, David Murphy gets a block in.

10mins

Billy Sharp is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott, save made by Carl Ikeme.

8mins

Guirane N'Daw takes a shot from 18 yards. Billy Sharp gets a block in.

8mins

Wade Elliott takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

8mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Habib Beye manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Sam Hird concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Free kick crossed by Wade Elliott, clearance made by Marc-Antoine Fortune.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Stephen Carr. Brian Stock takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon King on Habib Beye. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

Match Preview

Davies boost for Blues Birmingham welcome Curtis Davies back into contention for the visit of Doncaster following four successive matches on the road. The centre-back missed Wednesday`s 2-1 loss at Hull as he served a one-match suspension for the red card received in last Sunday`s 1-0 reverse at Cardiff. Defeat at the KC Stadium inflicted City`s first back-to-back losses of the campaign in the Championship and Chris Hughton`s side will be desperate to get back to St Andrew`s after so long on the road, with four of the club`s next five matches in all competitions on home soil. Midfielder Jordon Mutch is back in training having recovered from his broken ankle but it remains to be seen when Hughton will deem him ready for action. Defender Liam Ridgewell, however, has not yet rejoined his team-mates at Wast Hills as he continues his recovery from a thigh complaint. Lamine Diatta may have to wait to make his Doncaster debut following delays over paperwork. Veteran Senegal defender Diatta joined Rovers until February on Wednesday and was set to be included in Dean Saunders' squad for the trip to Birmingham, but the club are yet to receive international clearance for the 36-year-old. Skipper George Friend is pushing for a starting place having appeared from the bench in the victory over Southampton last weekend following a foot injury. Adam Lockwood is available once more having served a three-game ban for his dismissal at Barnsley last month. El-Hadji Diouf started cycling on Monday following his hamstring injury but is unlikely to return to first-team action until after Christmas. Pascal Chimbonda has resumed light training following his hip flexor injury but the trip to the midlands comes too soon for him, while fellow defender Richard Naylor was taken to hospital on Thursday after his broken finger became infected and is expected to miss out once more.

Formation:433Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Stephen Carr
  • Curtis Davies
  • Steven Caldwell
  • David Murphy
  • Chris Burke
  • Guirane N'Daw
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Wade Elliott
  • Chris Wood
  • Marlon King
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Keith Fahey
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

King double downs Donny Marlon King`s brace ensured Birmingham came from behind to rescue a late but deserved 2-1 victory over struggling Doncaster at St Andrew`s. The striker`s cool 88th-minute finish completed the turnaround after a calamitous defensive mix-up involving Rovers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Herita Ilunga allowed King to draw Blues level just after the hour. Rovers, whose surprise 1-0 win over leaders Southampton last weekend lifted them off the foot of the table, had taken the lead through Marc-Antoine Fortune`s first goal since his recent loan move from West Brom shortly after the restart. It was a fair result on the balance of play from what was an entertaining npower Championship clash, which could easily have contained more goals but for some wayward finishing. Victory ended a four-match winless sequence for promotion-chasing City in all competitions - all of which have come away from home - and ensured manager Chris Hughton will celebrate his 53rd birthday tomorrow in style. Blues showed two changes from Wednesday`s 2-1 defeat at Hull, Curtis Davies and Guirane N`Daw coming in for Pablo Ibanez and Keith Fahey respectively, while Doncaster named the same XI who saw off Southampton. It was City who started the brighter of the two sides but the clearest opening of the first quarter went the visitors` way. James Coppinger first fired straight at Boaz Myhill before a mix-up in City`s defence subsequently presented Simon Gillett with a chance from the edge of the area which he could only drag wide. Veteran right-back Stephen Carr came close to what would have been his first goal for Birmingham since his arrival in February 2009 when his drive was deflected off target by Herold Goulon. The hosts then saw loud penalty appeals waved away by referee Nigel Miller, claiming David Murphy`s right-footed volley struck the hand of Gillett just before the half-hour mark. Chris Wood and Billy Sharp sent headers wide at either end before Jonathan Spector`s last-ditch tackle superbly denied Fortune who appeared clean through. Wood, who took his goal tally for the season to 11 at the KC Stadium in midweek, failed to do better with a header from Murphy`s inch-perfect cross before he was then denied by a super save from Ikeme just before the break. The second half continued in the same vein, with an early wasted chance at either end as Brian Stock and King both fired off target. But the deadlock was finally broken in the 50th minute courtesy of a Doncaster counter-attack which was rounded off when Fortune received a pass from Sharp, took a touch and fired low past Myhill. However, Birmingham were level 12 minutes later as Chris Burke robbed Rovers defender Ilunga of possession after a loose pass from Ikeme and fed King, who levelled matters from 12 yards. The hosts, spurred on by substitute Nathan Redmond, applied all the pressure in search of victory. And it came just two minutes from time as Burke again proved provider for King and the striker slotted past Ikeme. The result extended Birmingham`s unbeaten home record this season and was their seventh successive defeat of Doncaster, who have not tasted success in the fixture since 1954. endM

Form Guide

    LDWDLL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LWLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 14/03/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 13/09/2008
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 5
  • Birmingham
  • 04/05/1955
  • Birmingham
  • 4 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 16/03/1955
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 17/04/1954
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 14/11/1953

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Wood 9
  • C Burke 5
  • M King 2
  • N Zigic 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1
  • JA Beausejour 1
  • A Rooney 1

Doncaster

  • B Sharp 6
  • J Hayter 2
  • E Diouf 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1
  • K Bennett 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 16
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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