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Corner taken by Jordon Mutch, clearance made by James Chester.
Nathan Redmond sends in a cross, James Chester makes a clearance.
Paul McKenna challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Murphy takes the free kick. Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Paul McKenna gets a block in.
Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Jonathan Spector challenges Jack Hobbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Cameron Stewart produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Paul McKenna results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by David Murphy, Curtis Davies takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.
Foul by Liam Rosenior on Nathan Redmond, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jordon Mutch, clearance made by Paul McKenna.
The ball is delivered by Jordon Mutch.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Cameron Stewart. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Nathan Redmond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wade Elliott.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Koren.
Keith Fahey sends in a cross, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
Effort from long range by Aaron Mclean goes wide right of the target.
Matt Fryatt is penalised for a handball. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Steven Caldwell results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robert Koren, clearance made by David Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren. Aaron Mclean delivers the ball, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.
Chris Burke delivers the ball, clearance made by James Chester.
Effort on goal by Keith Fahey from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, clearance by Robert Koren.
Marlon King is caught offside. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Cameron Stewart is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Brady.
Centre by Robbie Brady, Keith Fahey manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, save by Vito Mannone.
Jordon Mutch delivers the ball, blocked by Vito Mannone. Jordon Mutch takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Robert Koren.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Centre by Steven Caldwell.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Carr, James Chester manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Curtis Davies has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Curtis Davies produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
A cross is delivered by Jordon Mutch, clearance by James Chester.
Wade Elliott produces a cross.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. James Chester takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Murphy from left wing, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance. Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Hobbs. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Liam Rosenior gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Fahey. Jordon Mutch crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, blocked by Jack Hobbs.
Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by David Murphy results in a free kick. Robert Koren takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Brady on Stephen Carr. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Marlon King is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by David Murphy, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.
Foul by Robert Koren on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Stephen Carr takes the free kick.
Keith Fahey takes a shot. Vito Mannone makes a save.
Corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren. The ball is swung over by Aaron Mclean, James Chester takes a shot. Blocked by Jordon Mutch.
Centre by Robbie Brady.
Robbie Brady is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Wade Elliott. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady, save by Boaz Myhill.
Aaron Mclean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Stephen Carr.
Marlon King crosses the ball, Vito Mannone makes a comfortable save.
Jordon Mutch fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andy Dawson, save made by Boaz Myhill.
A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson, save by Boaz Myhill.
Matt Fryatt is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Wade Elliott. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
The official flags Matt Fryatt offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Carr.
Corry Evans takes a shot.
Foul by Jonathan Spector on Corry Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Robert Koren, Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.
Wade Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Late tests for strikers
Nikola Zigic and Marlon King will be assessed as Birmingham welcome promotion rivals Hull to St Andrew's.
Zigic has sat out of the club's last two games with a knee injury and was facing a late fitness test prior to Saturday's postponed clash at Barnsley.
The Serbian will continue to be monitored ahead of Hull's visit, as will fellow striker King who has been playing through the pain barrier having struggled to fully shake off a groin complaint.
Midfielder Guirane N'Daw has been ruled out with the hamstring injury he sustained early on in the 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth last Tuesday.
Otherwise, manager Chris Hughton has a full-strength squad to select from as Blues look to extend their unbeaten record on home soil in the league this term and stretch the current one-point gap between themselves in third and the sixth-placed Tigers.
Hull manager Nick Barmby is expected to select his starting line-up from an unchanged squad.
Barmby has no new injury or suspension problems following his side's 3-0 success over Doncaster on Saturday - the Tigers' biggest win of the season.
Hull have kept clean sheets in their last four league games and Barmby is unlikely to consider any changes at the back.
Midfielder Seyi Olofinjana is hoping to be included in the squad after missing out altogether against Doncaster.
The big Nigerian made his first league appearance for Hull in nearly a year when stepping off the bench in the recent home draw with Doncaster after a long-term knee injury.
Striker Matty Fryatt scored his first goal since early December at the weekend and is expected to continue his partnership with Robbie Brady.
Stalemate at St Andrew's
Promotion rivals Birmingham and Hull shared the spoils in a goalless npower Championship stalemate at St Andrew's.
The writing was on the wall ahead of a clash between the second tier's two meanest defences, with Hull not having conceded in their previous four league matches while Blues had shipped just one goal in their last seven in all competitions.
And clear-cut chances were at a premium in an encounter in which defences were on top, with a point apiece suitable reward.
The point extends Birmingham's unbeaten run to 13 matches and maintains their undefeated league run on home soil, albeit dropping from third to fifth.
Hull, now five Championship games without defeat, also drop one place to seventh amid a competitive promotion picture, with both sides boasting a game in hand on their rivals.
Blues skipper Stephen Carr returned after injury to make his first appearance since mid-December - the club's last defeat of any kind, one of two changes with Wade Elliott also coming in.
Tigers manager Nick Barmby made one switch, Aaron Mclean replacing Cameron Stewart from the XI who started Saturday's 3-0 triumph over Bristol City, which was watched by Blues boss Chris Hughton with his side's clash at Barnsley falling foul of the weather.
Hull started firmly in the ascendancy albeit without really causing any concern to Blues' backline, with the hosts sloppy in possession and struggling to get to grips with the game.
The first real opening came after 19 minutes and Birmingham were thankful to midfielder Jordon Mutch, who cleared Jack Hobbs' header off the line following a recycled corner.
Keith Fahey's shot was easily saved by Vito Mannone at the other end as Blues threatened for the first time.
The home side became more competitive as the first half wore on and grew into proceedings.
But openings were even more scarce over the second part of the first period as the half-time whistle brought a close to the finely-balanced proceedings.
Hughton sparked life into his side at the break as they started the second period full of urgency, adding much-needed pace to the encounter which was missing in the first half.
Curtis Davies twice headed over the crossbar amid a sequence of three quickfire corners.
Elliott narrowly failed to connect with Carr's teasing cross shortly after the hour mark as Blues further threatened an opener.
Mclean proved his threat for Hull, who reminded Birmingham of their threat as the clash entered the closing stages.
The hosts went into the final 10 minutes knowing well over a third of their 47 league goals this term had come in the final 10 minutes.
And Davies came close to teeing up King for a late winner but it was not to be as Hull took a deserved point back to Humberside.
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