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  • Date:11 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:16,528
  • Zigic (8) Zigic (90) Zigic (90)
  • Martin (17)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Ibrahima Sonko. Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

91mins

Nikola Zigic grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-1 Ipswich.Assist on the goal came from Curtis Davies.

90mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.

89mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.

88mins

Chris Burke produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

86mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nathan Ellington. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

The referee blows for offside against Nathan Ellington. Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

84mins

Michael Chopra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies. Direct free kick taken by Colin Doyle. Grant Leadbitter is cautioned.

82mins

Morgaro Gomis leaves the field to be replaced by Jordon Mutch.

81mins

A cross is delivered by Daryl Murphy, Carlos Edwards has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

80mins

Foul by Michael Chopra on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keith Fahey.

78mins

Jason Scotland challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Colin Doyle. Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Chopra.

74mins

Jason Scotland produces a cross, Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance. Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Davies. Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line, clearance by Curtis Davies.

74mins

Nathan Ellington is brought on as a substitute for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

73mins

Jean Beausejour leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Redmond.

73mins

Chris Burke delivers the ball, Shot by Marlon King from deep inside the area hits the post.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Burke, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.

72mins

Andy Drury produces a cross, clearance by Curtis Davies.

70mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

69mins

Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Fahey. Keith Fahey takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Andy Drury results in a free kick. Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

68mins

Lee Martin takes a shot. Curtis Davies gets a block in. Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, Morgaro Gomis manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Jonathan Spector crosses the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.

63mins

Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Marlon King.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Spector.

59mins

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball, clearance by Curtis Davies.

55mins

Lee Martin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

55mins

Centre by Lee Martin, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

54mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas delivers the ball.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Spector.

52mins

The offside flag is raised against Lee Martin. Indirect free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

52mins

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards.

50mins

The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards, Colin Doyle makes a save.

50mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Grant Leadbitter.

49mins

Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball, David Murphy makes a clearance.

48mins

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.

48mins

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Steven Caldwell gets a block in.

46mins

Boaz Myhill goes off and Colin Doyle comes on.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by David Murphy.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Murphy by Lee Martin. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke, Grant Leadbitter makes a clearance.

40mins

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball.

39mins

Andy Drury takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Carlos Edwards, clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

37mins

The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

35mins

Centre by David Murphy, blocked by Carlos Edwards. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Burke.

34mins

Grant Leadbitter takes the inswinging corner, save by Boaz Myhill.

33mins

Jonathan Spector challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Grant Leadbitter from the free kick, save made by Boaz Myhill.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Ibrahima Sonko by Jean Beausejour results in a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nikola Zigic.

30mins

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, blocked by Steven Caldwell.

29mins

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.

26mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

26mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.

25mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Murphy by Lee Martin. Direct free kick taken by Chris Burke.

25mins

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahima Sonko.

23mins

Foul by Jason Scotland on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

22mins

Nikola Zigic concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. Direct free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

21mins

Keith Fahey fouled by Grant Leadbitter, the ref awards a free kick. Curtis Davies restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Lee Martin finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Ipswich.

17mins

The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Nikola Zigic goes wide left of the goal.

15mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance by Carlos Edwards.

14mins

Centre by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Morgaro Gomis.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Carlos Edwards. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Jonathan Spector produces a cross, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.

10mins

Marlon King is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

9mins

Nikola Zigic grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Birmingham 1-0 Ipswich.David Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

8mins

Nikola Zigic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell.

5mins

Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Daryl Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

Match Preview

N'Daw out for Blues Birmingham will be without Guirane N'Daw for the visit of Ipswich as Chris Hughton's side aim to take advantage of one of their two games in hand over their promotion rivals. The no-nonsense midfielder, who has recently extended his loan stay from St Etienne until the end of the season, has linked up with Senegal for the forthcoming African Nations Cup. Blues had hoped to keep hold of N'Daw until after the encounter but their efforts were thwarted, although Hughton has plenty of options for replacements in the middle of the park. A deal is yet to be struck with West Brom over a loan extension for striker Chris Wood, with the New Zealand international having returned to The Hawthorns and starring as an unused substitute in their FA Cup win over Cardiff at the weekend. Fit-again defender Liam Ridgewell was forced off with a back spasm shortly after half-time in Saturday's goalless cup tie against Wolves and will be assessed, as will Pablo Ibanez, who missed out with a slight knock. Skipper Stephen Carr (knee) remains at least two weeks away from a return. Alex McCarthy is set to make his Ipswich debut but Jimmy Bullard continues to miss out due to a severe illness. Goalkeeper McCarthy arrived from Reading on a three-month loan deal on Monday and is poised to replace Arran Lee-Barrett at St Andrew's. Town will, however, be without Bullard for a third successive match this year as he struggles with a virus. Manager Paul Jewell told the club's official website: "Jimmy is not very well at all to be honest. The illness has knocked him for six really and he hasn't been able to train properly since New Year's Day. So he's not feeling too clever at the moment and that's no over-exaggeration." Fellow midfielder Lee Bowyer (groin) also misses out against his former club, while defender Damien Delaney is doubtful having suffered a recurrence of his recent foot injury in Saturday's 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Hull. Andy Drury does return having been cup-tied at the weekend. Town are currently waiting for an answer from out-of-favour Leicester centre-back Sean St Ledger over a move to Suffolk and it remains to be seen whether a deal can be completed in time for him to feature against Birmingham.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

  • Boaz Myhill
  • David Murphy
  • Curtis Davies
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Morgaro Gomis
  • Keith Fahey
  • Chris Burke
  • Marlon King
  • Nikola Zigic
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Adam Rooney
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

Zigic pours misery on Town Nikola Zigic's 91st-minute winner clinched a dramatic 2-1 victory for Birmingham over Ipswich as Chris Hughton's side left it late to take full advantage of one of their two games in hand. The Serbian's close-range effort got Blues out of jail, with the towering striker finishing well after Curtis Davies had flicked on David Murphy's throw. Zigic had earlier given City a ninth-minute lead with a header straight from Murphy's long throw, with his brace taking his tally to four for the season. The impressive Lee Martin equalised on 18 minutes after finishing a driving run from midfield with a superb strike from 20 yards to register his first goal since the opening day of the season. Birmingham, still unbeaten at home this term, are now up to ninth - two points off fifth - while under-pressure Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has seen his struggling side lose 11 of their last 14 matches. Both sides rang the changes after their FA Cup ties at the weekend, Birmingham recalling seven players and Ipswich five, including a debut for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy following his loan signing from Reading. And there were just nine minutes on the clock when McCarthy was beaten as the hosts took the lead out of nowhere. Murphy's throw was met by Zigic and the 6ft 8in forward flicked a header backwards which kissed the far post before nestling in the net. As Blues went in search of a second, Chris Burke's teasing low cross was turned behind by Carlos Edwards with Jean Beausejour waiting to pounce, with Zigic heading the resulting corner into the side-netting. But Ipswich were soon level with their first meaningful attempt of the game, Martin picking the ball up in midfield and embarking on a strong run before planting the ball left-footed across Boaz Myhill. McCarthy got down comfortably to another flicked Zigic header from a Murphy free-kick midway through the half, while at the other end Myhill palmed away Town skipper Grant Leadbitter's stinging set-piece from the left channel. Myhill was replaced at half-time due to illness, with Colin Doyle taking his place. Jason Scotland saw an effort deflected wide for Town while Jonathan Spector failed to find the well-placed Marlon King 12 yards out. Martin was next to see his strike blocked by Davies before Zigic tamely headed a clear opening at McCarthy with the game hanging in the balance. Birmingham came closest to regaining the lead in the 73rd minute as King thundered a half-volley against the outside of a post from Burke's cross. Ipswich appeals for a penalty were waved away after Caldwell's tackle on Martin before the late drama settled matters.

Form Guide

    LWLDWD
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Ipswich
  • LWWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 26/12/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 25/11/2008
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 01/01/2007
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 2
  • Ipswich
  • 16/09/2006
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 27/02/2000
  • Ipswich
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 18/09/1999

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • M King 5
  • C Burke 5
  • N Zigic 2
  • C Davies 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • D Murphy 1
  • JA Beausejour 1
  • A Rooney 1
  • N Redmond 1

Ipswich

  • M Chopra 7
  • J Scotland 4
  • L Bowyer 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • D Murphy 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • L Martin 1
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) 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
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Ipswich

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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