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  • Date:16 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:17,102
  • King - pen (49) Wood (83)
Goal!

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93:50 +3.50

Keith Fahey challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

93:07 +3.07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Burke goes wide left of the target.

92:28 +2.28

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

89:59

Nikola Zigic is brought on as a substitute for Chris Wood.

88:20

Wade Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

87:57

John Pantsil fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. John Pantsil takes the free kick.

85:32

Wade Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Jean Beausejour.

83:31

Chris Wood fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-0 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Marlon King.

81:19

Steven Caldwell fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

79:35

Paul Konchesky produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

78:40

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

76:53

Marlon King takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

71:47

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

70:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Pantsil on Marlon King. Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

68:11

Unfair challenge on Gelson Fernandes by Chris Burke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

67:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

66:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Nugent. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

65:39

Darius Vassell goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.

63:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Nugent. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

62:39

Richie Wellens comes on in place of Yuki Abe.

59:55

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

58:46

David Nugent is ruled offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

55:19

The referee shows Matt Mills a red card for professional foul.

55:17

Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by Matt Mills results in a free kick. Neil Danns leaves the field to be replaced by John Pantsil. Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell. Marlon King is caught offside. Souleymane Bamba takes the indirect free kick.

54:39

Unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Jean Beausejour results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

52:34

Foul by Jean Beausejour on Lee Peltier, free kick awarded. Paul Konchesky crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

49:34

Jean Beausejour provided the assist for the goal.

48:23

Jean Beausejour fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Marlon King and scored. Birmingham 1-0 Leicester.

47:30

Jean Beausejour takes a outswinging corner.

46:29

Chris Burke delivers the ball, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

46:08

Jean Beausejour takes a shot.

45:14 +0.14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Steven Caldwell. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

42:08

Paul Konchesky concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Carr. Jean Beausejour delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Andy King makes a clearance.

39:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Nugent by Pablo Ibanez. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

38:02

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns.

37:12

Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe. Paul Konchesky crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

35:18

Marlon King delivers the ball, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

32:03

Foul by Jean Beausejour on Lee Peltier, free kick awarded. Caution for Jean Beausejour. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

28:36

Gelson Fernandes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

27:27

Corner taken by Neil Danns.

27:10

Matt Mills takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

24:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Ibanez by David Nugent. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

22:31

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

20:11

David Nugent is ruled offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

16:42

Inswinging corner taken by Neil Danns from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marlon King. Inswinging corner taken by Neil Danns, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance. Lee Peltier takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Wood. Outswinging corner taken by Neil Danns from the right by-line.

15:00

Paul Konchesky delivers the ball, Boaz Myhill makes a comfortable save.

14:29

The ball is delivered by Darius Vassell, save by Boaz Myhill.

12:13

Andy King challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour, Header from close in by Steven Caldwell misses to the left of the target.

11:36

Jean Beausejour takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy King manages to make a clearance.

10:06

Matt Mills takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.

7:24

Unfair challenge on Lee Peltier by Liam Ridgewell results in a free kick. Paul Konchesky crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, comfortable save by Boaz Myhill.

7:02

Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Peltier.

6:37

Liam Ridgewell is caught offside. Lee Peltier takes the indirect free kick.

5:47

Chris Burke takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

2:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Neil Danns. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

1:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darius Vassell. Pablo Ibanez takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Carr motoring for Blues Birmingham welcome back captain Stephen Carr for Sunday`s visit of Leicester. The veteran right-back missed the club`s Europa League and Championship victories against NK Maribor and Nottingham Forest prior to the international break due to a knee injury. Jonathan Spector is also expected to be okay having been forced off early on against Forest with an ankle injury. However, centre-back Curtis Davies, who has also missed the last two games with knee problems, is not ready to return for another couple of weeks. Promising young midfielder Jordon Mutch is targeting a mid-November return from the broken ankle he sustained in August. Meanwhile, eight-goal leading scorer Chris Wood will be pushing to regain his starting berth as he kicks off the latest spell of his youth loan from West Brom having seen his previous deal expire following his brace against Forest. Leicester have several key players nearing a return from injury. Richie Wellens and Michael Johnson resumed full training this week, while boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is hopeful that fellow midfielder Andy King and striker Jermaine Beckford will be available on Sunday. Wellens (groin), Johnson (shoulder) and Beckford (groin) all missed the 4-0 home victory over Derby prior to the international break and King withdrew from the Wales squad last week after sustaining a back injury against the Rams. However, Paul Gallagher is unlikely to feature this weekend despite the forward making good progress after more than a month out with an ankle injury. Defenders Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) and John Pantsil (Ghana) and midfielders Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland) and Yuki Abe (Japan) are expected to return from international duty unscathed. Leicester go into the game on a seven-match unbeaten league run and having kept four consecutive clean sheets.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Leicester

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Stephen Carr
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Chris Burke
  • Morgaro Gomis
  • Keith Fahey
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Chris Wood
  • Marlon King
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • David Murphy
  • Wade Elliott
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Jonathan Spector

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Match Report

Blues halt 10-man Foxes Marlon King's penalty and Chris Wood's late finish ended 10-man Leicester's seven-match unbeaten run and handed Birmingham a 2-0 victory in an npower Championship encounter which only came to life in the second half. Replacement referee Kevin Wright was immediately thrown into the limelight having replaced the injured Graham Salisbury at half-time, but crucially got both decisions right. First Jean Beausejour, who had just rattled the upright from 30 yards, was sent tumbling in the area by Andy King, with Wright pointing to the spot and allowing Marlon King to convert his first league goal of the season. And within 11 minutes of the restart the game was changed completely when Leicester captain Matt Mills was rightfully shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Morgaro Gomis, despite protests from the visitors. It was left for Wood to round Kasper Schmeichel late on and add a well-taken and composed second goal to clinch Blues' third successive victory in all competitions. The game had 0-0 written all over it following an uninspiring first half, with Birmingham boasting the meanest defence in the Football League on home soil and Leicester not having conceded in 412 minutes going into the clash. Chris Burke was the game's liveliest outlet early on and twice tested Schmeichel, although it was Stephen Caldwell who came within inches of a breakthrough after 13 minutes when his header narrowly landed the wrong side of a post from Beausejour's right-wing free-kick. The visitors had to wait until just shy of the half-hour mark before their first meaningful effort, Mills stinging the gloves of Boaz Myhill from Lee Peltier's long throw-in. The second half was delayed by five minutes due to injury sustained by referee Salisbury, with fourth official Wright taking charge of affairs. And the second period was just 68 seconds old when Beausejour, 30 yards out, took a touch before drilling an unstoppable effort against the angle which had Schmeichel beaten. Blues had really flown out of the blocks and the Chile international was again at the centre of things just minutes later when he was brought down by Andy King in the penalty area, King stepping up to slot home the resulting spot-kick. Matters went from bad to worse for Leicester just six minutes later as Mills was given his marching orders for a two-footed tackle on Gomis near the halfway line. Schmeichel kept the Foxes in it with two superb saves to deny both Wood and Marlon King when clean through as the clash approached the final 15 minutes. And the visitors had reasonable appeals for a penalty of their own rejected when Andy King was stopped in his tracks by Liam Ridgewell. But the game was put out of sight six minutes from time when Keith Fahey fed Marlon King on the halfway line, he turned and instantly sent Wood clear and the New Zealand international rounded Schmeichel to slot home. end

possession


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