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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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94mins

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

94mins

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

93mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

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

88mins

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

86mins

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

84mins

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.

82mins

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

80mins

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

79mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

77mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

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

69mins

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

68mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

Darius Vassell goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.

64mins

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

63mins

Richie Wellens comes on in place of Yuki Abe.

60mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

59mins

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

56mins

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

56mins

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.

55mins

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

53mins

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

50mins

Jean Beausejour provided the assist for the goal.

49mins

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

48mins

Jean Beausejour takes a outswinging corner.

47mins

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

47mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot.

46mins

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

43mins

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.

40mins

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

39mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns.

38mins

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.

36mins

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

33mins

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

29mins

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

28mins

Corner taken by Neil Danns.

28mins

Matt Mills takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

25mins

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

23mins

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

21mins

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

17mins

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.

15mins

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

15mins

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

13mins

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.

12mins

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

11mins

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

8mins

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.

8mins

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

7mins

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

6mins

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

3mins

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

2mins

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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