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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:19,166
  • Burke (54)
  • Blackstock (28) Blackstock (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.

93mins

Effort on goal by Curtis Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

93mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot.

93mins

Jonathan Spector sends in a cross, Scott Wootton makes a clearance.

92mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Burke.

91mins

Scott Wootton comes on in place of Andy Reid.

90mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.

89mins

Guy Moussi has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

88mins

Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon King by Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordon Mutch from left channel, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid. Paul Anderson comes on in place of Garath McCleary.

84mins

Centre by Keith Fahey, save by Lee Camp.

83mins

Nathan Redmond has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

82mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

81mins

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nathan Redmond coming on for Andros Townsend.

81mins

Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Keith Fahey, clearance by Chris Gunter.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Adlene Guedioura results in a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

78mins

Handball by Andy Reid. Free kick crossed by David Murphy, Adlene Guedioura manages to make a clearance.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.

77mins

Marcus Tudgay handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jordon Mutch, Effort on goal by David Murphy from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

73mins

Adlene Guedioura crosses the ball, save by Boaz Myhill.

72mins

David Murphy delivers the ball, Lee Camp makes a save.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.

70mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance by Luke Chambers.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Marlon King.

68mins

Nikola Zigic goes off and Erik Huseklepp comes on.

67mins

Marlon King sends in a cross.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary. Dexter Blackstock gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-2 Nottm Forest.Assist by Garath McCleary.

60mins

Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

57mins

Garath McCleary challenges David Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by George Elokobi.

57mins

Andros Townsend crosses the ball, George Elokobi makes a clearance.

55mins

A goal is scored by Chris Burke from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Marlon King.

54mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordon Mutch, George Elokobi makes a clearance.

54mins

Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.

53mins

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Adlene Guedioura gets a block in.

53mins

Jordon Mutch takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Murphy on Garath McCleary. Shot on goal comes in from Andy Reid from the free kick, save by Boaz Myhill.

51mins

Adlene Guedioura produces a cross, clearance by Curtis Davies.

49mins

Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Spector, Lee Camp makes a save.

48mins

Jonathan Spector crosses the ball, George Elokobi makes a clearance.

47mins

The ball is crossed by David Murphy, save by Lee Camp.

45mins

Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Strike comes in from David Murphy from the free kick.

43mins

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

39mins

Adlene Guedioura challenges Keith Fahey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Davies restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

37mins

Chris Gunter sends in a cross.

35mins

Shot from long distance by Adlene Guedioura goes wide of the left-hand upright.

34mins

Foul by Dexter Blackstock on Steven Caldwell, free kick awarded. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Andros Townsend delivers the ball, save by Lee Camp.

33mins

Andy Reid takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, clearance made by Adlene Guedioura.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary, Dexter Blackstock gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Nottm Forest.Garath McCleary provided the assist for the goal.

28mins

The offside flag is raised against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

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

25mins

Centre by Chris Gunter.

24mins

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid, save by Boaz Myhill.

22mins

Joel Lynch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Higginbotham.

20mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

14mins

Guy Moussi takes a shot. Steven Caldwell gets a block in.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Marlon King. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, clearance made by Jordon Mutch.

11mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch, save made by Lee Camp.

8mins

Andy Reid challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Murphy.

8mins

Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Fahey. Direct free kick taken by Keith Fahey.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend, Dexter Blackstock makes a clearance.

7mins

Jordon Mutch takes a outswinging corner.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.

4mins

Adlene Guedioura challenges Keith Fahey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Centre by Marlon King, save by Lee Camp.

Match Preview

Huseklepp set for Blues bow Loan signing Erik Huseklepp goes straight into the reckoning for his Birmingham debut at home to Nottingham Forest. The striker arrived from Portsmouth on Thursday on a loan deal until the end of the season and will push for immediate inclusion as Blues aim to make it 16 games unbeaten and maintain the pressure on the npower Championship's top two. Fellow forward Marlon King shrugged off his troublesome groin complaint to start Tuesday's 3-1 victory at Barnsley and should again be involved. Jonathan Spector was forced off late on at Oakwell nursing a hamstring problem but should be okay to continue at right-back. That is good news for manager Chris Hughton with Stephen Carr (knee) still on the sidelines, while striker Nikola Zigic (knee) and midfielder Guirane N'Daw (hamstring) are also likely to miss out once again. Greg Cunningham could return to the Forest squad. Cunningham resumed training this week after a four-match lay-off with a hamstring problem. However, the on-loan Manchester City defender is unlikely to be rushed straight back into the starting line-up. A place on the bench might be a possibility, though. Cunningham's prospective return would be the only change to manager Steve Cotterill's squad. Cotterill reported no fresh problems following the 2-0 home victory over Coventry last weekend that lifted Forest out of the Championship relegation zone. Strikers Ishmael Miller and Marlon Harewood (both hamstring) and defender Brendan Moloney (thigh) remain sidelined along with long-term absentee Chris Cohen (knee).

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Curtis Davies
  • David Murphy
  • Chris Burke
  • Keith Fahey
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Andros Townsend
  • Marlon King
  • Nikola Zigic
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • Morgaro Gomis
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

Forest stun Blues Birmingham's 15-match unbeaten run came to an end at St Andrew's as Dexter Blackstock's double earned Nottingham Forest a commendable victory in the npower Championship. Chris Hughton's side's recent form had pushed them up to the fringes of the top two and the loan signings of Erik Huseklepp and Andros Townsend had further bolstered their promotion hopes. However, Blackstock's opener shortly before the half-hour mark left them with work to do and after Chris Burke (55) had levelled, the striker struck again in the 63rd minute to secure the win for Forest. Marlon King and Nikola Zigic made a rare start together up front after various injury niggles of late. King started brightly without forging a chance of note, while Burke and Townsend sent in speculative crosses which were comfortably dealt with by the visitors. Chris Gunter made progress at the other end while Guy Moussi's shot was blocked and Andy Reid probed from set-pieces. Birmingham's lacklustre performance was penalised in the 29th minute as Garath McCleary crossed from the right side of the box for Blackstock to react sharply by poking home with his left foot from close range. Townsend sent in another cross which came to nothing and Reid blazed over for Forest. Adlene Guedioura fired wide from distance as Forest continued to impress, while Gunter sent in further poor centres from the flanks. Blues left-back David Murphy's hopeful free-kick from some distance was off target as the half-time whistle approached. City right-back Jonathan Spector asked questions with crosses from the right before McCleary shot wide of the goal. Reid's free-kick was saved easily by Boaz Myhill before, at the other end, the lively Townsend saw a shot blocked from outside the box. That spell paid off as Burke then equalised in the 55th minute as King did well on the right, sending the ball inside for the winger to turn home with his left foot. Less than 10 minutes later Forest were back in front, however. It was the same combination, too, as McCleary found space on the right to send in a teasing ball which Blackstock, left-footed, fired into the top-right of goal from 12 yards. Huseklepp was sent on for Zigic while Murphy blazed over. King forced a good parried save from Camp before Nathan Redmond's effort from 25 yards went wide. Moussi sent one wide at the other end but Birmingham laid siege. Keith Fahey's shot hit the bar with Camp looking beaten and centre-half Curtis Davies sent an effort off target as Hughton's Blues were frustrated.

Form Guide

    WWDWDW
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Nottm Forest
  • LLLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 02/10/2011
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 14/02/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 08/11/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 01/01/2002
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 17/10/2001
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 01/01/2001

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Burke 8
  • N Zigic 8
  • M King 7
  • C Davies 5
  • N Redmond 4
  • K Fahey 2
  • A Rooney 2
  • D Murphy 1

Nottm Forest

  • M Tudgay 5
  • I Miller 3
  • G McCleary 3
  • R Findley 3
  • L McGugan 2
  • J Lynch 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • C Gunter 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 50
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 18 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 26
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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