skip to content
A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.
Effort on goal by Curtis Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Keith Fahey takes a shot.
Jonathan Spector sends in a cross, Scott Wootton makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Chris Burke.
Scott Wootton comes on in place of Andy Reid.
Corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.
Guy Moussi has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Anderson. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
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.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid. Paul Anderson comes on in place of Garath McCleary.
Centre by Keith Fahey, save by Lee Camp.
Nathan Redmond has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nathan Redmond coming on for Andros Townsend.
Corner taken by Jordon Mutch.
The ball is delivered by Keith Fahey, clearance by Chris Gunter.
Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Adlene Guedioura results in a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Handball by Andy Reid. Free kick crossed by David Murphy, Adlene Guedioura manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.
Marcus Tudgay handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Chris Burke.
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.
Adlene Guedioura crosses the ball, save by Boaz Myhill.
David Murphy delivers the ball, Lee Camp makes a save.
Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance by Luke Chambers.
The ball is sent over by Marlon King.
Nikola Zigic goes off and Erik Huseklepp comes on.
Marlon King sends in a cross.
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.
Jordon Mutch takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
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.
Andros Townsend crosses the ball, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
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.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordon Mutch, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
Andros Townsend takes a shot. Adlene Guedioura gets a block in.
Jordon Mutch takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.
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.
Adlene Guedioura produces a cross, clearance by Curtis Davies.
Garath McCleary has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Jonathan Spector, Lee Camp makes a save.
Jonathan Spector crosses the ball, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by David Murphy, save by Lee Camp.
Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Strike comes in from David Murphy from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Adlene Guedioura challenges Keith Fahey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Davies restarts play with the free kick.
Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
Chris Gunter sends in a cross.
Shot from long distance by Adlene Guedioura goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Foul by Dexter Blackstock on Steven Caldwell, free kick awarded. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
Andros Townsend delivers the ball, save by Lee Camp.
Andy Reid takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
The ball is sent over by Andros Townsend, clearance made by Adlene Guedioura.
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.
The offside flag is raised against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Centre by Chris Gunter.
Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid, save by Boaz Myhill.
Joel Lynch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Higginbotham.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
Guy Moussi takes a shot. Steven Caldwell gets a block in.
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.
The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter.
Inswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch, save made by Lee Camp.
Andy Reid challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Murphy.
Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Fahey. Direct free kick taken by Keith Fahey.
The ball is swung over by Andros Townsend, Dexter Blackstock makes a clearance.
Jordon Mutch takes a outswinging corner.
Adlene Guedioura challenges Keith Fahey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Marlon King, save by Lee Camp.
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).
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.
"Man Utd v Newcastle"
© 2004 - 2013 football.co.uk