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  • Date:19 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:18,090
  • King (21)
  • McCann (60)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:48 +2.48

Keith Fahey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

90:49 +0.49

Wade Elliott takes a inswinging corner.

90:24 +0.24

Paul Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Murphy. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

88:20

Marlon King delivers the ball.

87:07

Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

83:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Curtis Davies. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick. Wade Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Jean Beausejour.

82:46

Short corner taken by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line.

82:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, Nikola Zigic manages to make a clearance.

81:05

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.

80:38

David Murphy crosses the ball, save made by Paul Jones.

78:27

Grant McCann goes off and Ryan Tunnicliffe comes on.

78:10

Chris Burke produces a cross.

76:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Murphy by Emile Sinclair. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

75:33

Paul Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Carr. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

74:17

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Zigic. Indirect free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.

72:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Fahey on Lee Frecklington. Grant McCann takes the indirect free kick.

70:26

Chris Wood leaves the field to be replaced by Nikola Zigic.

67:30

Lee Frecklington produces a cross.

63:30

Centre by Chris Burke, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

62:28

Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Emile Sinclair results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

61:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Lee Frecklington. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

59:40

Foul by Jean Beausejour on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Free kick scored by Grant McCann. Birmingham 1-1 Peterborough.Assist by George Boyd.

56:29

Emile Sinclair on for Tommy Rowe.

55:25

Marlon King is caught offside. Gabriel Zakuani restarts play with the free kick.

54:41

Chris Burke sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Murphy misses to the right of the target.

53:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

52:59

The ball is swung over by Marlon King, Tom Kennedy gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour.

51:43

Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Grant McCann results in a free kick. Keith Fahey takes the free kick.

50:30

Chris Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bennett. Paul Jones takes the free kick. Tom Kennedy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Little.

45:40 +0.40

Marlon King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

43:52

Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

42:45

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour.

42:38

The ball is delivered by Marlon King, Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

42:10

Marlon King concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant McCann. Indirect free kick taken by Gabriel Zakuani.

41:32

Jean Beausejour concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

40:23

Shot by Marlon King from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

36:47

The referee blows for offside. Jonathan Spector takes the free kick.

35:48

Gabriel Zakuani concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon King. Free kick crossed by Stephen Carr.

35:13

The official flags Chris Wood offside. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

34:03

Corner taken by Chris Burke, clearance by Grant McCann.

33:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Lee Frecklington. Free kick taken by David Murphy.

32:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour, save by Paul Jones.

32:29

The ball is sent over by Marlon King.

29:49

Craig Alcock concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Free kick crossed by Jean Beausejour.

24:13

Foul by George Boyd on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Murphy.

23:33

The ball is swung over by Stephen Carr, Headed effort on goal by Chris Burke from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

23:04

Tommy Rowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector. Keith Fahey takes the free kick.

21:56

Marlon King fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-0 Peterborough.David Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

17:50

Outswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the left by-line, Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance.

17:43

The ball is delivered by George Boyd, clearance by Curtis Davies.

16:37

Corner taken by Grant McCann, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

15:22

Marlon King takes a shot. Grant McCann gets a block in.

14:51

Chris Burke crosses the ball.

14:22

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Spector, save by Paul Jones.

13:18

Jean Beausejour produces a cross, clearance made by Craig Alcock.

12:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Mark Little. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

10:48

A cross is delivered by David Murphy, save by Paul Jones.

7:39

The ball is delivered by Stephen Carr.

6:44

Mark Little crosses the ball, Keith Fahey manages to make a clearance.

4:47

Corner crossed in by Jean Beausejour, save by Paul Jones.

4:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Boyd on Jean Beausejour. Stephen Carr takes the indirect free kick.

2:45

David Murphy produces a cross, Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

Match Preview

Beausejour back for Blues Birmingham welcome back Jean Beausejour for the visit of Peterborough. The Chile international winger served an automatic one-match ban against Reading, the club`s last game prior to the international break, having collected his fifth booking of the season. Beausejour is one of a handful of Chris Hughton`s squad who have all returned from international duty unscathed, including Keith Fahey, Nikola Zigic and Guirane N`Daw. Midfielder Morgaro Gomis remains sidelined with his calf problem and is targeting a return against Blackpool next Saturday. Young midfielder Jordon Mutch has made great strides with his recovery from a broken ankle and is around two or three weeks away from making his comeback. Birmingham`s 1-0 defeat to Reading last time out ended a run of nine matches unbeaten. Lee Tomlin and Lee Frecklington return from suspension for Peterborough. Forward Tomlin completed a three-match ban as Posh beat Derby prior to the international break while midfielder Frecklington was also forced to miss that thrilling 3-2 victory at London Road following his red card in the previous game against Southampton. Injury forced Craig Alcock to miss out against Derby but he is now fit. As is fellow defender Ryan Bennett, who was forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad last week because of a thigh problem. Tomlin, Frecklington and Alcock are strong contenders to go straight back into the starting XI. Striker Dave Hibbert continues his rehabilitation after more than a year out with a knee injury.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Stephen Carr
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Curtis Davies
  • David Murphy
  • Chris Burke
  • Keith Fahey
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Marlon King
  • Chris Wood
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Guirane N'Daw
  • Wade Elliott
  • Nikola Zigic

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Match Report

McCann heroics rescue Posh Grant McCann's superb free-kick rescued a point for Peterborough as they claimed a deserved 1-1 draw at Birmingham. The hosts were coasting at the interval and saw their first half dominance capped by Marlon King's opener. Posh grew in confidence after the break but needed a brilliant piece of individual brilliance from McCann to leave St Andrew's with a share of the spoils. Birmingham, heading into the game without a win in three league and cup games, signalled their intent early on and David Murphy's cross found Jean Beausejour inside the box but his header was easily gathered by Paul Jones. King tried his luck from distance shortly after but saw his shot bravely blocked by McCann. Midway through the first half Blues got the breakthrough, Murphy rampaging down the left and crossing for King to calmly steer home. With the game being played at a frenetic pace, Chris Hughton's side looked the more threatening. That was underlined again in the 24th minute as Stephen Carr whipped in a delivery for Chris Burke, whose header flew narrowly wide from 12 yards. Darren Ferguson's side, who battled back from two goals down to beat Derby last time out, continued to weather the storm and rode their luck twice more to make the interval only one goal behind. Burke arrowed in an effort from the edge of the box which Jones did well to keep hold of, before the lively King tested the stopper once more from even longer range. The second half started much the way the first ended, with Birmingham controlling possession and passing with confidence. The Peterborough attack could do little to unsettle the home defence as they struggled to get hold of the ball. Sensing the need for a change, Ferguson turned to Leicester loanee Tom Kennedy and withdrew the ineffective Mark Little. Lee Tomlin tried to find strike partner Paul Taylor with a clever pass which Carr did well to read and intercept as the visitors' frustrations continued to build. They should have fallen further behind in the 53rd minute but King headed Beausejour's pinpoint corner wide with Jones rooted to the spot. Having averaged two goals a game this season, it was no surprise to see Posh introduce a third striker as Emile Sinclair was brought on around the hour mark. The change in system enabled them to make the ball stick in the final third and it paid off within two minutes when George Boyd was fouled on the edge of the box and McCann arrowed the resulting free-kick into the top corner. Suddenly it was Hughton having to seek answers from the bench and he threw imposing forward Nikola Zigic into the mix. The former Valencia man immediately had a chance to get involved as Beausejour floated a free-kick into the area but the visitors smuggled the ball clear. Hughton's side ended the game on top and Zigic looked to be in for a winner but he was thwarted by the linesman's flag.

Form Guide

    WWWWDL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Peterborough
  • WWLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 05/02/1994
  • Peterborough
  • 1 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 23/10/1993
  • Peterborough
  • 2 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 09/03/1993
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 22/01/1993

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Wood 8
  • C Burke 4
  • K Fahey 1
  • N Zigic 1
  • C Davies 1
  • A Rooney 1

Peterborough

  • G McCann 5
  • P Taylor 5
  • L Frecklington 4
  • L Tomlin 4
  • E Sinclair 4
  • G Boyd 3
  • G Zakuani 1
  • M Little 1
  • D Ball 1
  • T Rowe 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Peterborough

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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