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  • Date:26 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • McFadden - pen (27)
    Murphy (47) Derbyshire (52)
  • Jones (25) Jones (75)
Goal!

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92mins

Sebastian Larsson is caught offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.

92mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

91mins

Sebastian Larsson decides to take a short corner.

88mins

Centre by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

87mins

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Widdowson.

86mins

Nikola Zigic has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

85mins

The ball is crossed by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

83mins

Nathan Redmond crosses the ball, Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.

82mins

Centre by Sebastian Larsson.

82mins

The ball is sent over by Scott Wiseman, clearance made by Scott Dann.

82mins

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.

80mins

Nathan Redmond takes a shot.

80mins

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross, clearance by Joe Widdowson.

77mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal. Nathan Redmond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Enric Valles.

76mins

Gary Jones gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 3-2 Rochdale.Assist by Chris O'Grady.

76mins

The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

73mins

The ball is delivered by Joe Widdowson.

72mins

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Garry O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

71mins

A cross is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

70mins

Foul by Enric Valles on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nikola Zigic coming on for Matt Derbyshire.

63mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Scott Dann. (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Matt Done coming on for Andrew Tutte. (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Josh Thompson coming on for Marcus Holness. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro comes on in place of Anthony Elding. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Centre by Matt Derbyshire. The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson, save made by Josh Lillis.

61mins

Shot from close range by Anthony Elding misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Keith Fahey sends in a cross.

57mins

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot.

55mins

Matt Derbyshire produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball, Matt Derbyshire grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 3-1 Rochdale.

53mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Matt Derbyshire, clearance by Craig Dawson.

49mins

Effort on goal by Matt Derbyshire from just inside the area clears the bar.

48mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Goal scored by David Murphy from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-1 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Garry O'Connor.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Andrew Tutte, clearance made by Roger Johnson. Craig Dawson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

Short corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Bowyer.

46mins

Keith Fahey delivers the ball, Shot by Matt Derbyshire from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

46mins

James McFadden goes off and Sebastian Larsson comes on.

45mins

Enric Valles delivers the ball.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Anthony Elding. Maik Taylor takes the free kick.

42mins

Michel is penalised for a handball. Brian Barry-Murphy delivers the ball, Header from close in by Anthony Elding misses to the left of the goal.

38mins

James McFadden takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Kennedy on Lee Bowyer. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

37mins

The official flags Garry O'Connor offside. Free kick taken by Craig Dawson.

35mins

The ball is crossed by Brian Barry-Murphy, David Murphy makes a clearance.

33mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.

33mins

James McFadden sends in a cross.

32mins

James McFadden takes a shot. Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

31mins

James McFadden takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

27mins

Penalty awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Matt Derbyshire. Penalty taken left-footed by James McFadden and scored. Birmingham 1-1 Rochdale.

25mins

Scott Wiseman takes a shot. Save by Maik Taylor. A goal is scored by Gary Jones from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Rochdale.

23mins

The ball is swung over by James McFadden, save by Josh Lillis.

22mins

Chris O'Grady produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

22mins

A cross is delivered by Keith Fahey.

20mins

James McFadden has a shot and went wide left of the target.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Roger Johnson. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

14mins

James McFadden concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Marcus Holness.

13mins

Gary Jones crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Elding misses to the left of the goal.

13mins

Overhead kick right-footed shot by Matt Derbyshire. Save by Josh Lillis.

12mins

James McFadden takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in. Corner taken by James McFadden played to the near post, Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

10mins

Keith Fahey crosses the ball.

9mins

Lee Bowyer takes a shot.

7mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Tutte, Anthony Elding takes a shot. Save by Maik Taylor.

6mins

Foul by Brian Barry-Murphy on Garry O'Connor, free kick awarded. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Foul by Michel on Brian Barry-Murphy, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

2mins

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee starts the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

McLeish could ring changes Birmingham manager Alex McLeish could make several changes for the televised Carling Cup second round home match against Rochdale. The Scot could give several youngsters or fringe players the opportunity to make an impression against the npower League Two side. One player who definitely will not figure is veteran striker Kevin Phillips, who could be out for another month with a thigh problem picked up before the start of the campaign. Rochdale boss Keith Hill is boosted by the inclusion of new signing Josh Thompson for the trip. The Celtic defender, 19, has moved to Spotland on a season-long loan after falling out of favour with new Hoops manager Neil Lennon at Parkhead. Thompson did not receive clearance in time to face Colchester at the weekend but is included in the squad to face Alex McLeish's side. Ambitious Dale boss Hill, who guided the club to promotion last season, is relishing the prospect of facing top-flight opposition. Hill - who has no injury or suspension concerns - said: "This is my opportunity to pit my wits against a Premiership manager and a Premiership side."

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 433Manager: Keith Hill

Rochdale

  • Maik Taylor
  • Keith Fahey
  • Roger Johnson
  • Scott Dann
  • David Murphy
  • Enric Valles
  • Lee Bowyer
  • Michel
  • James McFadden
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • SUBS
  • Ben Foster
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

Matt finish helps City Matt Derbyshire's first goal in England in nearly two years proved vital as Birmingham squeezed through into the Carling Cup third round with a 3-2 win over Rochdale. Derbyshire last found the net for Blackburn in the quarter-finals of this competition in December 2008 before joining Olympiacos from Ewood Park. He returned to England last week and popped up with a poacher's effort to guide Alex McLeish's side to an unconvincing win over their npower League One opponents. Dale skipper Gary Jones twice found the target in front of a crowd of just 6,431 but goals from Derbyshire, James McFadden and David Murphy proved enough for the Barclays Premier League side. McLeish is keen to tie up a deal for Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia before Tuesday's deadline, and on this showing at least Blues need to strengthen their squad if they are to repeat last season's ninth-placed finish in the top flight. Blues made eight changes against the League One side and it showed in a performance often lacking cohesion, quality and drive, particularly during the opening half hour. Dale strikers Anthony Elding and Chris O'Grady both wasted presentable chances to open the scoring before captain Jones tapped in the opener and the Premier League side were fortunate to be handed a soft penalty just three minutes later. McFadden converted to level the scores and while the introduction of Sebastian Larsson at the break triggered a much improved display McLeish will not have been happy with the first 45 minutes. Elding wasted a free header and O'Grady shot wide before the lower league side took a deserved lead in the 25th minute through captain Jones. Andrew Tutte was the architect down the right, and when his cross was volleyed in by Scott Wiseman, Maik Taylor could only parry the ball into Jones' path for an easy three-yard finish. Referee Mike Russell then handed the hosts a generous penalty when Derbyshire was sent tumbling by Marcus Holness, and McFadden stroked in the 28th-minute spot kick. McLeish unsurprisingly made a change at the break, bringing on midfielder Larsson for McFadden and from his corner Murphy put the hosts ahead in the 48th minute. Larsson swung in a deep delivery which Roger Johnson headed down and the left-back was left with the simple task of volleying home from five yards out. It was a good way for Murphy to mark his return from 16 months out with a broken kneecap. Larsson was the creator again five minutes later as Derbyshire fortuitously opened his Blues account. After another corner from the Swede was only half-cleared, Lee Bowyer's slide rule pass played Larsson in on the right of the area. He picked out Derbyshire perfectly in the middle but the former England Under-21 man miscued his shot into the midriff of goalkeeper Josh Lillis. He was lucky to see the ball pop back out, hit him on the ankle and cross the line before a defender could clear. The quick-fire double appeared to have killed off Dale, who were a shadow of the side who bossed the opening 30 minutes. But they found a lifeline in the 76th minute when O'Grady powered to the byline before coolly picking out Jones for a side-foot finish. Blues held on for the win and those fans who did turn out were treated to a promising debut from 16-year-old substitute Nathan Redmond - the club's youngest debutant since Trevor Francis.

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