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The referee signals the end of the game.
Corner taken by David Cotterill.
Jonathan Spector sends in a cross.
Adam Johnson challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Connor Wickham scores a right footed goal. Birmingham 0-3 Sunderland.Assist by Emanuele Giaccherini.
Adam Johnson grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Birmingham 0-2 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Jozy Altidore.
Wes Brown makes a clearance.
Corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line.
Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.
Emanuele Giaccherini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sebastian Larsson.
Billy Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill.
Clayton Donaldson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Costel Pantilimon prevents the goal.
The ball is swung over by David Cotterill.
The ball is crossed by David Cotterill.
Shot by Paul Caddis.
Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.
Wes Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Wes Thomas challenges Wes Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David Edgar has an effort at goal. Costel Pantilimon parries the ball away.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.
Shot by Liam Bridcutt. Colin Doyle parries the effort to safety.
Jordi Gomez restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Santiago Vergini.
David Edgar makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
Jozy Altidore fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Caddis from the right by-line.
Lee Novak joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Duffy.
Santiago Vergini takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Paul Robinson results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
Wes Thomas is cautioned.
Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Wes Thomas results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Caddis on Sebastian Larsson.
John O'Shea takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The half-time whistle blows.
Connor Wickham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector.
Adam Johnson takes the free kick.
Mark Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson.
David Cotterill takes a shot and strikes the post.
Mark Duffy delivers the ball.
Colin Doyle takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Stephen Gleeson.
Jonathan Spector on for Neal Eardley.
The ball is crossed by Wes Thomas.
The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
Neal Eardley takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Wes Thomas.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordi Gomez.
The ball is crossed by Connor Wickham.
Free kick taken by Wes Brown.
Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt.
Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.
Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez.
Corner from the left by-line taken by David Cotterill.
The ball is delivered by Paul Robinson.
Paul Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Johnson.
Paul Caddis has an effort at goal.
The ball is sent over by David Cotterill.
Jordi Gomez is adjudged to have handled the ball.
The match begins.
Clark eyes Black Cats scalp
Boss Lee Clark has urged Birmingham to go for the kill against Sunderland and believes they have finally turned the corner.
Blues host the Black Cats, last season's beaten finalists, in the Capital One Cup second round on Wednesday with the manager insisting they are over their struggles, after avoiding relegation from the Championship in May.
Clark helped them Sunderland to promotion to the Premier League in 1999 before joining Fulham that summer after he was spotted wearing an offensive t-shirt which mocked Black Cats fans.
Birmingham, 2011 winners, beat holders Swansea in the competition last season before losing on penalties to Stoke and Clark wants another big effort.
"With my background I'd like to win the game. You want to win it to get into the next round," he said.
"I'm hoping my lads will have a right good go and we'll have another Swansea and Stoke situation where we're putting pressure on the Premier League team.
"We are showing people we're a powerful Championship team. We have to replicate the performances we've had at home."
Clark is without Matt Green and Gavin Gunning (both knee) while Andrew Shinnie (back) is still unavailable.
Sunderland lost 3-1 to Manchester City at Wembley in last season's March final, despite taking the lead through Fabio Borini.
And after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday Steven Fletcher insisted confidence is high.
"We're absolutely delighted with the start we've had," he told the club's official website.
"The point against United is a good result, especially after we went a goal behind and it's a good show of character to come back."
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is likely to hand several of his summer signings a chance at St Andrews with keeper Costel Pantilimon, defender Billy Jones, who has shaken off a hamstring problem, and midfielder Jordi Gomez in line to play as he shuffles his pack.
However, he intends to retain the bulk of the side which drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday - a game winger Adam Johnson missed because of illness - with only midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (groin) unavailable through injury.
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