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  • Date:25 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:7,470
  • Burn (56) Green (60)
    Adeyemi (80)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

93:44 +3.44

Corner taken by Wayne Routledge.

90:29 +0.29

Alvaro Vazquez delivers the ball.

87:44

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

87:06

Jordi Amat concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Burke.

86:32

Corner taken by Alejandro Pozuelo from the right by-line.

86:09

Jose Alberto Canas heads at goal. A parry by Colin Doyle prevents the goal.

84:35

Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

84:28

Andrew Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.

82:38

Andrew Shinnie replaces Shane Ferguson.

82:05

Unfair challenge on Mitch Hancox by Alejandro Pozuelo results in a free kick.

81:25

Wayne Routledge replaces Roland Lamah.

80:30

Tom Adeyemi grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Birmingham 3-0 Swansea.Christopher Burke provided the assist for the goal.

78:39

Alejandro Pozuelo concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis.

78:28

Wilfried Bony manages to make a clearance.

77:36

Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

77:26

Foul by Paul Robinson on Wilfried Bony, free kick awarded.

76:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Alberto Canas on Shane Ferguson.

75:59

Clearance made by Neil Taylor.

74:59

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

72:56

Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

72:07

Jonjo Shelvey leaves the field to be replaced by Jose Alberto Canas.

71:47

Shot by Jonjo Shelvey went wide left of the goal.

71:04

Corner taken by Leon Britton from the left by-line.

70:35

Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

70:29

Matt Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton.

70:16

Clearance made by Paul Caddis.

69:17

Shot by Jordi Amat went over the crossbar.

67:42

The ball is swung over by Callum Reilly.

64:25

Mitch Hancox has an effort at goal.

63:07

Alvaro Vazquez is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan de Guzman.

61:21

Shane Ferguson produces a cross.

60:32

Matt Green grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Birmingham 2-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Mitch Hancox.

60:26

Mitch Hancox produces a cross.

58:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Bony on Callum Reilly.

57:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Bony on Dan Burn.

56:57

Free kick taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

56:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Reilly on Dwight Tiendalli.

56:08

Dan Burn scores with a header. Birmingham 1-0 Swansea.Assist by Christopher Burke.

53:14

Clearance made by Garry Monk.

51:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wilfried Bony.

49:01

Matt Green takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

47:37

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

46:45 +1.45

Shane Ferguson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:07 +0.07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Britton on Christopher Burke.

43:28

Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

42:34

Shot by Tom Adeyemi. Gerhard Tremmel catches the ball.

42:14

Dwight Tiendalli concedes a free kick for a foul on Mitch Hancox.

41:21

Mitch Hancox produces a cross.

36:48

A cross is delivered by Paul Caddis.

34:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shane Ferguson.

34:38

Christopher Burke sends in a cross.

33:21

The ball is sent over by Dwight Tiendalli.

32:06

Jonjo Shelvey restarts play with the free kick.

31:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on Jonathan de Guzman.

31:22

Wilfried Bony takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

30:39

A cross is delivered by Jonathan de Guzman.

28:45

Alejandro Pozuelo restarts play with the free kick.

28:34

Callum Reilly concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman.

27:42

The referee blows for offside.

26:00

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

20:50

Roland Lamah takes the free kick.

20:37

Foul by Mitch Hancox on Roland Lamah, free kick awarded.

19:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alejandro Pozuelo.

16:59

Corner taken by Roland Lamah.

14:25

The ball is delivered by Paul Robinson.

12:19

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

8:58

Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

8:47

Neil Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis.

8:18

Shot on goal comes in from Wilfried Bony from the free kick. Blocked by Jonathan Spector.

5:47

Corner from the taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

2:27

Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

1:31

Corner taken by Christopher Burke from the left by-line.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Laudrup excited by cup defence Michael Laudrup admits it will be special for his Swansea side when they begin the defence of the only major honour in the club's history at Birmingham on Wednesday, and sees no reason why they cannot target another successful Capital One Cup campaign. The Swans' ended their 101-year wait for one of the domestic game's main pieces of silverware when they beat Bradford 5-0 at Wembley in February to win last season's competition. That victory granted them passage into the Europa League, where they enjoyed a famous 3-0 win over Valencia at the Mestalla last week. With Laudrup and his squad battling on four fronts, the Dane could be forgiven for placing the League Cup at the bottom of his list of priorities. But he has no intention of doing so. Laudrup said: "It's the first game of our cup defence and I think we all still remember last season, so for us it is something special. "Everybody still remembers the feeling of standing there with the trophy after winning against Bradford, and maybe as much the two semi-final legs against Chelsea or the win at Liverpool. "We know the cup competitions are possibilities for smaller clubs to have success, you only need a few wins and you are in the semi-final. "Last year we needed four wins, this season we come in a stage later so we only need three wins to get to a semi-final, we have to try and do that again." Birmingham are themselves League Cup winners, with their most recent success coming courtesy of their victory over Arsenal in the 2011 final. They were relegated to the Championship at the end of the same season, and have not enjoyed the best of start's under Lee Clark this term. But they beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 at the weekend, thanks to four goals from Jesse Lingard, who is unavailable for this fixture due to the terms of his loan from Manchester United. And Laudrup believes they could be dangerous opponents. "They are a strong Championship side and I think they will think as we do in this competition," he said. "They reached the final and won this competition, they know it is possible and they will want to beat us to go there again. "They know how nice it is to play at Wembley in front of 80,000 people and lift the trophy." The Dane also revealed Swansea have received a number of enquiries from Championship clubs for striker Leroy Lita, who has been linked with Sheffield Wednesday, where he had a loan spell last term. Laudrup said: "Leroy had some offers which is normal because in the Championship he has shown he has quality, he can score goals there because he has done it before and could do it again. "I think he is right now waiting for the right thing because he has had offers from different Championship clubs already. I don't know whether it will happen because it depends on what he wants but I am hoping so because the player needs to play. "He has been quite some months without competitive games so I hope for him he can get a move soon because he needs to get on with his career." Birmingham's four-goal hero Jesse Lingard and defender Kyle Bartley are both unavailable. Lingard has been denied permission to play by parent club Manchester United, who do not want the forward cup-tied, while centre-back Bartley is on loan from the Swans and not able to face his parent club. Goalkeeper Colin Doyle will return between the sticks to replace Darren Randolph having started in the previous two rounds. David Murphy will be rested having only returned in Saturday's 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday after a lengthy absence due to a knee injury, while Nikola Zigic, Akwasi Asante, Lee Novak and Hayden Mullins miss out due to minor injuries.

Formation:343Manager: Lee Clark

Birmingham

Formation: 4231Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Colin Doyle
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Dan Burn
  • Paul Robinson
  • Callum Reilly
  • Paul Caddis
  • Tom Adeyemi
  • Mitch Hancox
  • Christopher Burke
  • Matt Green
  • Shane Ferguson
  • SUBS
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Peter Lovenkrands
  • Koby Arthur
  • Olly Lee
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Scott Allan
  • Nick Townsend

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