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  • Date:25 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:11,490
  • Novak (14)
  • Bony (66)
    Bony (68)
Goal!

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95mins

The ball is crossed by Roland Lamah.

94mins

Free kick taken by Roland Lamah.

94mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Caddis on Wilfried Bony.

93mins

Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Wilfried Bony.

92mins

The referee blows for offside against Wilfried Bony.

90mins

Tom Adeyemi takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Albert Rusnak.

87mins

Wilfried Bony makes a clearance.

87mins

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

85mins

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

84mins

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke.

84mins

Corner taken by Christopher Burke.

83mins

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

83mins

Wayne Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mitch Hancox.

81mins

Peter Lovenkrands on for Olly Lee.

79mins

Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Paul Robinson fouled by Wilfried Bony, the ref awards a free kick.

75mins

Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

74mins

Shane Ferguson goes off and Tom Adeyemi comes on.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Burke by Wayne Routledge.

72mins

Olly Lee takes the free kick.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Pozuelo on Albert Rusnak.

71mins

Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

71mins

Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony.

70mins

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

70mins

Jordi Amat gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece Brown.

69mins

Wilfried Bony slots the ball left footed into the goal. Birmingham 1-2 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Leon Britton.

67mins

Wilfried Bony grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Birmingham 1-1 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Roland Lamah.

64mins

Wayne Routledge is brought on as a substitute for Alvaro Vazquez.

63mins

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Christopher Burke.

56mins

Paul Caddis delivers the ball.

53mins

Dwight Tiendalli is caught offside.

52mins

Free kick taken by Will Packwood.

51mins

Neil Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Burke.

50mins

Alvaro Vazquez delivers the ball.

50mins

Clearance by Paul Robinson.

49mins

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

48mins

Olly Lee takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

48mins

The second half kicks off.

48mins

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

48mins

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson.

47mins

Shot by Mitch Hancox.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Alejandro Pozuelo.

46mins

Wilfried Bony on for Pablo Hernandez.

44mins

Reece Brown takes the free kick.

43mins

Unfair challenge on Reece Brown by Jordi Amat results in a free kick.

41mins

Shot by Jordi Amat went harmlessly over the bar.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Alejandro Pozuelo by Will Packwood results in a free kick.

40mins

Free kick taken by Neil Taylor.

40mins

Albert Rusnak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Pozuelo.

39mins

Clearance by Mitch Hancox.

38mins

Gerhard Tremmel restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Paul Robinson receives a caution.

35mins

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson.

33mins

Colin Doyle takes the free kick.

32mins

Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

31mins

Foul by Olly Lee on Alejandro Pozuelo, free kick awarded.

29mins

Gerhard Tremmel takes the free kick.

26mins

Free kick taken by Colin Doyle.

26mins

The offside flag is raised against Alvaro Vazquez.

25mins

Roland Lamah has an effort at goal.

25mins

Shot by Pablo Hernandez cleared the target.

24mins

The ball is swung over by Neil Taylor.

20mins

Paul Caddis delivers the ball.

17mins

Clearance by Dwight Tiendalli.

16mins

Roland Lamah delivers the ball.

15mins

Lee Novak grabs a goal with a headed effort. Birmingham 1-0 Swansea.Assist by Paul Caddis.

13mins

Free kick taken by Jordi Amat.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Alejandro Pozuelo.

13mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Caddis.

12mins

Mitch Hancox restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Foul by Dwight Tiendalli on Mitch Hancox, free kick awarded.

10mins

Paul Caddis restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Christopher Burke fouled by Jordi Amat, the ref awards a free kick.

8mins

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

8mins

Foul by Leon Britton on Albert Rusnak, free kick awarded.

6mins

Gerhard Tremmel restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chico by Will Packwood.

5mins

Neil Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Reece Brown challenges Jordi Amat unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1mins

Jordi Amat challenges Reece Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

Match Preview

Laudrup deflects future talk Swansea manager Michael Laudrup avoided directly addressing his future at the end of a difficult week for the Welsh club. The Swans sit just three points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and the revelation that police were called to the club's training ground after a heated exchange between Chico Flores and Garry Monk has done little to lift the mood ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round trip to Birmingham. Laudrup's future has also been questioned and it has been widely speculated he will leave the Liberty Stadium at the end of the current campaign, although the Dane has a contract through to the end of next season. But the 49-year-old insists the club's current predicament means no-one can yet look beyond the end of this term. He said: "How many times was I asked about that last year? "I don't want to go into it again. I tried to answer it last year and the questions came week after week. "It is not frustrating but with our situation I think no-one, no player nor manager, should think about next season, they should only think about this season for obvious reasons. "Of course you have to ask questions, but it's about the present not the future." The incident between defenders Monk and Flores has led some to question the unity and togetherness of the Swansea squad as they face a potential relegation dogfight. Laudrup reiterated that arguments between team-mates are commonplace but said he had spoken to the pair, although no decision has been taken on whether the duo will face punishment, with the club unlikely to make public any potential reprimand. The Swansea boss said: "It is never good when you have incidents but I played many years myself and it happens sometimes for one reason or another. You always read about them when things are not going well on the pitch with results. "Both players, particularly Chico, wanted to close this, we have to look forward and say sorry. We have to move on, that's the most important thing. These things always come in difficult moments, and we are in a difficult moment, we have to admit that. "If you win four in a row, even if team-mates raise voices and say not nice things to each other, it is not a story as there are so many positive things to talk about. "I don't want to say it's no problem when people get into each other but you have to leave it and move on. It can happen when your pulse is up, you say things and react differently, you can have less patience when someone is telling you something. "I have spoken to them both and I believe in dialogue. When people are back with a normal pulse like all of us here we can discuss it. People have to get calm again." Pablo Hernandez and Jonathan de Guzman are set to return from injury for Swansea. Winger Hernandez has been sidelined for over three weeks with a hamstring injury, while De Guzman has been hindered by a calf problem, but both are in contention to face the Blues. Birmingham boss Lee Clark believes victory over Swansea on Saturday would top the Capital One Cup success over the same opponents earlier in the season. The Swans were playing in the League Cup for the first time since lifting the trophy at Wembley last season when they were humbled 3-1 at St Andrew's. The Blues would not get any further, losing to Stoke on penalties following an eight-goal thriller, but Clark is targeting another run in a cup should they manage to upset Laudrup's side once again. "We are excited to be playing Premier League opposition in a great competition on Saturday," he told the Birmingham Mail. "We really enjoyed the night we beat them in the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup is even more prestigious than that. We want to be going through to the next round, without a shadow of doubt." Clark has dismissed any thoughts of resting players for the tie and keeping his men fresh for Blues' Sky Bet Championship campaign. Birmingham are just five points above the relegation zone after winning just one of their last six league games and must host leaders Leicester three days after their battle with Swansea. But Clark believes his side are better off going into the clash with the Foxes with a morale-boosting victory rather than sacrificing the chance of success. He added: "I will be putting out players to win the game on Saturday because it would be a great feather in our cap if we could beat Swansea in another competition. "It's not just about the cup. Winning becomes a good habit and going on an unbeaten run is a good habit and I will be sending the players out to try and do that." Clark's men have struggled with injuries this season, but they have been handed a boost with veteran striker Peter Lovenkrands and Tom Adeyemi, who scored in the victory over Swansea in September, returning to contention in time for the game. But the biggest boost to Clark's hopes could well be the signing of Manchester City striker Albert Rusnak on loan. His parent club have given the Slovakia Under-21 international permission to play in the competition and he will give Blues a much-needed goal threat.

Formation:442Manager: Lee Clark

Birmingham

Formation: 4231Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Colin Doyle
  • Paul Caddis
  • Will Packwood
  • Paul Robinson
  • Mitch Hancox
  • Christopher Burke
  • Olly Lee
  • Reece Brown
  • Shane Ferguson
  • Lee Novak
  • Albert Rusnak
  • SUBS
  • Hayden Mullins
  • Brian Howard
  • Peter Lovenkrands
  • Callum Reilly
  • Tom Adeyemi
  • Nick Townsend
  • Demarai Gray

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