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  • Date:04 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Gardner (80)
  • Bassong (18)
Goal!

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93:19 +3.19

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

93:08 +3.08

Aaron Lennon produces a cross.

92:47 +2.47

Craig Gardner is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

89:32

Sebastian Larsson challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.

88:54

Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

88:24

Stephen Carr delivers the ball, Wilson Palacios manages to make a clearance.

88:18

A cross is delivered by Stephen Carr.

86:57

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

86:06

Handball by William Gallas. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

85:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Carr on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luka Modric, Nikola Zigic manages to make a clearance.

84:07

Aaron Lennon sends in a cross, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

83:56

The ball is sent over by Wilson Palacios, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

83:17

Corner taken by Gareth Bale, clearance by Scott Dann.

82:11

Roman Pavlyuchenko has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

80:35

Craig Gardner scores a headed goal from close in. Birmingham 1-1 Tottenham.Nikola Zigic provided the assist for the goal.

79:55

David Murphy on for Jean Beausejour.

78:28

Liam Ridgewell takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

77:53

Jermain Defoe leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Pavlyuchenko. Roger Johnson fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

77:13

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball.

76:28

Effort on goal by Cameron Jerome from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

75:49

Jean Beausejour produces a cross, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.

74:32

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

73:58

Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

73:06

Aaron Lennon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

72:46

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, save by Ben Foster.

70:58

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Sebastian Larsson coming on for Lee Bowyer.

70:04

Sebastien Bassong fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.

68:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios by Nikola Zigic. William Gallas takes the direct free kick.

66:21

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Barry Ferguson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Cameron Jerome takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas. Jean Beausejour takes the outswinging corner, Liam Ridgewell has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

66:09

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell.

65:31

Stephen Carr produces a cross, clearance by William Gallas.

65:02

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour, save by Heurelho Gomes.

63:52

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Gardner goes over the bar.

63:08

Jermain Defoe produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

61:12

Centre by Gareth Bale, Jean Beausejour gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the left by-line to the near post, Nikola Zigic manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale.

60:40

Corner taken by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Scott Dann.

59:34

Keith Fahey goes off and Nikola Zigic comes on.

58:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermain Defoe. Scott Dann takes the free kick.

57:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Craig Gardner. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

56:59

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale.

56:20

Headed cross/shot by Liam Ridgewell, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

56:20

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell, Craig Gardner takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

56:20

Liam Ridgewell delivers the ball, Craig Gardner takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

54:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Dann on Jermain Defoe. Gareth Bale produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Ben Foster makes a save.

52:39

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell. Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

51:03

Aaron Lennon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Craig Gardner crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Heurelho Gomes.

50:26

Corner taken by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by William Gallas.

49:38

Centre by Jean Beausejour, clearance by William Gallas. Effort from just outside the box by Lee Bowyer goes over the bar.

47:49

Cameron Jerome concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastien Bassong. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

47:34

Liam Ridgewell produces a cross, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.

47:09

Jean Beausejour fouled by Alan Hutton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

45:35

Centre by Alan Hutton, clearance made by Scott Dann.

45:31 +0.31

Foul by Barry Ferguson on Jermain Defoe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

43:44

Shot from outside the box by Lee Bowyer misses to the left of the goal.

42:25

A cross is delivered by Keith Fahey, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

38:10

Liam Ridgewell challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

36:34

Unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

35:42

Wilson Palacios booked for dissent.

34:42

Centre by Aaron Lennon, clearance by Roger Johnson.

33:34

The ball is delivered by Jermain Defoe, clearance made by Scott Dann.

32:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Aaron Lennon. Lee Bowyer takes the direct free kick. Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

30:50

Centre by Keith Fahey, clearance made by William Gallas. Outswinging corner taken by Keith Fahey, clearance by Peter Crouch.

29:56

Craig Gardner sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Jean Beausejour from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

29:19

Keith Fahey sends in a cross, clearance by Luka Modric.

28:08

The ball is crossed by Stephen Carr, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

25:24

Aaron Lennon delivers the ball, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance. Gareth Bale decides to take a short corner.

24:48

Gareth Bale delivers the ball, Barry Ferguson makes a clearance. Gareth Bale takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Craig Gardner.

23:51

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon.

20:46

Corner from left by-line taken by Gareth Bale.

20:37

A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton.

19:32

Gareth Bale produces a cross.

17:42

The referee shows Liam Ridgewell a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Goal scored by Sebastien Bassong from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Tottenham.Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridgewell on Gareth Bale.

16:06

Drilled right-footed shot by Wilson Palacios. Lee Bowyer gets a block in. Short corner taken by Gareth Bale.

14:57

Jermain Defoe fouled by Scott Dann, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

12:27

Cameron Jerome gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastien Bassong. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.

12:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

10:50

The ball is crossed by Keith Fahey, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

9:40

Keith Fahey takes a outswinging corner.

8:42

Peter Crouch has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

7:30

Corner taken by Lee Bowyer from the left by-line played to the near post, William Gallas manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bowyer from the left by-line, save made by Heurelho Gomes.

6:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome by Sebastien Bassong. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

5:31

Effort on goal by Stephen Carr from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:04

Jermain Defoe is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

4:49

Foul by Barry Ferguson on Jermain Defoe, free kick awarded. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.

3:31

Aaron Lennon delivers the ball, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale.

1:26

Unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome by Gareth Bale results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The second half begins.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Hleb sidelined for Blues Birmingham will be without Alexander Hleb for up to three weeks with a calf strain. The injury meant the midfielder missed the Carling Cup match against Aston Villa in midweek but manager Alex McLeish revealed it is more serious than originally thought. Craig Gardner could return to the starting line-up for the match against Tottenham in place of Lee Bowyer after coming off the bench on Wednesday. McLeish has said that the pitch invasion that took place after his team's win over Villa betrayed a 'small club mentality' amongst those Blues fans at the heart of the trouble. More than a thousand home supporters ran onto the pitch and confronted away fans housed in the Gil Merrick Stand. Dozens of seats were ripped out and a flare was thrown from the Kop stand, before being tossed backwards and forwards between the two sets of supporters. McLeish said City supporters had made the club look small with their actions. "We have to be bigger than that," he said. "We have to not have the small club mentality. "The scenes were like when Hereford beat Newcastle in the cup a few years ago and the fans ran on at the end, and that's fine. "But not Birmingham, not a Premier League club. Our fans don't need to do that. "We should be bigger than that. Definitely celebrate it but don't make it look as if it's the World Cup final. "It's a kind of phenomenon for us that we've beaten them and we've got to think bigger than that. "It's a huge thing for our fans. I don't condone them running on at all but I understand their emotions. "Running on the pitch is just a no-go in modern day football." Michael Dawson returns to the Tottenham squad for the first time since August. England defender Dawson will be on the bench after recovering from the ligament damage suffered on international duty three months ago. His return is a boost, with Younes Kaboul (hip) sidelined, while Rafael van der Vaart (hamstring) and Jermaine Jenas (calf) are also out, and captain Ledley King (groin), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are longer-term absentees.

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Ben Foster
  • Stephen Carr
  • Roger Johnson
  • Scott Dann
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Craig Gardner
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Lee Bowyer
  • Keith Fahey
  • Cameron Jerome
  • SUBS
  • Maik Taylor
  • David Murphy
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Michel
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Martin Jiranek

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Match Report

Gardner digs in to give Blues a point Craig Gardner dented Tottenham's hopes of cementing a place in the Barclays Premier League top four with a late equaliser for Birmingham in a 1-1 draw at St. Andrew's. Spurs had looked the better side in the opening period and deservedly took the lead through Sebastien Bassong's first goal for 16 months. But Gardner salvaged a point for the Carling Cup semi-finalists 10 minutes from time with his fifth goal of the campaign. The pace of Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale was always a threat to City and Jermain Defoe looked sharp in his first start since September. But Birmingham's never-say-die spirit again surfaced and they posed more of a threat in the second period before Gardner levelled matters. The first chance fell to Spurs striker Peter Crouch after Aaron Lennon's cross had set up the opportunity. The England striker had time to bring the ball down and his low volley was turned around the post by Ben Foster. Blues retaliated and Lee Bowyer's first-time pass picked out the run of Carr behind the Tottenham defence but the former Spurs player shot high and wide from the edge of the six-yard box. Crouch shook off the challenge of two defenders but failed to make proper contact on his low drive which flew wide. Spurs started to take control and Blues defender Scott Dann got in an important tackle on Defoe after he had exchanged passes with Crouch. Liam Ridgewell became the first player to be yellow-carded after 18 minutes for bringing down Bale - and, from the resulting free-kick, Spurs went ahead. Foster got a touch on an inswinging free-kick from Bale but Bassong was first to react to the loose ball and hammered it home. Blues were looking vulnerable every time the visitors ventured forward and another dangerous cross from Lennon picked out the unmarked Bale but he failed to make proper contact with his volley. Gardner produced City's best effort to date after 33 minutes when he burst forward and drilled a low cross-shot just past the post. Former Blues midfielder Wilson Palacios was booked for diving by referee Kevin Friend and replays showed an incensed Gardner had made no contact. Bowyer carved out a chance after outwitting Palacios but the final shot was well off the mark. Birmingham made a more promising start to the second period but Tottenham had the pace to catch the home side out if they committed players forward and Defoe had a fierce drive deflected just wide. City were now delivering some quality crosses into the box and, from one of them by Ridgewell, a header from Gardner was saved by Gomes down to his left. Carr produced a good tackle to halt Defoe in the box as he chased down a Crouch through-ball. Defoe had the chance to double Tottenham's lead after turning inside Ridgewell and Johnson but he screwed his low shot wide. Gallas blocked a shot from Jerome at the expense of a corner before McLeish brought on Sebastian Larsson for Bowyer. Foster beat out a Bale effort from a narrow angle and Defoe scuffed a shot wide. But City started to exert heavy pressure and Gomes made a superb save to deny Ridgewell at close range from Jerome's knockdown. They were not to be denied and after 80 minutes Gardner put them on level terms. Johnson's deep free-kick was headed back across goal by Zigic and Gardner timed his run perfectly to head past Gomes for his fifth goal of the campaign. Hutton appeared to push Carr to the floor in injury-time after being on the end of a late tackle but both players escaped with a ticking-off.

Form Guide

    DDLDWD
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • LLDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 30/01/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 29/08/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 4 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 01/03/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 02/12/2007
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 18/03/2006
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 26/12/2005

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • L Ridgewell 3
  • C Gardner 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • N Zigic 2
  • L Bowyer 1
  • R Johnson 1
  • K Fahey 1
  • S Larsson 1
  • S Dann 1

Tottenham

  • G Bale 5
  • R Van der Vaart 4
  • R Pavlyuchenko 4
  • A Hutton 2
  • P Crouch 1
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • A Lennon 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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