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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:27,013
  • Beausejour (47)
  • Mulumbu (46) Morrison (57) Scharner (71)
    Scharner (71)
Goal!

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93:12 +3.12

The ball is sent over by Gonzalo Jara, clearance by Curtis Davies.

92:29 +2.29

A cross is delivered by Paul Scharner, clearance by Stephen Carr.

90:26 +0.26

Short corner taken by Chris Brunt.

89:45

Foul by Obafemi Martins on Nicky Shorey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

87:22

Keith Fahey shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Fahey on Steven Reid. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.

86:49

Gabriel Tamas crosses the ball.

85:44

Foul by Roger Johnson on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. Steven Reid takes the direct free kick.

84:35

The ball is sent over by David Murphy, clearance made by Abdoulaye Meite.

83:32

Lee Bowyer takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.

83:07

Outswinging corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul Scharner.

81:27

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, Header by Peter Odemwingie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

78:59

David Murphy on for Liam Ridgewell.

77:56

Paul Scharner takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

76:51

Gabriel Tamas joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Morrison. Keith Fahey delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Obafemi Martins from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

74:42

The ball is sent over by David Bentley, comfortable save by Scott Carson.

73:01

Corner taken by David Bentley, Header from deep inside the area by Curtis Davies goes over the bar.

71:34

Paul Scharner scores a headed goal from close range. Birmingham 1-3 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from James Morrison.

68:50

Corner taken by David Bentley.

67:04

Effort from outside the box by Chris Brunt strikes the post. Close range shot by Peter Odemwingie goes over the bar.

65:57

Gonzalo Jara comes on in place of Jerome Thomas. Kevin Phillips on for Jean Beausejour.

64:31

A cross is delivered by Obafemi Martins, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

63:43

The ball is sent over by Keith Fahey, Abdoulaye Meite manages to make a clearance.

63:39

The ball is delivered by Stephen Carr, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

63:35

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour.

63:23

Centre by Stephen Carr, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.

62:57

David Bentley crosses the ball, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

62:28

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball. The ball is crossed by Stephen Carr, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

61:04

The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

60:45

Cameron Jerome produces a cross, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

59:36

Jonas Olsson challenges Stephen Carr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

58:48

James Morrison sends in a cross, clearance made by Curtis Davies. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

58:36

David Bentley takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.

57:17

Goal scored by James Morrison from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-2 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Steven Reid.

56:23

Chris Brunt challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

54:19

David Bentley delivers a pass corner to short, save made by Scott Carson.

51:49

Paul Scharner goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. The referee cautions Liam Ridgewell for unsporting behaviour.

51:47

Foul by Paul Scharner on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

50:45

The referee books Lee Bowyer for unsporting behaviour. Lee Bowyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

49:16

Steven Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

48:58

Lee Bowyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.

47:43

Jean Beausejour fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Lee Bowyer.

46:24

Youssouf Mulumbu finds the net with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Peter Odemwingie.

45:42 +0.42

Cameron Jerome is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.

45:01

Peter Odemwingie comes on in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune.

44:12

Centre by Jean Beausejour, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

42:47

Curtis Davies delivers the ball, Abdoulaye Meite makes a clearance.

41:58

The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.

41:11

Jerome Thomas produces a cross, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

39:11

Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Fahey. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

37:59

Obafemi Martins is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Scott Carson.

36:34

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Cameron Jerome misses to the right of the target.

33:52

Shot from just outside the box by Chris Brunt goes over the bar.

32:28

The ball is delivered by David Bentley.

31:57

Centre by Chris Brunt.

30:13

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Paul Scharner.

29:44

Jerome Thomas challenges Stephen Carr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

29:14

Cameron Jerome takes a shot from 20 yards. Abdoulaye Meite gets a block in.

27:11

Cameron Jerome has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

22:52

Foul by Curtis Davies on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

21:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

21:04

Effort on goal by Keith Fahey from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

20:19

Steven Reid challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Bentley from left wing, clearance made by Abdoulaye Meite.

19:05

Unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

18:08

Jean Beausejour concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

16:14

Outswinging corner taken by David Bentley from the right by-line.

13:45

Corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line, comfortable save by Scott Carson.

13:13

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

12:47

Centre by Nicky Shorey.

10:53

Short corner taken by David Bentley.

5:45

Foul by Paul Scharner on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

5:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cameron Jerome. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

4:26

Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

1:47

A cross is delivered by Steven Reid, save made by Ben Foster.

0:38

Obafemi Martins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner. Direct free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

Match Preview

McLeish happy at Birmingham Alex McLeish has pledged his future to Birmingham despite his reputation growing even further after leading the club to Carling Cup glory. McLeish seems certain to be amongst the contenders when some of the big managerial jobs come on the market after three years of success at St. Andrew's. He has led Blues to promotion, their highest ever top-flight finish - ninth - and now a shock cup success over Arsenal at Wembley last weekend. But he is adamant he has unfinished business at Birmingham ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with visiting West Brom. He said: "I just signed a new contract after protracted talks and I am happy at Birmingham. "It is a great start for me in terms of winning a trophy here inside three and a half years. "It is something I never thought we could achieve in such a relatively short time but we are still developing. "We still have a lot of work to do. With the right organisation and planning, we can go onto better things." McLeish insisted ensuring top flight survival is the only thing on his mind when asked if he expects to be linked with other clubs. He said: "I'm not even thinking about that at all. That couldn't be further away from my mind. "It is possible (to be linked) but I've got other battles to make sure we win over the next few weeks and that is my focus. "I know this game is so fickle that you are as good as your next result." McLeish added: "It is not inconceivable we could have lost the Carling Cup and still got relegated. "You can paint the picture whatever way you want but our goal has always been to retain Barclays Premier League status. "If I get the titanic and heroic performances I saw last Sunday in the games from now to the end of the season, we believe we will be a Premier League team next season." Midfield duo Barry Ferguson and Craig Gardner are rated doubtful for the clash with the Baggies. Ferguson played the final hour of the final with a broken rib while Gardner suffered a thigh injury and was substituted just after half-time. But winger David Bentley and defender Curtis Davies are available after being cup-tied against the Gunners. Meanwhile, West Brom boss Roy Hodgson is expecting no Birmingham hangover from their Carling Cup success to take advantage of in the vital clash. Hodgson believes Blues manager McLeish will have his side fully focused on the battle for Barclays Premier League points after the shock Wembley triumph over Arsenal. Albion are just one point above the relegation zone but only one adrift of City. Hodgson said: "It was a fantastic achievement by Birmingham last weekend. "It is not easy for a club like Birmingham - or ourselves - to win trophies. "Perhaps they will still be hung over - but I doubt it very much. "Alex is an experienced manager and I am sure he will be preaching the importance of putting their cup triumph behind them. "He will be saying they can only really enjoy that success if they stay in the Premier League and some of the gloss will be taken off it if they go down. "It is a game both sides want to win. Birmingham are not safe from the threat of relegation and both of us are looking over our shoulder at the relegation zone." Hodgson will be looking for Carlos Vela to continue his impressive form since joining Albion on loan from Arsenal. Vela scored a last-gasp equaliser against Wolves a fortnight ago and did the same against Stoke in Monday's 1-1 away draw. Hodgson said: "He has looked good. He is a very dangerous player to bring on in games. "Teams do tire and he is very skilful and can score goals. He has proved that with the chances he has taken. "But it will be more than the efforts of Carlos Vela that will be required if we are to survive. "There are 10 other players and more who will have a big part to play." West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans is a major fitness doubt for the derby as the Scotland international suffered an ankle injury in training on Friday. Striker Peter Odemwingie sustained a knock to his ankle after appearing as a substitute at Stoke. But he has returned to training after three days of treatment and should be fit.

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 451Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Ben Foster
  • Stephen Carr
  • Roger Johnson
  • Curtis Davies
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Keith Fahey
  • Lee Bowyer
  • David Bentley
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Obafemi Martins
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • David Murphy
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Stuart Parnaby
  • Jordon Mutch

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Match Report

Baggies give Birmingham post-cup blues Roy Hodgson celebrated his first win as West Brom boss as Birmingham suffered a massive Carling Cup hangover in the relegation battle at St Andrew's. Goals from Youssouf Mulumbu, James Morrison and Paul Scharner clinched a 3-1 victory and enabled the Baggies to leapfrog their local rivals in the battle for Barclays Premier League survival. All the home side could manage was a consolation effort from Jean Beausejour, as they paid the price for some uncharacteristic but sloppy defensive play. The introduction of Albion striker Peter Odemwingie at half-time made a massive difference up front for the visitors and he was a constant threat. But Hodgson has also made West Brom more difficult to beat after they had shipped goals regularly before his arrival. Scharner produced a superb performance in the centre of the park while Steven Reid impressed at right-back and got forward to good effect. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will be hoping his side recover quickly from this setback otherwise their top flight status could be seriously threatened. McLeish made five changes - three enforced through injury - after the Wembley triumph. There was a carnival atmosphere amongst the Blues fans after the defeat of Arsenal. But Albion were the first to settle and Chris Brunt had the first attempt on target, although his header from Jerome Thomas' centre did not extend Ben Foster. A mistake by Roger Johnson let in Thomas for another run at goal but his shot was blocked. Blues started to get a foothold in the game and an error by Scharner almost proved costly for Albion as his misdirected pass was seized on by Cameron Jerome. The striker's low shot beat the dive of Scott Carson but flew just past the far post. Thomas and Brunt had an angry exchange after the former waited to long before playing in a team-mate. Jerome missed a golden chance to put Birmingham ahead after 36 minutes. Jean Beausejour got the better of Abdoulaye Meite before floating over an inviting cross which picked out the returning Jerome - but from 10 yards out he glanced his header past the post. Hodgson brought on Odemwingie for the second half and he made an instant impact in setting up the opening goal for Mulumbu in the 47th minute. The substitute's pass was perfectly timed for Mulumbu to flick the ball wide of Foster and into the net. Birmingham responded immediately and equalised within a minute through Beausejour, who nipped in between two defenders to steer home a cross from Lee Bowyer. Bowyer was booked for a challenge on Mulumbu and Liam Ridgewell and Scharner joined him in the referee's notebook after they wrestled each other to the ground on the edge of the Birmingham box. A superb strike from Morrison restored Albion's lead in the 58th minute. Reid made good ground before finding Morrison, who cut inside Curtis Davies and volleyed left-footed past Foster. Odemwingie missed a great chance to double the visitors' advantage after 67 minutes. Brunt's shot hit the post and fell to Odemwingie unmarked 10 yards out - but he fired over the bar. With 18 minutes remaining Scharner made it 3-1. Blues failed to pick up Brunt from a short Morrison corner and his centre was headed over the line by Scharner from an acute angle at the far post. City were at sixes and sevens and Foster was able to get back just in time after Scharner had spotted him off his line. Odemwingie could have made it 4-1 after peeling away from Johnson to meet a cross from Brunt - but he headed back across goal. Keith Fahey was booked in the closing seconds for a challenge on Reid - and by then the game was beyond the home side.

Form Guide

    DLDWWL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • LDLDDD

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 18/09/2010
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 11/03/2006
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 27/08/2005
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 06/03/2005
  • Birmingham
  • 4 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 18/12/2004
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 22/03/2003

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • N Zigic 5
  • C Gardner 4
  • L Ridgewell 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • L Bowyer 2
  • R Johnson 2
  • S Dann 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • A Hleb 1
  • S Larsson 1

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 8
  • J Thomas 3
  • J Morrison 3
  • S Tchoyi 3
  • Y Mulumbu 3
  • P Scharner 2
  • M Fortune 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • CG Vela 2
  • IT Pablo 1
  • GA Jara 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • G Dorrans 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 25
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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