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  • Date:06 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Jerome (63) Ridgewell (72)
  • Piquionne (47) Behrami (57)
Goal!

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95mins

Foul by Stephen Carr on Kieron Dyer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.

94mins

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour.

92mins

Herita Ilunga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

91mins

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Radoslav Kovac coming on for Victor Obinna.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Herita Ilunga makes a clearance.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Obinna on Stephen Carr. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

89mins

Lee Bowyer is brought on as a substitute for Cameron Jerome. Frederic Piquionne concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

86mins

Herita Ilunga produces a cross.

83mins

Kieron Dyer comes on in place of Luis Boa Morte.

83mins

The ball is delivered by Herita Ilunga, Frederic Piquionne produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

81mins

Victor Obinna is shown a yellow card. Centre by Sebastian Larsson, Victor Obinna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Matthew Upson.

79mins

Barry Ferguson challenges Luis Boa Morte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Effort on goal by Nikola Zigic from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

76mins

Close range shot by Valon Behrami misses to the left of the target.

75mins

The ball is swung over by Luis Boa Morte, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

73mins

Liam Ridgewell finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-2 West Ham.Sebastian Larsson provided the assist for the goal.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Craig Gardner. Sebastian Larsson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Robert Green makes a save.

70mins

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Frederic Piquionne, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

69mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

68mins

Foul by Jean Beausejour on Luis Boa Morte, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Robert Green gets a block in.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Beausejour by Frederic Piquionne results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick, save made by Robert Green.

66mins

Barry Ferguson crosses the ball.

65mins

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross, Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Cameron Jerome fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-2 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Nikola Zigic.

63mins

Cameron Jerome fouled by Scott Parker, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Jerome on Matthew Upson. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlton Cole. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Jean Beausejour joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alexander Hleb. Craig Gardner replaces Keith Fahey.

58mins

A goal is scored by Valon Behrami from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-2 West Ham.Carlton Cole provided the assist for the goal.

57mins

Victor Obinna takes the inswinging corner, Carlton Cole has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

56mins

Luis Boa Morte sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Dann.

56mins

A cross is delivered by Carlton Cole.

55mins

The offside flag is raised against Nikola Zigic. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

Foul by Scott Parker on Stephen Carr, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.

51mins

Victor Obinna has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

51mins

Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Herita Ilunga.

48mins

Frederic Piquionne grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 West Ham.Luis Boa Morte provided the assist for the goal.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Carlton Cole. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, comfortable save by Robert Green.

46mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Frederic Piquionne makes a clearance.

46mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Matthew Upson gets a block in.

46mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot.

44mins

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Jerome on Matthew Upson. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

44mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Foster.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Victor Obinna from the right by-line, clearance made by Nikola Zigic.

40mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

39mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Carr, Scott Parker makes a clearance.

38mins

Victor Obinna challenges Keith Fahey unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Carlton Cole.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Herita Ilunga. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

33mins

Herita Ilunga sends in a cross.

31mins

Victor Obinna fouled by Liam Ridgewell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lars Jacobsen from right wing.

31mins

Keith Fahey concedes a free kick for a foul on Valon Behrami. Lars Jacobsen takes the free kick.

29mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Victor Obinna goes wide left of the target.

27mins

Victor Obinna produces a cross.

26mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

24mins

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

23mins

A cross is delivered by Valon Behrami.

22mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot.

21mins

Victor Obinna takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Nikola Zigic.

20mins

Liam Ridgewell challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lars Jacobsen.

19mins

Frederic Piquionne concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Dann. Scott Dann takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Corner taken by Luis Boa Morte.

18mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

17mins

Valon Behrami delivers the ball.

16mins

Luis Boa Morte fouled by Alexander Hleb, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Matthew Upson.

14mins

Victor Obinna delivers the ball, save made by Ben Foster.

11mins

Carlton Cole has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

10mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Headed effort from inside the area by Roger Johnson misses to the left of the goal.

9mins

Nikola Zigic challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the free kick.

7mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Foster.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Valon Behrami results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

5mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Frederic Piquionne misses to the left of the target.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Valon Behrami. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.

The match begins.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Jerome finishing is final challenge Alex McLeish fears Birmingham may not be able to keep striker Cameron Jerome if he adds extra goal-power to the other assets of his game. Jerome has often been praised by McLeish for his work-rate, pace and power and was City's leading scorer last season with 11 goals. McLeish believes he only needs to add a greater composure in front of goal to become the complete striker. But the Blues boss accepts it would be hard for the midlands club to then retain the services of the former England Under-21 striker who has just recovered from an ankle problem. McLeish, whose side entertain West Ham tomorrow, told Press Association Sport: "It is great to have Cameron back. He is a powerhouse, he has got a lot in his locker. "But he can still can improve the final thing, the finishing. I think Cameron should be one five goals now this season with the chances he has had. "He had one against Everton in front of goal, one up at Bolton when they got back to 2-2. He is very capable of scoring goals. "It is just about working on trying to have ice in the head in the final third (a cool head) as Ian Wright used to say rather than just tightening up a bit." McLeish admitted: "If he goes to that level, we will probably not be able to keep him. "I would think a bigger club would want him, a guy with pace and power. "If he gets his finishing up to a level, he will be a guy who would go to a higher level. "He did well at Cardiff to get to this level. Now can he go to the next level is the challenge." McLeish will hand a late fitness test to key defender Roger Johnson who suffered an ankle injury against Villa. But he is mindful of not risking the centre-back if it means he would then face a lengthy absence. McLeish said: "He took a big responsibility in staying on at Villa but he did it and he handled it well. At that particular stage of a game, you've got to be able to trust an individual. "But we will be able to see in the fitness test whether he is capable or not, with his mobility, and be very thorough. "He has had a scan on his ankle and an injection as well. "He has not missed a Premier League game. He is an ever present. He turns up for his work every week, a fantastic character. "The key to this is if we play him, whether it then jeopardises him for a month or two months because he is a vital component of the squad." England defender Matthew Upson could return to West Ham's starting line-up for the trip. Upson missed last weekend's defeat at Arsenal with a hamstring problem and could be fit to play, but manager Avram Grant will be without Julien Faubert who starts a three-game suspension. Also unavailable to Grant are midfielder trio Jack Collison (knee), Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh) and Mark Noble (appendix), while Tal Ben Haim (foot) and Zavon Hines (knee) are also out and Junior Stanislas (groin) is doubtful.

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 433Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Ben Foster
  • Stephen Carr
  • Roger Johnson
  • Scott Dann
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Alexander Hleb
  • Keith Fahey
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Nikola Zigic
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Lee Bowyer
  • Craig Gardner
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Stuart Parnaby
  • Jean Beausejour

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Match Report

Blues battle back to snatch unlikely point Former Birmingham co-owner David Sullivan was denied victory on his return to St Andrews as his current club West Ham surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2. The bottom-placed Hammers looked set for a first away success of the campaign after Frederic Piquionne and Valon Behrami had put them in command. But City substitute Cameron Jerome and Liam Ridgewell salvaged a point for Alex McLeish's side. Sullivan looked on impassively but at least he was able to witness proceedings at first hand after former Blues chairman David Gold had been banned after comments about the midlands club. West Ham looked to have the points in the bag after playing with a confidence that belied their lowly position. Carlton Cole impressed as the lone striker and his occupying of the City defenders allowed Victor Obinna to find space to exploit. In contrast Blues struggling for long periods to pose any sort of threat - until they went 2-0 down. Birmingham, operating with the 4-3-1-2 formation which had been successful against Blackpool in their previous home game, found plenty of room down the flanks in the early stages There was a brief delay when the pitch sprinklers suddenly burst into life. But West Ham started to look threatening and it needed a brilliant save from Foster to deny Cole the opening goal after 17 minutes. Cole's close-range shot from Obinna's low centre looked destined for the corner of the net, but Foster somehow finger-tipped the ball onto the post at full stretch and it rebounded out. Scott Dann blocked a shot on the turn from Piquionne and Roger Johnson did a similar job to deny Luis Boa Morte. In a rare Birmingham attack Alexander Hleb picked out the run of Keith Fahey but he was crowded out as he prepared to shoot. Scott Parker was forced to cut out one dangerous cross after good play by Hleb. Cole should have done better after turning Dann inside the Birmingham box. But he failed to make proper contact on his shot and Foster was able to gather at the foot of a post. West Ham needed only three minutes of the second half to break the deadlock through Piquionne's fourth goal of the campaign. Boa Morte picked out the run of Piquionne in between Ridgewell and Johnson and he drilled his shot across Foster into the far corner of the net. Blues tried to retaliate and Ferguson's angled ball almost picked out Larsson's well-timed surge into box. But the Sweden international failed to make contact and Robert Green was able to collect. Cole came close to making it 2-0 when his glancing header was only just too high from Obinna's corner. It came as no surprise when Behrami doubled the Hammers lead after 57 minutes. Cole had time to tee up the run into the box of Behrami and his first-time shot flew past Foster from 12 yards. City manager McLeish responded by bringing on Jean Beausejour and Craig Garner in place of Hleb and Fahey. The woodwork denied Boa Morte when his shot crashed against the woodwork. Jerome gave Birmingham a life-line by reducing the arrears after 63 minutes. Zigic headed a cross from Larsson into his path and the former England Under-21 striker made no mistake from close range. After 73 minutes Ridgewell equalised and a question mark has to be placed against Green. He only succeeded in pushing a free-kick from Larsson straight into the path of Ridgewell who made no mistake from eight yards out. Birmingham came close to taking the lead when Jerome burst into the area and saw his shot deflect off West Ham defender Daniel Gabbidon onto his own crossbar. Obinna was yellow carded after a late challenge on Larsson as West Ham held on for a point. M

Form Guide

    LDLLWD
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DWDDLL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 10/02/2010
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 12/12/2009
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 09/02/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 18/08/2007
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 13/02/2006
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 05/12/2005

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Gardner 3
  • L Ridgewell 2
  • N Zigic 2
  • R Johnson 1
  • S Dann 1
  • C Jerome 1

West Ham

  • S Parker 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • C Cole 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 10
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 7
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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