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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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94:21 +4.21

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

93:03 +3.03

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour.

91:36 +1.36

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

90:18 +0.18

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

89:56

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

89:13

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.

88:34

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.

85:47

Herita Ilunga produces a cross.

82:30

Kieron Dyer comes on in place of Luis Boa Morte.

82:15

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

80:45

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.

78:55

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

76:35

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

76:00

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

74:30

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

72:40

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.

71:31

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.

69:58

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

68:16

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

67:44

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

66:43

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

65:34

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.

65:27

Barry Ferguson crosses the ball.

64:55

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

63:19

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.

62:26

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

61:49

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

61:00

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

59:31

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

57:05

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.

56:02

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

55:47

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

55:07

A cross is delivered by Carlton Cole.

54:24

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

53:06

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

50:25

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

50:13

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

47:48

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.

47:00

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

46:47

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

45:39 +0.39

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

45:15 +0.15

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

45:15 +0.15

Keith Fahey takes a shot.

43:58

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.

43:21

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

42:10

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

39:54

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

38:41

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

37:42

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.

32:50

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

32:22

Herita Ilunga sends in a cross.

30:53

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

30:28

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

28:19

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

26:51

Victor Obinna produces a cross.

25:58

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

23:26

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

22:17

A cross is delivered by Valon Behrami.

21:29

Victor Obinna takes a shot.

20:43

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

19:56

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

18:08

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

17:37

Corner taken by Luis Boa Morte.

17:05

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

16:28

Valon Behrami delivers the ball.

15:19

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

14:30

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

13:53

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

10:32

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

9:14

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

8:17

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

6:48

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

5:08

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

4:09

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

1:55

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell.

0:48

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

possession


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