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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
Goal!

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94mins

Charles N'Zogbia sends in a cross.

94mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

89mins

Craig Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. The referee shows Craig Gardner a red card. Franco Di Santo goes off and Victor Moses comes on. Ben Watson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Ben Foster.

86mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.

85mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Dann on Hugo Rodallega. Ben Watson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mohamed Diame. Charles N'Zogbia shoots direct from the free kick.

81mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Liam Ridgewell results in a free kick. Hugo Rodallega has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Barry Ferguson.

79mins

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamed Diame.

78mins

Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Kevin Phillips replaces Cameron Jerome. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from right wing, clearance by James McCarthy.

77mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

74mins

The offside flag is raised against Sebastian Larsson. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

68mins

Foul by Scott Dann on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Scott Dann is cautioned. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Ben Foster.

65mins

The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

65mins

Hendry Thomas challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

61mins

Cameron Jerome challenges Steve Gohouri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikola Zigic comes on in place of Lee Bowyer. Alexander Hleb leaves the field to be replaced by Jean Beausejour. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

60mins

Unfair challenge on Alexander Hleb by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

59mins

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Franco Di Santo coming on for Ronnie Stam.

59mins

Effort from inside the area by Maynor Figueroa misses to the right of the goal.

57mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

56mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Hendry Thomas.

56mins

Shot from outside the box by Hugo Rodallega goes wide right of the target.

55mins

Foul by Hugo Rodallega on Scott Dann, free kick awarded. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Hendry Thomas. The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson, Close range header by Liam Ridgewell misses to the right of the target.

53mins

Maynor Figueroa has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ronnie Stam from the left by-line.

51mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ronnie Stam from the left by-line, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

51mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, clearance made by Roger Johnson.

48mins

Hugo Rodallega fouled by Scott Dann, the ref awards a free kick. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

48mins

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Ronnie Stam, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Ridgewell takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Gohouri on Cameron Jerome. Steve Gohouri goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Sebastian Larsson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Ali Al Habsi.

46mins

Charles N'Zogbia produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Lee Bowyer. The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Roger Johnson has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

44mins

Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Hleb by Ronnie Stam. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

40mins

Ronnie Stam challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronnie Stam is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Lee Bowyer concedes a free kick for a foul on James McCarthy. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.

38mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Craig Gardner challenges Hendry Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

38mins

Cameron Jerome takes a shot. Steve Gohouri gets a block in.

35mins

Foul by Stephen Carr on Antolin Alcaraz, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

35mins

Lee Bowyer fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Roger Johnson. Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Roger Johnson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Hugo Rodallega goes into the book.

31mins

Hugo Rodallega challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Barry Ferguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia. Ronnie Stam takes the free kick.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell.

27mins

Sebastian Larsson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Hugo Rodallega.

26mins

Cameron Jerome has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

22mins

Cameron Jerome is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

21mins

The referee blows for offside against Cameron Jerome. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

20mins

The referee gives a free kick against Roger Johnson for handball. Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Bowyer goes wide left of the target.

18mins

Foul by Cameron Jerome on Emmerson Boyce, free kick awarded. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.

17mins

Ronnie Stam takes a shot. Barry Ferguson gets a block in.

17mins

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell, save by Ali Al Habsi.

15mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia played to the near post, clearance made by Alexander Hleb.

15mins

Short corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia.

14mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line to the near post, Sebastian Larsson makes a clearance.

14mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

12mins

Shot from long distance by James McCarthy misses to the right of the target.

12mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a short corner.

12mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Carr.

11mins

Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

10mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

10mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

9mins

Emmerson Boyce produces a cross.

7mins

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, save by Ali Al Habsi.

6mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cameron Jerome. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Carr, save by Ali Al Habsi.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hendry Thomas on Craig Gardner. Lee Bowyer restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Effort on goal by Alexander Hleb from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

3mins

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball.

3mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Alexander Hleb. Direct free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

1mins

Charles N'Zogbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Carr. Free kick taken by Lee Bowyer.

The referee gets the match started.

The match has reached half-time.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 4321Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

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

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Match Report

Jerome off target but Blues extend run Birmingham created a slice of club history but Cameron Jerome's failings in front of goal meant they had to settle for a goalless draw against Wigan at St Andrew's. And an afternoon of frustration for Blues was compounded when top scorer Craig Gardner was shown a straight red card for a lunge at Franco Di Santo in the last minute. Alex McLeish's side equalled City's best top flight unbeaten home run of 18 games stretching back exactly 12 months. But Jerome, last season's leading scorer with 11 goals, missed two golden first-half chances to earn his side all three points. It was a below-par performance from the home side who have won only two of their last 16 Barclays Premier League games. McLeish is fully aware that he is still searching for the right combination in the final third of the pitch. Jerome can never be faulted for work-rate and commitment but lacks the finesse in the box of a top performer. City struggled to impose themselves on the Latics, who followed up their win at Tottenham with a solid performance. Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia was booed everytime he touched the ball by the home fans after the 11th-hour collapse of his move to Blues last month. But he showed enough skill and touches to demonstrate why McLeish had agreed a #9million fee for his services. Birmingham made a positive start and came close to taking the lead after three minutes. Wigan defender Steve Gohouri's attempted headed clearance from Sebastian Larsson's cross dropped invitingly to Alexander Hleb 12 yards out and his volley flew only a couple of feet wide. N'Zogbia looked lively and one run and cross teed up a chance for Hugo Rodallega 15 yards out but Blues defender Scott Dann made a great block on the shot. The former Newcastle player then forced City goalkeeper Ben Foster to turn a rising 20-yard drive over the bar after a mistake by Lee Bowyer had led to the opening. Jerome then missed a good chance to break the deadlock after 26 minutes. Larsson again showed skill to get to the byline before sending over a deep cross, but Jerome failed to make full contact on his close-range header which flew wide. Johnson and Rodallega were both booked after squaring up to each other on the edge of the Birmingham box and Ronnie Stam was booked by referee Mark Clattenburg for bringing down Craig Gardner in full flight. Blues ended the opening half on a high and Gohouri was also booked for a challenge on the edge of the Wigan box on Jerome. Al Habsi parried away Larsson's inswinging free-kick and then reacted quickly to block the follow-up effort from Jerome from two yards out but the striker should have scored. Birmingham seemed off the pace but still continued to create the best chances. Liam Ridgewell headed wide from an inswinging Larsson free-kick when unmarked. Foster comfortably saved a low effort from N'Zogbia at the end of a swift counter-attack by the Latics. Wigan made their first change after 59 minutes with Stam replaced by Di Santo. McLeish responded by making a double substitution with Bowyer and Hleb making way for Nikola Zigic and Jean Beausejour. Dann was booked for a touch-line challenge on Di Santo as the game entered the final 20 minutes. Al Habsi came quickly off his line to save at the feet of Jerome after Larsson supplied the through ball. Di Santo tried to beat Foster with a shot via the outside of his right boot but the former Manchester United goalkeeper was able to save to his right. Gardner was sent off in the final minute for a two-footed lunge on Di Santo and now faces a three-game ban.

Form Guide

    DWDDL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • LLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 27/02/2010
  • Wigan
  • 2 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 05/12/2009
  • Wigan
  • 2 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 05/04/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 27/10/2007
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 08/04/2006
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 02/01/2006

Top Scorers

Birmingham

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

Wigan

  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

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

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