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  • Date:01 May 2011
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:26,072
Goal!

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92:10 +2.10

The referee gives a free kick against Steven Fletcher for handball. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

90:29 +0.29

Stephen Carr fouled by Steven Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

89:07

Unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Sam Vokes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

88:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on George Elokobi. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

88:33

Stephen Carr crosses the ball, clearance made by Jody Craddock.

86:59

Centre by Stephen Hunt, save made by Ben Foster.

86:39

Barry Ferguson is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

86:25

Karl Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

85:23

Adam Hammill is penalised for a handball. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

85:12

Centre by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.

83:35

Stephen Hunt produces a cross, clearance made by Barry Ferguson.

81:54

Sam Vokes replaces Stephen Ward.

81:20

The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

79:16

The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill, clearance made by Stephen Carr.

78:07

Lee Bowyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick. Lee Bowyer goes into the referee's book.

77:48

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball.

75:55

A cross is delivered by Sebastian Larsson.

74:28

The official flags Stephen Ward offside. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

74:07

Centre by Stephen Hunt.

73:37

The ball is swung over by Adam Hammill, Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.

72:56

The ball is swung over by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Roger Johnson.

71:33

Steven Fletcher produces a cross.

71:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cameron Jerome. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

70:52

Foul by Adam Hammill on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

69:39

Lee Bowyer has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

69:12

Stephen Hunt delivers the ball.

68:18

Stephen Hunt sends in a cross, Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

67:46

Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Foley. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

66:47

Stephen Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Jarvis.

66:15

Matthew Jarvis produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

65:45

Adam Hammill produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Carr.

65:02

Stephen Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Jiranek. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

62:58

Lee Bowyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Free kick taken by Karl Henry.

60:49

Foul by Kevin Foley on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sebastian Larsson.

58:53

Jamie O'Hara produces a cross, save made by Ben Foster.

57:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Foley by Jean Beausejour. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

57:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Karl Henry. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

52:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Karl Henry. The referee shows Karl Henry a yellow card. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

52:44

Adam Hammill crosses the ball.

51:47

Centre by Jamie O'Hara.

51:11

Shot by Lee Bowyer from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

50:11

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Lee Bowyer results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

49:20

Shot by Michael Mancienne from a long way out goes over the net.

48:45

Short corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line, Centre by Kevin Foley, clearance by Barry Ferguson.

47:21 +2.21

Unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Jamie O'Hara results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from right channel.

46:29

The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour.

45:22 +0.22

Effort from deep inside the area by Stephen Ward misses to the left of the target.

45:01

Adam Hammill joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Stearman.

44:10

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bowyer. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson, Wayne Hennessey makes a comfortable save.

42:45

Centre by Matthew Jarvis, Effort from inside the area by Kevin Foley misses to the right of the goal.

41:09

Stephen Carr takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi.

40:05

Foul by Stephen Ward on Roger Johnson, free kick awarded. Lee Bowyer takes the free kick.

37:37

Unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Matthew Jarvis results in a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

36:52

Unfair challenge on Michael Mancienne by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

34:02

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Michael Mancienne.

32:06

Foul by Jody Craddock on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded. Jody Craddock receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

31:54

The ball is swung over by Steven Fletcher.

30:57

Kevin Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Jean Beausejour.

30:44

Cameron Jerome produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

30:15

Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

28:06

The referee blows for offside. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

26:01

Short corner taken by Kevin Foley from the right by-line, Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball.

22:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by Roger Johnson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara.

20:51

The ball is delivered by Karl Henry.

20:06

Foul by Cameron Jerome on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Mancienne.

19:34

Lee Bowyer delivers the ball, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

18:59

Foul by Richard Stearman on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

13:56

Richard Stearman challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick,

12:08

Stephen Ward challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

10:31

The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis.

7:06

Unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Jamie O'Hara results in a free kick. Craig Gardner booked. Booking for Jamie O'Hara for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick.

4:49

Foul by Ben Foster on Stephen Ward, Penalty awarded. Ben Foster is shown a yellow card. Placed penalty scored by Steven Fletcher. Birmingham 0-1 Wolverhampton.Ben Foster provided the assist for the goal.

3:46

A cross is delivered by Barry Ferguson.

2:35

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.

0:09

Karl Henry sends in a cross, Kevin Foley takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

Match Preview

Birmingham (WDWLL) v Wolverhampton (WLLDL) Last season: Birmingham 2 Wolverhampton 1, Wolverhampton 0 Birmingham 1 Birmingham will be desperate to erase the memory of last weekend`s 5-0 hammering against Liverpool at Anfield which kept them in trouble towards the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table. Wolves were soundly beaten by Stoke on Tuesday night to leave them in the relegation zone and set up a crucial derby clash at St Andrew`s. This will be a battle royal, with a scrappy game ending in a 1-0 win for Blues, Lee Bowyer scoring the only goal.

Formation:442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

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

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Match Report

Wolves fail to pull clear Wolves failed to capitalise on the sending-off of Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner and remained in the Barclays Premier League bottom three after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at St Andrew's. Gardner was sent off after only 29 minutes for two bookable offences and faces a two-game ban as it was his second dismissal of the campaign. But Blues held on for a point in their own battle for survival, with Sebastian Larsson cancelling out Steven Fletcher's early penalty. Alex McLeish's side are now four points clear of the relegation zone with three matches to play. But Wolves will view this as a golden opportunity wasted to climb out of the bottom three, having had the numerical advantage for such a lengthy period. Winger Matt Jarvis and striker Fletcher caused problems in the early stages of the game. But after the sending-off there were precious few chances, with Blues showing typical resilience to secure a point. The visitors made a positive start and Kevin Foley had a shot blocked inside the box by Roger Johnson following a deep Jarvis cross. After six minutes Wolves went ahead through Fletcher's penalty. Ben Foster's poor clearance fell straight to Jarvis, who played in Stephen Ward. Foster came off his line but only succeeded in bringing down the Wolves player and referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot. Foster was booked before being sent the wrong way by Fletcher for his ninth goal of the season. Gardner was then brought down by Jamie O'Hara and the two were cautioned after squaring up to each other. The tackles were flying in thick and fast and Gardner was on the receiving end of a crude challenge by Richard Stearman on the edge of the Wolves area which did not receive a booking. Larsson delivered the free-kick and it crashed against the crossbar with Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey well beaten. A mistake by Michael Mancienne gifted Birmingham their equaliser after 27 minutes. The on-loan Chelsea player failed to make a clean header when trying to dealing with a long Foster clearance. The ball dropped into the path of Larsson, who drilled his low shot past Hennessey. But two minutes later Birmingham were reduced to 10 men. Referee Friend adjudged that Gardner had dived when challenged by Jody Craddock and he was sent off for a second bookable offence. McLeish responded to the Gardner dismissal by reorganising his side. He took off Kevin Phillips to leave Cameron Jerome as the lone striker and brought on winger Jean Beausejour to reinforce the midfield. There was no quarter being given and Craddock was yellow-carded for hauling down Jerome in full flight. Foley would have been disappointed not to hit the target after Ward teed up a chance following a dangerous centre from Jarvis. Mick McCarthy was forced into a half-time switch with the injured Stearman replaced by Adam Hammill. Foster soon came racing out of his area to block an effort from Hammill near the touchline. Wolves skipper Karl Henry became the first player to be booked in the second period for chopping down Lee Bowyer. Foley brought down Beausejour just outside the Wolves area but Larsson could not keep his free-kick down. A mistake by Bowyer let in Jarvis but he sliced his shot well wide in his last taste of the action before being replaced by Stephen Hunt. Foster then got his body behind a low drive from O'Hara. Wolves continued to search for the winner and Hammill had a shot blocked by Blues skipper Stephen Carr, but there was no way through.

Form Guide

    LWDWLL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • DWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 12/12/2010
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 07/02/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 29/11/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 2
  • Wolverhampton
  • 25/04/2004
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 08/11/2003
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 11/02/1984

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Gardner 6
  • N Zigic 5
  • L Ridgewell 4
  • L Bowyer 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • R Johnson 2
  • JA Beausejour 2
  • S Larsson 2
  • S Dann 2
  • K Phillips 1
  • K Fahey 1
  • A Hleb 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 7
  • S Fletcher 6
  • M Jarvis 4
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • G Elokobi 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 34
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 37
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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