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  • Date:04 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:17,904
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon King. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

89mins

Steven Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Guly Do Prado. The referee books Steven Caldwell for unsporting behaviour. Richard Lambert takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Foul by Richard Lambert on David Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

85mins

Wade Elliott produces a cross, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Daniel Fox concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Daniel Fox receives a red card for second bookable offence. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Murphy from right wing.

82mins

Marlon King is caught offside. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Dean Hammond replaces Jack Cork.

78mins

The offside flag is raised against Marlon King. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

77mins

Guirane N'Daw takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Marlon King by Aaron Martin results in a free kick. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Guirane N'Daw challenges Guly Do Prado unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Guirane N'Daw for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

73mins

Guly Do Prado on for Jason Puncheon.

72mins

Centre by Wade Elliott, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.

71mins

The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Marlon King by Aaron Martin results in a free kick. Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Wade Elliott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Rooney.

66mins

Morgan Schneiderlin has an effort at goal from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

63mins

Jose Fonte concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Rooney. David Murphy takes the free kick.

61mins

Guirane N'Daw produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

61mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch, clearance by Richard Lambert.

57mins

Jordon Mutch takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

56mins

Billy Sharp is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Daniel Fox by Jordon Mutch results in a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

54mins

Corner taken by Jordon Mutch played to the near post, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.

53mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Daniel Fox gets a block in.

51mins

Corner taken short by Adam Lallana.

51mins

David Connolly goes off and Billy Sharp comes on.

49mins

The official flags Richard Lambert offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

47mins

Jordon Mutch takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Aaron Martin.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Adam Lallana is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

46mins

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Chris Burke gets a block in.

45mins

Keith Fahey fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

44mins

Daniel Fox sends in a cross.

43mins

The official flags David Connolly offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

42mins

David Connolly takes a shot. Chris Burke gets a block in.

37mins

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Richard Lambert. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Fahey on Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Fox.

31mins

Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Richard Lambert shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Curtis Davies.

26mins

Handball decision goes against Jose Fonte. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

25mins

Adam Lallana decides to take the corner short.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, Guirane N'Daw makes a clearance.

21mins

Daniel Fox challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Daniel Fox for unsporting behaviour. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

19mins

Adam Lallana takes a short corner.

19mins

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson, blocked by David Murphy.

17mins

Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

16mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line.

15mins

The offside flag is raised against David Connolly. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

14mins

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Schneiderlin. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.

12mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jordon Mutch from the right by-line played to the near post.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. Jonathan Spector delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Guirane N'Daw misses to the left of the goal.

6mins

David Murphy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

5mins

Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. David Murphy produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Keith Fahey.

4mins

Marlon King concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordon Mutch from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Martin.

Match Preview

Trio boost Blues Chris Hughton has received a triple boost ahead of Birmingham's home clash against fellow high-fliers Southampton. Nikola Zigic injured his knee in the process of bagging the fourth goal of his stunning match-winning performance at Leeds in midweek but Hughton is hopeful of having the towering Serbian available. Fellow striker Marlon King has recovered from a groin strain which has forced him to miss the last two games and is back in contention for the 5.20pm kick-off at St Andrew's. Midfielder Guirane N'Daw also returned to training on Thursday following Senegal's exit from the African Nations Cup, although he is unlikely to start following his hectic schedule of late. Captain Stephen Carr made his long-awaited comeback as an unused substitute in Tuesday's emphatic 4-1 victory at Elland Road. Billy Sharp is set to make his Southampton debut. The striker joined Saints on Monday from Championship rivals Doncaster but was not involved in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Cardiff. David Connolly will drop to the bench if Sharp is drafted straight into the starting line-up alongside top scorer Rickie Lambert. Boss Nigel Adkins has a few injury concerns with defender Jos Hooiveld, winger Steve de Ridder (both hamstring) and midfielders Guly do Prado (thigh) and Richard Chaplow (knee) all carrying knocks. Skipper Dean Hammond could return in midfield after dropping to the bench against Cardiff, while Japan forward Tadanari Lee is pushing for a full debut after two lively cameos from the bench.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Curtis Davies
  • David Murphy
  • Chris Burke
  • Guirane N'Daw
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Keith Fahey
  • Marlon King
  • Adam Rooney
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • Wade Elliott
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Jake Jervis

Home

Away

Match Report

Snowy stalemate at St Andrew's Championship promotion rivals Birmingham and Southampton settled for a point apiece with a goalless draw in atrocious conditions at St Andrew's. Snow and wind hampered the eagerly-anticipated encounter, with the largely uninspiring stalemate leaving second-placed Saints four points adrift of leaders West Ham and the Blues, in fifth, five points off the automatic promotion places with a game in hand. Guirane N'Daw's early header proved the closest chance of a first half in which Birmingham started strongly but the visitors went on to dominate. Marlon King forced a super save at the start of the second period from Kelvin Davis, who produced another solid stop to keep out N'Daw soon after, to deny a City side who went on to shade proceedings. Saints failed to force a single stop from Boaz Myhill at the other end and survived the 83rd-minute dismissal of defender Danny Fox for a second bookable offence, but they will highly value the point despite now having won just two of their last 10 league games after a barnstorming start. Birmingham, who remain unbeaten in the league at St Andrew's this term, saw their six-match winning sequence come to an end but are unbeaten in 11. Nikola Zigic failed a fitness test on the knee injury sustained in the process of bagging his fourth goal in Tuesday's 4-1 triumph at Leeds, with fit-again top scorer King coming in as a suitable replacement as one of three changes. Birmingham started in the ascendancy and no-nonsense midfielder N'Daw, back in the fold after his African Nations Cup campaign was brought to a premature end with Senegal, headed narrowly wide after eight minutes. The home team certainly started the brighter but Saints boss Nigel Adkins, who named an unchanged line-up, adapted his side's shape to add an extra man in midfield and the visitors gained a foothold on the encounter. Five corners highlighted their new-found dominance but City stopper Myhill, likewise counterpart Davis, was still to make a save as the half-hour mark passed. Southampton continued to boss matters over the closing stages of the first half but neither side had created much in the final third. That changed within 38 seconds of the restart as David Murphy burst down the left and found King, whose strike was well palmed around a post by Davis. Saints' recent signing Billy Sharp was introduced for his debut just minutes into the second half, but it was Davis who was soon at the centre of matters once again as he saved from N'Daw. Myhill was still to make a stop as Saints failed to capitalise on a defensive mix-up by the hosts with 25 minutes remaining. The closing stages were largely uneventful until Fox was shown a second yellow for a foul on Chris Burke with seven minutes remaining. Yet Chris Hughton's side were unable to make their numerical advantage count.

Form Guide

    WDWWWW
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • WLLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 4 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 18/09/2011
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 07/03/2009
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 16/08/2008
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 14/04/2007
  • Southampton
  • 4 - 3
  • Birmingham
  • 29/11/2006
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 05/03/1966

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • N Zigic 8
  • M King 7
  • C Burke 7
  • C Davies 5
  • A Rooney 2
  • N Redmond 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • D Murphy 1

Southampton

  • R Lambert 10
  • G Do Prado 10
  • D Connolly 6
  • A Lallana 6
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • J Hooiveld 2
  • M Schneiderlin 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • L Holmes 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 46
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 17 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 51
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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