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  • Date:23 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:13,577
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Goal!

Live Commentary

95:36 +5.36

Liam Fontaine is given a yellow card.

94:49 +4.49

A goal is scored by Chris Burke from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 0-2 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from Keith Fahey.

93:54 +3.54

Damion Stewart produces a cross, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

91:39 +1.39

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Carr.

89:22

Unfair challenge on David Murphy by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Damion Stewart is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

88:48

Nicky Maynard produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

87:20

Marvin Elliott produces a cross, Stephen Carr makes a clearance.

86:45

Curtis Davies challenges Brett Pitman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brett Pitman.

85:40

Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell. Liam Ridgewell takes the free kick.

85:19

The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Keith Fahey takes a shot. Save by David James.

84:48

Chris Burke takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

84:35

The ball is delivered by Stephen Carr, Albert Adomah makes a clearance.

84:08

Booking for Boaz Myhill.

83:22

Liam Fontaine fouled by Stephen Carr, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

80:10

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke, Brett Pitman makes a clearance.

77:15

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Jean Beausejour, the ref awards a free kick. Jean Beausejour is booked. David James restarts play with the free kick.

75:37

Brett Pitman on for Jon Stead. David Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marlon King.

74:09

The ball is delivered by Stephen Carr. Nikola Zigic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Wood.

72:42

Marlon King crosses the ball, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

72:27

Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross.

70:47

The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

70:32

Liam Fontaine fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

68:29

Albert Adomah sends in a cross, clearance by Curtis Davies.

67:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

66:41

Marlon King delivers the ball, clearance by Jon Stead.

65:59

Corner taken right-footed by Jean Beausejour from the right by-line, clearance by Jon Stead.

65:35

Liam Ridgewell delivers the ball, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.

64:37

Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

63:50

Kalifa Cisse comes on in place of Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

63:07

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.

62:57

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Blocked by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

60:45

Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Liam Ridgewell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

60:09

Lewin Nyatanga produces a cross.

58:00

Foul by Stephen Carr on Jamal Campbell-Ryce, free kick awarded. Stephen Carr receives a yellow card. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball in from the free kick, Keith Fahey manages to make a clearance.

56:33

Nicky Maynard concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Davies. The referee cautions Nicky Maynard for unsporting behaviour. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

55:08

The ball is delivered by Chris Burke, clearance made by Damion Stewart.

52:43

Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

50:47

Inswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, clearance by Jean Beausejour.

49:40

Shot by Morgaro Gomis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

45:41 +0.41

Foul by Damion Stewart on Chris Wood, free kick awarded. Jean Beausejour takes the free kick.

45:23 +0.23

A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, Stephen Carr makes a clearance.

45:01

Ryan McGivern is brought on as a substitute for Cole Skuse.

44:16

Corner crossed in by Keith Fahey, Marvin Elliott manages to make a clearance.

43:36

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Cole Skuse.

42:18

The ball is swung over by Neil Kilkenny, Jon Stead produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:50

The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah, Stephen Carr manages to make a clearance.

35:45

Chris Burke finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Bristol City 0-1 Birmingham.Assist by Jean Beausejour.

34:34

Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball, save by David James.

34:12

Morgaro Gomis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Direct free kick taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

32:04

Marvin Elliott produces a cross, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

31:22

Outswinging corner taken by Keith Fahey from the right by-line, Neil Kilkenny manages to make a clearance.

31:07

Corner taken by Chris Burke played to the near post, A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.

29:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Beausejour on Marvin Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

28:00

Keith Fahey produces a cross, Jon Stead manages to make a clearance.

27:32

Jean Beausejour takes the inswinging corner, Jon Stead manages to make a clearance.

26:42

Marvin Elliott crosses the ball, Shot by Jon Stead from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

21:38

Foul by Jon Stead on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

20:57

Neil Kilkenny takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Keith Fahey.

19:11

Short corner taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save by Boaz Myhill.

18:58

Effort on goal by Marvin Elliott from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

17:59

Corner taken by Keith Fahey from the right by-line.

17:19

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by David James. Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by David James.

14:18

The ball is sent over by Nicky Maynard, clearance made by Morgaro Gomis.

13:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Chris Wood. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.

12:50

Keith Fahey takes a shot. David James makes a save.

12:22

Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Liam Ridgewell takes the direct free kick.

11:01

Chris Burke takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Albert Adomah on Marlon King. Jean Beausejour delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line.

6:56

The ball is crossed by Jon Stead, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

5:25

Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Maynard misses to the right of the goal.

4:21

Pass corner from right by-line taken by Jean Beausejour to short.

4:13

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

3:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Nicky Maynard. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

0:34

Inswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Curtis Davies misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

McInnes ready for new era New Bristol City manager Derek McInnes could welcome some of the squad's fringe players into his starting line-up when they host Birmingham for his first game in charge. McInnes has assured the players who were frozen out by former boss Keith Millen that they will be given opportunities to impress him. "My job is to get the right team on the pitch and I will value everyone equally. Everyone will get the same chance to impress and show me they should be in the team," McInnes told the Bristol Evening Post. Liam Fontaine (ankle) featured for the reserves in midweek but this game may come too early for the defender. Long-serving centre-back Louis Carey (knee) is a major doubt and fellow defender James McAllister (ankle) is sidelined. Pablo Ibanez is out for Birmingham, but fellow defenders Stephen Carr and Curtis Davies are back in contention. Centre-back Ibanez was carried off on a spinal board during the 2-1 win over Club Brugge after being knocked unconscious in the 83rd minute. Former Aston Villa defender Davies travelled to Belgium and trained with the squad but was ruled out with a knee problem while Carr remained in England due to a similar injury. But the pair have recovered and Davies is ready to come in for Ibanez as a like-for-like switch while club captain Carr should slot in at right back. Midfielder Wade Elliott and full-back David Murphy, who scored the Blues' first goal on Thursday, both have knocks and will be assessed before the game. Jordan Mutch (ankle) and Enric Valles (foot) are long-term absentees.

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • David James
  • Cole Skuse
  • Damion Stewart
  • Liam Fontaine
  • Lewin Nyatanga
  • Jamal Campbell-Ryce
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Albert Adomah
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Jon Stead
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • David Clarkson
  • Kalifa Cisse
  • Brett Pitman
  • Ryan McGivern

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Match Report

McInnes makes losing start Derek McInnes` first game in charge of Bristol City ended in defeat as Chris Burke`s double earned in-form Birmingham a 2-0 win - their fifth straight victory in all competitions. With just one league success to their name all season, the division`s bottom club recruited the highly-rated McInnes from St Johnstone on Monday in a bid to turn around a dismal campaign that started under the management of Keith Millen. But McInnes found the same problems that faced his predecessor, with his new side blunt in front of goal and poor at the back, with Burke`s goals - one in the first half and the other with the last kick of the game - the decisive moments. It meant another impressive turnaround for Chris Hughton`s Birmingham, who won in Bruges in the Europa League on Thursday and now have a 100% record from their last five games - two of which have been on the continent. They showed no signs of travel sickness at Ashton Gate, with Curtis Davies spurning a golden chance to put them ahead inside a minute, heading wide from a corner. Nicky Maynard was off-target from distance for the home side not long after, but Birmingham looked the more dangerous and Liam Fontaine did well to block a Burke shot, while David James held Keith Fahey`s effort. The former England goalkeeper may now be 41 but he quickly showed he has lost none of his assets, making a stunning double save to keep out Chris Wood - getting something behind two six-yard drives. Bristol were allowing Birmingham to control possession and it was no surprise when Blues went ahead nine minutes before the break when Jean Beausejour crossed in from the right and Burke was able to beat James with a header. Jon Stead scuffed wide from six yards as the Robins looked for a response before the break, while Neil Kilkenny tried his luck from distance shortly after the restart. Chances were few and far between in the second period, though, with Keith Fahey`s drive for Birmingham well blocked by Jamal Campbell-Ryce the closest either side came until James was again at his best to claw away a header from Nikola Zigic. Albert Adomah then tried to make something happen for Bristol City, but his injury-time strike was blocked clear by Stephen Carr and Birmingham duly went and added a second in the 95th minute, with Burke running on to a pass from Fahey and tucking away his fifth of the season.

Form Guide

    LDLLLL
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • DWLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 04/03/2009
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 16/09/2008
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 24/04/1999
  • Birmingham
  • 4 - 2
  • Bristol City
  • 28/11/1998
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 2
  • Bristol City
  • 16/04/1994
  • Bristol City
  • 3 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 02/11/1993

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 3
  • B Pitman 2
  • A Adomah 2
  • M Elliott 1
  • N Kilkenny 1

Birmingham

  • C Wood 8
  • C Burke 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1
  • A Rooney 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Birmingham

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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