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  • Date:19 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:12,057
Goal!

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93:23 +3.23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Calvin Andrew on Keith Fahey. Keith Fahey takes the direct free kick.

92:45 +2.45

Wade Elliott produces a cross.

90:48 +0.48

Peter Ramage on for Sean Scannell.

90:33 +0.33

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

89:51

Steven Caldwell takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.

89:30

Chris Wood fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Fahey takes the free kick.

88:54

Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

87:47

Jonathan Parr takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Spector.

86:00

Wade Elliott takes a shot. Mile Jedinak gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Wade Elliott, Calvin Andrew comes on in place of Darren Ambrose. Save made by Julian Speroni.

83:50

The ball is sent over by Darren Ambrose, Kagisho Dikgacoi scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Crystal Palace 1-0 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Darren Ambrose.

83:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by David Murphy.

83:16

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

82:52

The ball is crossed by Sean Scannell, Steven Caldwell gets a block in.

82:13

Chris Wood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Redmond.

82:03

Headed effort from inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the left of the goal.

81:38

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Keith Fahey results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

80:13

Wade Elliott replaces Guirane N'Daw.

77:52

Kagisho Dikgacoi fouled by Guirane N'Daw, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

76:20

Jermaine Easter is brought on as a substitute for Chris Martin.

76:06

Headed effort from inside the area by Steven Caldwell misses to the left of the target.

75:57

Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

75:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Glenn Murray.

73:54

Effort from just outside the area by Sean Scannell goes over the bar.

73:15

Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

72:58

Patrick McCarthy crosses the ball, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

69:51

Nikola Zigic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marlon King.

68:22

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Header from close in by Patrick McCarthy hits the post.

66:17

Curtis Davies challenges Sean Scannell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Curtis Davies a yellow card. Strike comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick, Guirane N'Daw gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

65:48

Stephen Carr sends in a cross.

64:26

Stephen Carr produces a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.

62:47

The ball is sent over by Darren Ambrose, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Anthony Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell. Sean Scannell takes a shot. Stephen Carr gets a block in.

61:07

Glenn Murray fouled by Guirane N'Daw, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

60:23

Darren Ambrose produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

59:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr by Chris Burke. Free kick crossed by Darren Ambrose.

57:27

Marlon King is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

56:52

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, Header from deep inside the area by Marlon King goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56:34

Glenn Murray challenges Steven Caldwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

54:18

Sean Scannell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. Darren Ambrose fouled by David Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose delivers the ball, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.

53:23

Foul by Steven Caldwell on Kagisho Dikgacoi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

51:16

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line, Glenn Murray makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke, Steven Caldwell takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy. Shot by Keith Fahey from outside the box goes over the net.

49:40

The ball is sent over by David Murphy.

48:43

The ball is swung over by Stephen Carr, Julian Speroni makes a save.

47:37

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Burke, Jonathan Parr makes a clearance.

45:32

Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

45:26 +0.26

Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Mile Jedinak is shown a yellow card. David Murphy has an effort direct from the free kick, Julian Speroni makes a save.

43:53

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke, save made by Julian Speroni.

43:46

Centre by Guirane N'Daw, clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.

42:59

The ball is crossed by David Murphy, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

42:17

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick. Keith Fahey takes the free kick.

41:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guirane N'Daw on Mile Jedinak. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

40:59

Effort from a long way out by Kagisho Dikgacoi goes wide right of the goal.

38:27

Foul by Sean Scannell on Stephen Carr, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.

37:03

Chris Burke takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Burke, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Curtis Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

36:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Keith Fahey. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

33:05

Marlon King has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

32:22

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the left by-line, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

31:41

Guirane N'Daw challenges Kagisho Dikgacoi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

29:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marlon King. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

29:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Steven Caldwell. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

28:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

27:28

A cross is delivered by Chris Burke, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

25:38

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

22:46

Centre by Darren Ambrose, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance. Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

19:51

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the left by-line to the near post, Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Close range effort by Curtis Davies goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:43

Centre by Stephen Carr, Shot from inside the area by Marlon King clears the bar.

15:48

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni. Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

15:32

The ball is swung over by Keith Fahey, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

14:29

Corner taken by Chris Burke, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

14:19

Chris Burke sends in a cross, Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.

13:17

Marlon King challenges Jonathan Parr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

8:31

Nathan Redmond sends in a cross.

6:38

Chris Burke sends in a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.

5:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Glenn Murray. Steven Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

4:00

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Spector.

2:24

Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

Match Preview

Carr ready to motor for Blues Crystal Palace will be without Wilfried Zaha when they host Birmingham. Teenage winger Zaha gets an enforced rest due to suspension after collecting his fifth booking of the season against Nottingham Forest last weekend. Darren Ambrose was an unused substitute at Forest and could replace Zaha in the starting line-up. Centre-half Dekel Keinan has had injections to speed up his recovery from a twisted ankle but he is unlikely to be ready, and full-back Dean Moxey remains a doubt with the knee injury he suffered at Manchester United in the Carling Cup last month. Defender Lee Hills (knee) and midfield duo Jonathan Williams (broken leg) and Alex Marrow (ankle) are long-term absentees for the Eagles. Skipper Stephen Carr comes back into the reckoning for Birmingham. The veteran right-back was rested for Thursday's 1-0 Europa League victory over NK Maribor, as he has been for virtually all of the club's Group H matches. The victory, along with an impressive tally of 10 points from six matches, was not enough to send Blues through to the knockout stages of the competition. But one real plus on the night at St Andrew's was the scintillating performance of teenage winger Nathan Redmond, who has left manager Chris Hughton with a real decision to make over his involvement at Selhurst Park. Redmond was one of eight changes to face the Slovenian side from the XI who triumphed 1-0 over Doncaster last weekend and Hughton, who has juggled his ranks well this season, is likely to reinstate the rested likes of Boaz Myhill, Steven Caldwell and Marlon King. Midfielder Jordon Mutch will again be in contention having returned from his broken ankle in midweek, although the game comes too soon for him to start. Left-back Liam Ridgewell (thigh) is not yet ready.

Formation:442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 451Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Jonathan Parr
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Sean Scannell
  • Glenn Murray
  • Chris Martin
  • SUBS
  • Ross Fitzsimmons
  • Owen Garvan
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Calvin Andrew
  • Peter Ramage

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Match Report

Dikgacoi header sinks Blues Kagisho Dikgacoi's solitary goal secured a first home win for Crystal Palace since October and left Birmingham's European adventurers empty-handed. The South African midfielder's first goal of the season arrived with six minutes remaining as the Eagles finally found a way past Bo Myhill in the Birmingham goal. Blues arrived in south London looking to kickstart their npower Championship promotion bid after they bowed out of the Europa League last week - they kicked off six points shy of the play-offs and with three games in hand on the rest of the division. Myhill looked to have ensured that gap would be cut to five with a string of fine saves, while the woodwork denied Eagles skipper Paddy McCarthy. But Palace were not to be denied and the man known as 'KG' conjured up a dramatic late winner for Dougie Freedman's side. Palace announced before the game they had tied their latest Academy starlet, Wilfried Zaha, to a bumper new five-and-a-half year contract as they bid to keep a host of top-flight clubs at bay. Monday's match could have done with some of Zaha's pace, skill and eye for goal but, sadly, the 19-year-old winger was suspended. His replacement, Darren Ambrose, attempted to recreate his Carling Cup heroics at Manchester United last month but this time his 25-yard shot sailed high and wide. The game began to open up after a cagey start and Birmingham striker Marlon King volleyed Stephen Carr's cross over before Eagles keeper Julian Speroni made a meal of turning a low shot from teenage winger Nathan Redmond wide. And when Chris Burke swung in the ensuing corner Curtis Davies, lunging in at the far post, could only toe Guirane N'Daw's flick-on over the bar. At the other end Myhill was at full stretch to tip away Mile Jedinak's sweetly-struck volley, and full-back Nathaniel Clyne's charge into the area was only halted by a superbly timed, last-ditch tackle from David Murphy Jedinak, who has yet to score for Palace, had another chance when he met Ambrose's free-kick with a firm header but Myhill dived to his right to make another superb save. And in the 69th minute Eagles skipper McCarthy arrived at the far post to meet Ambrose's corner but his header crashed back off the foot of the upright. Birmingham could have nicked a goal as full-time approached when Speroni parried Burke's angled drive but Caldwell headed the follow-up over the top. And instead Dikgacoi had the final say after the visitors failed to clear Ambrose's corner. Palace fed the ball back out to Ambrose on the right and when he swung in the cross Palace's giant midfielder powered his header past Myhill.

Form Guide

    LLDDLW
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • DWDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 24/02/2009
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 21/10/2008
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 17/02/2007
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 19/08/2006
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 01/04/2002
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 11/12/2001

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • G Murray 4
  • J Easter 3
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • W Zaha 2
  • C Martin 1
  • J Parr 1

Birmingham

  • C Wood 9
  • C Burke 5
  • M King 4
  • N Zigic 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1
  • JA Beausejour 1
  • A Rooney 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

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

Birmingham

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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