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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:The New Den
  • Attendance:9,841
  • Schofield (90) Schofield (90)
  • Derbyshire (16) Murphy (26)
    Derbyshire (44) Jerome (71)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Danny Schofield grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-4 Birmingham.Assist by Kevin Lisbie.

91mins

Danny Schofield finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-4 Birmingham.

90mins

Shot from outside the box by Jean Beausejour goes wide right of the target.

84mins

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie. Kevin Lisbie takes the free kick.

83mins

Darren Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Phillips. Stuart Parnaby restarts play with the free kick. Keith Fahey takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.

80mins

Tamika Mkandawire produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

79mins

Craig Gardner produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

77mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Barron. Indirect free kick taken by Maik Taylor.

77mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Forde.

73mins

Darren Ward is brought on as a substitute for Danny Shittu.

72mins

Cameron Jerome grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Millwall 0-4 Birmingham.Keith Fahey provided the assist for the goal.

70mins

Cameron Jerome joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nikola Zigic.

70mins

Kevin Phillips comes on in place of Matt Derbyshire.

68mins

Jack Smith takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by James Henry from the right by-line.

68mins

Jordon Mutch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Henry. Jack Smith takes the free kick.

63mins

Effort on goal by Kevin Lisbie from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar. Danny Schofield concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Craig Gardner takes the direct free kick.

62mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Keith Fahey has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

61mins

Keith Fahey joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alexander Hleb.

60mins

Kevin Lisbie on for Neil Harris.

60mins

Danny Schofield replaces Tony Craig.

60mins

Neil Harris challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Alexander Hleb fouled by James Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Jiranek takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Martin Jiranek fouled by Neil Harris, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Parnaby.

54mins

James Henry takes a shot. Maik Taylor makes a save. Neil Harris produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Barron, Neil Harris has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

52mins

Foul by Scott Dann on Neil Harris, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Steve Morison saved by Maik Taylor. Millwall 0-3 Birmingham.

50mins

Matt Derbyshire is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

48mins

Corner taken by Scott Barron, Craig Gardner makes a clearance. Effort by James Henry from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

47mins

The referee blows for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Free kick taken by David Forde.

47mins

Nadjim Abdou takes a shot. Martin Jiranek gets a block in.

45mins

Goal scored by Matt Derbyshire from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Millwall 0-3 Birmingham.Alexander Hleb provided the assist for the goal.

41mins

James Henry takes a shot. Steve Morison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Maik Taylor takes the free kick.

41mins

Jordon Mutch challenges Nadjim Abdou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron from the right by-line, Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.

38mins

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Barron, Paul Robinson takes a shot. Maik Taylor makes a save.

37mins

James Henry produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

34mins

Nikola Zigic challenges Danny Shittu unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Forde takes the free kick.

32mins

Steve Morison has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Nikola Zigic by Tamika Mkandawire results in a free kick. Jordon Mutch restarts play with the free kick. Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save by David Forde. Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Forde.

27mins

David Murphy scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Millwall 0-2 Birmingham.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Derbyshire by Tony Craig.

23mins

Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Jiranek. Maik Taylor takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Matt Derbyshire is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.

20mins

James Henry takes a shot. Save by Maik Taylor.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Smith by Nikola Zigic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Smith.

17mins

Matt Derbyshire gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jean Beausejour.

15mins

Shot by Steve Morison from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

13mins

James Henry is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Maik Taylor takes the free kick.

10mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Henry, Danny Shittu takes a shot. Comfortable save by Maik Taylor.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Barron played to the near post, clearance by Nikola Zigic.

6mins

Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Zigic. David Murphy takes the free kick.

5mins

James Henry has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

4mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Henry, clearance by Alexander Hleb.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Lions to miss McQuoid Millwall will be without Josh McQuoid and Alan Dunne when they host Birmingham in the FA Cup. Striker McQuoid this week made his loan move from Bournemouth a permanent switch but he is cup-tied after scoring a hat-trick for the Cherries against Tranmere in the first round. Dunne serves the final game of a three-match ban following his recent red card against Leicester. Skipper Paul Robinson is set to return to the back four having proved his fitness with a substitute appearance against Derby on Monday following a hamstring injury. Fellow centre-half Danny Shittu has also been out with a hamstring problem and will be checked over. Forward Shaun Batt remains a long-term absentee with a cruciate injury. Birmingham have included promising midfielder Jordon Mutch in their squad. Mutch impressed during a loan spell at Watford during the first half of the season and Blues want him to sign a new contract. Midfielder Lee Bowyer will serve the second game of a three-match ban. Birmingham (from): Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Gardner, Ferguson, Fahey, Hleb, Jerome, Derbyshire, Taylor, Parnaby, Murphy, Phillips, Zigic, Michel, Beausejour, Jiranek. end

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

Formation: 442Manager: Alex McLeish

Birmingham

  • David Forde
  • Jack Smith
  • Danny Shittu
  • Paul Robinson
  • Tony Craig
  • James Henry
  • Nadjim Abdou
  • Tamika Mkandawire
  • Scott Barron
  • Steve Morison
  • Neil Harris
  • SUBS
  • Steve Mildenhall
  • Danny Schofield
  • Lewis Grabban
  • Chris Hackett
  • Darren Ward
  • Kevin Lisbie
  • John Marquis

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Match Report

Blues stroll past Birmingham strolled into the fourth round of the FA Cup as they made light work of a potential upset by brushing aside Championship team Millwall with a 4-1 hammering at the New Den. A brace from Matt Derbyshire and a superb free-kick from David Murphy put the midlanders 3-0 up at half-time. Steve Morison missed a second-half penalty just after the break for the hosts before Cameron Jerome came off the bench to head home with his first touch to make it 4-0. Millwall grabbed an injury-time consolation through substitute Danny Schofield but the gulf in class between the two sides was evident throughout and Birmingham fully deserved the win. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish went into the match with one eye on Blues' Carling Cup semi-final against West Ham next week, making seven changes from the team that beat Blackpool in midweek. Suggestions in the opening stages were that the move had backfired, with the midlanders failing to take a grip on the match. Millwall, who went into the match on the back of an eight-match unbeaten run, included 2004 FA Cup finalist Neil Harris in their starting XI and created the most pressure early on. Winger Scott Barron, who had his head bandaged after an aerial clash with Nikola Zigic, created problems down the left and James Henry struck a 25-yard shot just wide of Maik Taylor's goal. Danny Shittu tested Taylor with a header from Millwall's third corner in 10 minutes before Jack Smith dissected the away defence with a 40-yard ball but Lions top scorer Morison screwed his shot wide. Millwall immediately paid for the miss when Birmingham broke the deadlock through Derbyshire. Home goalkeeper David Forde rushed out to stop the former Blackburn man when he was played in down the right by Jean Beausejour, but he could not snatch the ball from the striker's feet and he coolly turned and chipped home from 20 yards. Millwall were taken aback by the goal and it was 2-0 six minutes later when Murphy fired his curling shot perfectly inside Forde's near post from an 18-yard free-kick. Millwall continued to wilt and almost went 3-0 down soon after when Forde parried Alexander Hleb's 25-yard free-kick straight into the path of Derbyshire but the ball was scrambled clear. Referee Lee Probert waved away Craig Gardner's claims for a penalty two minutes later as Birmingham searched for a third. Henry gave Birmingham a warning with a 30-yard volley that went just wide before Millwall thought they had scored but Morison's tap-in was ruled out for offside. Birmingham continued to press and the third came on the stroke of half-time when the Lions defence backed off, allowing Gardner to put Derbyshire through and he made no mistake from eight yards, stabbing the ball over Forde. Millwall should have put themselves back in the game straight after the break when Blues captain Scott Dann was adjudged to have pushed Henry in the penalty area but Taylor saved Morison's tame spot-kick. Millwall boss Kenny Jackett looked for fresh inspiration from Schofield and veteran striker Kevin Lisbie but they failed to create any major chances. Beausejour served the hosts with a reminder of Birmingham's supremacy as he surged past his marker before seeing his 20-yard strike crash onto the bar on the hour. McLeish made his final two substitutions of the afternoon when Derbyshire and the largely anonymous Zigic came off for Jerome and Kevin Phillips. Large parts of the home support headed for the exit when Jerome headed home substitute Keith Fahey's cross with his first touch to make it 4-0 with 18 minutes left. Millwall defender Darren Ward came on for Shittu as the Birmingham fans chanted for a fifth. The away side almost obliged straight away when Jerome had a shot blocked inside the box and the ball fell to Gardner but he failed to hit the target while Forde was struggling to regain his footing on the line. Ward put in a crucial tackle to deny Jerome after he raced through with five minutes left. Substitute Schofield steadied himself in the box before firing past Taylor in injury time for a consolation goal but it was the away fans who went home the happiest after watching their side put in a clinical and morale-boosting performance.

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