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  • Date:02 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City Ground
  • Attendance:20,566
  • Miller (34)
  • Burke (74)
    Wood (79) Wood (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:33 +3.33

Pablo Ibanez fouled by Joel Lynch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

93:14 +3.14

Chris Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chambers. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

92:05 +2.05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Header from deep inside the area by Wes Morgan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

90:53 +0.53

The ball is crossed by Marlon King, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

89:49

The ball is delivered by Joel Lynch.

88:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Gunter on Jean Beausejour. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

87:23

A goal is scored by Chris Wood from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-3 Birmingham.Assist by Pablo Ibanez.

86:24

Lewis McGugan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

84:56

Chris Burke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Findley. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

83:57

Wes Morgan challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Beausejour takes the direct free kick.

82:51

Effort on goal by Marcus Tudgay from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

81:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Clint Hill goes off and Chris Gunter comes on. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

80:06

Lewis McGugan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

79:00

Chris Wood finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-2 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Chris Burke.

77:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Findley by David Murphy. Clint Hill takes the direct free kick.

76:52

Jonathan Greening concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

74:52

Chris Burke fires in a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 1-1 Birmingham.

73:58

The ball is delivered by Luke Chambers, clearance by David Murphy.

71:48

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jean Beausejour.

71:43

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.

70:42

Robbie Findley sends in a cross, clearance by Jean Beausejour.

70:18

Matt Derbyshire produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.

69:13

Handball decision goes against Matt Derbyshire. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

68:50

Jean Beausejour sends in a cross, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.

67:54

Matt Derbyshire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

67:23

The ball is delivered by Robbie Findley, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

65:42

Lewis McGugan fouled by Liam Ridgewell, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Liam Ridgewell a yellow card. Lewis McGugan sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Marcus Tudgay misses to the left of the goal.

65:26

The ball is delivered by Clint Hill, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

64:07

Ishmael Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Findley.

62:32

Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Ishmael Miller results in a free kick. Jonathan Greening on for Radoslaw Majewski. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

61:45

Ishmael Miller is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

60:04

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.

59:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Lynch by Marlon King. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

58:17

Marlon King comes on in place of Nikola Zigic. Chris Wood comes on in place of Wade Elliott.

58:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan.

57:47

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

56:41

Lewis McGugan takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jean Beausejour.

56:33

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Pablo Ibanez gets a block in.

56:25

Joel Lynch takes a shot. Keith Fahey gets a block in.

55:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikola Zigic. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

54:26

Matt Derbyshire sends in a cross.

52:52

David Murphy crosses the ball, Lee Camp makes a save.

51:28

The official flags Ishmael Miller offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

50:28

Jean Beausejour produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

49:23

Centre by Matt Derbyshire, clearance made by Pablo Ibanez.

49:13

A cross is delivered by Matt Derbyshire, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

48:07

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

47:27

Guy Moussi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Zigic. Free kick taken by David Murphy.

46:19 +1.19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

46:11 +1.11

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Blocked by Morgaro Gomis.

45:50 +0.50

The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, clearance made by Pablo Ibanez.

45:15

Foul by David Murphy on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Lewis McGugan.

42:54

Centre by Luke Chambers, clearance made by David Murphy.

42:39

Matt Derbyshire sends in a cross, blocked by Steven Caldwell.

41:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Clint Hill. David Murphy takes the direct free kick.

38:26

The official flags Nikola Zigic offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

36:02

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

33:47

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line played to the near post, Ishmael Miller finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Nottm Forest 1-0 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Matt Derbyshire.

33:05

Unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by Wade Elliott results in a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

30:57

The ball is swung over by Wade Elliott, save by Lee Camp.

30:23

Corner taken by Wade Elliott played to the near post, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance.

29:39

The ball is crossed by Ishmael Miller.

26:32

Corner taken right-footed by Wade Elliott from the right by-line, Keith Fahey has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

25:52

Wade Elliott takes the inswinging corner, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

25:21

Centre by Lewis McGugan.

23:12

Nikola Zigic is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

22:22

Foul by Matt Derbyshire on Chris Burke, free kick awarded. The referee shows Matt Derbyshire a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David Murphy.

20:57

The ball is swung over by Matt Derbyshire.

17:41

Corner taken right-footed by Wade Elliott from the right by-line, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

17:36

Chris Burke crosses the ball, blocked by Clint Hill.

16:18

Matt Derbyshire handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

16:01

Lewis McGugan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

15:09

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, clearance by David Murphy.

14:04

Ishmael Miller challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

13:20

Radoslaw Majewski takes a shot.

11:32

Jonathan Spector leaves the field to be replaced by David Murphy.

10:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis McGugan on Keith Fahey. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.

9:21

The ball is sent over by Ishmael Miller, Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance.

7:39

The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour, Effort on goal by Chris Burke from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

7:07

Corner taken by Wade Elliott, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.

7:02

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridgewell, blocked by Ishmael Miller.

6:28

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Ishmael Miller results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

5:01

Wade Elliott crosses the ball, clearance by Joel Lynch.

Match Preview

Plenty to ponder for McClaren Nottingham Forest manager Steve McClaren must decide whether to make changes for the visit of midlands rivals Birmingham or give those players who started the heavy midweek to Burnley a chance to redeem themselves. After beating Watford 1-0 away last weekend, McClaren made two changes at Turf Moor. Andy Reid and Matt Derbyshire were recalled as Lewis McGugan and Robbie Findley dropped down to the bench. Forest found themselves 4-0 behind at half-time before eventually going on to lose 5-1. With Paul Anderson (hamstring), George Boateng (ankle), Garath McCleary, Chris Cohen and Dexter Blackstock (all knee) out injured, McClaren's options are limited should he wish to make changes. However, McGugan, Findley, Marcus Tudgay, Radoslaw Majewski and Brendan Moloney are available. Four defeats in the last five Championship matches have left Forest 20th in the table and just one point outside the bottom three. Birmingham could have defenders Curtis Davies and Stephen Carr back for the trip to the City Ground. Boss Chris Hughton had feared the worst after Davies injured his knee and calf against Barnsley last Saturday but was relieved to learn the problem was not long term. Davies and captain Carr, who also suffered a minor knee problem against the Tykes, missed the Europa League win away to NK Maribor but are being assessed ahead of the trip to the City Ground. Midfielder Keith Fahey and striker Nikola Zigic came through the Maribor match with no setbacks and Hughton reported no new issues following the European clash. Boaz Myhill will return in goal after Colin Doyle's appearance in Slovenia.

Formation:433Manager: Steve McClaren

Nottm Forest

Formation: 451Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • Lee Camp
  • Luke Chambers
  • Wes Morgan
  • Joel Lynch
  • Clint Hill
  • Radoslaw Majewski
  • Guy Moussi
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Ishmael Miller
  • Marcus Tudgay
  • SUBS
  • Paul Smith
  • Andy Reid
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Chris Gunter
  • Robbie Findley

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Match Report

More misery for McClaren Steve McClaren's time in charge of Nottingham Forest took another turn for the worse as his side threw away a lead at home to Birmingham, who scored three times in 13 second-half minutes to win 3-1. Having come under fire following the 5-1 defeat at Burnley on Tuesday, the former England manager will have been feeling slightly happier when Ishmael Miller put them on course for a first home win of the season. But Birmingham, back in domestic action after their Europa League win over Maribor, hit back in the second half through Chris Burke and Chris Wood, who scored twice to leave the Forest fans calling for the head of McClaren, as well as the club`s board, come the final whistle. The Burnley defeat was the latest in an already long line of setbacks for McClaren, who has also seen his side lose 4-1 at home to West Ham and 2-1 to Derby. Those in attendance saw Forest enjoy the majority of the possession and the chances, with Miller, Matt Derbyshire and substitute Robbie Findlay all impressive. But Birmingham, who won 2-1 in Slovenia on Thursday, were a danger on the break - something they demonstrated early on when Burke volleyed wide when well set. Keith Fahey should have done better than nod Liam Ridgewell's headed centre wide after 28 minutes, as Birmingham enjoyed the better of the opening stages but neither side could create an opportunity of any real significance. But that all changed after 36 minutes, as the home side took the lead. Lewis McGugan whipped in a cross with pace and venom to the near post, Derbyshire headed the ball on and found Miller, who nodded home. The goal invigorated the hosts, and they camped in Birmingham territory, forcing a succession of corners until the break. And Forest took that momentum into the second period, with Miller and Derbyshire terrorising both Birmingham full-backs, and McClaren's side seemed to be starting to find some form of self-belief. The visitors looked dangerous only on the counter-attack, but the Blues were struggling to find a killer ball in the final third. And once again it was the home side who had the next sight of goal. Radoslaw Majewski picked up a terrific pass from McGugan, skipped past his marker and took on the shot from a narrow angle but fired wide when perhaps crossing was the better option. The hosts continued to dominate, Marcus Tudgay heading a McGugan free-kick wide and Findlay, on for Miller, also probing for an opening. Time seemed to be running out for Chris Hughton's Birmingham, who were finding it hard to put together a period of possession, but the Blues had scored in each of their seven previous Championship outings this season and they extended that run with 15 minutes remaining. First Burke seized on a loose ball in midfield and smashed a 25-yard drive past Lee Camp in the Forest goal. And it then went from bad to worse for Forest moments later as Wood, on as a substitute, received Burke's cut-back and pulled the trigger, with a deflection looping the ball over the stranded Camp. Wood struck again with two minutes left, breaking through the hosts' backline to slide home with consummate ease and wrap the game up in the visitors' favour.

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