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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:11,167
  • Sinclair (0)
  • King - pen (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

The ball is delivered by Daniel Kearns.

95mins

Chris Wood takes a shot. Joe Lewis makes a comfortable save.

95mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Burke, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

93mins

Gabriel Zakuani is penalised for handball and concedes a . Marlon King scores a placed penalty. Peterborough 1-1 Birmingham.

91mins

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

90mins

Foul by George Boyd on Keith Fahey, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Keith Fahey, Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Rowe.

86mins

Jonathan Spector leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Ridgewell.

84mins

Scott Wootton fouled by Chris Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.

83mins

Centre by Tommy Rowe, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

82mins

Mark Little is brought on as a substitute for Emile Sinclair.

79mins

Chris Burke sends in a cross, Shot from just outside the box by Nathan Redmond goes over the bar.

79mins

Ryan Tunnicliffe concedes a free kick for a foul on Guirane N'Daw. Free kick taken by David Murphy.

77mins

Shot from outside the area by Keith Fahey misses to the left of the goal.

77mins

A cross is delivered by David Murphy, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

74mins

Chris Burke takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Caldwell on Ryan Bennett. Joe Newell goes off and Daniel Kearns comes on. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.

73mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, Keith Fahey takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

72mins

Jonathan Spector challenges Paul Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Alcock.

70mins

Chris Wood comes on in place of Nikola Zigic. Nathan Redmond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean Beausejour.

68mins

The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

67mins

Chris Burke takes the inswinging corner, Guirane N'Daw has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

67mins

Centre by Chris Burke, clearance by Craig Alcock.

65mins

Jonathan Spector gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bennett. Booking for Jonathan Spector for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.

64mins

Jonathan Spector fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.

64mins

Tommy Rowe goes into the referee's book for dissent.

63mins

Nikola Zigic has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

62mins

Paul Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

62mins

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Taylor. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

61mins

The ball is delivered by David Murphy, save by Joe Lewis.

58mins

Centre by Jonathan Spector, clearance by Craig Alcock.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Spector, clearance by Craig Alcock.

58mins

The ball is delivered by George Boyd, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

57mins

Chris Burke produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

55mins

George Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.

55mins

Handball by Chris Burke. Craig Alcock takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line, save made by Boaz Myhill.

51mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

50mins

Chris Burke takes a shot. Tommy Rowe gets a block in.

50mins

Emile Sinclair is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

48mins

George Boyd takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

48mins

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

46mins

The ball is delivered by David Murphy.

45mins

Effort on goal by Jonathan Spector from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Newell by Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.

39mins

George Boyd crosses the ball, save made by Boaz Myhill.

38mins

Emile Sinclair delivers the ball.

37mins

The offside flag is raised against Paul Taylor. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.

35mins

Emile Sinclair is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

33mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Burke.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Burke, Close range header by Marlon King misses to the right of the goal.

31mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Scott Wootton gets a block in.

29mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Burke.

28mins

Tommy Rowe crosses the ball, save by Boaz Myhill.

25mins

Joe Newell crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Spector.

25mins

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

23mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Guirane N'Daw goes wide of the left-hand post.

22mins

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, clearance by Tommy Rowe.

21mins

Centre by Chris Burke, clearance by Ryan Bennett.

20mins

David Murphy delivers the ball, clearance by Scott Wootton.

20mins

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Wootton.

19mins

Paul Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Murphy. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Keith Fahey concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Scott Wootton.

17mins

The referee blows for offside against Paul Taylor. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.

16mins

Chris Burke takes a shot. Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Foul by Craig Alcock on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

14mins

Chris Burke delivers the ball.

13mins

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Close range header by Curtis Davies goes over the bar.

13mins

Centre by Jonathan Spector, Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Spector, Joe Lewis makes a save.

7mins

Centre by Chris Burke, clearance made by Craig Alcock.

6mins

Jean Beausejour sends in a cross, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.

5mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Nikola Zigic goes wide of the left-hand post.

4mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Marlon King misses to the left of the goal.

4mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against George Boyd. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by George Boyd, Guirane N'Daw manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Emile Sinclair finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-0 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Joe Newell.

Match Preview

As you were for Posh Peterborough have no new problems ahead of the visit of Birmingham. Posh boss Darren Ferguson reported nothing more than the usual bumps and bruises following his side's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on New Year's Eve. Lee Tomlin, recently injured against Coventry but on the bench for the clash with Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, was not included in the matchday squad at the Riverside. It is unclear whether the forward was just rested or if the calf problem sustained against the Sky Blues kept him out. Should Tomlin be fit for the first game of 2012, Ferguson must decide whether to involve him or hold him back for the FA Cup tie against Sunderland at London Road next weekend. Midfielder Joe Newell may have forced his way into Ferguson's starting XI after an impressive performance from the bench at Boro. Birmingham will assess skipper Stephen Carr ahead of the trip. The veteran right-back missed City's Boxing Day draw with West Ham as well as the New Year's Eve victory over Blackpool with a knee injury and faces a race against time to be ready for Posh at London Road. Otherwise, manager Chris Hughton is not expected to have any major injury concerns aside from the usual bumps and bruises sustained in the 3-0 victory against the Seasiders - arguably Birmingham's most impressive league performance of the season. Naturally, with two games in three days, Hughton will be tempted to make changes and the likes of Nathan Redmond, Jordon Mutch, Wade Elliott and Chris Wood all coming into contention. The clash represents the last of the current loan arrangements for West Brom striker Wood and St Etienne midfielder Guirane N'Daw, although Hughton is currently weighing up possible extensions.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • Joe Lewis
  • Craig Alcock
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • Scott Wootton
  • George Boyd
  • Joe Newell
  • Paul Taylor
  • Emile Sinclair
  • SUBS
  • Paul Jones
  • Mark Little
  • Josh Thompson
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Dan Lawler

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Match Report

King reigns to save Blues Marlon King's 93rd-minute penalty salvaged a deserved 1-1 draw for Birmingham against Peterborough in an absorbing encounter at London Road. Emile Sinclair's goal after just 29 seconds handed Posh a dream start to 2012, with the former Macclesfield forward making no mistake from 12 yards to register his seventh of the season as City's rearguard appealed for offside. But King's injury-time penalty after man-of-the-match Gabriel Zakuani had been punished for handball ensured both sides went home with a point. It remained an impressive one for a youthful, injury-hit Posh side who are now unbeaten in five and, while promotion-chasing Blues boss Chris Hughton will be happy with his team's resilience, it could have been a different story had they shown any kind of killer instinct in the final third. With just two away wins all season and three successive defeats on the road, Hughton insisted prior to the clash "the one thing we need to address is our away form". And he would have been furious with his side's opening to the encounter as Posh took the lead inside the first minute. Posh youngster Joe Newell, a former Birmingham youth-team player making his first start of the season, threaded the ball through to Sinclair and, with the visiting defence having stopped in their tracks while they appealed to the assistant referee, the striker had time to slot past Boaz Myhill. Amid a breathless start to proceedings, only a last-ditch challenge from skipper Steven Caldwell denied Sinclair while at the other end Nikola Zigic fired a great chance into the side-netting when well placed. Curtis Davies sent a header narrowly over from Chris Burke's corner as the furious tempo continued inside the opening 15 minutes. Long-range efforts dominated for a period until United `keeper Joe Lewis was called upon to produce a great stop low down at his near post to keep out Zigic's effort from Burke's cross. The half-time whistle brought an end to a pulsating first half which saw a total of 12 attempts on goal, 10 in favour of Birmingham - highlighting the visitors' lack of cutting edge in the final third. Peterborough, looking for a repeat of their dream start, went close to a second within three minutes of the restart as Paul Taylor's rifled effort was tipped over by Myhill. Boyd was next to test the Welshman from distance before Taylor lashed a powerful 30-yard strike inches wide as the hosts went in search of a killer second. Zigic, again, fired a wayward finish goalwards before Davies similarly headed another super chance over the crossbar from Burke's corner. Hughton turned to substitutes Chris Wood and Nathan Redmond in search of an equaliser, but the Blues boss again saw United `keeper Lewis come to the home side's rescue as he tipped Keith Fahey's shot around a post. And Posh looked destined for victory until Zakuani was penalised for handball in added time, leaving King to level matters from the spot.

Form Guide

    LLDWWD
  • Peterborough
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • LLWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Peterborough
  • 19/11/2011
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 05/02/1994
  • Peterborough
  • 1 - 0
  • Birmingham
  • 23/10/1993
  • Peterborough
  • 2 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 09/03/1993
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 22/01/1993

Top Scorers

Peterborough

  • G McCann 6
  • E Sinclair 6
  • P Taylor 6
  • G Boyd 5
  • L Frecklington 5
  • L Tomlin 5
  • T Rowe 3
  • G Zakuani 1
  • M Little 1
  • R Bennett 1

Birmingham

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

Goals

Peterborough

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Birmingham

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) 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
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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