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The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Shot by Gonzalo Jara from 35 yards. Ben Foster makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Steven Reid. Steven Reid takes the free kick.
Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball, blocked by Chris Brunt.
Giles Barnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.
Effort from the edge of the area by Jerome Thomas goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara by Jean Beausejour. Gonzalo Jara restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans.
Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Jean Beausejour on for Alexander Hleb.
Matt Derbyshire replaces Cameron Jerome.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Steven Reid coming on for Youssouf Mulumbu.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.
The offside flag is raised against Cameron Jerome. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.
Graham Dorrans has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
A cross is delivered by Paul Scharner, save made by Ben Foster.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Jonas Olsson scores a headed goal from close range. West Brom 3-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Chris Brunt.
Lee Bowyer goes off and Nikola Zigic comes on.
Lee Bowyer receives a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara by Lee Bowyer. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Peter Odemwingie is given a yellow card.
Peter Odemwingie finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. West Brom 2-1 Birmingham.
Shot on goal by Cameron Jerome from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Right-footed shot by Gabriel Tamas went wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Stephen Carr. Jerome Thomas takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Odemwingie goes over the bar.
Centre by Jerome Thomas. Scott Dann puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. West Brom 1-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jerome Thomas.
Chris Brunt delivers the ball, clearance made by Stephen Carr.
Scott Dann takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Gonzalo Jara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left wing, clearance by Scott Carson.
The official flags Cameron Jerome offside. Paul Scharner restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, Ben Foster makes a save.
The second half has started.
Marc-Antoine Fortune goes off and Graham Dorrans comes on.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The ball is sent over by Gonzalo Jara, Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
Foul by Chris Brunt on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Gonzalo Jara, Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.
Chris Brunt challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from inside the area by Gabriel Tamas misses to the right of the target.
Chris Brunt delivers the ball.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Scott Dann.
A cross is delivered by Gonzalo Jara, Headed effort from inside the area by Marc-Antoine Fortune misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, Alexander Hleb makes a clearance.
Centre by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Paul Scharner challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Liam Ridgewell. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Centre by Lee Bowyer. The assistant referee signals for offside against Cameron Jerome. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Carson.
Lee Bowyer produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Barry Ferguson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Craig Gardner.
Craig Gardner takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Scott Carson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Alexander Hleb. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.
Foul by Jerome Thomas on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Headed cross/shot by Jerome Thomas, save by Ben Foster.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
Jerome Thomas produces a cross, clearance made by Roger Johnson. Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Bowyer.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas.
Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Roger Johnson results in a free kick. Chris Brunt takes the free kick.
Foul by Cameron Jerome on Gabriel Tamas, free kick awarded. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Gonzalo Jara, clearance by Roger Johnson.
Chris Brunt crosses the ball, Shot from 6 yards by Paul Scharner. Ben Foster makes a save.
Cameron Jerome fouled by Jonas Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Foul by Jonas Olsson on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Marc-Antoine Fortune offside. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.
Cameron Jerome finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Birmingham.Assist by Scott Dann.
Cameron Jerome finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 0-1 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from Scott Dann.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross.
The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Gardner.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Craig Gardner.
Lee Bowyer produces a cross, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.
Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner. Jerome Thomas delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Craig Gardner.
The game gets underway.
Dorrans to return for Baggies
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo will have Graham Dorrans back in his side for the derby clash with Birmingham.
The midfielder missed last weekend's draw with Tottenham and a week's training following a family bereavement.
James Morrison serves the second of a three-game suspension following his sending-off at Liverpool while Joe Mattock (foot), Ishmael Miller (thigh) and Marek Cech (foot) also miss out.
There was some good news for Di Matteo, though, with Mattock returning to full training this week and Miller also stepping up his comeback.
Di Matteo believes the Baggies can be satisfied with their start to life back in the Barclays Premier League.
With Aston Villa and Wolves also in the top flight, The Hawthorns match is the first of many west midlands clashes, and, although their three local rivals have received most of the attention so far, Di Matteo feels his players have plenty to be proud of.
West Brom have picked up four points from a tricky opening month that has seen them face Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, meaning they go into the match only two points behind Birmingham, who are unbeaten.
The Italian said: "I think considering the teams we have played in the four games so far, we can be satisfied with the points we've got, if not happy. We could have had no points or one point from the fixtures we've had.
"Derbies have no rules. I think they add spice to the games. There are no favourites as far as my experience goes. If one team is second and you're bottom, then it means nothing. They are special and anything can happen."
Birmingham showed last season what can be achieved by teams coming up from the Championship with a stellar campaign that saw them eventually finish ninth.
New Birmingham signings Alexander Hleb and Jean Beausejour are both fit to play, although the latter will start on the bench due to jet lag and a lack of training time.
Hleb may still join him amongst the substitutes, as Alex McLeish is yet to decide whether the Belarus international will start the game due to his fitness level and the team's impressive performance against Liverpool on Sunday.
The match has come too soon for striker Kevin Phillips, who is back in full training, but not yet fit enough to face his former club. Stuart Parnaby has also resumed training.
Baggies spoil McLeish's day
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish signed a new three-year contract - then saw his side overwhelmed by West Brom, who came from behind to win a pulsating derby clash 3-1 at The Hawthorns.
Blues controlled the first half and deservedly led at the interval through Cameron Jerome's first goal of the campaign.
But the Baggies were transformed after the break with Peter Odemwingie, Jonas Olsson and an own goal from Scott Dann dooming City to their first defeat of the season.
Odemwingie caused all sort of problems when pushed into attack by Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo for the second half in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune, while Jerome Thomas tormented the Blues defence throughout the 90 minutes with his trickery and powerful runs and testing crosses.
Alexander Hleb made a promising debut for City on loan from Barcelona but, like his team-mates, had to play second fiddle to the home side during the second period.
Odemwingie should have put the Baggies ahead after 14 minutes.
Thomas made a decisive run into the Birmingham box before turning the ball back across to the unmarked Odemwingie.
But he failed to make proper contact on his shot and Ben Foster was able to make a comfortable save to his right.
It proved a costly miss and 60 seconds later Jerome put unbeaten Blues in front with his first goal of the season.
Larsson floated a free-kick from the central part of the pitch to Ridgewell who turned the ball back across goal - and Jerome made no mistake from close range.
West Brom tried to retaliate and Foster blocked a shot from a narrow angle by Paul Scharner following a deep centre by Brunt.
Another probing Thomas centre found Brunt but his header did not over extend Foster.
At the other end Gardner got plenty of power into his first-time 25-yard drive but Scott Carson had his body behind the ball.
Gardner then produced a vital interception inside his own six-yard box to cut out a cross from Brunt with Scharner unmarked behind him and with the goal at his mercy.
Albion finished the first half with a flourish and Gabriel Tamas powered a header just past the post from a deep centre by Brunt.
Di Matteo made a half-time substitution with midfielder Graham Dorrans replacing Fortune, whose place in attack was taken by Odemwingie.
After 51 minutes an own goal from Dann brought Albion back on level terms.
Thomas was the creator with a run to the by-line and he held off the challenge of Stephen Carr before supplying a low cross.
Dann, under pressure from Odemwingie, could only deflect the ball past Foster.
Blues tried to retaliate and Gardner's low cross-shot was only just off target while Jerome's 20-yard strike was just too high.
But after 59 minutes Albion went ahead through Odemwingie.
Bowyer tried to cut out a ball across the box but his miscontrol let in Odemwingie who calmly took the ball wide of Foster before slipping into the net.
Odemwingie was yellow carded for his goal celebrations.
Bowyer needed lengthy treatment after being on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from Jara.
The City midfielder appeared to be losing his cool and was yellow carded after fouling Tamas. He was immediately substituted and replaced by Nikola Zigic.
Bowyer was involved in some exchanges with Albion fans sat behind the Blues dug-out area and eventually moved seats.
Then after 69 minutes Olsson increased Albion's lead when he was unmarked when heading home an inswinging corner from Brunt.
Carson handed referee Chris Foy an object which was thrown on the pitch from the area housing Birmingham fans behind his goal.
Brunt was too high with a 25-yard effort but Albion were now in complete command.
Thomas curled a 20-yard shot just wide before leaving the pitch to a standing ovation and being replaced by Giles Barnes.
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