Wednesday January 11, 2012 Day 15 Finished St. Andrew's

Birmingham City 2 - 1 Ipswich Town

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  1. Late Zigic goal seals Birmingham win

    Late Zigic goal seals Birmingham win

    A brace of goals from Nikola Zigic gave Birmingham City a 2-1 Championship win over Ipswich Town at St Andrew's. More

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    Time:90'
    • Birmingham City
    • Ipswich Town
    • - Ipswich meanwhile hover just three points from safety. Thanks for joining us this evening!
    • 90'+3 FULL TIME. That's it, 2-1 to Birmingham and the home side move up to ninth position in the table, two points off the play-off spots...
    • 90'+3 Into the final minute now...
    • 90'+2 Terrible goal to give away for Ipswich, their whole defence switched off there...
    • 90'+1 Zigic nicks in to score what must be the winner for the home side. He pokes the ball home from close range having failed with his original header.
    • 90'+1 GOAL FOR BIRMINGHAM!
    • 90'+1 Three minutes to be added on...
    • 90' Into the final minute and a corner for Birmingham...
    • 88' Birmingham pushing hard now... But the cross by Burke is overhit and the danger fizzles out.
    • 87' Mutch puts in a good challenge on Martin to stop the Ipswich man in his tracks. Birmingham race up the other end but can't trouble Ipswich this time.
    • 86' Ipswich in possession inside Birmingham's half. Ellington tries to hold it up for the away side. Eventually Ipswich win a free-kick.
    • 83' Leadbitter booked for dissent.
    • 82' Birmingham change: Mutch on for Gomis.
    • 81' Penalty shout for Ipswich there, turned away. Chopra goes down under a challenge from Caldwell...
    • 80' Spector puts in a free-kick which Sonko heads clear. Ipswich back in possession...
    • 78' And here comes the change. Scotland makes way for Chopra...
    • 77' Chopra is ready to come on for Ipswich, and it looks like Ipswich fancy their chances of taking victory here...
    • 75' Ipswich change: Ellington on for Emmanuel-Thomas.
    • 74' Birmingham change: Redmond on for Beausejour.
    • 73' Birmingham hit the post! King rattles the woodwork with a half-volley. Great effort, and almost the lead there for Birmingham...
    • 72' Great defending by Sonko to deny Zigic with a late touch...
    • 69' Chance for Zigic but he heads straight at McCarthy! Great opportunity for the tall Birmingham striker, and he should have done better... Still 1-1 with 20 minutes to play.
    • 66' A moment of drama in what's not been too lively a second half so far. Ipswich looking dangerous when they do come forward, but Birmingham trying to make their home advantage count for something here too...
    • 64' Birmingham go close as King has an effort blocked, McCarthy clears but not well enough and there is a scramble. Zigic reacts to a challenge and the referee has to halt play.
    • 60' The ball fizzes across the face of Birmingham's goal, denying both Scotland and Martin who were hoping it would fall to them.
    • 58' King runs onto a through ball but is just beaten to it by McCarthy, who manages to clear before the Birmingham striker arrives.
    • 56' Not the most rapid of starts to the second half. The wind isn't doing either side any favours...
    • 53' Spector breaks forward but pulls the ball back to none of the supporting team-mates he has following him.
    • 51' Chance for Ipswich as Martin puts the ball over from six yards. He's flagged offside retrospectively.
    • 49' Ipswich respond though and Birmingham are forced to do some defending.
    • 48' Good start from Birmingham, as they come out strong at the start of this half.
    • 47' Half-time change for the home side... Myhill has been replaced by Doyle in goal for Birmingham.
    • 46' Kick off. The second half is underway...
    • 45'+1 Half time. It's all square at the break, 1-1.
    • 45' Just one minute of added time in this half...
    • 43' Ipswich preventing Birmingham from playing now. Bues were completely on top for the opening 20 minutes, but Ipswich's equaliser has seen them match and at times better their hosts in the latter half of the opening 45 minutes...
    • 42' All square heading towards half time...
    • 40' Ball drops to King inside Ipswich's area but his effort is blocked and Birmingham have a corner... It's cleared by Ipswich...
    • 38' Spector's getting a rough ride sown the left side, with Ipswich testing him regularly...
    • 36' Zigic just misses out on connecting his head with a cross...
    • 35' Birmingham turn defence into attack quickly as Myhill snaps out a quick throw which results in his side winning a corner at the other end... It comes to nothing however.
    • 33' Myhill punches clear the delivery, as Ipswich then win a corner. A spell of pressure from the visitors...
    • 32' Free-kick for Ipswich as Spector brings down Martin.
    • 31' The wind is really picking up here, making it difficult for both sides...
    • 29' Sonko clears after Beausejour made great headway and put the ball in at the near post for Zigic.
    • 27' Save from McCarthy! Zigic gets a header in from Burke's delivery. A decent effort but McCarthy was down to his left quickly...
    • 24' Birmingham get in a couple of half-shots but can't get a clear effort in... Blues win a free-kick just inside Ipswich's half...
    • 23' Both sides getting stuck in in equal measures now. Birmingham push forward now, the tempo has dropped a little after a pacey start from the hosts and a bolt of a response to going a goal down from Ipswich..
    • 21' That goal has visibly lifted Ipswich, now they're passing with confidence and look far more organised...
    • 19' Superb effort from Martin who carries the ball for a fair distance before lashing home from the edge of the area and with Myhill well beaten!
    • 18' GOAL IPSWICH!!
    • 18' Ipswich not offering too much going forward here. It's all Birmingham...
    • 16' Zigic goes so close as the ball is whipped into the near post and he heads into the side netting. Half the ground thought that was in...
    • 15' Great play from Burke, whose hard work wins a corner for Birmingham...
    • 14' Ipswich getting a sniff in as Cresswell puts in a cross which Birmingham manage to clear.
    • 13' Burke working hard to keep the ball alive for Birmingham, who are on top here.
    • 11' Zigic's third goal of the season for Birmingham...
    • 10' A long throw in is met by Zigic who steers a header inside the far post. Great start for the home side, but a goal the visitors will be disappointed to have given away...
    • 9' GOAL BIRMINGHAM!
    • 8' Zigic caught offside as King tries to put him through...
    • 7' Ipswich doing all the defending inside these opening minutes.
    • 5' Nervy moments for Ipswich as McCarthy makes a poor clearance. His defence deal with it, but it's not an assured start from the 'keeper...
    • 4' Zigic receiving plenty of attention in the opening minutes as Spector puts in another long throw. Gomis puts a shot well wide.
    • 2' Ipswich venture forward early on but Birmingham push them back and mount an attack of their own. Spector puts in a long throw to trouble the away defence, and it ends with a goal-kick for Ipswich...
    • 1' A blustery evening at St Andrews this evening...
    • 19:45 Kick off! And we're underway...
    • 19:35 Ten minutes to kick off... Ipswich looking to pull away from the relegation zone with a good result here, Birmingham aiming to move within two points of the play-off positions with a win tonight...
    • 19:30 Ipswich meanwhile are missing Jimmy Bullard, who remains out with a virus. Fellow midfielder Lee Bowyer (groin) also misses out against his former club, while defender Damien Delaney is doubtful with a foot injury...
    • 19:25 Birmingham are without Guirane N'Daw for the visit of Ipswich as Chris Hughton's side aim to take advantage of one of their two games in hand over their promotion rivals... N'Daw, who has recently extended his loan stay from St Etienne until the end of the season, has linked up with Senegal for the forthcoming African Nations Cup.
    • 19:20 TEAMS... BIRMINGHAM: Myhill, Murphy, Davies, Caldwell, Spector, Beausejour, Gomis, Fahey, Burke, King, Zigic... Subs: Doyle, Ridgewell, Mutch, Rooney, Redmond /// IPSWICH: McCarthy, Edwards, Sonko, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, Drury, Leadbitter, Emmanuel-Thomas, Murphy, Scotland... Subs: Lee-Barrett, Chopra, Ellington, Carson, Ainsley. Referee: Rob Lewis.
    • 19:15 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Championship encounter between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town. Kick off is at 19:45 local time.
  • Summary

    • 90'+1 Zigic nicks in to score what must be the winner for the home side. He pokes the ball home from close range having failed with his original header.
    • 90'+1 GOAL FOR BIRMINGHAM!
    • 81' Penalty shout for Ipswich there, turned away. Chopra goes down under a challenge from Caldwell...
    • 73' Birmingham hit the post! King rattles the woodwork with a half-volley. Great effort, and almost the lead there for Birmingham...
    • 69' Chance for Zigic but he heads straight at McCarthy! Great opportunity for the tall Birmingham striker, and he should have done better... Still 1-1 with 20 minutes to play.
    • 64' Birmingham go close as King has an effort blocked, McCarthy clears but not well enough and there is a scramble. Zigic reacts to a challenge and the referee has to halt play.
    • 27' Save from McCarthy! Zigic gets a header in from Burke's delivery. A decent effort but McCarthy was down to his left quickly...
    • 19' Superb effort from Martin who carries the ball for a fair distance before lashing home from the edge of the area and with Myhill well beaten!
    • 18' GOAL IPSWICH!!
    • 16' Zigic goes so close as the ball is whipped into the near post and he heads into the side netting. Half the ground thought that was in...
    • 10' A long throw in is met by Zigic who steers a header inside the far post. Great start for the home side, but a goal the visitors will be disappointed to have given away...
    • 9' GOAL BIRMINGHAM!
    • 19:20 TEAMS... BIRMINGHAM: Myhill, Murphy, Davies, Caldwell, Spector, Beausejour, Gomis, Fahey, Burke, King, Zigic... Subs: Doyle, Ridgewell, Mutch, Rooney, Redmond /// IPSWICH: McCarthy, Edwards, Sonko, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, Drury, Leadbitter, Emmanuel-Thomas, Murphy, Scotland... Subs: Lee-Barrett, Chopra, Ellington, Carson, Ainsley. Referee: Rob Lewis.

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