Sunday October 2, 2011 Day 10 Finished City Ground

Nottingham Forest 1 - 3 Birmingham City

  • Miller 35’
  • Burke 75’
  • Wood 79’, 88’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Nottingham Forest
    • Birmingham City
    • 90' Birmingham complete an unlikely comeback to clinch victory 3-1, much to the anger of the home fans - many of whom are making their displeasure heard. Thanks for following today's action on Eurosport. You can follow me, Michael Da Silva, on Twitter
    • 90' FULL TIME. Birmingham beat Nottingham Forest 3-1.
    • 89' What looked like a routine win for Forest has turned into a comfortable victory for the away side. Chris Wood breaks through and, one-on-one, finishes beyond Camp with ease.
    • 88' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM MAKE IT 3-1!
    • 86' McGugan cuts in from the left and shoots but it's well wide. Forest running out of time here...
    • 83' Forest sub: Gunter on, Hill off
    • 80' Unbelievable. Birmingham have turned this game on its head within the space of a few minutes. Burke gets away down the right and pulls the ball back for Wood, whose shots deflects in past Camp.
    • 79' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM SCORE AGAIN!
    • 77' Birmingham score, and it's very much against the run of play but what a strike from Chris Burke who smashes in from 25 yards into the top corner. What a goal!
    • 75' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM SCORE!
    • 70' Corner to Birmingham but Lynch gets up to head from the left behind. The corner though is too long and rolls out for a throw on the far side.
    • 68' Findley drills a low cross across the face of goal but there is no one to tap in. The ball rolls inches wide of the post.
    • 66' Derbyshire is in acres of space but is closed down before Findley finds him and the chance goes begging.
    • 64' Forest win a free kick wide right and have a chance to whip the ball in.
    • 62' Birmingham's Liam Ridgewell is booked for a late challenge.
    • 59' Forest have been all over Birmingham - it's hard to believe they're only 1-0 ahead.
    • 58' Marlon King comes on for Birmingham, and straight away gives a free kick. What a nice chap he seems.
    • 57' Majewski did brilliantly to get into position, but that was such a waste - Miller is absolutely furious with his team-mate.
    • 56' Fantastic chance for Forest! Majewski goes on his own with Birmingham at their mercy, but tries to beat Myhill when Miller is there in space and unmarked! What a missed chance!
    • 55' Forest keep pushing - they're all over Birmingham now - and Derbyshire goes down in the box. It's clearly a slip, but it looked like his shirt was grabbed too.
    • 54' Forest look like cutting Birmingham open here - but no! The flag has gone up, Matt Derbyshire is offside following a flick-on by Majewski.
    • 53' The Blues now hit on the break, Elliott making the run and opening up Beausejour to shoot - but it's blasted high and wide.
    • 52' Forest keep on pushing, with McGugan delivering a ball to Tudgay on the right - great ball in from Tudgay, but Miller had hung back and isn't there to meet it.
    • 51' Miller comes up on the break and gives himself a ball to run on to - but Keith Fahey covers back to clear the danger.
    • 50' The ball is pumped into the box, but Hill clears the ball - and Forest will hit on the break.
    • 49' Birmingham have won a free kick just inside the Forest half.
    • 48' McGugan takes the corner, but it's hit too heavily and flies tamely off the far side of the pitch.
    • 47' Forest come forward straight away and quickly win another corner.
    • 46' We're back out for the second half - no changes on either side to report.
    • 45'+3 The ref blows up, and Forest are well worth their one goal lead after dominating the majority of this half and looking very solid at the back. The hosts are well in control - but can they avoid the mistakes that have characterised their season so far when we return for the second half?
    • 45'+2 Lynch's jump was just mistimed by a fraction, but the speed the ball was going that would have been 2-0 if he'd made decent contact.
    • 45'+1 McGugan's corner is a cracker - but Joel Lynch's head misses it by inches!
    • 45' Forest win a corner as McGugan's speculative effort from 35 yards is deflected off.
    • 44' We'll have three extra minutes of this half thanks to Spector's injury.
    • 43' Forest now win a throw, taken by Hill, but Birmingham clear the decks again.
    • 42' McGugan and Miller are pulling the Blues all over the place still, hitting effectively on the break.
    • 41' Forest clear the decks and come upfield again, looking to create more pressure.
    • 40' The Blues win another throw, taken by David Murphy but cleared well by Forest.
    • 39' Birmingham come forward and win a throw that comes to nothing.
    • 38' The home fans are in great voice now, sensing that their men are on top and looking like they could well pick up a third win of the season.
    • 37' Birmingham try to get back into this match after seeing it run away from them, with Zigic dropping back a little to try and get involved.
    • 36' Forest are flying forward again, energised by the goal, with McGugan trying to link up with Miller again. Miller gets an attempt away, easily taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 35' Great work from McGugan and Derbyshire to set up Miller for that one - McGugan has been outstanding this afternoon so far.
    • 34' GOAL! FOREST 1-0 BIRMINGHAM! McGugan's corner is a beauty, flicked on by Matt Derbyshire to Ishamel Miller at the far post, who nods home from all of two yards.
    • 33' Forest come up again and win a corner...
    • 31' Now it's Birmingham's turn to hit on the break, Wade Elliott chasing up the right flank and curling the ball in, but it's well cleared by the Forest defence.
    • 30' Half an hour down and the chances are finally beginning to fall. Surely we'll have a goal before half-time.
    • 29' Another great move from McGugan, best player on the park, who runs upfield and releases Miller - but the Forest forward's shot finds only side netting.
    • 28' Forest clear the ball and come up on the break.
    • 27' Forest defend the first corner well but give away a second - and Keith Fahey has a great chance to head home, but misses the target and it goes off for a goal kick. Best chance of the match so far missed by the Blues there.
    • 26' The corner cleared and Birmgingham fly up the other end to win their own corner.
    • 25' Forest win a free kick, taken by Lee Camp who hits it upfield and Forest win a corner.
    • 24' Pretty even at the moment, neither side looks more likely than the other to make the breakthrough.
    • 23' Derbyshire takes down Chris Burke with a late challenge and goes into the book.
    • 22' Matt Derbyshire picks the ball up and charges through, looking for Tudgay with his pass - but Tudgay was half asleep and the ball is given away.
    • 21' Miller tries to take it on himself, and gets cut down - a waste, with McGugan having made a great run off the ball into space. Forest could have had Birmingham on the ropes there.
    • 20' McGugan makes another run up the pitch for Forest and passes to Miller before finding space himself...
    • 19' Elliott takes the corner, but it's smashed clear upfield by Morgan.
    • 18' Birmingham come back up and win a corner.
    • 17' Whatever happens here today, Southampton will be top going into the international break.
    • 16' Claims for handball in a penalty box melee - and the ref blows up to penalise Forest, ending the spell of danger for the Blues. Derbyshire looks like the man penalised, though several plaeyrs had their hands in there.
    • 15' McGugan has a crack from the corner, cleared away by Zigic for another Forest corner.
    • 14' Great stuff from McGugan as he cuts past two players and puts Miller into space up the right, but the Forest man fails to get the ball in and ends up only winning a corner.
    • 13' Spector has given up trying to run off that injury, and David Murphy comes on to replace him.
    • 12' Birmingham look much more dangerous at the moment, though Miller is running off his feet for Forest.
    • 11' Birmingham have a free kick taken by Caldwell, nothing comes of it as Forest clear.
    • 10' Elliott moves up once again and trying to thread a ball through to Ridgewell, but it's cut out by Ishmael Miller.
    • 9' Birmingham move upfield again, Elliott making a run down the right and looking lively already.
    • 8' Elliott gets the ball from the corner, but it bobbles badly and he ends up punting it into the stands for a goal kick.
    • 7' Forest's attacking move comes to nothing, but the Blues chase up the other end and force a corner.
    • 6' Forest win a throw up near the corner flag.
    • 5' Spector went off for a little more treatment, but is now back on - though he's limping a little.
    • 4' Birmingham come forward with Ridgewell trying to cross - but it's misguided, and goes off for a goal kick.
    • 3' It's very hot this afternoon - the players are taking on water already as Spector gets looked at by the physios. No malicious intent in the tackle, from the looks of it: just one of those things.
    • 2' Jonathan Spector has gone down after a clash with Derbyshire - this looks pretty bad.
    • 1' The match kicks off at the City Ground.
    • 14:45 There are three changes for Forest: Jonathan Greening, Andy Reid and Chris Gunter all drop to the bench with Lewis McGugan, Marcus Tudgay and Radi Majewski back in the first XI.
    • 14:40 Nikola Zigic makes his first start for Birmingham since February - his last one was in the Carling Cup final win over Arsenal. He has made three recent appearances from the bench and today replaces Marlon King in the XI. The other change for City is Boaz Myhill back in for Colin Doyle.
    • 14:35 Nottm Forest: Camp, Chambers, Morgan, Lynch, Hill, Majewski, Moussi, McGugan, Derbyshire, Miller, Tudgay. Subs: Smith, Reid, Greening, Gunter, Findley /// Birmingham: Myhill, Spector, Caldwell, Ibanez, Ridgewell, Burke, Gomis, Elliott, Fahey, Beausejour, Zigic. Subs: Doyle, Murphy, King, Redmond, Wood
    • 14:30 Nottingham Forest welcome fellow strugglers Birmingham to the City Ground in this afternoon's Championship game.
  • Summary

    • 89' What looked like a routine win for Forest has turned into a comfortable victory for the away side. Chris Wood breaks through and, one-on-one, finishes beyond Camp with ease.
    • 88' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM MAKE IT 3-1!
    • 80' Unbelievable. Birmingham have turned this game on its head within the space of a few minutes. Burke gets away down the right and pulls the ball back for Wood, whose shots deflects in past Camp.
    • 79' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM SCORE AGAIN!
    • 77' Birmingham score, and it's very much against the run of play but what a strike from Chris Burke who smashes in from 25 yards into the top corner. What a goal!
    • 75' GOAL! BIRMINGHAM SCORE!
    • 68' Findley drills a low cross across the face of goal but there is no one to tap in. The ball rolls inches wide of the post.
    • 56' Fantastic chance for Forest! Majewski goes on his own with Birmingham at their mercy, but tries to beat Myhill when Miller is there in space and unmarked! What a missed chance!
    • 34' GOAL! FOREST 1-0 BIRMINGHAM! McGugan's corner is a beauty, flicked on by Matt Derbyshire to Ishamel Miller at the far post, who nods home from all of two yards.
    • 29' Another great move from McGugan, best player on the park, who runs upfield and releases Miller - but the Forest forward's shot finds only side netting.
    • 27' Forest defend the first corner well but give away a second - and Keith Fahey has a great chance to head home, but misses the target and it goes off for a goal kick. Best chance of the match so far missed by the Blues there.
    • 14:35 Nottm Forest: Camp, Chambers, Morgan, Lynch, Hill, Majewski, Moussi, McGugan, Derbyshire, Miller, Tudgay. Subs: Smith, Reid, Greening, Gunter, Findley /// Birmingham: Myhill, Spector, Caldwell, Ibanez, Ridgewell, Burke, Gomis, Elliott, Fahey, Beausejour, Zigic. Subs: Doyle, Murphy, King, Redmond, Wood

Team Line-up & Ratings

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      7 -
      7.3 -
      Substitution Out82′ 8.3 -
      Midfielders
      7.3 -
      Substitution Out63′ 8.8 -
      8.5 -
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 7 -
      6.8 -
      Goal Substitution Out65′ 9.4 -
      Subs
      Substitution In63′ 5.5 -
      Substitution In82′ 7 -
      Substitution In65′ 8.5 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Substitution Out12′ 5.1 -
      6.8 -
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      Yellow Card 6.3 -
      Midfielders
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      5.9 -
      Goal 7 -
      Substitution Out59′ 5.6 -
      5.6 -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out59′ 5.8 -
      Subs
      Substitution In59′ 8 -
      Substitution In12′ 7.4 -
      Substitution In59′ Goals ×2 8.6 -

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