Saturday March 12, 2011 6th Round Finished St. Andrew's

Birmingham City 2 - 3 Bolton Wanderers

  • Jerome 38’
  • Phillips 80’
  • Elmander 21’
  • Davies 66’ (pen.)
  • Lee 90’

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  1. Late drama sends Bolton to Wembley

    Late drama sends Bolton to Wembley

    Lee Chung-yong headed a 90th-minute winner as Bolton Wanderers triumphed 3-2 over Birmingham City in the FA Cup sixth round at St Andrew's. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Birmingham City
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+7' IT'S ALL OVER!!! Bolton Wanderers are on their Wembley after an engaging match at St Andrew's! Lee Chung-Yong's late header does it for the Trotters!
    • 90+6' Throw Birmingham - will there be time? Into the box and headed clear again...
    • 90+5' We're back under way, but there can only be seconds to go...
    • 90+4' Mark Davies goes down injured and Birmingham are livid. In fairness, he does look to be in some genuine pain. Either he's a brilliant actor or that's a genjuine injury...
    • 90+3' Good defensive header from Steinsson - Bolton coping fairly comfortably at the moment...
    • 90+2' All hands to the pumps now for Bolton as they get back in numbers and set about repelling this last-gasp Birmingham onslaught.
    • 90+2' CHANCE! The ball flashes in front of the Bolton goal and Jerome tries to force it in, but the ball is well blocked.
    • 90+1' Bolton: Matty Taylor replaces Martin Petrov as we enter the first of four minutes of stoppage time.
    • 90' GOAL!!! CHUNG-YONG LEE FOR BOLTON!! He's surely won it! Birmingham fail to clear their lines after the free-kick, Kevin Davies nods it across goal and the unmarked Lee heads past Foster!
    • 89' Bolton win a free-kick just over 30 yards from goal. It would take an incredible strike to score from here but that may not deter Martin Petrov...
    • 88' Penetrating cross from Petrov towards Kevin Davies... Ridgewell rises high to head clear.
    • 87' Time ticking down on this one - is there time for a moment of late drama?
    • 85' Phillips tries another acrobatic effort, and this time clobbers the ball into row Z. We'll forgive him that one.
    • 84' Lee tries to tee up Mark Davies in the Birmingham box but the pass is agonisingly just in front of the midfielder.
    • 83' Birmingham are going for it! Matt Derbyshire replaces the left-back David Murphy!
    • 83' Derbyshire was just about to come on for Birmingham before the goal... and it looks like that change is still going to go ahead...
    • 82' One physical challenge too many from Kevin Davies - yellow card for the Bolton skipper.
    • 81' Phillips stayed down with cramp after producing that moment of magic - that's what happens when a 37-year-old scores an acrobatic goal.
    • 80' GOAL!!! KEVIN PHILLIPS!! INCREDIBLE!! He hits a looping volley over Jaaskelainen from 25 yards and that is a brillant equaliser!
    • 79' Larsson pings it down the right channel for Jerome, but overhits the pass and it rolls through to Jaaskelainen.
    • 78' Birmingham have got one more change to make, but not much on the bench - might Matt Derbyshire get a run out?
    • 77' Larsson hits a long free-kick for which Jaaskelainen rises, but drops the ball. Referee Dowd says Curtis Davies impeded him.
    • 76' Birmingham's chances of making a quick return to Wembley are in danger of passing them by - can they conjure a moment of magic?
    • 74' Holden drives a low ball in front of goal and it is cleared to the edge of the box, where Elmander drives a low shot into the arms of Foster.
    • 73' Bolton win a corner on their right, and Petrov will deliver an inswinger... good corner but a brave header clear.
    • 71' Larsson hoofs a high ball forward that Jerome appears afraid to try and control... and when he does Bolton are back in numbers.
    • 70' OFF THE POST!! Kevni Phillips rattles the woodwork with a diagonal shot from the right side of the box that flashes across goal, and Jaaskelainen gets a fingertip on it to push it against the post!
    • 69' Beausejour races to the edge of the box and tries to cut inside Steinsson who does well to stay strong and dispossess him.
    • 68' Birmingham are starting to look a little ragged here... Lee finds space on the right to cross, and Elmander attempts some sort of karate-style flying volley rather than opting for something more traditional. He misses the ball completely.
    • 66' GOAL!! Davies steps up and plants the ball down the middle as Ben Foster dives to his left! Cool penalty, and it's advantage Bolton.
    • 65' PENALTY!! Curtis Davies brings down Kevin Davies clumsily and Phil Dowd points to the spot! Poor challenge...
    • 64' GOAL DISALLOWED!! Kevin Davies rams the ball home and wheels away, but the flag has gone up against him, and rightly so.
    • 63' Redmond, who is sporting a sort of Noah Puckermann off Glee mohawk, has been pretty lively since coming on. First time I've seen him and I'm impressed.
    • 62' OFF THE LINE!! Birmingham force the ball goalwards from a corner, and with his first touch, the man on the post Lee hacks it clear!
    • 61' Bolton: Chung-Yong Lee and Mark Davies replace Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba. They should add a little craft and subtlety.
    • 60' Changes afoot for Bolton - Chung-Yong Lee is one of the two to come on...
    • 59' That was a real chance for Birmingham, and it looked for all the world as if Jerome would score when he was played clean through. More risky play from Jaaskelainen but effective in the end...
    • 58' Jerome is released and races through, Jasskelainen comes out, the striker tries to take it round him and the keeper somehow puts it behind for a corner! There were huge calls for a penalty and a red card, but Jaaskelainen got that one just about right...
    • 56' Edmonds crosses from the right and Jerome goes down in the box! Looks like the striker knew he wasn't going to get there and went to ground. Not that I'm accusing him of cynicism...
    • 55' Poor delivery from Holden, but Birmingham make a bit of a mess of the clearance and the ball is soon back with the visitors.
    • 54' Now that is a foul! Phillips trips Muamba clumsily and Holden will lob this one into the mixer...
    • 53' Owen Coyle is livid at that decision, and Phil Dowd gives the Bolton manager a talking-to and tells him to sit down...
    • 52' Big penalty shout for an alleged handball by Curtis Davies, but the decision goes the other way - referee Dowd says Cahill impeded Davies!
    • 51' Elmander whips the ball into the chest of the well-advanced Muamba, but the Swede let the ball run out before delivering the pass. Careless.
    • 50' Jerome is left on his backside again, and the striker is starting to get a little fed up at the physical treatment being dealt out to him.
    • 49' As in the first half, the ball is spending plenty of time in the air. Not a great deal of quality here, although it's not a match without its charms.
    • 48' Petrov fires a cross pacily into the near post... headed away.
    • 47' Phillips knocks it long for Jerome to chase... Wheater defends it either very casually or very calmly, waiting until the striker us right on top of him before controlling and turning away from danger.
    • 46' Second half under way! No more changes from either manager, but remember Birmingham have already used two of their three substitutions.
    • 45+3' Half-time in an interestingly-poised cup tie. Bolton dominated most of the first half, Birmingham finished it stronger.
    • 45+2' Redmond dribbles past Muamba and Holden, but when the cross comes in from the left it is a poor one.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of added time to be played.
    • 45' Scramble inside the Bolton box as Jerome attempts to knock the ball down for a colleague... it is hoofed away by a Bolton defender.
    • 44' Jordon Mutch goes for glory from 35 yards... and doesn't locate it.
    • 42' Birmingham are playing with a lot more drive and belief since that equaliser. They won't want to hear the half-time whistle.
    • 41' Knocked long towards Kevin Davies, but the Bolton skipper strays offside.
    • 40' That has sparked the home fans into life. It was all looking a little depressing for a minute there...
    • 39' Well, you can't say you saw that coming, can you? Jerome hits back at the critics (me).
    • 38' GOAL!! Birmingham level out of nothing!! A poor Wheater clearance lands to Jerome, who pings a cracking finish into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box!!
    • 37' Jaaskelainen comes out a long way to meet a long ball intended for Jerome... and JUST gets there first! The Finn living dangerously.
    • 36' Bolton free-kick on the right, just insdie the Birmingham half... Holden knocks it long into the box but it is met by a blue head.
    • 34' Another poor touch from Jerome, who is playing like a man whose first-team opportunities have been few this season. Which, of course, they have.
    • 33' Murphy finds Beausejour in the box whose shot is deflected behind for a corner. Better from the home side.
    • 32' Phillips plays a give-and-go to Larsson. Ten years ago, he right have latched on to the return pass, but not at 37.
    • 31' The home side are really up against it now. Two players have gone off already - bad enough in itself, and it also restricts Alex McLeish's scope for making changes later on.
    • 30' Terrible news for Birmingham here. Barry Ferguson's rib is troubling him despite that injection, and now he comes off. Nathan Redmond the new man.
    • 29' Beausejour wraps his left foot round the ball and crosses from the left... the ball swirls out for a goal kick.
    • 28' Jiranek's injury is forcing him off - he had his ankle trodden on a little earlier. Liam Ridgewell replaces him, and will slot in to the centre of defence, not his new 'usual' position at left-back.
    • 26' @optajoe on Twitter: '2 - Bolton Wanderers have won both of the two FA Cup games that Johan Elmander has scored in before today. Treble?'
    • 25' Larsson delivers a free-kick into the Bolton box, but Kevin Davies is there to head authoratively clear.
    • 24' Birmingham clear the corner with ease but the ball is soon back with Bolton, who are well on top at the moment.
    • 23' Petrov attacks Jiranek down the Bolton left and wins a corner - Holden to take after he pushes a hoarding out of the way.
    • 22' That was some pretty ropey defending by Birmingham. Very static, and that is what happens when you give Roger Johnson a rest.
    • 21' GOAL!!! Jaaskelainen's long clearance leads to a spot of head tennis, then Klasnic flicks through to Elmander who beats the offside trap and lashes the ball into the bottom left corner with what can only be described as aplomb!
    • 21' Beausejour barges into Elmander and gives Bolton a chance to clear their lines through Jaaskelainen...
    • 20' Yellow card to Gretar Steinsson for a cynical foul - albeit one in Birmingham territory.
    • 18' Holden exchanges passes with Klasnic at the edge of the box but cannot control the sharp return ball. Foster claims.
    • 17' Larsson clips it over the top for Jerome who has pace and strength but also a terrible first touch. He just keeps the ball in play but his cross is aimless. A real chance if Jerome had brought that into his stride...
    • 16' Neither side able to create much in the early stages here. Muamba helps the ball on for Petrov, who smashes a volley into Parnaby from point blank range. A half-hearted appeal for handball is quickly dismissed.
    • 15' That's why Stuart Parnaby shouldn't attempt dummies. He lets the ball roll through his legs and it just trickles into the path of a Bolton defender.
    • 14' The pitch at St Andrew's is not the best - breaking up in places. Still perfectly serviceable, mind you.
    • 13' Steinsson releases Elmander down the right, and the big Swede bustles his way well forward down the right before impeding David Murphy. Free-kick.
    • 12' Birmingham free-kick wide on their left, Larssson to swing it in... headed on by Curtis Davies and it loops into the arms of Jaaskelainen who makes a decent catch on the line.
    • 10' Elmander boots it long down the right for... well, for nobody to chase. It bounces out for a goal kick.
    • 9' Chris Waddle: "One thing Cameron Jerome has got is pace and strength."
    • 8' Bolton corner swung in from the right by Petrov... Elmander tries to flick it on but catches it too thick and heads it out for a goal kick.
    • 6' The Czech defender is up and hobbles off to the side. He will soldier on.
    • 5' Jiranek is in the wars, staying down after a challenge in midfield. He looks pained, but should be OK to carry on.
    • 4' Muamba muscles past a challenge on the left side of the box and fires a low shot... straight at Foster.
    • 3' There's a decent crowd at St Andrew's probably about three-quarters full.
    • 2' Larsson tries an audacious long range volley,but his body shape is all wrong and he fires it harmlessly over.
    • 1' Off we go! Bolton kick off, playing from right to left as we see it. They start the game as bookies' favourites.
    • 12:42 The referee is Phil Dowd from Staffordshire.
    • 12:40 Barry Ferguson has had a pain-killing injection on his broken rib, and Birmingham will be very thankful for his presence. Otherwise it's a much-changed outfit. No Johnson, no Carr, no Bowyer, no Gardner, no Zigic...
    • 12:40 Owen Coyle giving very little away in his pre-match interview on ESPN. Sample quote: "We're away from home, we know that."
    • 12:35 We've got full live coverage of all the day's action, including the Man Utd-Arsenal game later this afternoon. We've also got Six Nations rugby, foreign football and goodness knows what else... Man Utd v Arsenal at 17:15
    • 12:30 David Murphy gets a game for Birmingham today, and one this he really, really wants to do is play at Wembley.
    • 12:25 Owen Coyle has said Bolton Wanderers will be inspired by the memory of club great Nat Lofthouse, who passed away earlier this year.
    • 12:20 Birmingham only have six subs today, and manager Alex McLeish has said this is the worst injury crisis he has experienced during his time at the club. Full story
    • 12:15 Bolton Wanderers have not conceded a goal in this season's FA Cup, but The Trotters have only scored a total of five goals in their last six FA Cup matches.
    • 12:10 Birmingham and Bolton have met three times in the FA Cup, with the Blues winning two, the last 2-1 in Round 4 in 1955.
    • 12:05 BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Wheater, Robinson, Elmander, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, K Davies, Klasnic... SUBS: Bogdan, Taylor, M Davies, Rodrigo, Blake, Chung-Yong, Alonso
    • 12:05 BIRIMNGHAM: Foster; Parnaby, Jiranek, Davies, Murphy; Larsson, Ferguson, Mutch, Beausejour; Jerome, Phillips... SUBS: Doyle, Ridgewell, Ozturk, Gardner, Redmond, Derbyshire
    • 12:00 Welcome to FA Cup sixth round weekend! We kick things off at St Andrew's, where Carling Cup winners Birmingham are looking to add more silverware - they play host to Bolton Wanderers.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' CHANCE! The ball flashes in front of the Bolton goal and Jerome tries to force it in, but the ball is well blocked.
    • 90' GOAL!!! CHUNG-YONG LEE FOR BOLTON!! He's surely won it! Birmingham fail to clear their lines after the free-kick, Kevin Davies nods it across goal and the unmarked Lee heads past Foster!
    • 80' GOAL!!! KEVIN PHILLIPS!! INCREDIBLE!! He hits a looping volley over Jaaskelainen from 25 yards and that is a brillant equaliser!
    • 70' OFF THE POST!! Kevni Phillips rattles the woodwork with a diagonal shot from the right side of the box that flashes across goal, and Jaaskelainen gets a fingertip on it to push it against the post!
    • 66' GOAL!! Davies steps up and plants the ball down the middle as Ben Foster dives to his left! Cool penalty, and it's advantage Bolton.
    • 65' PENALTY!! Curtis Davies brings down Kevin Davies clumsily and Phil Dowd points to the spot! Poor challenge...
    • 64' GOAL DISALLOWED!! Kevin Davies rams the ball home and wheels away, but the flag has gone up against him, and rightly so.
    • 62' OFF THE LINE!! Birmingham force the ball goalwards from a corner, and with his first touch, the man on the post Lee hacks it clear!
    • 58' Jerome is released and races through, Jasskelainen comes out, the striker tries to take it round him and the keeper somehow puts it behind for a corner! There were huge calls for a penalty and a red card, but Jaaskelainen got that one just about right...
    • 38' GOAL!! Birmingham level out of nothing!! A poor Wheater clearance lands to Jerome, who pings a cracking finish into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box!!
    • 21' GOAL!!! Jaaskelainen's long clearance leads to a spot of head tennis, then Klasnic flicks through to Elmander who beats the offside trap and lashes the ball into the bottom left corner with what can only be described as aplomb!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Foster
      • S. Parnaby
      • C. Davies
      • M. Jiránek Substitution Out (28′)
      • D. Murphy Substitution Out (83′)
      • B. Ferguson Substitution Out (29′)
      • J. Mutch
      • S. Larsson
      • J. Beausejour
      • K. Phillips Goal
      • C. Jerome Goal

      Subs

      • L. Ridgewell Substitution In28′
      • C. Doyle
      • M. Derbyshire Substitution In83′
      • C. Gardner
      • N. Redmond Substitution In29′
      • A. Öztürk
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson Yellow Card
      • G. Cahill
      • D. Wheater
      • P. Robinson
      • F. Muamba Substitution Out (62′)
      • S. Holden
      • J. Elmander Goal
      • M. Petrov Substitution Out (90′)
      • K. Davies Goal Yellow Card
      • I. Klasnic Substitution Out (62′)

      Subs

      • R. Blake
      • &. Bogdán
      • C. Lee Substitution In62′ Goal
      • M. Taylor Substitution In90′
      • M. Davies Substitution In62′
      • Rodri
      • M. Alonso
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