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  • English Npower Championship
  • 30 November 2012, 7:45pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 15,322
BirminghamBirminghamvM'broughM'brough
3
  • King, pen 45+3
  • Elliott, 66
  • King, 81
2
  • Leadbitter, 14
  • McDonald, 62

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Match ends, Birmingham City 3, Middlesbrough 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 3, Middlesbrough 2.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Peter Løvenkrands (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Chris Burke (Birmingham City).

89 mins:Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Hand ball by Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough).

85 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

84 mins:Foul by Peter Løvenkrands (Birmingham City).

84 mins:Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

83 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Merouane Zemmama replaces Joshua McEachran.

82 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald is caught offside.

81 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 3, Middlesbrough 2. Marlon King (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Peter Løvenkrands.

80 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Chris Burke tries a through ball, but Chris Burke is caught offside.

79 mins:Foul by Paul Caddis (Birmingham City).

79 mins:Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Peter Løvenkrands replaces Nikola Zigic.

75 mins:Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

75 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

71 mins:Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70 mins:Foul by Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough).

70 mins:Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Chris Burke replaces Robert Hall.

69 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

67 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Richard Smallwood replaces Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

67 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ishmael Miller replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

66 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Middlesbrough 2. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

66 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

66 mins:Attempt blocked. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Middlesbrough 2. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

61 mins:Foul by Pablo Ibáñez (Birmingham City).

61 mins:Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

60 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

59 mins:Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

59 mins:Pablo Ibáñez (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

58 mins:Foul by Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough).

58 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

55 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough).

53 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Robert Hall tries a through ball, but Robert Hall is caught offside.

51 mins:Foul by Nicky Bailey (Middlesbrough).

51 mins:Robert Hall (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Foul by Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough).

46 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Wade Elliott replaces Ravel Morrison.

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Middlesbrough 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Middlesbrough 1.

45+3 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Middlesbrough 1. Marlon King (Birmingham City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

45+2 mins:Penalty conceded by André Amougou (Middlesbrough) after a foul in the penalty area.

45+2 mins:Penalty Birmingham City. Marlon King draws a foul in the penalty area.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

45 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45 mins:Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

45 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Pablo Ibáñez (Birmingham City).

43 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Grant Leadbitter tries a through ball, but Grant Leadbitter is caught offside.

38 mins:Foul by Pablo Ibáñez (Birmingham City).

38 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by André Amougou (Middlesbrough).

36 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

33 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

33 mins:Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28 mins:Foul by Pablo Ibáñez (Birmingham City).

28 mins:Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Marlon King (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ravel Morrison with a cross.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is too high.

24 mins:Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

24 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt saved. Marlon King (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Justin Hoyte with a cross.

21 mins:Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

21 mins:Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City).

20 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Robinson with a cross.

18 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

18 mins:Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

15 mins:Robert Hall (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 0, Middlesbrough 1. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Halliday with a cross.

9 mins:Foul by Andrew Halliday (Middlesbrough).

9 mins:Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Scott McDonald is caught offside.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross.

5 mins:Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

5 mins:Robert Hall (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 30 November 2012, 7:45pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 15,322
BirminghamBirminghamvM'broughM'brough
3
  • King, pen 45+3
  • Elliott, 66
  • King, 81
2
  • Leadbitter, 14
  • McDonald, 62

match report

Marlon King bagged a brace as Birmingham twice came from behind to beat high-flying Middlesbrough 3-2 in a pulsating Championship clash at St Andrew's on Friday night.

Boro captain Grant Leadbitter headed his first Championship goal of the season to put the visitors ahead before King, who had earlier hit the outside of a post, picked himself up to draw level from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, an equaliser City scarcely deserved.

Scott McDonald capitalised on some shambolic defending from Pablo Ibanez to nudge Boro back in front just after the hour mark but, again, the home side drew level courtesy of substitute Wade Elliott's volley, which really should have been kept out by Jason Steele.

But there was nothing fortunate about King's matchwinning second, a sublime low finish across Steele in the 81st minute to claim three much-needed points for Lee Clark's side, ending a four-match winless run.

Blues were first to threaten courtesy of towering Serbian striker Nikola Zigic but his header from the free-kick of loanee Rob Hall, making his full debut, went narrowly wide.

The visitors' attractive passing style was certainly easy on the eye and it was they who broke the deadlock after 14 minutes when Andy Halliday's left-wing cross was nodded home by Leadbitter from six yards.

Birmingham came within inches of a leveller soon after when Steele's fingertips nudged King's low effort on to the outside of a post following a flowing counter.

Jack Butland twice saved from Emmanuel Ledesma before, out of nowhere and with half-time approaching, the hosts drew level.

King turned Andre Bikey, who tripped the striker in the penalty area, and King himself stepped up to convert.

Boro started the second half strongly and McDonald beat Butland just after the hour mark, capitalising on defensive hesitancy from Ibanez before firing home in a goalmouth scramble.

Boro keeper Steele saved well from Spector but was soon at fault for Birmingham's equaliser as he failed to keep out Elliott's 25-yard volley.

And it was left for King to have the final say, finishing superbly after Boro had given the ball away to sub Peter Lovenkrands in the middle of the park.

team line-up

1Jack Butland
23Jonathan Spector
5Pablo Ibáñez
6Curtis Davies
28Paul Caddis
30Paul Robinson
8Hayden Mullins
12Ravel Morrison46
9Marlon King
19Nikola Zigic75
29Robert Hall69

substitutes

7Chris Burke69
11Peter Løvenkrands75
22Nathan Redmond
32Papa Bouba Diop
13Colin Doyle
15Wade Elliott46
4Steven Caldwell

referee

Roger East

team line-up

1Jason Steele
2Justin Hoyte
15Sebastian Hines
3André Amougou
7Grant Leadbitter
16Joshua McEachran83
10Nicky Bailey
18Andrew Halliday
27Scott McDonald
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma67
17Lukas Jutkiewicz67

substitutes

9Marvin Emnes
21Stuart Parnaby
8Kevin Thomson
32Jayson Leutwiler
30Ishmael Miller67
5Merouane Zemmama83
33Richard Smallwood67

referee

Roger East

match stats

possession %4356
shots on target66
shots off target37
corners33
tackles won00
offsides27