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  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,158
BirminghamBirminghamvPalacePalace
2
  • Zigic, 66
  • Diop, 82
2
  • Murray, 39
  • Murray, 60

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Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Crystal Palace 2.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Crystal Palace 2.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

90+3 mins:Foul by Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace).

90+3 mins:Marlon King (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

89 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Marlon King (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

84 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Marlon King tries a through ball, but Marlon King is caught offside.

82 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Crystal Palace 2. Papa Bouba Diop (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

82 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Glenn Murray.

82 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

77 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Daniel Gabbidon replaces André Moritz.

76 mins:Foul by Robert Hall (Birmingham City).

76 mins:André Moritz (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74 mins:Foul by Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace).

74 mins:Papa Bouba Diop (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

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

68 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

66 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Crystal Palace 2. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marlon King.

65 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Chris Burke.

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

64 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Peter Lřvenkrands (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63 mins:Foul by Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace).

63 mins:Peter Lřvenkrands (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Marlon King tries a through ball, but Marlon King is caught offside.

60 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 0, Crystal Palace 2. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Parr.

59 mins:Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

59 mins:Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Mitch Hancox replaces Paul Caddis.

56 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Robert Hall replaces Wade Elliott.

55 mins:Attempt missed. André Moritz (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

55 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

52 mins:Foul by Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace).

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

51 mins:Attempt missed. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Owen Garvan.

51 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

50 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

47 mins:Foul by Papa Bouba Diop (Birmingham City).

47 mins:Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Crystal Palace 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Crystal Palace 1.

45+1 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

41 mins:Attempt saved. Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

39 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 0, Crystal Palace 1. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

39 mins:Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

39 mins:Papa Bouba Diop (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wade Elliott.

36 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Peter Lřvenkrands (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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

35 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

31 mins:Foul by Wade Elliott (Birmingham City).

31 mins:Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Chris Burke (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

29 mins:André Moritz (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by André Moritz (Crystal Palace).

27 mins:Papa Bouba Diop (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

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

24 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

23 mins:Foul by Callum Reilly (Birmingham City).

23 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Marlon King (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

15 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Robinson with a cross.

10 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

8 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

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

5 mins:Foul by Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City).

5 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Foul by André Moritz (Crystal Palace).

5 mins:Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Callum Reilly (Birmingham City).

3 mins:Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Parr with a cross.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,158
BirminghamBirminghamvPalacePalace
2
  • Zigic, 66
  • Diop, 82
2
  • Murray, 39
  • Murray, 60

match report

Battling Birmingham fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Championship promotion hopefuls Crystal Palace on Saturday.

It looked like it was game over when Palace goal machine Glenn Murray made it 20 goals for the season as he completed his double to make it 2-0 on the hour mark at St Andrew's.

But substitute Nikola Zigic and Papa Bouba Diop levelled things up to ensure Lee Clark's men claimed a share of the spoils.

It was the hosts who showed first intent, Chris Burke's 18-yard effort bringing Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni into action after eight minutes.

Paul Robinson then tried his luck but his effort cleared the bar as the Blues dictated things at the start.

Clark's men had made all the early running but their enthusiastic approach cost them after 29 minutes when Burke was booked for bringing down Andre Moritz.

Burke then tried to break the deadlock with a speculative shot from distance which sailed wide of the target as the hosts continued to dominate proceedings.

But having weathered the storm for most of the first half, it was Palace who took the lead just six minutes before the break when Yannick Bolasie's break from the right gave Murray an easy tap-in.

It was typical smash-and-grab stuff and Ian Holloway will have been delighted with the scoreline - if not his side's below-par performance - at the break.

City picked up where they had left off after the interval, with Burke again testing Speroni from distance as Clark's men kept up their considerable efforts.

At the other end, Palace's Kagisho Dikgacoi went close following an Owen Garvan corner.

Elliott was replaced by Robert Hall within 10 minutes of the restart as Clark signalled a change - and hopefully a change of luck - in front of goal.

But it wasn't to be as Murray grabbed his second of the afternoon for Palace on the hour, stabbing home from close range after good work from Jonathan Parr.

Zigic replaced Burke with 25 minutes to go and within a minute, the striker had grabbed a goal back for the hosts, heading home King's cross.

And it was 2-2 with eight minutes left when Diop headed home Hall's cross.

team line-up

1Jack Butland
4Steven Caldwell
6Curtis Davies
30Paul Robinson
28Paul Caddis58
15Wade Elliott56
33Callum Reilly
7Chris Burke65
32Papa Bouba Diop
11Peter Lřvenkrands
9Marlon King

substitutes

29Robert Hall56
22Nathan Redmond
5Pablo Ibáńez
27Mitch Hancox58
19Nikola Zigic65
12Ravel Morrison
13Colin Doyle

referee

Scott Mathieson

team line-up

1Julian Speroni
2Joel Ward
28Peter Ramage
27Damien Delaney
8Kagisho Dikgacoi
30André Moritz77
4Jonathan Parr
7Yannick Bolasie
10Owen Garvan
17Glenn Murray82
16Wilfried Zaha

substitutes

19Jermaine Easter
33Daniel Gabbidon77
24Kwesi Appiah
34Lewis Price
22Stuart O'Keefe
21Dean Moxey
18Aaron Wilbraham82

referee

Scott Mathieson

match stats

possession %4455
shots on target53
shots off target104
corners37
tackles won00
offsides25