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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,284
BirminghamBirminghamvBurnleyBurnley
2
  • Davies, 30
  • Zigic, 89
2
  • Ings, 66
  • Wallace, 68

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Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Burnley 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Burnley 2.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Dean Marney.

90+1 mins:Foul by Charlie Austin (Burnley).

90+1 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Burnley 2. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

88 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Bartley replaces Danny Ings.

87 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

87 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

86 mins:Foul by Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City).

86 mins:Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick.

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

82 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

81 mins:Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Dean Marney is caught offside.

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

80 mins:Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick.

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

76 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

75 mins:Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

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

74 mins:Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

74 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Chris Burke replaces Ravel Morrison.

71 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

69 mins:Hand ball by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

68 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 2. Ross Wallace (Burnley) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

67 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67 mins:Foul by Curtis Davies (Birmingham City).

67 mins:Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

63 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Martin Paterson.

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

63 mins:Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by Charlie Austin (Burnley).

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

60 mins:Offside, Burnley. Martin Paterson tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

59 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

57 mins:Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57 mins:Foul by Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City).

57 mins:Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Offside, Burnley. Charlie Austin tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

51 mins:Offside, Burnley. Charlie Austin tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

50 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

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

50 mins:Charlie Austin (Burnley) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Burnley 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Burnley 0.

45+3 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

45+3 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Birmingham City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

44 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

41 mins:Hand ball by Charlie Austin (Burnley).

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

38 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Duff (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Martin Paterson with a cross.

38 mins:Corner, Burnley.

34 mins:Foul by Charlie Austin (Burnley).

34 mins:Will Packwood (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 0. Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross.

30 mins:Joseph Mills (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29 mins:Foul by Joseph Mills (Burnley).

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

29 mins:Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

29 mins:Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

27 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Nathan Redmond is caught offside.

24 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

23 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

16 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15 mins:Chris McCann (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15 mins:Foul by Chris McCann (Burnley).

15 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Hall.

13 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

12 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

11 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Ravel Morrison tries a through ball, but Ravel Morrison is caught offside.

10 mins:Corner, Burnley.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

2 mins:Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,284
BirminghamBirminghamvBurnleyBurnley
2
  • Davies, 30
  • Zigic, 89
2
  • Ings, 66
  • Wallace, 68

match report

Nikola Zigic's 89th-minute equaliser salvaged a point for a youthful Birmingham in a 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Championship at St Andrew's on Saturday.

Blues had gone behind in 15 of their previous 22 Championship matches before today but it was they, fielding seven teenagers in their starting XI, who took the lead on the half-hour mark courtesy of Curtis Davies' header.

A contentious moment arrived just before the hour as Charlie Austin saw a goal chalked off when advantage could and should really have been played, but Burnley deservedly got their rewards soon after with two goals in three minutes.

Danny Ings levelled with a well-taken finish before almost straight from kick-off Ross Wallace, also with his first goal of the season, converted a stunning free-kick off the underside of the crossbar.

But Serbian striker Zigic popped up to hammer home his second goal in as many games late on to ensure a point apiece for two struggling sides, who have now won just one of their last eight respectively.

Blues' naivety was showing in the opening stages as Martin Paterson wasted two great chances. Ings and Chris McCann both threatened before Paterson was then presented with his third clear-cut opening within the first 12 minutes but was denied by a super stop from Jack Butland, with Blues' young full-backs struggling to cope.

But Birmingham got a grip on proceedings after their early struggles and it was they who took the lead with 30 minutes on the clock.

Joseph Mills was lucky to escape with a yellow card for his foul on Robert Hall on the right wing, and from the resulting free-kick Hall delivered a great cross which was headed home by Davies.

Michael Duff should have levelled for Burnley in the 38th minute but he could only fire over the bar from close range after Butland had parried Dean Marney's header.

Lee Grant then saved twice from Redmond and Hall before half-time.

Redmond again threatened at the start of the second period but it was Burnley who, largely, dominated.

A moment of controversy arrived in the 57th minute as Austin headed home Kieran Trippier's right-wing cross, but play had been halted for a late foul on Trippier by Mitch Hancox, with referee Eddie Ilderton not playing the advantage.

Burnley, however, did not have to wait long for their leveller as they deservedly equalised through Ings, who took a great touch before firing home from close range. And no sooner had they levelled than the visitors took the lead.

Blues lost the ball straight from kick-off, Davies conceded a free-kick on the edge of the area and Wallace converted a stunning set-piece.

Birmingham applied plenty of late pressure in search of an equaliser and it finally came in the 89th minute as Zigic blasted home from 12 yards.

team line-up

1Jack Butland
6Curtis Davies
27Mitch Hancox
24Will Packwood
4Steven Caldwell
8Hayden Mullins
33Callum Reilly
22Nathan Redmond
12Ravel Morrison71
19Nikola Zigic
29Robert Hall76

substitutes

14Morgaro Gomis
5Pablo Ibáñez
7Chris Burke71
34Josh Hawker
31Emmitt Delfouneso
13Colin Doyle
15Wade Elliott76

referee

Eddie Ilderton

team line-up

1Lee Grant
18Joseph Mills
2Kieran Trippier
5Jason Shackell
4Michael Duff
7Ross Wallace
8Dean Marney91
6Chris McCann
23Charlie Austin
14Danny Ings88
10Martin Paterson63

substitutes

9Sam Vokes91
26Keith Treacy63
12Brian Jensen
28Kevin Long
15David Edgar
11Junior Stanislas
20Marvin Bartley88

referee

Eddie Ilderton

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target63
shots off target37
corners102
tackles won00
offsides44