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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,068
BoltonBoltonvBirminghamBirmingham
3
  • Alonso, 27
  • Lee Chung-Yong, 33
  • Andrews, pen 79
1
  • Zigic, 11

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Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Birmingham City 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Birmingham City 1.

90+5 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

90+4 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Chris Eagles.

90+3 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

90+3 mins:Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Foul by Hayden Mullins (Birmingham City).

90+3 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

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

90 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield from a direct free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jacob Butterfield replaces Jay Spearing.

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

88 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Second yellow card to Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) for a bad foul.

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

87 mins:Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

84 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

84 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

82 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

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

80 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

80 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

79 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Jake Jervis replaces Callum Reilly.

79 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Birmingham City 1. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

78 mins:Penalty conceded by Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

77 mins:Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

77 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nathan Redmond replaces Chris Burke.

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

72 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

68 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles tries a through ball, but Chris Eagles is caught offside.

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

65 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

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

65 mins:Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Darren Pratley tries a through ball, but Darren Pratley is caught offside.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left.

60 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

60 mins:Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

59 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Wade Elliott replaces Jonathan Spector.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

50 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

48 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

47 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 2, Birmingham City 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Birmingham City 1.

45+2 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Darren Pratley tries a through ball, but Darren Pratley is caught offside.

45+1 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

45+1 mins:Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

45+1 mins:Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

44 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

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

41 mins:Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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

37 mins:Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

36 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Birmingham City 1. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

32 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Darren Pratley tries a through ball, but Darren Pratley is caught offside.

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

31 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

30 mins:Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28 mins:Foul by Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers).

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

27 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Birmingham City 1. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) header from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyrone Mears with a cross.

21 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

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

17 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

14 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

11 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Birmingham City 1. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

10 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

4 mins:Foul by Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers).

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

3 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,068
BoltonBoltonvBirminghamBirmingham
3
  • Alonso, 27
  • Lee Chung-Yong, 33
  • Andrews, pen 79
1
  • Zigic, 11

match report

Bolton put the disappointment of back-to-back defeats behind them with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over struggling Birmingham.

Dougie Freedman's side suffered losses to lowly Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday over the festive period and fell behind after just 11 minutes.

Nikola Zigic headed his fifth of the season but the hosts hit back to lead by half-time with goals from Marcos Alonso and Chung-Yong Lee. A second-half penalty from Keith Andrews settled the matter and Zigic saw red as Birmingham's three-match unbeaten run came to an end.

The hosts started much the brighter, Chris Eagles cutting in from the right and trying his luck with an early long-range strike but Jack Butland was equal to the challenge.

The Trotters threatened again moments later as Jay Spearing hit a superb looping volley from 30 yards which just dropped wide of the post.

But it was Lee Clark's side who seized the advantage. Chris Burke's right-wing corner hung in the air and Zigic came through a crowded scene to nod home from six yards.

Bolton equalised when Tyrone Mears burst down the right and delivered a teasing ball for Alonso to provide the headed finish, outmuscling Curtis Davies to do so, in the 27th minute.

It got even better for Freedman's side just past the half-hour mark, Lee skipping past two defenders, rounding Butland and squeezing the ball in from a tight angle.

The impressive Spearing linked well with Kevin Davies and the veteran striker forced a smart stop from Butland.

Clark turned to his bench for inspiration early in the second half, bringing on Wade Elliott for Jonathan Spector.

But after City's Steven Caldwell handled in the box, Andrews stepped up to calmly steer the spot-kick past Butland in the 79th minute.

Zigic was given his marching orders late on after picking up two bookings in little over a minute as the Serb went from hero to zero.

team line-up

1Adam Bogdan
5Tim Ream
2Tyrone Mears
12Zat Knight
3Marcos Alonso
21Darren Pratley
7Chris Eagles94
8Keith Andrews
27Lee Chung-Yong
20Jay Spearing89
14Kevin Davies

substitutes

17Benik Afobe94
24Andy Lonergan
19Marvin Sordell
18Sam Ricketts
29Jacob Butterfield89
23Joe Riley
10Martin Petrov

referee

Simon Hooper

team line-up

1Jack Butland
30Paul Robinson
6Curtis Davies
23Jonathan Spector59
4Steven Caldwell
27Mitch Hancox
8Hayden Mullins
33Callum Reilly79
7Chris Burke72
19Nikola Zigic
29Robert Hall

substitutes

16Ben Gordon
13Colin Doyle
20Jake Jervis79
15Wade Elliott59
31Emmitt Delfouneso
5Pablo Ibez
22Nathan Redmond72

referee

Simon Hooper

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target63
shots off target70
corners101
tackles won00
offsides43