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  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 15,299
BirminghamBirminghamvBrightonBrighton
2
  • Caldwell, 18
  • Zigic, 90+2
2
  • Barnes, 24
  • David López, 43

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Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

90+5 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gary Dicker tries a through ball, but Gary Dicker is caught offside.

90+3 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

90+2 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon King with a cross.

86 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Vicente tries a through ball, but Vicente is caught offside.

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

85 mins:Vicente (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Vicente replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

82 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Ravel Morrison replaces Callum Reilly.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Caddis with a cross.

78 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

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

76 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gary Dicker replaces Andrea Orlandi.

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

74 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74 mins:Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

74 mins:Marlon King (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

70 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. William Buckley replaces David López.

70 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Marlon King replaces Nathan Redmond.

67 mins:Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67 mins:Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

66 mins:Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City).

66 mins:Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

61 mins:Attempt saved. Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

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

60 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

59 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

58 mins:Attempt blocked. Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

55 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

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

54 mins:Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Íńigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53 mins:Foul by Íńigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

50 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

49 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Ashley Barnes tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

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

46 mins:Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

46 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Wade Elliott.

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

45+2 mins:Hand ball by Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

45 mins:Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

43 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Wayne Bridge.

41 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

38 mins:Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

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

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

33 mins:Foul by Dean Hammond (Brighton and Hove Albion).

33 mins:Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

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

31 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

28 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

26 mins:Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion).

26 mins:Jack Butland (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi with a cross.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by David López.

19 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

18 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

17 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

16 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. David López tries a through ball, but David López is caught offside.

14 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

13 mins:Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

11 mins:Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

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

8 mins:Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

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

2 mins:Íńigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 15,299
BirminghamBirminghamvBrightonBrighton
2
  • Caldwell, 18
  • Zigic, 90+2
2
  • Barnes, 24
  • David López, 43

match report

Nikola Zigic salvaged a stoppage-time point for Birmingham thanks to Tomasz Kuszczak's howler as Brighton's play-off aspirations were checked with a 2-2 draw at St Andrew's.

The Serbian netted a last-gasp point for Blues for the third time this season but his header owed more to a glaring error from Kuszczak, who allowed the ball to slip through his hands.

Steven Caldwell headed the hosts in front after 18 minutes with what was his first league goal in 18 months at the club, but the Seagulls levelled soon after courtesy of Ashley Barnes' sixth of the season and second in as many games.

David Lopez volleyed home in style what looked to be the winner just before half-time only for Zigic to equalise late on, with Blues' sought-after goalkeeper Jack Butland then producing a wonder save to keep out Dean Hammond.

Albion's late setback has seen them drop five points beind the top six although they have moved up one place in the npower Championship table to eighth.

Cash-strapped Blues continue to look increasingly over their shoulder at the relegation places, with just win in their last 10 games. They remain in 20th spot - five points clear of danger.

Those present at a cold St Andrew's watched a tentative start to proceedings although the home faithful were roused after 18 minutes.

Rob Hall's corner from the right was met by an unmarked Caldwell at the back post and he powered home a header past Kuszczak.

Yet the visitors levelled in the 24th minute. Andrea Orlandi broke down the left and cut a ball back for Barnes who fired into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Chris Burke, who netted the winner a 1-0 triumph for Birmingham in the reverse fixture earlier this season, was thwarted by a fine parried save from Kuszczak just before half-time.

And the stop proved crucial as Brighton claimed the lead in the 43rd minute.

The source was again further good work down the left which resulted in Wayne Bridge sending over a great cross to Lopez, who volleyed goalwards and under the body of Butland.

Zigic was introduced by Lee Clark at the break and the towering striker instantly added a new dimension to the hosts' attack but Kuszczak was not really troubled.

A well worked Brighton move resulted in Orlandi's effort being deflected off target by Callum Reilly just before the hour mark, with Jack Butland on hand to turn away the Spaniard's free-kick soon after.

Burke fired wide from distance with 15 minutes remaining before Zigic looped a header over.

The substitute was then denied by a saving tackle by Seagulls skipper Gordon Greer in the closing stages, before the last-gasp drama secured an unlikely point for the midlands outfit.

team line-up

1Jack Butland
30Paul Robinson
4Steven Caldwell
6Curtis Davies
28Paul Caddis
7Chris Burke
15Wade Elliott46
14Morgaro Gomis
33Callum Reilly82
22Nathan Redmond70
29Robert Hall

substitutes

11Peter Lřvenkrands
12Ravel Morrison82
27Mitch Hancox
9Marlon King70
19Nikola Zigic46
8Hayden Mullins
13Colin Doyle

referee

Phil Dowd

team line-up

29Tomasz Kuszczak
28Wayne Bridge
14Íńigo Calderón
6Adam El-Abd
3Gordon Greer
26Liam Bridcutt
4Dean Hammond
11Andrea Orlandi76
21David López70
12Craig Mackail-Smith82
9Ashley Barnes

substitutes

25Kazenga Lua Lua
18Gary Dicker76
30William Buckley70
15Vicente82
16Casper Ankergren
7Will Hoskins
5Lewis Dunk

referee

Phil Dowd

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target43
shots off target54
corners78
tackles won00
offsides04