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  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,738
BirminghamBirminghamvNottm ForestNottm Forest
2
  • Burke, 45+1
  • Burke, 80
1
  • Sharp, pen 90+3

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Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

90+4 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

90+4 mins:Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

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

90+2 mins:Penalty conceded by Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) after a foul in the penalty area.

90+2 mins:Penalty Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp draws a foul in the penalty area.

90 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

87 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

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

87 mins:Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

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

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

84 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Chris Cohen.

83 mins:Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

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

82 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

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

81 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

80 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 2, Nottingham Forest 0. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

77 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

77 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

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

71 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Wesley Thomas.

71 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox replaces Darius Henderson.

71 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Andy Reid.

70 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

68 mins:Attempt missed. Wesley Thomas (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

63 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Callum Reilly replaces Morgaro Gomis because of an injury.

62 mins:Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

61 mins:Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

61 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

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

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

57 mins:Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

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

56 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Radoslaw Majewski replaces Guy Moussi.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved.

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

54 mins:Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

52 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nathan Redmond replaces Robert Hall.

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

51 mins:Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Reid.

50 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

47 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

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

47 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+1 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon King.

45 mins:Attempt saved. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

44 mins:Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

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

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

43 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

33 mins:Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

28 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.

26 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Wesley Thomas tries a through ball, but Wesley Thomas is caught offside.

25 mins:Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

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

24 mins:Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

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

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

20 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

19 mins:Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

19 mins:Wesley Thomas (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Robert Hall.

7 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

7 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

7 mins:Wesley Thomas (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Darius Henderson is caught offside.

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

5 mins:Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

1 mins:Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 17,738
BirminghamBirminghamvNottm ForestNottm Forest
2
  • Burke, 45+1
  • Burke, 80
1
  • Sharp, pen 90+3

match report

Chris Burke netted a double to ensure Nottingham Forest ended a tumultuous week with a 2-1 defeat to Birmingham at St Andrews.

On Friday, Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi issued a statement insisting his relationship with Alex McLeish was cordial despite rumours to the contrary after George Boyd's move to the City Ground collapsed.

And it was Burke, another man that McLeish wanted yet failed to land before the January window closed, who struck once in either half with Billy Sharp's late penalty proving to be a mere consolation for Forest.

Forest started brightly, when Chris Cohen played a one-two with Billy Sharp before firing straight at Jack Butland, now on loan with Blues after being sold to Stoke on transfer deadline day.

Yet it was the home side who broke the deadlock when Burke showed McLeish just what he had missed out on when the diminutive winger curled a glorious effort in off the underside of the bar from the edge of the area with his left foot.

Gregg Halford squandered a wonderful chance early in the second period when he nodded over from seven yards out when all alone.

McLeish's men nearly shot themselves in the foot when Danny Collins lost out to debutant Wes Thomas on halfway but, after racing through, he was unable to keep his effort down.

That sparked a frantic period in which Butland made two terrific saves, first from Cohen before he used his feet to deny Radoslaw Majewski from the resulting corner.

Blues then broke with a counter attack but substitute Nathan Redmond got his effort all wrong, much to the dismay of Burke who was better placed, but the two combined again 10 minutes from time to effectively seal the contest in the hosts' favour.

The exciting Redmond danced past a couple of defenders before squaring for Burke to tap in a simple second.

In truth it was harsh on McLeish's side, who displayed plenty of attacking adventure which the home fans would probably not associate with the ex-Aberdeen defender.

Forest did manage to beat Butland eventually with Sharp netting a stoppage-time spot-kick after Curtis Davies had clipped his heels.

That, however, did not stop them travelling back east pointless as the St Andrew's crowd gleefully chanted: 'You're getting sacked in the morning' to McLeish.

team line-up

1Jack Butland
6Curtis Davies
28Paul Caddis
4Steven Caldwell
30Paul Robinson
7Chris Burke
15Wade Elliott
14Morgaro Gomis63
29Robert Hall52
20Wesley Thomas71
9Marlon King

substitutes

11Peter LÝvenkrands
19Nikola Zigic71
33Callum Reilly63
27Mitch Hancox
22Nathan Redmond52
8Hayden Mullins
13Colin Doyle

referee

Darren Deadman

team line-up

12Karl Darlow
5Danny Collins
15Greg Halford
36Gonzalo Jara
3Daniel Harding
11Andy Reid
22Henri Lansbury
6Guy Moussi55
8Chris Cohen83
9Darius Henderson71
24Billy Sharp

substitutes

4Simon Gillett
32Elliott Ward
10Lewis McGugan
35Khaled Al-Rashidi
23Dexter Blackstock83
28Radoslaw Majewski55
19Simon Cox71

referee

Darren Deadman

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target27
shots off target73
corners47
tackles won00
offsides47