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  • English FA Cup
  • 15 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 8,962
BirminghamBirminghamvLeedsLeeds
1
  • Elliott, 36
2
  • McCormack, 70
  • Diouf, pen 76

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Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 2.

90+4 mins:Foul by Curtis Davies (Birmingham City).

90+4 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Jamie Ashdown (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Peter LÝvenkrands (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Jason Pearce replaces El Hadji Diouf.

90+1 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

90+1 mins:Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

87 mins:Attempt saved. Peter LÝvenkrands (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Caddis with a cross.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Wade Elliott.

86 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

85 mins:Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

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

83 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Nathan Redmond.

81 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Green (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

81 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

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

80 mins:Luke Varney (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

79 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Peter LÝvenkrands replaces Ravel Morrison.

76 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 2. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

75 mins:Penalty conceded by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

75 mins:Offside, Leeds United. El Hadji Diouf tries a through ball, but El Hadji Diouf is caught offside.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Green (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Varney with a cross.

71 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

70 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

69 mins:Foul by El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United).

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

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

68 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

67 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

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

66 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

65 mins:Luke Varney (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

62 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

62 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

60 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

55 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

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

53 mins:Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

52 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

51 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

45+1 mins:Marlon King (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

44 mins:Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

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

42 mins:Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

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

40 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

40 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Goal! Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross.

35 mins:Attempt saved. Marlon King (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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

33 mins:Foul by Aidan White (Leeds United).

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

32 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

24 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

22 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

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

21 mins:Aidan White (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

20 mins:Lee Peltier (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

15 mins:Attempt missed. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luke Varney tries a through ball, but Luke Varney is caught offside.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

11 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Aidan White replaces Adam Drury because of an injury.

6 mins:Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

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

5 mins:Foul by El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United).

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

4 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

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

3 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

2 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 15 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • St Andrews
  • Attendance: 8,962
BirminghamBirminghamvLeedsLeeds
1
  • Elliott, 36
2
  • McCormack, 70
  • Diouf, pen 76

match report

Leeds set up a home FA Cup tie with Tottenham after coming from behind to defeat Birmingham 2-1 at St Andrews in their third-round replay.

Wade Elliott put Blues ahead shortly after the half-hour mark, just as he had done in the initial meeting which finished 1-1 ten days ago.

But once again Leeds levelled after the break, this time courtesy of Ross McCormack's first goal since September - an effort which had not looked like coming with 19-goal striker Luciano Becchio, a reported January transfer target for a handful of clubs, missing due to illness.

El-Hadji Diouf, celebrating his 32nd birthday, then quickly completed the turnaround, keeping his cool to chip home from the penalty spot after Paul Robinson had been penalised for handball.

It means Leeds will now host Spurs in the fourth round of the competition in a televised clash next Sunday, denying cash-strapped Birmingham the chance to pick up a welcome sum in the region of £200,000.

The first shot on target didn't arrive until the 35th minute, as Marlon King forced Jamie Ashdown to get down low, and the hosts did not have to wait long for a deserved opener.

King fed Nathan Redmond down the right and he sent a cross to the far post which Elliott converted.

Leeds, who had failed to manage a shot on target in almost three hours of football, finally broke their duck in the 53rd minute, Rodolph Austin's speculative effort spilled by Colin Doyle, and they went on to draw level in the 70th minute.

Paul Green's ball into the box was pulled back by Diouf at the far post and McCormack was on hand to stroke home from eight yards.

Green's header brought a solid save out of Doyle soon after, but the visitors did not have to wait long for a second.

Austin's cross struck the hand of Robinson and, after much deliberation between the officials, Diouf was handed the chance to convert from 12 yards.

Nikola Zigic saw his header cleared off the line by Aidy White as the Blues pressed for an equaliser, while fellow substitute Peter Lovenkrands was denied by a superb fingertip save from Ashdown.

team line-up

13Colin Doyle
4Steven Caldwell
30Paul Robinson
28Paul Caddis
6Curtis Davies
7Chris Burke
15Wade Elliott
22Nathan Redmond83
12Ravel Morrison77
14Morgaro Gomis
9Marlon King

substitutes

27Mitch Hancox
5Pablo IbŠŮez
19Nikola Zigic83
40Ryan Higgins
35Reece Hales
37Nick Townsend
11Peter LÝvenkrands77

referee

Andy Woolmer

team line-up

12Jamie Ashdown
3Adam Drury11
2Lee Peltier
4Tom Lees
7Paul Green
25Sam Byram
17Michael Brown
8Rodolph Austin
11Luke Varney
21El Hadji Diouf91
44Ross McCormack

substitutes

15Alan Tate
5Jason Pearce91
30Ryan Hall
28Davide Somma
19David Norris
14Aidan White11
1Patrick Kenny

referee

Andy Woolmer

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target44
shots off target37
corners46
tackles won00
offsides24