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Birmingham v Albion - from St Andrew's
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- Second half: Birmingham 2 Albion 2
- CMS returns in place of Buckley, no Ulloa
- Barnes equlises, David adds second
- Zigic levels in added time
- Five pages of coverage in The Argus on Monday
Feels like a defeat right now but in time we might see this as a decent point. Thanks for joining me this afternoon
Finished 2-2. Harsh on Albion to be pegged back like that after producing a really good performance. Uncharacteristic mistake from Kuszczak who had his head in his hands as he walked off
Mistake from Kuszczak two minutes into added time as he fumbles a tame header from Zigic over the line.
Superb block by Greer to deny Zigic in a dangerous position with five minutes remaining.
Vicente on for CMS with eight minutes remaining Morrison on for Reilly or Birmingham
El-Abd becomes fourth Albion player booked for foul on sub King. Now Dicker on for Orlandi
Buckley on for David 70 mins, King on for Redmond for Birmingham
Greer becomes third Albion player booked after Bridcutt and Calderon
Caldwell booked for a foul just outside the penalty area and Orland's on-target free-kick was punched away for a corner by Butland
Orlandi's shot deflected over the bar with Barnes unmarked outside of him
Birmingham have more of a presence with Zigic up front but Albion are looking threatening on the counter attack
Crowd is 15,229 with 1,221 travelling fans which is tremendous considering the weather.
Sub before second half gets under way. Big striker Zigic on for midfielder Elliott
Teams are back out ...
If scores stay as they are Albion would be up seventh tonight, within five points of Palace with a game in hand
That's three in six games for David but his first from open play. And his first away from The Amex
Albion have never scored twice at Birmingham before and lost. First time was the 2-1 win in 1989 and then a 3-3 draw in 1995
Half-time: 2-1 to Albion. Great response from Albion after going behind and two good finishes too. The home fans are not happy
Albion take the lead as Bridge's cross falls for DAVID who meets it with a fierce volley which is too hot for Butland as it ripples the net. 43 mins
Left-footed strike from Burke from just inside the box looks like it is heading in but Kuszczak is equal to it with a fine one-handed save. 40 mins
Not much going the way of CMS at the moment but Barnes is playing well again
I wish he had Mikey. Unfortunately cold fingers pressed the buttom twice. However, Albion are playing pretty well so let's hope I can tell you about a second
Youngster Callum Reilly fires one narrowly over the bar for Birmingham but aside from that Albion are looking quite sharp now
Orlandi brought down on edge of area by Caldwell. Ref gave it just outside and David's free-kick is deflected over the bar. This is better fro Albion
That's more like it. Orlandi plays the ball inside and BARNES drills home from 20 yards for his second goal in as many games. 24mins
On Ulloa, no,we have asked and no one has confirmed that but I can't see any other reason why he wouldn't be involved today. Rest assured, we will be asking Gus afterwards as we all want to see him involved
Birmingham take the lead through CALDWELL'S header from a Rob Hall corner from the right. He met it well. 18 minutes
Chris Burke curls a left-footed shot well wide for Birmingham on 10 mins
Rob Hall's free-kick from 22 yards took a deflection to wrong-foot Kuszczak but flew wide of the fr post for a corner
All quiet in terms of chances after 7 mins
Difficult to see how many Albion fans there are due to a low gantry but they are in good voice on a cold afternoon
Albion have started with Barnes to the left of CMS with David to his right and Orlandi, looking for a third goal in as many games, in left midfield
Players are on their way out to the tune of Mr Blue Sky ...
Albion have slipped a place to ninth after Nottingham Forest's 1-1 draw with Derby, which has just finished
Albion have only ever won here once, back in 1989. Let's hope we can change that today
Hoping for a Cyclone here but instead got melting snow. I would settle for a win and an appearance from Vicente
King on the bench for Birmingham along with Zigic; the highly-rated Butland back in goal
Birmingham: Butland; Caddis, Davies, Caldwell, Robinson; Burke, Gomis, Reilly, Elliott; Redmond, Hall. Subs: Hancox, Mullins, Morrison, Lovenkrands, King, Zigic, Doyle.
Albion: Kuszczak; Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt, David, Hammond; Barnes, Mackail-Smith, Orlandi. Subs: Dunk, Dicker, Vicente, LuaLua, Buckley, Hoskins, Ankergren
The team news is CMS is back in place of Will Buckley as the only change. Ulloa is not in the squad, we assume international clearance did not come through in time
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