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FA Cup

  • January 15, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • St. Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham
  • Referee: A. Woolmer
  • • Attendance: 8962

Live Commentary

  • That is everything from me...head over to to see the post reaction from the game. Cheers. Matt.
  • Diouf's penalty is a total worldy, a must see for anyone who has missed it.
  • Full Time: To use the cliche a game of two halves, Birmingham looked comfortable at the break but a inspired performance from Warnock's men sees them meet Spurs in the FA Cup 4th Round.
  • 90' + 2'
    Yellow Card Jamie Ashdown
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionEl-Hadji Diouf Jason Pearce
  • 90'
    Lovenkrands flicks a header just wide of the post. Big chance but again it is missed. Leeds now have five defenders on the pitch.
  • 90'
    Diouf is substituted and milks every single clap he can...he is then ushered to get off quicker from the ref.
  • 90'
    Forth Official indicates 3 minutes of added time.
  • 88'
    Birmingham now keeping the ball well but need to attack forward. Entering the last few minutes of normal time.
  • 85'
    Lovenkrands hits a volley which is brilliantly saved from Ashdown. Birmingham throwing everything forward. 'kitchen sink' etc etc
  • 84'
    Zigic headers from a corner, it looked destined for the net but it is cleared off the line. So close.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionNathan Redmond Nikola Zigic
  • 83'
    Zigic is immediately involved linking up well with King. Leeds now playing on the counter, keeping the ball well.
  • 80'
    Yellow Card Wade Elliott
  • 80'
    Zigic is on.
  • 80'
    Zigic getting warmed up. The big man could be Clark's answer to some of the lost balls into the box.
  • 78'
    15 minutes to go and Birmingham have switched to a more attacking style. Leeds looked dangerous in the second half going forward so will have to watch out for quick counter.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionRavel Morrison Peter Lovenkrands
  • 77'
    Lovenkrands comes on and seconds later hits a shot low and hard but it is saved by Ashdown. Three up top now for The Blues.
  • 76'
    Penalty Goal El-Hadji Diouf
    GOAL! Diouf steps up with a delicious panenka penalty. Chips it straight down the middle.
  • 75'
    Handball by Robinson and Diouf steps up to take.
  • 74'
    Penalty to Leeds.
  • 73'
    Leeds now dictating the midfield battle and pushing forward with intent. Another header from Hall saved by Doyle.
  • 70'
    Assist El-Hadji Diouf
  • 70'
    Goal Ross McCormack
    GOAL! McCormack fires home with a great finish that goes underneath Doyle. 1-1. Game on.
  • 70'
    Birmingham start lively after Leeds get the goal back.
  • 70'
    Deserved equaliser and a great finish from McCormack. This will be an interesting game tactically now. Birmingham will have to try and dictate possession again.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Michael Brown
  • 65'
    Leeds win another corner, they have had many this half. Problem is Diouf is not able to get on the end of his own set piece.
  • 64'
    Birmingham attack Leeds with Elliot and Redmond breaking forward. Good defense from Leeds who push them backwards.
  • 61'
    Diouf crosses the ball into the danger area, ball spilled by Doyle and Leeds win another corner. Good pressure.
  • 59'
    Leeds have been the better team in the second half but they need to turn some chances into goals. Another corner is held by Doyle.
  • 57'
    Nathan Redmond is one on one with the last man, promising move but can't get past. Birmingham seem to be playing on the counter this half.
  • 55'
    Austin commits a delicious dive, no booking. It most certainly should of been. Superman-esque
  • 54'
    Rough challenge by Gomis on Diouf earns the Birmingham player a booking.
  • 51'
    Rodolph Austin hits a shot but well saved from Doyle. Leeds putting extreme pressure on The Blues.
  • 50'
    Wade Elliot gives the ball away carelessly, it does seem Leeds have upped their game for the second half. Piling on more pressure.
  • 49'
    Nicholas McGee: The crowd is officially just over 8,000 at St Andrews #magicofthecup
  • 48'
    Second half has started similar to the first. Both teams a bit sloppy.
  • 46'
    Diouf has the ball in the corner but none of his tricks are working. Double teamed by two Birmingham players.
  • 45'
    We are back underway. Let's hope for a slightly better second half, very dull first stage.
  • Leeds will look to use Diouf more and grab a equaliser. The winner gets the chance to play AVB's Spurs - decent prize.
  • Birmingham will be happy with the lead and will look to extend it early in the second half. Great goal from Wade Elliot to break the deadlock after a sloppy first few minutes. Nice performance from The Blues.
  • 45'
    And there is the whistle. Birmingham 1-0 Leeds. (Elliot)
  • 45'
    Gomis lacked any sort of strength and Lee Clark will possibly decide to change him for the second half. We are in the final minute of two mins stoppage time.
  • 42'
    Referee pulls the play back with Birmingham in full flow. Bad decision.
  • 40'
    Yellow Card Morgaro Gomis
  • 39'
    Leeds free-kick - 30 yards out. Ross McCormack stands over it.
  • 39'
    Leeds responded well after going one down. Gomis versus Michael Brown is a great battle in the middle of the pitch.
  • 38'
    Luke Varney goes close to grabbing an equaliser but his downward header just goes past the wrong side of the post.
  • 36'
    Assist Nathan Redmond
  • 36'
    Goal Wade Elliott
    GOAL! Superb finish from Wade Elliot who vollys the ball into the net. Great finish.
  • 35'
    Wade Elliot grabs another goal against Leeds, he was the scorer in the first game as well. Brilliant finish.
  • 33'
    Marlon King strikes a shot on the turn from a wide ankle after being fed a lovely ball from Chris Burke. Keeper makes a nice save. Good stuff from The Blues.
  • 32'
    Nathan Redmond straight into the wall. Missed opportunity.
  • 31'
    Freekick to Birmingham City right on the edge of the box. Burke is brought down about 20 yards out.
  • 28'
    No doubt that these games are now devalued with both sides not exactly desperate to find a goal. Leeds haven't even taken Becchio.
  • 25'
    Nobody put their stamp on the game yet and it's a timid affair so far. Nice football from both sides but no dramas.
  • 24'
    Wade Elliot plays the ball into the keepers arms, he was trying to pick out King but he messed it up big style.
  • 22'
    Chris Burke drives wide after some lovely skill going forward.
  • 19'
    Off the pitch the two sets of fans are exchanging verbal pleasantries, which are laced with a plethora of expletives (Nicholas Mcgee)
  • 18'
    Leeds' Drury goes off with what looks like an ankle injury and is replace by White.
  • 15'
    Birmingham applying more pressure again with Wade Elliot crossing a dangerous ball into the box but it is cleared.
  • 13'
    Wade Elliott - the Birmingham scorer in the tie at Elland Road - has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide.
  • 10'
    SubstitutionAdam Drury Aidan White
  • 10'
    Luke Varney has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 8'
    Leeds look slightly the more hungrier of the two teams, and it is their typically boisterous fans that are making all the noise. (Nicholas McGee from St Andrew's)
  • 5'
    Curtis Davies fouled by Ross McCormack. Free-kick.
  • 4'
    Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 2'
    Rodolph Austin produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes just over the bar.
  • 1'
    Michael Brown fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.