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January 15, 2013
• St. Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham
Referee: A. Woolmer
• Attendance: 8962
W. Elliott 36'
R. McCormack 70'
E. Diouf 76'
That is everything from me...head over to goal.com 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 CardJamie Ashdown
90' + 1'
Lovenkrands flicks a header just wide of the post. Big chance but again it is missed. Leeds now have five defenders on the pitch.
Diouf is substituted and milks every single clap he can...he is then ushered to get off quicker from the ref.
Forth Official indicates 3 minutes of added time.
Birmingham now keeping the ball well but need to attack forward. Entering the last few minutes of normal time.
Lovenkrands hits a volley which is brilliantly saved from Ashdown. Birmingham throwing everything forward. 'kitchen sink' etc etc
Zigic headers from a corner, it looked destined for the net but it is cleared off the line. So close.
Zigic is immediately involved linking up well with King. Leeds now playing on the counter, keeping the ball well.
Yellow CardWade Elliott
Zigic is on.
Zigic getting warmed up. The big man could be Clark's answer to some of the lost balls into the box.
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.
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.
Penalty GoalEl-Hadji Diouf
GOAL! Diouf steps up with a delicious panenka penalty. Chips it straight down the middle.
Handball by Robinson and Diouf steps up to take.
Penalty to Leeds.
Leeds now dictating the midfield battle and pushing forward with intent. Another header from Hall saved by Doyle.
GOAL! McCormack fires home with a great finish that goes underneath Doyle. 1-1. Game on.
Birmingham start lively after Leeds get the goal back.
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.
Yellow CardMichael Brown
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.
Birmingham attack Leeds with Elliot and Redmond breaking forward. Good defense from Leeds who push them backwards.
Diouf crosses the ball into the danger area, ball spilled by Doyle and Leeds win another corner. Good pressure.
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.
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.
Austin commits a delicious dive, no booking. It most certainly should of been. Superman-esque
Rough challenge by Gomis on Diouf earns the Birmingham player a booking.
Rodolph Austin hits a shot but well saved from Doyle. Leeds putting extreme pressure on The Blues.
Wade Elliot gives the ball away carelessly, it does seem Leeds have upped their game for the second half. Piling on more pressure.
Nicholas McGee: The crowd is officially just over 8,000 at St Andrews #magicofthecup
Second half has started similar to the first. Both teams a bit sloppy.
Diouf has the ball in the corner but none of his tricks are working. Double teamed by two Birmingham players.
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.
And there is the whistle. Birmingham 1-0 Leeds. (Elliot)
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.
Referee pulls the play back with Birmingham in full flow. Bad decision.
Yellow CardMorgaro Gomis
Leeds free-kick - 30 yards out. Ross McCormack stands over it.
Leeds responded well after going one down. Gomis versus Michael Brown is a great battle in the middle of the pitch.
Luke Varney goes close to grabbing an equaliser but his downward header just goes past the wrong side of the post.
GOAL! Superb finish from Wade Elliot who vollys the ball into the net. Great finish.
Wade Elliot grabs another goal against Leeds, he was the scorer in the first game as well. Brilliant finish.
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.
Nathan Redmond straight into the wall. Missed opportunity.
Freekick to Birmingham City right on the edge of the box. Burke is brought down about 20 yards out.
No doubt that these games are now devalued with both sides not exactly desperate to find a goal. Leeds haven't even taken Becchio.
Nobody put their stamp on the game yet and it's a timid affair so far. Nice football from both sides but no dramas.
Wade Elliot plays the ball into the keepers arms, he was trying to pick out King but he messed it up big style.
Chris Burke drives wide after some lovely skill going forward.
Off the pitch the two sets of fans are exchanging verbal pleasantries, which are laced with a plethora of expletives (Nicholas Mcgee)
Leeds' Drury goes off with what looks like an ankle injury and is replace by White.
Birmingham applying more pressure again with Wade Elliot crossing a dangerous ball into the box but it is cleared.
Wade Elliott - the Birmingham scorer in the tie at Elland Road - has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide.
Luke Varney has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
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)
Curtis Davies fouled by Ross McCormack. Free-kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by El-Hadji Diouf.
Rodolph Austin produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes just over the bar.
Michael Brown fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
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