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Highlights - Blackpool 2-2 Birmingham

Second-half substitute Nikola Zigic scores late on to rescue a point for Birmingham against Blackpool.

Second-half substitute Nikola Zigic scored late on to rescue a point for Birmingham against Blackpool.

The Serbian striker converted Jonathan Spector's cross in the 87th minute.

Marlon King put Birmingham in front when he slotted home Wade Elliott's through-ball but Stephen Crainey prodded home for Blackpool soon after.

Blackpool took a second-half lead thanks to Neal Eardley's stunning 25-yard strike but Zigic earned a draw.

King grabbed his fifth of the season when he met Elliott's centre and fired past Matthew Gilks in the Blackpool goal.

Blackpool responded two minutes later when Lomana LuaLua found Crainey unmarked in the area and he poked home the equaliser.

LuaLua, who had been dropped for Blackpool's previous game at Middlesbrough, was then provider again when he teed up Eardley, but it was the defender who did the hard work to fire in his first goal for a year.

Zigic was introduced in the 71st minute and missed a glorious chance when he headed wide from point-blank range five minutes from time but two minutes later he grabbed the equaliser.

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-2 Birmingham FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Crainey 31
  • Eardley 57
  • King 29
  • Zigic 87

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 23 M Phillips (Ince 81)
  • 37 Shelvey
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Angel 77)
  • 38 LuaLua (McManaman 81)

Substitutes

  • 29 Howard,
  • 17 Basham,
  • 31 Angel,
  • 36 Ince,
  • 39 McManaman

Birmingham

  • 01 Myhill
  • 02 Carr
  • 03 Murphy
  • 04 Caldwell
  • 23 Spector yellow card
  • 24 Davies
  • 07 Burke
  • 11 Beausejour (Zigic 71)
  • 15 Elliott (Wood 89)
  • 18 Fahey
  • 09 King

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle,
  • 05 Pablo,
  • 08 N'daw,
  • 19 Zigic,
  • 39 Wood
Ref: GrahamAtt: 13,436
BLACKPOOL
BIRMINGHAM

Possession

  • Blackpool 51%
  • Birmingham 49%

Attempts on target

  • Blackpool 3
  • Birmingham 5

Attempts off target

  • Blackpool 8
  • Birmingham 6

Corners

  • Blackpool 4
  • Birmingham 6

Fouls

  • Blackpool 6
  • Birmingham 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:08 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+4:29 The ball is swung over by Jonjo Shelvey.
  • 90:00+4:21 The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, clearance made by Nikola Zigic.
  • 90:00+3:40 Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:40 Booking Jonathan Spector is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:14 Jonathan Spector gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson.
  • 90:00+2:22 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke to the near post, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:18 Callum McManaman is ruled offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:02 Neal Eardley takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell.
  • 89:50 Centre by Callum McManaman.
  • 88:44 Substitution Chris Wood is brought on as a substitute for Wade Elliott.
  • 87:19 The ball is crossed by Jonjo Shelvey, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
  • 86:14 Assist by Jonathan Spector.
  • 86:14 GOAL - Nikola ZigicBlackpool 2 - 2 Birmingham Nikola Zigic grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-2 Birmingham.
  • 86:05 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Spector,
  • 85:18 Keith Fahey produces a cross, Header from close range by Nikola Zigic misses to the right of the goal.
  • 84:58 Corner taken by Wade Elliott.
  • 83:33 Jonjo Shelvey crosses the ball, Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:52 The referee blows for offside against Martinez Angel. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 82:37 The ball is swung over by Thomas Ince.
  • 81:52 Steven Caldwell crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Ian Evatt. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 80:06 Substitution Thomas Ince is brought on as a substitute for Matt Phillips.
  • 80:06 Substitution Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes off and Callum McManaman comes on.
  • 79:20 Curtis Davies delivers the ball, Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 78:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Keith Fahey. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 77:42 Wade Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Martinez Angel. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
  • 75:49 Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:49 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Martinez Angel coming on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 75:49 Gary Taylor-Fletcher is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 75:26 A cross is delivered by Wade Elliott, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 74:17 Marlon King is caught offside. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
  • 70:02 Substitution Jean Beausejour goes off and Nikola Zigic comes on.
  • 65:06 Jonjo Shelvey has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 63:08 Corner taken by Wade Elliott from the right by-line played to the near post, David Murphy produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
  • 62:50 Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 60:46 Neal Eardley challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wade Elliott crosses the ball in from the free kick, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:11 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matt Phillips misses to the left of the goal.
  • 58:46 Corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre, Keith Fahey makes a clearance.
  • 56:36 GOAL - Neal EardleyBlackpool 2 - 1 Birmingham Neal Eardley finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-1 Birmingham.
  • 56:23 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Carr.
  • 54:30 Lomana Tresor LuaLua is caught offside. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:01 Shot on goal by Chris Burke from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 51:36 The ball is swung over by David Murphy, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:56 Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
  • 46:42 Matt Phillips produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:59 Keith Fahey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:59 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by David Murphy. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 41:07 Outswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
  • 40:59 Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
  • 39:35 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:33 Foul by Barry Ferguson on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
  • 36:50 Matt Phillips produces a cross.
  • 35:46 Effort from deep inside the area by Barry Ferguson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 34:27 Outswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the right by-line.
  • 32:07 Wade Elliott delivers the ball, Marlon King has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 30:43 Assist on the goal came from Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
  • 30:43 GOAL - Stephen CraineyBlackpool 1 - 1 Birmingham Stephen Crainey gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Birmingham.
  • 29:29 Lomana Tresor LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 28:05 Assist by Wade Elliott.
  • 28:05 GOAL - Marlon KingBlackpool 0 - 1 Birmingham Goal scored by Marlon King from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Birmingham.
  • 27:00 The official flags Gary Taylor-Fletcher offside. Indirect free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
  • 22:53 The ball is crossed by Chris Burke.
  • 22:16 The referee blows for offside against Jean Beausejour. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:36 The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley.
  • 19:14 The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley.
  • 18:45 Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
  • 18:03 The offside flag is raised against David Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
  • 17:22 Outswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott from the right by-line, clearance made by Jonjo Shelvey.
  • 16:59 Centre by Chris Burke, Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 16:46 Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Jonathan Spector.
  • 11:48 Matt Phillips challenges Steven Caldwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Murphy.
  • 11:08 The official flags Stephen Carr offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:26 Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 9:03 The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, clearance by Stephen Carr.
  • 7:57 Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Caldwell.
  • 7:47 Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Stephen Carr manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:36 Unfair challenge on Keith Fahey by Barry Ferguson results in a free kick. David Murphy takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:12 Outswinging corner taken by Chris Burke.
  • 5:53 Wade Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.
  • 4:30 Foul by Keith Fahey on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded. Neal Eardley crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 3:53 Chris Burke produces a cross, Gary Taylor-Fletcher manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:46 Jonjo Shelvey has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 1:12 The referee blows for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Steven Caldwell takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 18 21 39
2 West Ham 18 18 37
3 Cardiff 19 11 34
4 Middlesbrough 18 8 32
5 Leeds 18 1 28
6 Blackpool 18 7 27
7 Hull 17 0 27
8 Birmingham 16 5 26
9 Leicester 18 4 26
10 Crystal Palace 18 1 26
11 Brighton 18 0 26
12 Peterborough 18 3 24
13 Reading 18 1 24
14 Barnsley 18 -1 24
15 Derby 18 -5 24
16 Burnley 18 -4 21
17 Portsmouth 18 -1 20
18 Ipswich 17 -8 20
19 Watford 18 -9 20
20 Nott'm Forest 18 -12 20
21 Millwall 18 0 19
22 Bristol City 18 -10 19
23 Coventry 19 -13 13
24 Doncaster 18 -17 13

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