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Birmingham   2 - 1   Wolverhampton

Kevin Phillips
Kevin Phillips scored his first Premier League brace in five years

By Sam Sheringham

Substitute Kevin Phillips scored twice as Birmingham came from behind to plunge West Midlands rivals Wolves further into relegation trouble.

Wolves went ahead when Matthew Jarvis's cross was deflected on to the post and Kevin Doyle bundled in the rebound.

The hosts showed little sign of drawing level until Craig Gardner's header from a deep cross was turned in by Phillips.

And the 36-year-old sealed the comeback with a fine chest down and volley from Stephen Carr's cross.

It was the former England striker's first Premier League brace in five years and fully justified Alex McLeish's decision to hold on to him during the January transfer window.

At the time of his introduction after 63 minutes, Wolves were good value for their lead and looked on course for a win which would have catapulted them clear of the relegation zone.

But they had not reckoned on a vintage display from Phillips, whose sharpness in front of goal brought back memories of his heyday at Sunderland and took his career tally to 249 goals.

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Before the match, there was a tribute to former Birmingham goalkeeper and manager Gil Merrick, who died on Wednesday at the age of 88.

The former England player, who steered the club to their only major trophy (1963 League Cup) made a club record 551 appearances for Blues between 1939 and 1960.

Current Blues stopped Joe Hart laid a wreath on the goal-line before the crowd showed their appreciation in a minute's applause.

Birmingham, fielding the same starting line-up for the 12th league game in a row, made an explosive start.

Phillips best off the bench - McLeish

Lee Bowyer had two shots blocked before Michael Mancienne had to be at his most alert to nod Cameron Jerome's header off the line.

Every Birmingham corner seemed to spark mayhem in the box - one inswinger led to Christian Benitez heading the ball back across goal for Jerome, whose shot on the turn was smothered by Marcus Hahnemann.

Wolves made their presence felt as the half wore on, forcing a succession of free-kicks around the Birmingham box.

On the half hour, a Jarvis set-piece presented Roland Zubar with a straightforward header, but he wastefully put the chance wide.

McCarthy bemoans Wolves mistakes

Shortly after, poor defending allowed Jerome to break free but his left-footed shot from a narrow angle struck the keeper's legs. Then, Scott Dann's half-volley shaved the outside of the post.

Wolves took the lead after a fine sweeping move, as the ball was worked to Jarvis on the left-hand side.

The winger's cross was deflected on to the near post by Johnson, but Doyle was there to bundle home the follow-up.

The most controversial moment of the half came on the stroke of half-time when Zubar appeared to push Johnson in the back inside the area.

The referee waved away Birmingham's appeals for a penalty and was berated by a fuming McLeish as he left the field for half-time.

In an open start to the second-half, the Blues committed more men forward, with Wolves looking a threat on the counter-attack.

Phillips delighted with Blues double

Lone front man Doyle did a superb job for Wolves, holding the ball up well, linking play and winning several free-kicks.

But the match was to turn on an incident on the hour when Benitez was injured in a clash with Hahnemann and had to be replaced by Phillips.

A sharp save by Hahnemann from Jerome served notice of the threat posed by the home side, but it was Birmingham's other front man who was to steal the show.

His equaliser came with 10 minutes remaining, with a sharp near post volley after Keith Fahey's cross had been headed back across goal by Gardner.

And five minutes later, Carr ran from the halfway line and planted a cross on to Phillips' chest. The striker swivelled and fired the ball past the keeper and into the corner.

The Blues have lost just one of their last 15 league games and are five points clear of ninth-placed Everton.


Birmingham manager Alex McLeish on Kevin Phillips:
"I just think he's better coming off the bench.

"When he comes on as bright as he did today then there's no better man in that box for you.

"Kevin has just got that natural ability, he's a born finisher. He's elusive in the box and difficult to pick up. How do you coach that?"

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy:
"I have not been in our dressing room before and seen the lads as disappointed as that after a game.

"You feel hard done by, and it is hard, but we've got a game on Wednesday (against Tottenham), and that is the motivation we need.

"If we play like that in our remaining games, I don't think we can be written off.

"I had no doubt that the team would perform today, and they have done that on many occasions this season."

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Sunday, 7 February 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Birmingham 2-1 Wolves FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Phillips 80
  • Phillips 85
  • Doyle 42

Birmingham

Substitutes

Wolverhampton

Substitutes

Ref: ProbertAtt: 24,165
BIRMINGHAM
WOLVES

Possession

  • Birmingham 54%
  • Wolves 46%

Attempts on target

  • Birmingham 10
  • Wolves 5

Attempts off target

  • Birmingham 5
  • Wolves 7

Corners

  • Birmingham 11
  • Wolves 4

Fouls

  • Birmingham 12
  • Wolves 18
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:47 The match has reached full-time.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:08 Foul by Adlene Guedioura (Wolverhampton) on Stephen Carr (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+3:44 Kevin Phillips (Birmingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+3:18 Cross by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton), resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:59 Defending throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 90:00+2:29 Craig Gardner (Birmingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+1:58 Attacking throw-in by Craig Gardner (Birmingham).
  • 90:00+1:14 Free kick taken right-footed by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) from right wing, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Craig Gardner (Birmingham). Attacking throw-in by Craig Gardner (Birmingham).
  • 90:00+1:14 Booking Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:07 Foul by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) on Michael Mancienne (Wolverhampton).
  • 90:00+0:15 Defending throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 89:50 Foul by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton) on Keith Fahey (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Dann (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 89:05 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 89:01+2:02 Booking Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:54 Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 87:54 Substitution Wolverhampton substitution: Matthew Jarvis replaced by Andrew Surman (tactical).
  • 87:38 Substitution Wolverhampton substitution: Kevin Foley replaced by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (tactical).
  • 86:43 Booking Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) booked for dissent.
  • 86:24 Booking Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:18 Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) on Barry Ferguson (Birmingham).
  • 84:53 Assist (cross) by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) from right side of penalty area.
  • 84:53 GOAL - Kevin PhillipsBirmingham 2 - 1 Wolverhampton goal by Kevin Phillips (Birmingham) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Birmingham 2-1 Wolverhampton.
  • 84:53 Cross by Stephen Carr (Birmingham),
  • 83:38 Defending throw-in by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham).
  • 83:15 Attacking throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 82:36 Roger Johnson (Birmingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 81:54 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Craig Gardner (Birmingham) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 81:22 Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) on Scott Dann (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) from own half, passed.
  • 81:05 Shot by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Scott Dann (Birmingham).
  • 80:45 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton).
  • 80:26 Foul by Craig Gardner (Birmingham) on Adlene Guedioura (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) from left wing, passed.
  • 79:04 Assist (header) by Craig Gardner (Birmingham) from right side of penalty area.
  • 79:04 GOAL - Kevin PhillipsBirmingham 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Goal by Kevin Phillips (Birmingham) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Birmingham 1-1 Wolverhampton.
  • 78:57 Shot by Kevin Phillips (Birmingham) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton).
  • 78:20 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Craig Gardner (Birmingham) to centre, clearance by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton).
  • 78:03 Cross by Craig Gardner (Birmingham), resulting in open play.
  • 77:25 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 76:58 Shot by Adlene Guedioura (Wolverhampton) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 76:22 Shot by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton). Defending throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 75:53 Shot by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 75:19 Foul by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) on Karl Henry (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 75:03 Attacking throw-in by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham).
  • 74:23 Shot by Kevin Phillips (Birmingham) left-footed from left channel (35+ yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 73:53 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 73:53 Substitution Birmingham substitution: James McFadden replaced by Keith Fahey (tactical).
  • 72:40 Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Dann (Birmingham) from own half, passed.
  • 72:28 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 72:06 Defending throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 71:18 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 71:00 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 70:35 Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) on Craig Gardner (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 70:21 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 69:27 Cross by Craig Gardner (Birmingham), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 69:09 Cross by James McFadden (Birmingham), clearance by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton).
  • 67:56 Shot by Adlene Guedioura (Wolverhampton) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Joe Hart (Birmingham). Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) on Barry Ferguson (Birmingham). Free kick crossed right-footed by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 67:18 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 67:18 Substitution Birmingham substitution: Sebastian Larsson replaced by Craig Gardner (tactical).
  • 66:51 Substitution Wolverhampton substitution: David Jones replaced by Adlene Guedioura (tactical).
  • 65:56 Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 65:56 Booking Scott Dann (Birmingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 65:44 Foul by Scott Dann (Birmingham) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton).
  • 65:35 Cross by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham), clearance by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton).
  • 65:15 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 64:59 Attacking throw-in by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham).
  • 64:17 Foul by David Jones (Wolverhampton) on Lee Bowyer (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 63:30 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 63:11 Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) on Roger Johnson (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) from own half, passed.
  • 62:38 Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 62:38 Substitution Birmingham substitution: Christian Benitez replaced by Kevin Phillips (injury).
  • 61:17 Christian Benitez (Birmingham) caught offside.
  • 60:41 Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) on Lee Bowyer (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 60:04 Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 58:47 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to centre, comfortable save (caught) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 58:15 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to centre, clearance by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton).
  • 57:11 Defending throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 56:20 Shot by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 55:51 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 54:50 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 54:44 Cross by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham), clearance by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton).
  • 53:33 Foul by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) on Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 52:51 Foul by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton) on James McFadden (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 52:24 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 51:25 Defending throw-in by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham).
  • 50:51 Foul by David Jones (Wolverhampton) on Lee Bowyer (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 49:52 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) to centre, header by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 49:31 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 48:27 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 48:11 Attacking throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 47:44 Defending throw-in by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 47:06 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 46:26 Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 46:26 Booking David Jones (Wolverhampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 46:17 Foul by David Jones (Wolverhampton) on Christian Benitez (Birmingham).
  • 45:33 Foul by Scott Dann (Birmingham) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton). Free kick crossed left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) from right wing, clearance by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:16 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:46 Attacking throw-in by James McFadden (Birmingham).
  • 45:00+0:59 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 45:00+0:25 Free kick taken right-footed by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:25 Booking Michael Mancienne (Wolverhampton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:17 Foul by Michael Mancienne (Wolverhampton) on Christian Benitez (Birmingham).
  • 44:39 Attacking throw-in by David Jones (Wolverhampton).
  • 42:43 Foul by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton) on Cameron Jerome (Birmingham). Free kick curled right-footed by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham) from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 41:32 GOAL - Kevin DoyleBirmingham 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Goal by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) right-footed (top-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Birmingham 0-1 Wolverhampton.
  • 41:22 Cross by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton), resulting in open play.
  • 40:26 Shot by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 39:36 Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 39:36 Booking Roger Johnson (Birmingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:29 Foul by Roger Johnson (Birmingham) on Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 39:09 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 37:57 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) to far post, header by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 37:24 Cross by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton), clearance by Roger Johnson (Birmingham). Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton). Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 36:23 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) to centre, comfortable save (caught) by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 34:59 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham) to centre, save (punched) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton). Shot by Scott Dann (Birmingham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 34:45 Shot by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (with feet) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 33:21 Foul by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) on Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton). Free kick crossed left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) from right wing, foul by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) on Roger Johnson (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 32:17 Attacking throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 31:27 Defending throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 30:14 Foul by Stephen Carr (Birmingham) on Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) from left wing, header by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 29:18 Cross by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham), header by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 28:59 Foul by David Jones (Wolverhampton) on Barry Ferguson (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) from right channel, passed.
  • 28:04 Shot by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Stephen Carr (Birmingham). Attacking throw-in by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 27:33 Cross by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 27:11 Cross by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton), clearance by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham). Attacking throw-in by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton).
  • 26:30 Foul by James McFadden (Birmingham) on Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 26:10 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 25:35 Cross by Scott Dann (Birmingham), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 25:17 Foul by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton) on James McFadden (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham) from right wing, passed.
  • 25:10 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 24:40 Attacking throw-in by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 23:48 Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Jarvis (Wolverhampton) from left wing, clearance by Barry Ferguson (Birmingham).
  • 23:48 Booking Joe Hart (Birmingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:41 Foul by Joe Hart (Birmingham) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton).
  • 23:05 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 21:28 Foul by Scott Dann (Birmingham) on Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton). Free kick taken right-footed by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton) from right channel, passed. Shot by David Jones (Wolverhampton) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 20:31 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 20:19 Attacking throw-in by James McFadden (Birmingham).
  • 19:40 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 18:44 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by David Jones (Wolverhampton) to near post, comfortable save (caught) by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 18:21 James McFadden (Birmingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:55 Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton) on Roger Johnson (Birmingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:31 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 16:51 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 15:26 Cross by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham), clearance by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham) to near post, header by Scott Dann (Birmingham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Shot by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 14:30 David Jones (Wolverhampton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Hart (Birmingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:21 Cross by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton), clearance by Stephen Carr (Birmingham).
  • 14:05 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 13:48 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 13:02 Shot by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 12:36 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 12:03 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 11:42 Cross by James McFadden (Birmingham), comfortable save (caught) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 11:30 Attacking throw-in by James McFadden (Birmingham).
  • 10:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham) to centre, save (punched) by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 9:28 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 8:52 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 8:20 Cross by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton), clearance by Roger Johnson (Birmingham).
  • 7:18 Defending throw-in by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton).
  • 7:01 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 6:47 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 6:22 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Birmingham).
  • 5:44 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to far post, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 4:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to far post, header by Cameron Jerome (Birmingham) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), blocked by Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton).
  • 4:28 Cross by Christian Benitez (Birmingham), clearance by Ronald Zubar (Wolverhampton). Shot by Lee Bowyer (Birmingham) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton).
  • 3:42 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to far post, clearance by Jody Craddock (Wolverhampton).
  • 3:30 Shot by James McFadden (Birmingham) left-footed from right wing (20 yards), clearance by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton).
  • 2:54 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by James McFadden (Birmingham) to centre, clearance by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton).
  • 1:55 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 1:16 Goal kick taken long by Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton).
  • 0:28 Attacking throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 0:18 Defending throw-in by Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham).
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Premier League results

7 Feb 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 25 40 58
2 Man Utd 25 41 56
3 Arsenal 25 30 49
4 Liverpool 25 17 44
5 Tottenham 25 20 43
6 Man City 23 13 41
7 Aston Villa 24 13 41
8 Birmingham 24 0 37
9 Everton 24 -2 32
10 Fulham 25 -1 31
11 Stoke 23 -4 29
12 Blackburn 25 -18 28
13 Sunderland 24 -10 25
14 Hull 25 -25 24
15 Burnley 24 -22 23
16 Wigan 23 -23 23
17 Bolton 23 -15 22
18 West Ham 24 -10 21
19 Wolves 24 -22 21
20 Portsmouth 24 -22 15

see also
Sunday's football as it happened
07 Feb 10 |  Football
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