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Birmingham   3 - 2   Rochdale

Birmingham's James McFadden (right) is closely watched by Rochdale's Anthony Elding
McFadden (right) stroked in a dubious penalty to level for Blues

Birmingham had to come from a goal down to overcome a gutsy Rochdale in the second round of the Carling Cup.

The visitors went ahead when Gary Jones pounced after Scott Wiseman's strike was parried by keeper Maik Taylor.

A dubious penalty for a Marcus Holness foul on Matt Derbyshire allowed James McFadden to level before David Murphy fired in from close range for Blues.

Derbyshire then slotted in from close range and, despite Jones firing in Dale's second, the home side held on.

The League One visitors had made life uncomfortable for their Premier League hosts and 33-year-old Jones had tapped in to give Birmingham notice they were in for a tough game when he put Rochdale in front.

606: DEBATE

The lead was quickly cancelled out by McFadden's spot-kick but the visitors were unhappy at what they perceived a harsh penalty award against them by referee Mike Russell.

Birmingham took the lead when Murphy, making his first appearance for the home side since breaking a kneecap at Watford 16 months ago, volleyed in after Roger Johnson's knock-down.

Dale keeper Josh Lillis failed to hold a close range sidefoot from debutant Derbyshire as the striker's effort was deemed to have crossed the line before it had been cleared from the Dale goalmouth.

It appeared victory was assured for the home side but Jones slotted in after a low cross from the impressive Chris O'Grady to set up an anxious finale, which Birmingham eventually came through.


Birmingham boss Alex McLeish on Derbyshire:
"Matt got brighter as the game went on.

"You saw a glimpse of him when he got up the side from the first penetrating pass of the night and won the penalty.

"He started to look very dangerous in the second half in and around the box. He got his goal and linked up well."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill:
"The performance will be forgotten in a few days while the result stays in the mind and on the records.

"We carved out some really good opportunities but we are on a steep learning curve.

"We have to let players make mistakes, that's how you learn. But mistakes mean you lose and modern football suggests losing games loses you your job."

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Birmingham 3-2 Rochdale FT
(HT 1-1)
  • McFadden (pen) 28
  • Murphy 48
  • Derbyshire 53
  • Jones 26
  • Jones 76

Birmingham

Substitutes

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Wiseman
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 04 Holness (Thompson 64)
  • 26 Dawson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Jones
  • 16 Tutte (Done 64)
  • 09 Elding (Akpa Akpro 64)
  • 19 O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 21 Edwards,
  • 12 Goodall,
  • 18 Thompson,
  • 10 Redshaw,
  • 11 Done,
  • 34 Andre,
  • 14 Akpa Akpro
Ref: RussellAtt: 6,431
BIRMINGHAM
ROCHDALE

Possession

  • Birmingham 52%
  • Rochdale 48%

Attempts on target

  • Birmingham 8
  • Rochdale 6

Attempts off target

  • Birmingham 9
  • Rochdale 7

Corners

  • Birmingham 6
  • Rochdale 1

Fouls

  • Birmingham 4
  • Rochdale 5
  • Final Result
  • 93:35 The match gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:19 Defending throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 90:00+1:57 The official flags Sebastian Larsson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
  • 90:00+1:44 Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:23 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.
  • 90:00+0:09 Short corner worked by Sebastian Larsson.
  • 90:00 The referee ends the match.
  • 89:51 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 89:21 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 87:39 The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
  • 86:58 Nikola Zigic takes a shot. Joe Widdowson gets a block in.
  • 86:11 Goal kick taken long by Josh Lillis (Rochdale).
  • 85:58 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 85:22 Shot from a long way out by Nikola Zigic goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 84:18 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro sends in a cross.
  • 82:57 The ball is delivered by Nathan Redmond, Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.
  • 82:26 Defending throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 81:48 Sebastian Larsson produces a cross.
  • 81:28 The ball is crossed by Scott Wiseman, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:13 Gary Jones takes a shot. David Murphy gets a block in.
  • 79:51 Nathan Redmond takes a shot.
  • 79:38 A cross is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Joe Widdowson makes a clearance.
  • 78:41 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 76:54 Substitution Enric Valles goes off and Nathan Redmond comes on.
  • 76:54 Effort from the edge of the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 75:45 Chris O'Grady provided the assist for the goal.
  • 75:45 GOAL - Gary JonesBirmingham 3 - 2 Rochdale A goal is scored by Gary Jones from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 3-2 Rochdale.
  • 75:11 A cross is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:15 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 72:37 A cross is delivered by Joe Widdowson.
  • 72:00 Defending throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 71:07 Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, Shot by Garry O'Connor from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 70:03 The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
  • 69:15 Foul by Enric Valles on Jason Kennedy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
  • 66:53 Defending throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 65:34 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 64:54 Substitution (Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nikola Zigic coming on for Matt Derbyshire.
  • 64:45 Attacking throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 62:37 Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 62:37 Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anthony Elding.
  • 62:37 Substitution Josh Thompson replaces Marcus Holness.
  • 62:37 Substitution Andrew Tutte leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Done.
  • 62:37 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson, Craig Dawson fouled by Scott Dann, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 62:13 A cross is delivered by Matt Derbyshire. The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson, save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 60:23 Anthony Elding has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 60:07 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 58:30 The ball is crossed by Keith Fahey.
  • 56:35 Goal kick taken long by Josh Lillis (Rochdale).
  • 56:24 Sebastian Larsson takes a shot.
  • 54:44 Matt Derbyshire produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 52:59 GOAL - Matt DerbyshireBirmingham 3 - 1 Rochdale Matt Derbyshire finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 3-1 Rochdale.
  • 52:54 Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball,
  • 52:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson.
  • 52:00 Attacking throw-in by David Murphy (Birmingham).
  • Correction - 50:35 Attacking throw-in by Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham).
  • 50:35 Attacking throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 49:50 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 49:25 The ball is swung over by Matt Derbyshire, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
  • 48:55 Defending throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 48:28 Matt Derbyshire takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 47:31 Assist by Garry O'Connor.
  • 47:31 GOAL - David MurphyBirmingham 2 - 1 Rochdale Goal scored by David Murphy from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-1 Rochdale.
  • 47:04 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line,
  • 46:31 The ball is sent over by Andrew Tutte, Roger Johnson makes a clearance. Craig Dawson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 46:11 Gary Jones takes a short corner.
  • 45:39 Lee Bowyer sends in a cross.
  • 45:13 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 45:01 Substitution James McFadden leaves the field to be replaced by Sebastian Larsson.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:31 The ball is swung over by Keith Fahey, Matt Derbyshire produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:00 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 44:28 Enric Valles produces a cross.
  • 43:44 Attacking throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 43:29 Attacking throw-in by James McFadden (Birmingham).
  • 42:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Elding on Roger Johnson. Free kick taken by Maik Taylor.
  • 41:12 Handball decision goes against Michel. Centre by Brian Barry-Murphy, Anthony Elding has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 40:26 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 38:45 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 37:51 Corner taken right-footed by James McFadden from the right by-line to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Jason Kennedy. Roger Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Garry O'Connor. Free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
  • 35:03 Goal kick taken long by Josh Lillis (Rochdale).
  • 34:41 Attacking throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 34:25 Brian Barry-Murphy sends in a cross, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:48 Matt Derbyshire is ruled offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.
  • 32:05 Centre by James McFadden.
  • 31:44 James McFadden takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Dawson.
  • 31:23 Defending throw-in by Enric Valles (Birmingham).
  • 30:16 James McFadden takes a shot. Comfortable save by Josh Lillis.
  • 27:39 GOAL - James McFaddenBirmingham 1 - 1 Rochdale James McFadden scores a placed penalty. Birmingham 1-1 Rochdale.
  • 26:36 Penalty awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Matt Derbyshire.
  • 25:05 GOAL - Gary JonesBirmingham 0 - 1 Rochdale A goal is scored by Gary Jones from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Rochdale.
  • 24:24 Scott Wiseman takes a shot. Save by Maik Taylor.
  • 22:47 A cross is delivered by James McFadden, save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 21:41 Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 21:12 Keith Fahey delivers the ball.
  • 19:43 James McFadden produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 18:32 Chris O'Grady challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Roger Johnson.
  • 17:32 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 14:42 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 13:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by James McFadden. Marcus Holness takes the indirect free kick.
  • 12:55 The ball is crossed by Gary Jones, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Anthony Elding misses to the left of the goal.
  • 12:36 Attacking throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 12:02 Matt Derbyshire has a overhead kick shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
  • 11:14 James McFadden takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in. James McFadden takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.
  • 9:38 Keith Fahey crosses the ball.
  • 9:17 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 8:55 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 8:43 Defending throw-in by Keith Fahey (Birmingham).
  • 8:08 Lee Bowyer takes a shot.
  • 7:18 Defending throw-in by David Murphy (Birmingham).
  • 6:30 Centre by Andrew Tutte, Anthony Elding takes a shot. Comfortable save by Maik Taylor.
  • 6:21 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 5:08 Garry O'Connor fouled by Brian Barry-Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Roger Johnson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 4:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Michel. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
  • 3:47 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).
  • 2:58 Defending throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 2:25 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 2:14 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 1:55 Attacking throw-in by Scott Wiseman (Rochdale).
  • 1:27 Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.
  • 0:59 Goal kick taken long by Josh Lillis (Rochdale).
  • 0:40 Defending throw-in by Joe Widdowson (Rochdale).

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