Well it wasn’t a win, but not a lossBy: Stephen | March 13th, 2010
Well as I can see no one wants to pick up this blog, so I’ll do the match reports for it again. Not that I’m complaining, it’s football, and BCFC isn’t horrible, like Pompey. (But I feel sorry for them). This keeps the club up in the top above some clubs that should be up here. I’m not saying that BCFC isn’t worthy of a top ten finish, because they are. It’s just you didn’t expect this, this year for them.
After all the gaffer is a hell of a manager.
From BBC Sport-
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish:
“Everton came here on fire, but St Andrews is a tough place to come.
“We had to up the tempo because we were pedestrian in the first 20 minutes, we were getting no penetration and we weren’t getting the ball to the forwards.
“But once we did Cameron Jerome led the line brilliantly, that was the best I’ve seen him.
“And Craig Gardner’s contribution was the kind we would anticipate from him.
“I still feel that we’re short of strength-in-depth and experience in terms of Europe, but as we proved today we’ll keep going to the end.”
Full time: Blues 2 Everton 2
Blues: Joe Hart, Stephen Carr, Lee Bowyer, Liam Ridgewell, Cameron Jerome, Chucho (James McFadden, 72), Barry Ferguson, Roger Johnson, Scott Dann, Keith Fahey, Craig Gardner (Seb Larsson, 59).
Subs not used: Maik Taylor, Kevin Phillips, James McFadden, Michel, Franck Queudrue, Teemu Tainio.
Bookings: Bowyer (28)
Goals: Jerome (26), Gardner (51).
Everton: Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, John Heitinga, Phil Jagielka, Mikel Arteta, Sylvain Distin, Tim Cahill (Jack Rodwell, 76), Phil Neville, Steven Pienaar, Ayegbeni Yakubu (Landon Donovan, 67) , Victor Anichebe (Dan Gosling, 79).
Subs not used: Carlo Nash, Tony Hibbert, Joseph Yobo, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Bookings: Yakubu (62)
Goals: Anichebe (19), Yakubu (22)
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
Attendance: 24, 579 (3255 away fans)