Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Late Goal Heartbreak For Battling Blues.

Late Goal Heartbreak For Battling Blues.

Birmingham City's dream of an FA and League Cup double came to an end on Saturday afternoon at St Andrews when Bolton ran out 3-2 winners thanks to a late goal by South Korean Lee Chung-yong.

Blues were looking to get back to Wembley in the FA Cup after gloriously winning the Carling Cup final. They came from behind twice in this game only to see Lee head home in the 90th minute and place Bolton in the semi finals for the first time since 2000.

The Trotters now return to Wembley while Birmingham have the pressing matter of staying in the Premier League to address.

Bolton fans are dreaming of winning the trophy as a tribute to the great Nat Lofthouse who scored two goals against Manchester United when they last won the competition in 1958.

Johan Elmander's powerful left-foot strike sent the visitors on their way on 21 minutes, but Birmingham showed determination by getting back into the game on 38 minutes when Cameron Jerome headed home at the far post.

Davies restored Bolton's lead when they were awarded a soft penalty when he hit the deck far too easily under a challenge from Curtis Davies on 66 minutes.

Then just 14 minutes later and veteran striker Kevin Phillips showed a moment of brilliance when he levelled the score for a second time.

Both sides then had more chances to score but it was Lee who took the glory when he netted after Davies had headed the ball across goal.

Blues: Ben Foster, Stuart Parnaby, David Murphy, Martin Jiranek (Liam Ridgewell 28), Curtis Davies, Seb Larsson, Barry Ferguson (Nathan Redmond 29), Jordon Mutch, Jean Beausejour, Cameron Jerome, Kevin Phillips.

Subs not used: Colin Doyle, Craig Gardner, Matt Derbyshire, Alpaslan Ozturk.

Bolton: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Gretar Steinsson, Paul Robinson, Gary Cahill, David Wheater, Fabrice Muamba (Mark Davies 61), Stuart Holden, Martin Petrov, Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander, Ivan Klasnic (Lee Chung-Yong 61).

Subs not used: Adam Bogdan, Matt Taylor, Rodrigo Moreno, Robbie Blake, Marcos Alonso.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffs)

Attendance: 23,699.



JOIN US ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/

FOLLOW ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday March 13 2011
Time: 4:22AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Transfer Talk: Blues look set to hold onto wantaway defender

Birmingham City are reportedly set to keep hold of Ryan Shotton

Transfer Talk: Blues interested in Chelsea forward

Birmingham City are reportedly interested in Chelsea forward Jeremie Boga

Officials - Birmingham v Bournemouth (22/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the EFL Cup tie between Birmingham City and Bournemouth this Tuesday.

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where will Blues finish next season?
Suggested By:
Top 213%
Top 638%
7th - 14th35%
15th - 21st7%
Bottom 37%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Le Hane484
2.Ohio43
3.gazal24
4.David Village20
5.Percey12
6.WhoRya3
7.WayCoolBlue2
8.Andy Exall2
9.BCFC4EVER1
10.Sausage n egg1
Write for Vital Football