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Blues Fight Back For Share Of Points

Blues Fight Back For Share Of Points

High flying Crystal Palace were brought back down to earth when Birmingham City rallied to come from two goals own to earn a point at home to the Eagles.

Things looked bleak again for City when Glenn Murray grabbed a brace to put Palace two goals to the good with barely an hour on the clock.

But a late fight back saw City grab a goal back through Nikola Zigic and then as the game was coming to an end, Papa Bouba Diop levelled things up to ensure the home side salvaged a point.

Early in the game Chris Burke tried his luck from 20 yards but his effort was well saved by Julian Speroni in the Palace goal and even Paul Robinson got in on the act, but his effort was high over the bar.

Blues ere looking lively but any boosting they got from Burke was soon knocked out of him after he was shown a yellow card for bringing down Andre Moritz as the game reached the half hour mark.

Burke did however send in another blistering shot from distance that was just wide of the target and at that stage, Blues were enjoying a lion's share of the play.

Peter Lovenkrands forced a save out of the Palace keeper when he chanced his arm from ten yards.

But despite Blues bossing the game, it was the visitors who took the lead just six minutes before the half time whistle after good work from Yannick Bolasie was enough to set Murray up with a simple opener.

After the break it was much of the same with City stamping out their authority early doors, Burke again sending in another long range effort that gave Speroni something to think about.

Palace then almost made it 2-0 from a corner but Kagisho Dikgacoi's effort was not quite close enough.

Then on the hour Murray looked like he had sown the points up for Palace when he stabbed the ball home from close range.

Zigic came on to replace Burke and as soon as he got onto the pitch City's luck changed when he headed home barely a minute after coming on.

And with eight minutes left, Hall crossed for Diop to head home and complete the fight back.



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Saturday December 15 2012
Time: 6:37PM

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