Last Updated: 09/05/12 10:44pm
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Birmingham 2 Blackpool 2. The hosts did everything they could to keep the tie alive, but it is Blackpool who will meet West Ham in the Championship play-off final on 19th May.
Redmond swings the ball into the box. N'Daw has been left in space, but he gets far too much on his attempted flick and the ball sails harmlessly over the top. That might be it.
Flag up again, this time against Zigic. Taylor-Fletcher with another important header. Kevin Phillips chases his flick, forcing Davies to put the ball into the crowd.
Ferguson not happy with a challenge from Redmond that catches him on the boot. Birmingham man into the book. From the free-kick, Dicko glances narrowly wide.
Clever from Blackpool as they win another offside call. Holloway out demanding one more big effort from his side. He gets it from Taylor-Fletcher as he holds the ball up and frustrates Birmingham.
N'Daw with a glancing header into the Blackpool box. Gilks relieved to see the ball safely into his hands. He could be a busy boy in the next few minutes.
Last minute of normal time. King looking to escape Crainey's clutches, but the Blackpool full-back sticks out a leg and pokes the ball to safety. At the other end, Dicko is pulled up for jumping into Doyle.
Gilks with a huge clearance, that ends up going out for a goal kick at the other end of the field. Taylor-Fletcher helps the ball into the crowd and picks up a caution.
Hughton waving men forward. All or nothing now for the Blues. They move the ball wide towards Burke, but it skids off the surface and out for a throw.
Blackpool doing their best to get the ball into the corners, but they can't keep it there. Birmingham now happy to hammer the ball forward. Hit and hope time for the hosts.
Kevin Phillips' first touch sees him win a throw off Murphy. His experience could be vital to the Blackpool cause. Southern with a clever ball through a gaping hole for Dicko, but he goes too soon and the flag goes up.
Burke with another great pass that carves Blackpool open. King looks to be level, but the flag goes up and he fires into the side-netting.
Taylor-Fletcher able to keep hold of the ball for Blackpool. Angel then tries to force the issue again with a difficult pass towards Dicko. He should have just gone square.
Birmingham charge forward, but Blackpool have numbers back. Poor delivery from Mutch as he tries to float a straight pass over the top. Groans in the stands.
Matt Phillips is okay, and takes the corner himself. Plenty of pushing and shoving inside the box. The delivery, when it eventually comes, is a good one but a header at the back post is hacked off the line.
Dicko chasing hard, but he can't gather a stray pass. This could be a long 10 minutes for Blackpool. As I say that, Matt Phillips wins a corner and take the opportunity to go down and ask for the physio.
Southern drifts offside and makes no attempt to chase a Ferguson pass over the head of Ramage. Blackpool look tired and a few of their players are blowing a bit now.
Blackpool need to get a foot on the ball and calm things down. They are going long and inviting pressure. Nerves jangling on both sides.
Redmond with a cross-shot that deflects behind for another corner. Muytch delivers again, and finds Davies again. He gets above Taylor-Fletcher, but nods over the top.
Taylor-Fletcher dances past one tackle, but can't beat Ibanez. He was surrounded by blue shirts. Blackpool back on the front foot, but Matt Phillips can't nod back across goal for Dicko.
Hanging cross from Ramage doe't have enough on it to reach King. He can collect, though, wide on the left and find N'Daw. His delivery is poor and sails behind.
St Andrew's rocking now! The locals believe that their side can pulls this out of the fire. Why not? It is one-way traffic at the moment.
GOAL BIRMINGHAM - DAVIES. Game on again! Mutch hangs the corner into the heart of the penalty area. Davies climbs highest and powers a header past Gilks.
King does well to stay on his feet. Evatt tumbles in front of him, but he skips over the Blackpool defender and gets a shot away. He is never in control of the ball and fires high into the crowd.
Birmingham, and King in particular, have had their chances in this two-legged tie but haven't been able to take them. That has been the difference, Blackpool have been clinical.
Great pass from Mutch into the path of Burke. He hammers across the face, and Gilks can only parry. N'Daw's rebound deflects behind. Blackpool see the corner away, but can't clear their lines and Gilks is forced into another smart save from King, who was only six yards out.
Time and space for Matt Phillips 30 yards from goal. He tries his luck, but gets underneath his shot and it sails into the stands.
Warning for Gilks. Objects being thrown from the crowd. Birmingham fans jeering, but then don't help themselves. King unable to get past Evatt, who loves a physical battle.
Gilks not happy with something said by someone in the crowd. Offers him another excuse to take his time taking a goal kick. Blackpool penned in their own half. Zigic wins a towering header, but sees the ball loop wide of the target.
Holloway back off the bench. Gilks takes his time with a goal kick. Blackpool have one eye on the clock now. Expect changes soon, with fresh legs required to get them over the line.
The St Andrew's faithful have found their voice, they still believe. Birmingham doing all the running now. Redmond with a dinked cross which is over the head of Zigic and runs away from Burke.
GOAL BIRMINGHAM - ZIGIC. Blackpool push up, but Zigic beats their offside trap. He is found by a great pass by Burke and he rolls the ball into the corner. A lifeline? Maybe.
Birmingham leaving gaping holes in midfield as they push men forward. Blackpool unable to take advantage as Ferguson swings a cross behind those in the middle.
King asking for another penalty, as Baptiste climbs over his back. He gets nothing, and the incident took place outside the box.
Murphy's long throw is easily dealt with by Blackpool. Ince is then sent scampering down their right. Good defending by Davies as he comes across and takes the ball off the youngster.
Evatt thinks he was pushed by Zigic, but sees a corner awarded against him. Mutch delivers, but can't pick out a team-mate. Blackpool try to run the ball clear, but give it away.
Holloway looking a lot more relaxed. He is actually sat down! He knows his side are on the brink of a return to the Championship play-off final. Time running out for Birmingham.
Smart interchange between Ince and Matt Phillips. The final pass has just too much on it and skips away from Ince and behind for a goal kick. Blackpool deserve a lot of credit for how they have approached this game - they haven't sat back once.
Angel felled by Zigic. The free-kick is worked towards Matt Phillips, but he can't break past two blue shirts and into the box. Birmingham push up the other end, but King drags a shot well wide of the target.
Birmingham can't get out of their own half. Desperation from Ramage as he hacks the ball anywhere. It ends up coming straight back at the Blues.
Blackpool standing firm. Hughton locked in talks with Colin Calderwood. Do Birmingham have a Plan B? They need to find something from somewhere.
The ball drops inside a crowded penalty area. It falls to the feet of Zigic, who turns on the half-volley at fires high over the top. Better with his head than his feet.
Birmingham knocking on the door, but it won't open. Murphy is at least able to win a corner. Up come the big men from the back.
King pulls out to the right flank. He floats a delivery into the box, aiming for Zigic, but Gilks is quickly off his line and plucks the ball out of the air.
Townsend does well to pick out King with a fizzing cross. His nod down hits Baptiste. King claims handball, but the ball hit the Blackpool defender on the chest.
Ferguson skips away from N'Daw. Good build up from Blackpool ends up with the ball at the feet of Dobbie. His floated effort is easily saved by Doyle.
Blackpool still pressing, with Ince leading the charge. No way through on this occasion. Birmingham look shell-shocked, but they need to dust themselves down and pick their heads up.
GOAL BLACKPOOL - PHILLIPS. Great run from Phillips allows him to beat the offside trap. He drags the ball down, spins and fires into the bottom corner past Doyle. That might be that.
Zigic unable to win a high ball aimed down the middle. Blackpool try to play their way forward, but surrender possession in midfield. N'Daw slides a pass in behind the Seasiders, but it has too much on it for King.
Hughton looking slightly more on edge now, as King is caught offside again. Blackpool can't afford to sit on this lead and will look to try and kill the tie off with a second.
Dave Birch says: 'Great to see Blackpool heading to Wembley, I hope they come back up to the Premier, they set it alight last season.'
Sean Little says: 'I'm feeling Glad all over!!!!!!!! come on Blackpool lets make it 0-2!!!!!!!!! Tangerine army on there way to Wembley to get promotion again!!!!!!!'
Remember you can also bet in-play at skybet.com. Birmingham now 7/2 to win on the night, with Blackpool 4/6 and the draw 5/2. You can get 5/1 on King getting the next goal.
Birmingham 0 Blackpool 1. Right on the stroke of half-time the Seasiders take the lead and now lead by two. They have one foot in the Championship play-off final.
Ince operating down the left as the first half comes to a close, but he can't find a way past Ramage. Crainey happy to head for the corner and see out the final few seconds.
What a time for Blackpool to score! Birmingham will be pointing fingers at half-time, with their marking all over the place and Doyle making another mistake. Smart shot on the spin from Dobbie though.
GOAL BLACKPOOL - DOBBIE. Birmingham fail to clear a corner and pay no attention to Dobbie at the back post. He fires through Doyle, who spills the ball into the back of his own net.
Doyle comes sliding out to try and claim a pass into his area. The slippery surface takes him outside his box and he has to let it run out.
Davies with a commanding header clear as Blackpool fire another ball down the middle. End-to-end stuff still, but no chances being created.
Head tennis in midfield, before Birmingham win a throw. King playing right on the shoulder of the last man and risks being caught offside every time the Blues attack.
Zigic slips as he comes to meet a ball aimed low in his direction. He slaps the turf in frustration. Not quite happening for Birmingham at the moment.
Townsend ru at Eardley. Birmingham might target the Seasiders right-back now that he is on a yellow card. Ince able to help out his team-mate on this occasion.
Doyle having a tough time, as he scuffs a clearance. He gets away with it as the ball lands in open field. Birmingham able to get their keeper off the hook. They suddenly spring King clear, but he is offside and hits the post anyway.
Mutch delivers long towards Zigic at the back post. Taylor-Fletcher prevents him from jumping. The ball drifts behind for a goal kick. Blackpool have looked solid so far.
Eardley cautioned for a high tackle on Murphy. Referee left with no choice, Free-kick wide on their left for Birmingham.
More communication issues at the back for the Blues. Davies and Doyle this time, as a long ball drops in between them. Doyle comes, then stops, forcing Davies to hack over his head and away.
Brilliant run from Matt Phillips takes Blackpool out of their own half and into Birmingham territory. He does so well that the Seasiders win a corner. Ince delivers, but finds a blue shirt. The ball eventually makes its way to Crainey, who drills well wide from 25 yards.
Birmingham trying to press high up the field, and it's working. Spoace for Spector, but he has to go square. Burke will run at defenders and Ramage is freed in space. His cross from the right is plucked out of the air by Gilks.
Baptiste with an untimley slip as a scuffed cross from Muprhy heads in his direction. Zigic pounces on the ball and fires low into the arms of Gilks. Said the conditions could play a part as the game goes on!
Davies safely back to Doyle, with Taylor-Fletcher iffing around. Birmingham surge forward, but Murphy's low cross picks out Evatt. Blackpool's turn to move forwards.
Ince bundles into the back of Townsend, free-kick to Birmingham. Hughton out onto the sidelines. He looks very calm, especially when you compare him to Holloway!
Dobbie off and on again. Not sure what that was about. King offside on this occasion. Decent game so far but we have yet to see a goal.
The set-piece comes to nothing. Birmingham keep the pressure on, though, with King nodding a hanging delivery back across goal. More sloppy defending from Blackpool as Townsend races into the box with Matt Phillips calling for a goal kick.
Loose pass from Angel. Townsend is able to spring into space, but Baptiste does really well to cut across his path and see the ball behind for a corner.
Mutch into King, who feeds Burke. He cuts inside off his flank again, finding Townsend. Good running off the ball by Birmingham, but the final pass lets them down and Murphy has to race back into position.
Blackpool bossing the game at the moment. More work for Doyle as Taylor-Fletcher tries his luck from 25 yards. Worth a try in the conditions. The ball skids off the turf and into the arms of Doyle.
Don't think Taylor-Fletcher realised how much time and space he had. He could have taken a touch if he wanted. He ghosted in the back post. Moving on, and Zigic goes far too soon as Mutch trudges forward and is caught well offside.
Eardley has plenty to aim at, but goes sideways. Blackpool prepared to push men forward and aren't playing for 0-0. Birmingham forced to pull nine men behind the ball. All of a sudden Taylor-Fletcher is found all alone, but nods across goal rather than at it from six yards out. Odd choice.
Burke wins a free-kick wide on the Birmingham right. He gets the ball back, before laying it off to Ramage. King dives to meet his centre, and the ball comes off Evatt last. The Blues are unable to make anything of a throw deep in Blackpool territory.
Taylor-Fletcher in the wars again as he wins a free-kick. Ince delivers long to the back post, where Evatt is arriving. Ramage does well to climb highest and nod clear.
Rain lashing down at St Andrew's, which could come into play. A slippery surface could lead to the odd mistake. Blackpool prepared to take their chances and knock the ball around on halfway.
Matt Phillips pulled up for handball. Statistics say possession has been split 50-50 so far. Goes to show how closely matched these two sides are.
Baptiste under-hits a backpass, putting Gilks in trouble. He gets to the ball first, hammering clear, but is caught by Zigic as he tries to get a toe to the ball. He had every right to go in for a 50-50 challenge.
Defensive mix up as Doyle and Ramage leave the ball for each other. Ramage eventually takes control and hammers clear. Blackpool come straight back at the Blues, with Ferguson inches away from meeting a dangerous cross from Taylor-Fletcher.
The Seasiders are seeing plenty of the ball. Phillips then takes matters into his own hands with a direct burst at the heart of the Blues. As his path is blocked, he picks out Ince. His shot from the edge of the area is quickly closed down.
Holloway out on the touchline barking instructions at his troops. He will probably cover as many yards tonight as some of the players! On the field, Blackpool are knocking the ball around well.
As close as we have come to an opener. King didn't catch the ball cleanly. He has now hit the woodwork in both legs. Birmingham still looking for their first goal of the tie.
Zigic gives Townsend something to chase. Baptiste comes across to clear into the stands. Long throw aimed at Zigic, but he can't get near the ball. Murphy returns the ball to the back post, where King volleys into the ground and onto the crossbar.
Corner is played short to Burke, who has made a lively start. He cuts across the edge of the box and bends a shot towards the top corner. His left-footed effort flashes narrowly wide of the target.
Blackpool fail to clear their lines, allowing the ball to drop inside the box. A host of bodies try to get a telling touch, and it is the Seasiders who are able to hammer clear. Burke pegs them back again, though, and wins another corner.
Eardley with another long ball over the top of the Birmingham defence. No-one chasing on this occasion. The Blues counter, with Burke bundling his way into the box. Baptiste has to poke behind.
Burke with a poor pass, which only finds Matt Phillips. Patient build up from the visitors. Ferguson then dinks the ball down the middle for Taylor-Fletcher to chase. Solid defending from Ramage as he sees the ball back to Doyle.
Birmingham deal with the corner comfortably enough. Space for Dobbie as a loose ball breaks his way. He tries to get it onto his right foot, but sees it nicked off his toe by Spector.
Blackpool trying to play their way out from the back. Ince in behind after another great dart in behind. He is dragged down by Murphy as he looks to shoot. He has to settle for a corner. Risky defending from the hosts.
Taylor-Fletcher drifts offside, with Birmingham playing a very high line. Dangerous, but they need to push the issue and peg Blackpool back.
Crainey with a brilliant cross-field ball to Ince. He dances inside off the flank onto his favoured left foot. He makes room for a shot and drills low. Comfortable save for Doyle.
Zigic menacing again. He can't flick the ball on this time, but it does drop to his feet. He turns and shoots from just inside the box, but his effort is blocked at source. Blackpool struggling to contain the giant striker.
Taylor-Fletcher hobbling already. He was sandwiched between two blue shirts and rolled his ankle. He is going to try and run it off. This is no night for walking away.
Great atmosphere inside St Andrew's. Both sets of supporters desperate to inspire their team to a day out at Wembley. Tackles flying in on the field, while Crainey floats a cross from the left onto the roof of the net.
What a start from Birmingham. The hosts are straight onto the front front, with Zigic causing problems. The loose ball drops to Burke, who sees a well-struck volley from 12 yards blocked by Evatt.
The players are in the tunnel and we are ready to go at St Andrew's. We will have to leave the feedback there for now, there will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Craig Walker thinks we will end all square, sending Blackpool through. He says: 'Blackpool will be ready for the guaranteed onslaught from Birmingham tonight. I predict a 2-2 draw with Pool going through. Birmingham need goals and Pool will get them on the counter!'
Jack Algne thinks it will go the other way, with Birmingham on their way to Wembley. He says: 'I think 2-0 Birmingham as it's at Birmingham and they will be too strong at home due to their fans' support.'
Liam Clark is another hoping for an away win. He says: 'I think Blackpool will win tonight 1-0. iI will be a tough test for both sides, come on Blackpool!'
Fraser Nairn is backing Blackpool to come out on to. He says: 'UP THE POOL WERE GOING TO WEMBLEY FT 3-0 BLACKPOOL.'
You can bet in-play throughout tonight's game at skybet.com. Birmingham start as favourites at 5/6, with Blackpool 11/4 and the draw 3/1. You can get 10/1 on either side progressing on penalties.
Whoever progresses tonight, we are already guaranteed to have the first Championship play-off final to be contested between two sides relegated from the Premier League the previous year.
Blackpool team: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey, Matt Phillips, Ferguson, Angel, Ince, Dobbie, Taylor-Fletcher. Subs: Halstead, Southern, Kevin Phillips, Cathcart, Dicko.
Birmingham team: Doyle, Ramage, Davies, Ibanez, Murphy, Burke, Spector, Mutch, Townsend, King, Zigic. Subs: Butland, N'Daw, Elliott, Rooney, Redmond.
Can Birmingham turn the tie around of will it be Blackpool pushing for an immediate return to the Premier League? Who will be the men to keep an eye on? Let me know your thoughts.
With there only one goal in it, there is still all to play for in this tie and the victors know a date with West Ham at Wembley Stadium on 19th May awaits.
The Seasiders hold a narrow advantage from the first leg, with an ambitious effort from Tom Ince that deflected off the unfortunate Curtis Davies separating the two sides at Bloomfield Road.