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St Andrews Stadium (ATT 28,483) 9th May 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Foy

Birm'ham Birmingham City vs Blackpool Blackpool

Birm'ham (2) 2

N Zigic (64)
C Davies (73)

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Blackpool (3) 2

S Dobbie (45)
M Phillips (48)

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  1. Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoyed the game. Stay tuned to Sky Sports for all the post-match reaction.

  2. 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.

  3. 90+5

    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.

  4. 90+4

    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.

  5. 90+3

    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.

  6. 90+2

    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.

  7. 90+1

    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.

  8. Five of stoppage-time to be played.

  9. 90

    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.

  10. 89

    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.

  11. 88

    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.

  12. 87

    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.

  13. 86

    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.

  14. 85

    Matt Phillips makes way for Kevin Phillips.

  15. 85

    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.

  16. 84

    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.

  17. 83

    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.

  18. 82

    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.

  19. 81

    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.

  20. 80

    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.

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