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ALBION ACROSTIC: BIRMINGHAM

26 November 2015


Barnes: Ashley Barnes scored Albion’s first goal against Birmingham at the Amex; an 84th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw back in April 2012.

Injury time: Nikola Zigic scored an injury-time equaliser for Birmingham in a 2-2 draw between the two sides at St Andrews in January 2013.

Rowett: Gary Rowett has been Birmingham manager since October 2014 and led them to a respectable 10th-place finish last season, after the club were languishing in the relegation zone when he arrived at St Andrews.

Missed: Paul Caddis missed a penalty in last season’s Amex fixture, as David Stockdale made a fine save to keep the score at 1-1 going into half time.

Inigo: Inigo Calderon scored a brace in the last meeting between the two clubs; a 4-3 win for Albion at the Amex in February.

Nine: There have been nine wins each for Albion and Birmingham, while a further nine games have ended all square in the overall head-to-head record.

Goalkeeper: Blues goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak spent two years at Albion between 2012 and 2014.

Hundred: The two clubs first met over a hundred years ago in an FA Cup tie, back in January 1915; the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first match, before Birmingham won the replay 3-0.

Andrew: Andrew Crofts scored Albion’s winner in a 1-0 victory at St Andrews in August 2013.

Matthew: MK Dons defender Matthew Upson had previous spells at both Brighton and Birmingham.

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