Saturday, 2 January 2010

Nottingham Forest 0 - Birmingham City 0 (FA Cup Third Round)

Nottm Forest
01 Camp, 02 Perch, 04 Chambers, 05 Morgan, 16 Gunter, 07 Anderson (Tyson 68),
15 Cohen, 18 McKenna, 28 Majewski, 10 Earnshaw (McCleary 78),
23 Blackstock (Adebola 85)

21 Smith, 06 Wilson, 08 McGugan, 09 Adebola, 11 Tyson, 12 McCleary, 17 McGoldrick

25 Hart, 06 Ridgewell, 14 Johnson, 21 Parnaby (McSheffrey 21), 27 Gregory Vignal,
12 Ferguson, 18 Fahey, 22 Johnson, 26 Carsley (Bowyer 39), 09 Phillips (Benitez 85)
10 Jerome

13 Doyle, 05 Taylor, 20 Queudrue, 04 Bowyer, 19 McSheffrey, 11 Benitez, 16 McFadden

Ref: Bennett
Att: 20,975

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"In the first 45 minutes we were dominant, we should have come in at half-time two or three up. There was only one side in it.
"We missed a penalty at a crucial time and that gave them a boost.
"Very proud of the players, and there is no doubt that we should have won the match."

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish on his use of fringe players:

"(The changes) were enforced. Maybe it could be seen as a calculated risk to keep the momentum going if it was a Premier League game.
"But I feel we have enough experience and ability in reserve to come in and they slotted in very well.
"I would have liked to have won it, but Forest had a lot to say about that.
"They had their chances and we also had our chances, but we'll take the draw. We're still in the Cup."


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