Point keeps southampton in second place

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Southampton remained second in the table after they drew 1-1 with Cardiff City at St Mary's last night. Malky Mackay's side opened the scoring in the 36th minute, winger Craig Conway (right) firing home. Southampton levelled, though, 12 minutes after the break as Rickie Lambert converted a penalty after Kevin McNaughton handballed in the box. Elsewhere, Nikola Zigic struck four goals to claim Birmingham a 4-1 win over Leeds at Elland Road. Ross McCormack put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute before Zigic headed Birmingham level. The Serbian forward struck again in the 61st minute and hit his hat-trick three minutes later before adding a fourth for the promotion hopefuls. Elsewhere, Barnsley beat Derby County 3-2, Matt Done, Scott Wiseman and Andy Gray scoring first-half goals, with Jamie Ward and Tom Carroll scoring for Derby. Coventry stay bottom of the table after a 2-1 defeat at Blackpool, Conor Thomas scored for the visitors, but Kevin Phillips and Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabbed the points late on. Nottingham Forest went down 2-0 at home to Burnley, with Jay Rodriguez scoring twice.

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