Sport Alvaro Negredo reacts after missing a chance to score during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at the Etihad.

Kieron Dyer in action for QPR at White Hart Lane

Kieron Dyer announces his retirement - and then reveals his ambition to be the next Pep Guardiola

Former England international has retired at the age of 34 after an injury-plagued career

Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror fined £10,000 each after causing an attempted abduction trial against Milly Dowler's murderer Levi Bellfield to collapse

Two newspapers that caused a trial for attempted abduction against Milly Dowler’s murderer Levi Bellfield to collapse have been fined £10,000 each for contempt of court.

Andrews sparks astonishing Ipswich revival

Trailing 2-0 at the interval at Oakwell and facing an eighth consecutive league defeat, Ipswich Town staged an astonishing second-half revival to thrash Barnsley 5-3.

Kevin Phillips, Sebastian Larsson and Lee Bowyer leave Birmingham

Birmingham have confirmed the release of Kevin Phillips, Sebastian Larsson and Lee Bowyer following the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Birmingham rule out sale of leading players

Chairman Peter Pannu insists Birmingham will not sell any of their leading players on the cheap following relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

McLeish: We may be knocked down, but we'll get up again

It has been a long, eventful season for Birmingham City, and on the eve of the game that will decide whether the Carling Cup winners and Europa League entrants are running out at Millwall or Manchester United next season, Alex McLeish started to paraphrase Chumbawamba lyrics.

Injuries ravage relegation threatened Birmingham

Alex McLeish admits a lengthy injury list has taken its toll on Birmingham who face a last-day battle to preserve their Barclays Premier League status.

Birmingham face last-day battle after loss

Birmingham 0 Fulham 2

Tioté placed on yellow alert after 14th card of the season

Newcastle United 2 Birmingham 1

Rare Taylor goal puts Newcastle at ease

Newcastle United 2 Birmingham City 1: Birmingham still seeking security after Ridgewell leaves them short again

Taylor heads Newcastle to Premier League safety

Newcastle 2 Birmingham 1

Ten man Birmingham hold Wolves

Birmingham 1 Wolves 1

Alex McLeish delays Birmingham contract talks

Alex McLeish is to delay contract talks with several Birmingham players until the summer.

Rovers need Santa Cruz to get up to speed – and fast

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