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

Lively Hoilett rescues Rovers but victory remains out of reach

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Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is urging his players to recapture the form that earned them their Carling Cup triumph as they relaunch their battle for Barclays Premier League survival.

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Lee Bowyer will decide in the summer whether to continue playing after being told he will not be offered a new contract by Birmingham.

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Alex McLeish admits Birmingham will have to strengthen their squad to cope with the demands of Europe after their shock Carling Cup success.

Jack Wilshere angered by Barry Ferguson 'slap' on Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has hit out at Birmingham's Barry Ferguson for allegedly slapping Laurent Koscielny on the head after Obafemi Martins' late Carling Cup final winner.

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Slipshod City fall off the title pace after Vieira's clumsy challenge

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Berbatov has United looking invincible

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Lee Bowyer banned for challenge on Bacary Sagna

Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer will be suspended for the next three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct for a challenge on Arsenal's Bacary Sagna.

McLeish rages at ‘bias’ of TV replays

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has called for fairness when "trial by television" is adapted to highlight misdemeanours by players which may have escaped the attention of the referee.

Streetwise Fabregas keeps the Arsenal show on the road

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