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International round-up: Arsenal's Eduardo shines in Croatia comeback

Eduardo returned to action for the first time since breaking his leg last February and created the winning goal as Croatia won 2-1 in a friendly against Romania in Bucharest. The striker has yet to play for Arsenal's first team since his horrific injury –he broke his fibula and dislocated his ankle in a tackle by Birmingham's Martin Taylor – but came off the bench for the last half-hour and set up Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar for the decisive goal.

Rosicky will not return until March

Arsenal have ruled midfielder Tomas Rosicky out of action until March "at the earliest".

Bristol City 1 Birmingham City 2: Jerome strikes to keep Birmingham buoyant

Birmingham City continued their fine start to the season with a determined victory over Championship rivals Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Wigan Athletic 2 Birmingham City 0: Bruce senses safety at last

Short of pulling on a No 4 shirt and scoring the two goals himself, it could hardly have been a more satisfying Saturday afternoon for Steve Bruce.

Wigan Athletic 2 Birmingham City 0: Taylor dives back in at deep end but Wigan namesake sinks City

Martin Taylor has known worse afternoons, notably Saturday 23 February, the last occasion on which he pulled on a Birmingham City shirt. The big central defender was back in first-team action yesterday, six weeks on from the mistimed challenge that left Arsenal's Eduardo da Silva with a dislocated ankle and compound fracture of the left leg. He did not enjoy the happiest of returns as Birmingham's safety bandwagon ran up against the buffers of a superior Wigan team managed by the man who spent six years building the bulk of the side that remains at St Andrew's, Steve Bruce.

Martin Taylor: 'What Eduardo has said has shown that he is a great man'

Exclusive: In his first interview since that tackle, Martin Taylor talks to Sam Wallace

Eduardo out of hospital as Bilic clears Taylor tackle

The Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva was released from hospital yesterday, four days after undergoing surgery on the horrific injury he suffered last Saturday.

Birmingham City 2 Arsenal 2: Eduardo receptive to Taylor's mercy visit

His manager at Blackburn once told Martin Taylor that all he lacked was a bit of physical spite. At 6ft 4in, he had the build of a bully, but not the mind of one.

City players defend 'Tiny' as controversial tackle divides opinion

The man whose giant frame and placid demeanour has earned him the nickname "Tiny" Taylor was still dividing opinion yesterday as the football world absorbed the shock of Eduardo's horrifying injuries at St Andrew's on Saturday.

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