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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.

Gunners run riot at St Andrews

Birmingham City 0 Arsenal 3

Late Bowyer goal denies Manchester United victory

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Marcus Bent allowed to leave Birmingham

Alex McLeish has paved the way for Marcus Bent to leave Birmingham in January after confirming the striker has no future at the club.

Giggs refuses to get complacent

Ryan Giggs is taking nothing for granted even though Manchester United's grip on the Premier League is beginning to strengthen.

Ameobi set to miss City clash

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is struggling to make the Boxing Day clash with Manchester City.

Hold The Back Page: 11/12/2010

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Gérard Houllier

Derby time at Villa Park and the peasants are revolting.

Gardner prunes Spurs' growing ambitions

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Blues begin hunt for derby hooligans

As the head of England's World Cup bid, Andy Anson, pointedly omitted Birmingham from his list of cities while addressing Fifa delegates yesterday, Birmingham City and West Midlands police were beginning the task of identifying what the club called the "trouble-causers" who marred Wednesday's Carling Cup win over Aston Villa.

Violent scenes could impact on World Cup bid

England will hope their 2018 World Cup bid has not been derailed at the 11th hour by the violence which erupted at the end of Birmingham's Carling Cup win over Aston Villa last night.

Birmingham City pledge pitch violence investigation

West Midlands police have vowed to identify and take action against fans who caused the violent scenes at the end of Birmingham's Carling Cup triumph over Aston Villa last night.

McLeish: pitch invasion recalls 'dark ages'

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Crowd trouble as Zigic puts Blues through

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McLeish calls for 'wall of noise' to frighten Villa

It is billed as the biggest Second City derby since Birmingham beat Aston Villa in the third Football League Cup final 47 years ago. But with his focus on reaching the Carling Cup semi-finals tonight against City's fiercest rivals – especially with their nemesis Gabriel Agbonlahor fit to return – any sepia-tinted sub-text was lost on Alex McLeish.

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