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Birmingham release statement after Taylor tackle

Birmingham City have released a statement after a tackle by Martin Taylor left Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva with a badly broken leg in their 2-2 draw.

It read: "The club are saddened that such a fantastic game of football has been marred by a serious injury sustained to Arsenal player Eduardo.

"But Martin Taylor is adamant there was no malicious intent in the tackle and he is deeply upset by the extent of Eduardo's injury.

"Having reviewed the incident, this (no malicious intent) is clearly the case. The club and Martin Taylor would like to send their very best wishes to the player for a speedy recovery."

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