FA CUP 3rd ROUND: Birmingham make no mistake at Millwall

Birmingham inflicted on Millwall their first home defeat in the FA Cup since 2003 with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at The Den.

Birmingham inflicted on Millwall their first home defeat in the FA Cup since 2003 with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at The Den.

Whilst Birmingham are struggling in the Premiership they showed their Championship hosts how to finish by racing into a three-nil lead by half-time with a brace from Matt Derbyshire sandwiched by a David Murphy free kick.

Millwall had their chances but failed to take them none more so that in the second half when they were awarded a spot kick which striker Steve Morrison fluffed.

Cameron Jerome made it four allowing the host’s to finally find the back of the net in stoppage time through Danny Schofield.

And for those Blues fans who believe in omens, their only previous meeting in the FA Cup was in the fifth round in February 1957, which Birmingham won 4-1 away. The Brummies went on to reach the semi-finals that year.

Referee: Lee Probert

Venue: The Den
Attendance: 9,841

Millwall scorers: Schofield 90
Birmingham scorers: Derbyshire 17 45, Murphy 27, Jerome 72

MILLWALL
01 Forde
05 Robinson
15 Craig (Schofield 60)
16 Barron
17 Mkandawire
21 Smith
28 Shittu (Ward 73)
14 Henry
26 Abdou
09 Harris (Lisbie 60)
20 Morison

23 Mildenhall,
18 Ward,
07 Schofield,
12 Hackett,
10 Grabban,
22 Lisbie,
32 Marquis

BIRMINGHAM
01 Taylor
03 Murphy
15 Dann
21 Parnaby
28 Jiranek
08 Gardner
22 Hleb (Fahey 61)
23 Beausejour
25 Mutch
14 Derbyshire (Phillips 70)
19 Zigic (Jerome 70)

Substitutes
13 Doyle,
05 Johnson,
07 Larsson,
17 Michel,
18 Fahey,
09 Phillips,
10 Jerome

 
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