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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. 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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