Venue: Reebok Stadium â€“ Bolton, Greater Manchester
Referee: Kevin Friend
Yellow cards: BW - Kevin Davies 83â€™, Fabrice Muamba 89â€™
BC - Lee Bowyer 21â€™, Roger Johnson 38â€™, Sebastian Larsson 72â€™
Red card: BW - Jussi Jaaskelainen 36â€™
Birmingham took the lead in just the 4th minute through Roger Johnson who slid in from six yards after a flick on by Cameron Jerome and the defender was later involved in an incident that saw Trotters keeper Jussi Jaaseklainen sent off.
The Finnish stopper was knocked over in a challenge with Johnson in the 36th minute and upon getting back to his feet, raised his hand to the Blues manâ€™s face and referee Kevin Friend stepped in to show a red card, reducing the home side to ten men and giving them a mountain to climb.
To make matters worse for Owen Coyleâ€™s men, Birmingham went further ahead five minutes after the re-start when Craig Gardner grabbed his third goal for the season after a miss-kick from Jaaskelainenâ€™s replacement Adam Bogdan.
But somehow Bolton managed to crawl back into the contest when Johnson fouled Kevin Davies in the area and a penalty was awarded with the Trottersâ€™ skipper stepping up to the spot and finishing calmly in the 71st minute.
A second Bolton goal came ten minutes later through substitute Robbie Blake who curled in a free-kick from the edge of the area to give his side an unlikely point in a controversial and often fiery encounter.
Jussi Jaaskelainen (gk), Gary Cahill, Zat Knight, Paul Robinson, Gretar Steinsson, Stuart Holden (M.Davies 78â€™), Fabrice Muamba, Martin Petrov (Bogdan 39â€™), Lee Chung-yong, Johan Elmander (Blake 67â€™), Kevin Davies
Subs - Adam Bogdan (gk) (39â€™), Robbie Blake (67â€™), Matty Taylor, Samuel Ricketts, Andrew Oâ€™Brien, Mark Davies (78â€™), Marcos Alonso
Ben Foster (gk), Scott Dann, Roger Johnson, Liam Ridgewell, Stephen Carr, Lee Bowyer, Barry Ferguson, Craig Gardner, James McFadden (Derbyshire 68â€™), Sebastian Larsson (Fahey 76â€™), Cameron Jerome