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Birmingham City 1-1 Cardiff City: Lee Tomlin's header earns draw for Bluebirds

Cardiff City fought back to earn a point at St Andrew's as Lee Tomlin's second-half header earned the Bluebirds a share of the spoils.Highly-rated teenager Jude Bellingham swept the hosts into an early lead.Birmingham were much the better side in the first period but physical Cardiff improved markedly after half-time. Cardiff slip to 13th, five points off the Championship play-off berths, while Pep Clotet's Blues remain 18th, nine points clear of trouble.Birmingham had lost their last two league matches against Cardiff, conceding seven goals, but they started much the brighter side and took a deserved fourth-minute lead.Cardiff were punished for some extremely sloppy defending at a corner - and 16-year old Bellingham was given time and space to deliver a composed finish - his second goal in three home games.Championship tableDan Crowley was providing the thrust for the hosts who were unlucky not to double their lead when Jeremie Bela hammered against the bar- and Bellingham was only denied a second by a stunning Alex Smithies save.Maxime Colin also blasted over as the hosts failed to double their lead before the interval, though Cardiff did improve to make the second period a more even affair.Lee Tomlin thought he had levelled but the offside flag intervened, before he also had a penalty appeal waved away.But Cardiff's most creative player did then equalise just past the hour when he converted from Marlon Pack's corner, heading home smartly at the near post.Tomlin fired just wide on 73 minutes, before the hosts were denied when Lukas Jutkiewicz's brilliant header was saved superbly by Smithies.Callum Paterson then fired straight at Lee Camp as Cardiff pushed for a winner, but the hosts warranted a point for their first-half display and held firm.Birmingham City head coach Pep Clotet told BBC WM:"We got a lot of our football back after a tough Christmas. I take a lot of interest in shots on target, and we had a lot more than them in the first half."Unfortunately, we didn't score the second goal that would have put the game to bed."We knew at half-time they would come at us and turn the game into a set-piece game."Cardiff City manager Neil Harris told BBC Sport Wales: "In the first half, we were not very good. We were poor with the ball. We said at half-time, let's simplify the plan and do what the conditions dictated."We went a bit more direct and in the second half it was everything our fans want to see, a team who have a right go."We played in the right areas and looked a real threat. If the referee does his job properly we probably win. I felt it was definitely a penalty on Lee Tomlin. I thought at the time it was a stonewall penalty."Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBirmingham1Camp5Colin4Roberts14Clarke-Salter3Pedersen22BellinghamSubstituted forGardnerat 80'minutesBooked at 84mins34Sunjic7Crowley18MrabtiSubstituted forMaghomaat 64'minutes11Bela10JutkiewiczSubstitutes15Montero16McEachran19Maghoma20Gardner24Giménez26Davis27TruemanCardiff12Smithies21RichardsBooked at 68mins4Morrison16Nelson3Bennett7Bacuna15PackBooked at 74mins20Whyte17TomlinBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGlatzelat 90+1'minutes33HoilettSubstituted forRallsat 84'minutes23WardSubstituted forPatersonat 32'minutesSubstitutes1Etheridge5Flint6Vaulks8Ralls9Glatzel11Murphy13PatersonReferee:Andy DaviesAttendance:20,482Match StatsHome TeamBirminghamAway TeamCardiffPossessionHome50%Away50%ShotsHome14Away6Shots on TargetHome3Away2CornersHome8Away6FoulsHome11Away10Live TextPosted at Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Cardiff City 1.Full TimePosted at 90'+5' Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Cardiff City 1.Posted at 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marlon Pack.SubstitutionPosted at 90'+1' Substitution, Cardiff City. Robert Glatzel replaces Lee Tomlin because of an injury.Posted at 88' Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City).Posted at 86' Attempt saved. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.BookingPosted at 84' Gary Gardner (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 84' Foul by Gary Gardner (Birmingham City).Posted at 84' Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.SubstitutionPosted at 84' Substitution, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls replaces David Junior Hoilett.Posted at 82' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jazz Richards.Posted at 82' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Sunjic with a cross.Posted at 81' Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.SubstitutionPosted at 80' Substitution, Birmingham City. Gary Gardner replaces Jude Bellingham.Posted at 80' Attempt missed. Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Paterson with a cross.Posted at 76' Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joe Bennett.BookingPosted at 74' Marlon Pack (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 74' Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 74' Foul by Marlon Pack (Cardiff City).Posted at 73' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.Posted at 73' Foul by Ivan Sunjic (Birmingham City).Posted at 73' Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.BookingPosted at 68' Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 65' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 65' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).SubstitutionPosted at 64' Substitution, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma replaces Kerim Mrabti.Goal!Posted at 63' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Cardiff City 1. Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross following a corner.Posted at 63' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.Posted at 62' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Maxime Colin.BookingPosted at 61' Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 61' Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 61' Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City).Posted at 60' Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristian Pedersen with a headed pass.Posted at 60' Foul by Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City).Posted at 60' Ivan Sunjic (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 57' Foul by Curtis Nelson (Cardiff City).Posted at 57' Kerim Mrabti (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 53' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Kristian Pedersen.Posted at 53' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Lukas Jutkiewicz.Show more updatesgoal

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