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Summary

  1. Matt Taylor scores brilliant free-kick for Burnley
  2. The Clarets twice come from behind to draw
  3. Both teams remain unbeaten in the Championship
  4. Burnley XI: Heaton, Mee, Keane, Duff, Darikwa, Kightly, Arfield, Jones, Boyd, Vossen, Jutkiewicz
  5. Birmingham XI: Kuszczak, Ground, Spector, Morrison, Caddis, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Gray, Toral, Cotterill, Donaldson

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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That's it for now folks

FT: Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Sean Dyche
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So, Birmingham fans, take a look at the league table now - you're top of the Championship for the time being! On a more serious note, Gary Rowett will be rightly pleased with his side's showing today.

For Burnley, it is two draws from their first two league games and the wait for a first home win since 14 March goes on - but it could have been worse for them today.

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FT: Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson tells Sky Sports:

"I got the ball in the box and, you get told, if you get a slight touch, go down. I believe it was a penalty.

"Coming here is a difficult place. To be leading twice in the game, we'd have thought we'd be able to keep hold of the lead but Burnley are a strong side and it was a great free-kick as well, to get a point for their team.

"We're happy. We've been on the up since last season and we wanted to keep that momentum going. We're disappointed to come away with a point and that just shows how far we've come."

FT: Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Burnley goalscorer Matt Taylor tells Sky Sports:

"It was lovely to see it fly in. I'm just disappointed that we couldn't go on and win the game.

"We were 2-1 down and (it was) a vital goal. It just wasn't quite our day today.

"We made a couple of errors defensively, and they scored a couple of goals, but we showed good character to come back and get a point."

Coming here is going to be tough for any team this season, and for Blues to come away with a point, they would’ve taken that 100%

Darren CarterEx-Birmingham City midfielder on BBC WM 95.6

FT: Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Well, that was a pretty good second half, wasn't it?

Burnley took full advantage of two set-pieces to come back twice and earn a point and their second goal from Matt Taylor is well worth a watch.

Birmingham will be disappointed not to have held on to the win but, on reflection, I imagine they will be pleased with a point. Not many teams will be expecting a win at Turf Moor this season.

FULL-TIME

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

The referee blows and it ends 2-2 here. Burnley will take that, having been behind twice.

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham's David Davis shoots left-footed but it is ambitious and goes well wide. Are we headed for a draw here?

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Burnley have a corner here in stoppage time. Tomasz Kuszczak comes to claim it but doesn't get there and it goes behind for another corner, but this time the referee spots a foul and Birmingham can breathe a sigh of relief.

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Burnley's George Boyd drags a half-chance wide. The hosts look the more likely team to steal the points here, late on.

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Jacques Maghoma comes on for Birmingham's Demarai Gray. Maghoma netted for the Blues on Tuesday in their Capital One Cup victory at Bristol Rovers.

Meanwhile, five minutes of stoppage time have been indicated.

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Matt Taylor snaps a shot wide but the real chance fell to Marvin Sordell, who simply wanted too much time inside the penalty area. That was a real opportunity for the hosts.

YELLOW CARD (Arfield)

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Burnley's Scott Arfield is booked for handball.

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham may have led twice but I sense they would definitely take a draw from here now, as that defensive substitution suggests.

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Marvin Sordell replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz for Burnley and Birmingham's David Cotterill comes off, to be replaced by Paul Robinson.

He’s made a habit of that in his career - Matt Taylor is reknowned for scoring spectacular goals, not just free-kicks, but that was just brilliant

Darren CarterEx-Birmingham City midfielder on BBC WM 95.6

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City

Ben Mee drills across the six-yard box but nobody can get a touch on his cut-back. Burnley want a winner here and they are building up the pressure.

GOAL

Burnley 2-2 Birmingham City (Taylor)

His first free-kick hit the wall but his second is absolutely inch-perfect! Matt Taylor draws Burnley level with an unstoppable free-kick that goes in off the underside of the bar. Game on.

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Matt Taylor's first touch sees his free-kick strike a Birmingham wall. Can the former Portsmouth midfielder be the man to rescue a result for Burnley here?

YELLOW CARD

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Jonathan Spector is booked for holding onto Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Meanwhile, the hosts make a substitution, with Matt Taylor replacing Michael Kightly.

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Burnley's Scott Arfield skies wide from outside the box, and they are getting more and more frustrated here.

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Defensive midfielder David Davis comes on for Birmingham's opening goalscorer, Jon Toral. That's a switch to a more conservative 4-5-1 from Gary Rowett.

CLOSE!

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

George Boyd does brilliantly down the Burnley right and Tendayi Dawikya overlaps and plays a low ball across the six-yard box but noone can get on the end of it for the hosts.

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham striker Clayton Donaldson receives treatment for what appears to be a knock to this shoulder. Play resumes and he comes back on.

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham keeper Tomasz Kuszczak gets two hands to a Michael Keane header from a Burnley corner, and it was a relatively comfortable save.

Burnley, having got themselves back into the game after the break, now need to do the hard work once again.

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Jonathan Grounds
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Birmingham defender Jonathan Grounds' shot is blocked, as he tried to shoot through a crowd of players, but he was unmarked and that will worry Burnley.

SUBSTITUTION

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Sam Vokes comes on to replace Jelle Vossen. Vokes netted for Burnley last weekend at Leeds - can he now get them back into this match too?

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YELLOW CARD (Mee)

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Ben Mee gets the first yellow card of the day for a cynical, late clip on David Cotterill. That was a tad unnecessary.

GOAL (Caddis)

Burnley 1-2 Birmingham City

Paul Caddis
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Paul Caddis steps up and drills his penalty straight down the middle. Birmingham are back in the lead.

PENALTY (Birmingham)

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

A classic counter attack from the away side - and Birmingham City have a penalty. Striker Clayton Donaldson latches on to a perfectly weighted pass from Jon Toral, moves into the penalty area and is clipped from behind as he looked to turn away from goal. Soft, or just needless?

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

Birmingham win a free-kick as Michael Kightly clips David Cotterill, for another soft foul.

Cotterill's delivery in dangerous, as is Demarai Gray's subsequent cross, but both are cleared by the hosts.

We said before the game that there would be periods today that Blues may have to dig in and Burnley are going to have a little bit more of the ball in their half, so you’ve just got to weather that as the away side

Darren CarterEx-Birmingham City midfielder on BBC WM 95.6

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

Michael Morrison gets a foot in to block a Lukas Jutkiewicz shot, as the game begins to stretch. Burnley are forcing a bit of pressure here.

From a corner, Blues keeper Tomasz Kuszczak flaps but the ball goes over for a goal kick.

Birmingham need to settle down a bit here.

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

Scott Arfield drives a right-footed shot just high and wide from about 25 yards out. This is much better from Burnley.

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

At the other end, Clayton Donaldson forces a save out of Tom Heaton. This game suddenly has a lot more urgency about it.

GOAL (Keane)

Burnley 1-1 Birmingham City

Burnley are level and Birmingham will be disappointed with that defending.

David Cotterill gives away a soft free-kick near the corner flag. It's whipped in by Michael Kightly and then flicked on to the far post by Jelle Vossen, where Michael Keane arrives to head in, much to the relief of the home fans.

CLOSE!

Burnley 0-1 Birmingham City

Birmingham's Maikel Kieftenbeld volleys a yard or so wide after good build-up play between Clayton Donaldson and Demarai Gray. Burnley keeper Tom Heaton seemed a little uncertain where that was going, initially.

Burnley 0-1 Birmingham City

In all honestly, we didn't see too much from Burnley's summer signing from Genk, Jelle Vossen, up front, before the break. Can he make a mark on his home debut? Or will Sean Dyche pursue other options?

Second half under way

Burnley 0-1 Birmingham City

Birmingham get us going again, this time kicking towards their travelling fans. Neither side have made any changes at the break.

Almost time for the second half

HT: Burnley 0-1 Birmingham City

After their good finish to 2014-15, Birmingham are now 45 minutes away from a fifth-consecutive league win.

Burnley will need to turn things around quickly if they are going to pick up a first home victory since 14 March.

Turf Moor expects. Now what have Sean Dyche's team got up their sleeve in this second half?