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Summary

  1. Full-time: Burton 1-1 Blackburn
  2. Rovers' first game under Tony Mowbray
  3. Full-time: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham
  4. Kieftenbeld and Davis put Blues 2-0 up
  5. Robinson then sent off for Birmingham
  6. Dicko halves deficit for Wolves after break
  7. Goal was Dicko's first in league since 2015

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By Owen Phillips and Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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FT: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham, Burton 1-1 Blackburn

A big night for the little Italian Gianfranco Zola who has a second win as Birmingham boss.

Read Tom Garry's match report  on the game at Molineux where the Blues beat Wolves, and you can also catch up on the draw between Burton and Blackburn Rovers. 

Have a great end to your Friday night. Let's do it all again on Saturday when we have plenty more Championship action for you. Goodnight.

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FT: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola told Sky Sports:  "I thought it [Paul Robinson's red card] was a little bit harsh, but I will have a look and if we need to take action we will do.

"The win is strong evidence that this team is alive. They want to fight, but we need to continue. We want to win more games like this.

"I am very happy for myself, the staff and the players because they are working very hard. We got what we deserved."

FT: Burton 1-1 Blackburn

It is hard to sum up tonight's action at the Pirelli Stadium any better than Blackburn Rovers have done, so here it is in one sentence...

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FT: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham

Birmingham defender Ryan Shotton tells Sky Sports:

"We'll take anything at the moment. We've just got to battle on.

"Today, the togetherness in the group was bigger than ever."

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FT: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham

Birmingham goalscorer David Davis tells Sky Sports:

"This week we pulled together. We thought, let's just go back to basics.

"I'm making a habit of scoring in the derbies and I'm loving every minute of them.

"We're been behind him (Zola) from day one. Today showed we really are behind him."

And breathe...

FT: Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

The first half was pretty lifeless but brought two goals. The second half was much more derby-like and could have ended with five or six.

Wolves will feel they should have taken at least a point after a frantic final 30 minutes following Birmingham defender Paul Robinson's silly red card.

Robinson will be one very relieved man.

FULL-TIME

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

All over. You can see what that means to Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola. He's hugging everyone in sight. 

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Nervy moments for Blues fans but Cheick Keita's tackle on Andreas Weimann in the box was perfectly timed. No penalty. We are over the allotted injury time.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

If Birmingham do hold on they will hold a debt of gratitude to Krystian Bielik.

The Pole has been outstanding in defence since coming on following Paul Robinson's red card.

FULL-TIME

Burton 1-1 Blackburn

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Can Birmingham hold on for the last couple of minutes? Matt Doherty sends another header just off target.

Two minutes stand between Gianfranco Zola and just his second league win as Birmingham boss.

Burton 1-1 Blackburn

They are into stoppage time at Burton and Tony Mowbray's Blackburn look set for a draw in his first game in charge.

YELLOW CARD

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Blues goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak went into the book for time-wasting a few moments ago. That's one of the reasons why we have five minutes of additional time to play.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham substitute Krystian Bielik makes two more outstanding defensive interventions but the pressure is building as we go into five minutes of additional time.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Goalmouth pinball in the Birmingham box as some last-ditch defending from Ryan Shotton and a brilliantly timed challenge by Krystian Bielik keeps Wolves at bay.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Matt Doherty sends a header just wide from another Wolves set-piece. Birmingham are giving away lots of set-pieces.

Can the hosts make one count as we enter the final five minutes?

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Nouha Dicko enjoyed that goal. He had every right to. He's had terrible luck with injuries in recent times and that's his first league goal since the final game of the 2014-15 season.

The Wolves substitute has been a real threat since coming on at the break.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

It's been pretty fiery at times and there's been plenty of squabbling in the box while we have been awaiting various free-kicks and corners.

Calm heads are needed otherwise we could see more red cards.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Stewart's indiscipline almost leads to a goal but Helder Costa's free-kick takes a deflection and goes just wide of the far post.

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham bring on Greg Stewart for Emilio Nsue. 

And within a minute he gets a yellow card.

Burton 1-1 Blackburn

Substitute Connor Mahoney goes close for Rovers but Burton keeper Jon McLaughlin is there to save at the near post.

Still level at the Pirelli Stadium.

Wolves 1-2 Birmingham City

David Edwards goes close to drawing Wolves level, connecting with a left-foot volley that goes just wide. 

This could be a long 15 or so minutes for the visitors.

GOAL Wolves 1-2 Birmingham

Nouha Dicko

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Wolves are right back in this.

Sloppy Blues play on the right gifts possession to Wolves and Helder Costa gets in a fine low cross that Nouha Dicko sweeps home first time.

He could barely miss. Game on.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Che Adams wins a free-kick deep in Wolves territory. It brings a much-needed breather for Birmingham but nothing more than that.

Wolves are back in possession and back on the attack.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

A bit of concerted home pressure ends with Conor Coady's teasing cross fizzing across the face of goal but avoiding everyone.

It just needed a touch.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Nouha Dicko has provided a bit of a spark for Wolves and twice he almost gets free on the left, only for Birmingham to crowd him out as he looks like wriggling free.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

If Birmingham fail to win here Paul Robinson will not be a popular man.

The Blues defender is far too experienced to get himself sent off with his side in control at 2-0 up.

Gianfranco Zola is one of the most likeable men in football, charming, honest and approachable.

Robinson could see another side to Birmingham's Italian manager if things go wrong at Molineux. 

GREAT SAVE!

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

A superb reaction save by Blues keeper Tomasz Kuszczak just about stops Nouha Dicko putting Wolves on the scoresheet.

It's a header from six yards from the substitute following a fine cross by Helder Costa, but Kuszczak is up to the task.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

A brilliant diving block by Wolves full-back Matt Doherty stops a goal-bound effort from Cheick Keita testing Carl Ikeme.

A 3-0 lead would surely be game over.

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John Williams Bills: When we won the Premier League, Burton finished 3rd in the 7th tier. There are no optimistic Blackburn fans left.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Wolves suddenly have the tempo and urgency they so lacked for the first half.

They are trying to stretch the play, moving the ball across the pitch from one side to the other, but Birmingham are keeping their shape well at the moment.

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

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Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola wastes no time in changing things up to preserve his side's lead, as he switches to a 4-4-1.

Craig Gardner comes off and is replaced by Krystian Bielik. 

GOAL Burton 1-1 Blackburn

Marvin Sordell

Burton are back on terms as Marvin Sordell curls a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the area!

Game on.

RED CARD

Paul Robinson (Birmingham)

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Paul Robinson is sent off for appearing to swing an arm at Jon Dadi Bödvarsson.

Robinson went in for fierce challenge on the big striker and got involved in a bit of afters. How costly will that prove?

A long way to go in this one.

YELLOW CARD

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Cheick Keita goes into the box for a foul on Helder Costa,

It gives the winger the chance to get his set-piece delivery right but his free-kick is headed over by Danny Batth.

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Action at both ends. Wolves do well to ensure a dangerous Cheick Keita comes to nothing and quickly break forward.

Some neat footwork by Andreas Weimann almost ends with the on-loan Derby man getting a strike on goal. 

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Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Nouha Dicko will certainly bring some pace to the Wolves front line and give support to Jon Dadi Bödvarsson, who was an isolated figure for much of the opening 45 minutes.

An early ball over the top is just out of Dicko's reach though.

Burton 0-1 Blackburn

Play has also resumed at Burton, where there have been no changes at the break.

SUBSTITUTION

Wolves 0-2 Birmingham City

Wolves are showing their attacking intent it from the off. Nouha Dicko comes on for midfielder George Saville.