EFL Cup - First Round
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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Birmingham City

The 2011 League Cup winners Birmingham City made it through to the second round of the competition with a narrow win over League Two's Bristol Rovers.

Andrew Shinnie scored the winner for the Championship side, striking a low, 25-yard finish into the net.

Birmingham had taken the lead in the second half through Jacques Maghoma's close-range goal.

Rovers equalised on 65 minutes after Ellis Harrison volleyed in, before Shinnie's effort three minutes later.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBroomat 81'minutes
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 24Sinclair
  • 8O Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forMontañoat 64'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 16Blissett
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 23Bodin
  • 27Broom
  • 28Malpas

Birmingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Legzdins
  • 2Eardley
  • 28MorrisonSubstituted forSpectorat 71'minutes
  • 4Robinson
  • 3Grounds
  • 22Shinnie
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forGrayat 81'minutes
  • 8Gleeson
  • 26DavisBooked at 45mins
  • 10ThomasSubstituted forArthurat 90+2'minutes
  • 21NovakBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Gray
  • 9Donaldson
  • 11Cotterill
  • 18Brown
  • 23Spector
  • 24Arthur
  • 29Kuszczak
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
5,650

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Birmingham City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Birmingham City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Lee Novak (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Koby Arthur.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City. Koby Arthur replaces Wes Thomas because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.