Birmingham claim a semi-final spot beating rivals Aston Villa; Brum fans storm the pitch and flares fly

Birmingham 2 – Aston Villa 1 (Carling Cup, December 1, 2010) (Longer highlights) Richard Dunne’s foul on Lee Bowyer in the box allowed Sebastian Larsson to give Birmingham the lead from the spot.  But Gabriel Agbonlahor’s side-foot finish, his third in three games at St Andrews, drew the visitors level. (First half highlights) In the 85th minute, Cameron Jerome crossed for Nikola Zigic to score the winner via a deflection off Luke Young.

After the final whistle blew, thousands of Birmingham supporters flooded the field to rejoice in the victory. But things quickly turned nasty as flares were thrown between the fans.

Post-match interviews: Alex McLeish & Gerard Houllier.

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