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FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1 Birmingham City 1
HENNING Berg is still waiting for his first win at Blackburn Rovers manager after a lack of killer instinct saw them draw 1-1 with Birmingham City this afternoon.
Berg's men controlled proceedings for much of the afternoon but were let down continuously by the final ball.
Ruben Rochina gave Rovers the lead from the penalty spot on 12 minutes after Mauro Formica had been brought down by David Murphy.
It was the least the hosts deserved from a bright start, with Markus Olsson, Jordan Rhodes and Rochina also going close.
The visitors were level against the run of play just five minutes later as a moment of defensive hesitance allowed Marlon King to sneak in and level from close range.
Chris Burke was allowed too much space to cross from the right, Scott Dann should have dealt better with the ball that hit him, and King was on hand after Nikola Zigic's had bobbled against the post.
Rovers should have been ahead at the break though, with an improved Murphy firing just over and Markus Olsson dragging wide from close range.
Rhodes saw a looping header cleared off the line by Paul Robinson early in the second half before Formica's clever chip was clawed away by Butland on 71.
Paul Robinson had to be alert to tip Hayden Mullins' strike from distance over the bar with 10 minutes left, while Rovers substitute Fabio Nunes fired inches over after a driving run.