PLAYER RATINGS: Birmingham City v Burnley

PLAYER RATINGS: Birmingham City v Burnley

PLAYER RATINGS: Birmingham City v Burnley

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Tom HEATON: Only fairly routine stuff in first half, beaten by decent strikes in the second 6

Kieran TRIPPIER: Volleyed over from early corner. Delivery into danger areas up to usual high standard 8

Michael DUFF: Scored first goal in over a year. Header off the line from Novak at death 8

Jason SHACKELL: Headed out Burke's cross to deny Birmingham the chance of a third equaliser 7

Ben MEE: Had to be on ball against Burke to close down and intercept. Worked well with wide men 8

Ross WALLACE: Earned his first start since August and had a hand in the opener 7

Dean MARNEY: The definition of relentless, and got his rewards with another important goal 7

David JONES: Pressed persistently to keep Huws at bay in midfield. Goal came out of nothing 6

Scott ARFIELD: Covered a ridiculous amount of ground, giving defence runaround, Snatched at late chance 7

Sam VOKES: In the right place at the right time to score. 8

Danny INGS: Had to search for the ball at times and linked well with Trippier in right channel. Limped off 7

SUBS: JUNIOR STANISLAS (for Wallace 62) Subs not used: Alex Cisak, David Edgar, Michael Kightly, Keith Treacy, Kevin Long, Ashley Barnes.

BIRMINGHAM (4-1-2-3): Darren Randolph; Jonathan Spector, Will Packwood, Paul Robinson, Tyler Beckett; Olly Lee (Federico Macheda 60) Tom Adeyemi, Emyr Huws; Chris Burke, Lee Novak, Andy Shinnie (Nikola Zigic 80).

Subs: Colin Doyle, Aaron Martin, Jordon Ibe, Paul Caddis, Albert Rusnak.

REF WATCH James Linnington was crowded out by Burnley players after Macheda made it 3-3. Appeals for handball ignored BOOKINGS Lee 34 (Birmingham)


MICHAEL DUFF: Defender couldn't have done much more to secure a win for Clarets. Big contribution at both ends

VILLAIN Federico Macheda: Came off the bench to spark Birmingham fightback. Seemingly handled before making it 3-3 deep into stoppage time

KEY MOMENT Macheda's introduction. The home side had shown no end product beforehand

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