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FA Cup
Round 3: Saturday 8 January 2005

Birmingham City 3 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 2 - 0)
Crowd: 25159
Referee: G Poll (Tring)
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Match Facts
Birmingham City Team Leeds United
Maik Taylor   Neil Sullivan
Booked - 16 minutes Matthew Upson   Gary Kelly
Kenny Cunningham   Frazer Richardson
Mario Melchiot   Michael Duberry Subbed - 22 minutes
Goal - 21 minutes Goal - 65 minutes Darren Carter   Matthew Kilgallon
Stephen Clemence   Sean Gregan
Subbed - 77 minutes Darren Anderton   Jermaine Wright
Subbed - 40 minutes Stan Lazaridis   Simon Walton
Julian Gray   Aaron Lennon
Clinton Morrison   Nathan Blake Subbed - 19 minutes
Subbed - 67 minutes Goal - 11 minutes Emile Heskey   David Healy
Nico Vaesen   Scott Carson
Sub - 40 minutes Jamie Clapham   Danny Pugh Sub - 22 minutes
Sub - 77 minutes Olivier Tebily   Leandre Griffit
Sub - 67 minutes Robbie Blake   Julian Joachim Sub - 19 minutes
Dwight Yorke   Michael Ricketts
Match Reports
BBC Birmingham 3 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Birmingham get Carter to banish their Savage blues
The Independent Carter carries the day as Heskey pulls the strings
The Independent Leeds' courage no match for Carter's striking qualities
The Observer Carter double deals savage blow to Leeds Blues cruise past Leeds
The Sporting Life Birmingham 3 - 0 Leeds
The Sunday Times Carter stuns Leeds
The Times Carter seizes opportunity
Yorkshire Evening Post Early errors prove so costly
Yorkshire Post Duberry poised for farewell after costly mistake

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Birmingham get Carter to banish their Savage blues - Adrian Milledge

Copy from Football Unlimited of 10/01/2005.

Robbie Savage has had better weeks. After Birmingham City's co-owner David Sullivan described his transfer request as motivated by greed and he had been banished to the reserves by the manager Steve Bruce, the one-time darling of St Andrew's suffered more affronts on Saturday.

The match programme, blaming a misprint, featured an apology to the referee Matt Messias after Savage's column in the previous issue had described him as a "puddin".

Predictably, there was no place in the magazine for Savage's column alongside the apology: "for reasons well documented". Neither, not least because of suspension, was there a place for him in Bruce's squad.

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Carter double deals savage blow to Leeds - Duncan Mackay

Copy from Football Unlimited of 09/01/2005.

Robbie Savage and controversy have always been close bedfellows, but never have they appeared so intimately intertwined as they do now.

The Welshman, in the news all week after asking for a transfer, was absent again for this match, although he was always going to be unavailable because of suspension. In the end, he was not missed as Birmingham strolled to their first FA Cup victory in four meetings against a club briefly returning to a stage they once trod with distinction.

Leeds's fall from grace has been so swift and spectacular that it is hard to believe this match marked three years to the day since they were top of the Premiership.

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