Birmingham thrashed Barnet to progress to the second round of the League Cup.

Jon Nurse's header gave the Bees the lead but Marlon King responded from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Clovis Kamdjo.

Birmingham ran riot after the break - Steven Caldwell's shot smashed in off the crossbar and Darren Ambrose's curling effort made it 3-1.

Two injury-time goals from Blues' new-boy Peter Lovenkrands and midfielder Wade Elliott completed the rout.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark told BBC WM:

"We gave Barnet too many opportunities at our goal and they eventually took the lead.

"We had to respond and we did. I think we scored some terrific goals so we'll be looking to improve.

"What was good was the players' reaction. I took stock at half-time, listened to what the players were saying amongst each other. They showed tremendous respect amongst each other but pointed out things they weren't happy with.

"Not only are they good players but they have very high standards and demands, so while we've got that, we will do well."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Birmingham City

  • 26 Lucas
  • 03 Murphy
  • 04 Caldwell
  • 06 Davies
  • 24 Packwood (Gomis - 75' )
  • 07 Burke (Redmond - 85' )
  • 08 Mullins
  • 10 Ambrose
  • 12 Morrison (Elliott - 78' )
  • 09 King
  • 11 Lovenkrands

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle
  • 05 Pablo
  • 14 Gomis
  • 15 Elliott
  • 22 Redmond
  • 17 Rooney
  • 19 Zigic

Barnet

  • 01 O'Brien
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 05 Fortune (Saville - 79' )
  • 07 Lee (Weston - 64' )
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 16 Warren
  • 17 Edgar
  • 10 Nurse (Hyde - 76' )
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 06 Saville
  • 26 Johnson
  • 20 Weston
  • 27 Vilhete
  • 19 Hyde
  • 21 Sykes
Ref: Collins
Att: 9,905

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

7 6

Corners

9 6

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:21

The assist for the goal came from Morgaro Gomis.

90:00 +3:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Wade Elliott - Birmingham 5 - 1 Barnet Wade Elliott gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 5-1 Barnet.

90:00 +0:44

The assist for the goal came from Marlon King.

90:00 +0:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Lovenkrands - Birmingham 4 - 1 Barnet Peter Lovenkrands gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 4-1 Barnet.

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wade Elliott.

88:58

Darren Ambrose produces a cross, clearance by Clovis Kamdjo. The ball is crossed by Curtis Davies, Morgaro Gomis produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

88:15

Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Clovis Kamdjo.

88:05

The ball is swung over by David Murphy, Clovis Kamdjo makes a clearance.

86:49

Corner taken right-footed by Curtis Weston, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

86:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Abdulla by Morgaro Gomis. Liam O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

85:57

Darren Ambrose delivers the ball, clearance made by Clovis Kamdjo.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Redmond is brought on as a substitute for Christopher Burke.

82:48

Centre by Christopher Burke, clearance made by Clovis Kamdjo.

82:04

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance made by Clovis Kamdjo.

81:52

The ball is swung over by Wade Elliott, Freddie Warren manages to make a clearance.

79:56

The ball is swung over by Darren Ambrose, Liam O'Brien makes a save.

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Fortune leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Saville.

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Wade Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Ravel Morrison.

76:09

A cross is delivered by David Murphy, Liam O'Brien makes a save.

75:23 Substitution

Substitution Jake Hyde joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Nurse.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution (Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Morgaro Gomis coming on for Will Packwood.

74:24

Unfair challenge on Ricky Holmes by Curtis Davies results in a free kick. Ricky Holmes takes the free kick.

71:52

Centre by Anthony Edgar.

71:19

Centre by Will Packwood, Freddie Warren makes a clearance.

70:31

Shot from 35 yards by Ricky Holmes. Save by David Lucas.

69:51

Unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands by Clovis Kamdjo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.

68:33

Foul by Peter Lovenkrands on Curtis Weston, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ahmed Abdulla.

66:19

Corner from left by-line taken by Darren Ambrose.

65:54

Christopher Burke takes the outswinging corner, Jordan Brown makes a clearance.

65:12

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Andrew Yiadom makes a clearance.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Weston on for Olly Lee.

63:32

Effort from outside the box by Ahmed Abdulla goes wide right of the target.

61:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Nurse. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

59:46

Effort on goal by Christopher Burke from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

58:39

The referee blows for offside against Marlon King. Free kick taken by Liam O'Brien.

58:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Burke played to the near post, Clovis Kamdjo manages to make a clearance.

57:52

The ball is crossed by Christopher Burke, Jordan Brown makes a clearance.

56:54

Inswinging corner taken by Olly Lee.

56:39

The ball is sent over by Jordan Brown, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

55:05

Ricky Holmes fouled by Curtis Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Fortune takes the free kick.

53:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Ambrose - Birmingham 3 - 1 Barnet Darren Ambrose gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 3-1 Barnet.

53:37

Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from 20 yards. Blocked by Clovis Kamdjo.

50:51

Corner taken right-footed by Olly Lee, Andrew Yiadom concedes a free kick for a foul on David Murphy. David Lucas takes the direct free kick.

50:29

Drilled left-footed shot by Andrew Yiadom. Blocked by David Murphy.

50:13

The ball is sent over by Freddie Warren, clearance by David Murphy.

48:55

Assist by Darren Ambrose.

48:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Caldwell - Birmingham 2 - 1 Barnet Goal scored by Steven Caldwell from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Birmingham 2-1 Barnet.

48:34

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose,

48:22

Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, Freddie Warren makes a clearance.

46:16

Steven Caldwell challenges Jonathan Nurse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ricky Holmes, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:21

Ricky Holmes produces a drilled right-footed shot from close range and hits the post.

44:25

Darren Ambrose has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

41:26

David Murphy produces a cross, Jonathan Fortune makes a clearance.

38:26

Darren Ambrose produces a cross.

37:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon King - Birmingham 1 - 1 Barnet Power penalty scored by Marlon King. Birmingham 1-1 Barnet.

36:31

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon King by Clovis Kamdjo.

36:06

Christopher Burke crosses the ball, clearance by Andrew Yiadom.

32:28

Corner taken by Olly Lee from the left by-line played to the near post, save by David Lucas.

31:50

Ravel Morrison challenges Ahmed Abdulla unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

30:13

Assist by Jordan Brown.

30:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Nurse - Birmingham 0 - 1 Barnet Jonathan Nurse grabs a brilliant headed goal from close in. Birmingham 0-1 Barnet.

30:02

A cross is delivered by Jordan Brown,

28:41

Shot by Anthony Edgar. David Lucas makes a save.

28:19

Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricky Holmes. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Brown.

27:35

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

26:39

Shot by Christopher Burke. Save made by Liam O'Brien.

25:51

Christopher Burke crosses the ball, clearance by Jonathan Fortune.

24:32

Centre by Christopher Burke, Shot by Marlon King from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

23:44

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

23:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ricky Holmes.

22:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Edgar by Peter Lovenkrands. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ricky Holmes, save by David Lucas.

21:18

The ball is sent over by Andrew Yiadom, Will Packwood manages to make a clearance.

19:45

Andrew Yiadom is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

18:09

Unfair challenge on Freddie Warren by Hayden Mullins results in a free kick. Olly Lee delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

17:26

Ricky Holmes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steven Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

16:33

Darren Ambrose produces a cross, Shot from close in by Peter Lovenkrands misses to the left of the target.

13:33

Corner taken by Christopher Burke from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Yiadom.

12:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies by Ricky Holmes. Curtis Davies restarts play with the free kick.

11:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Ricky Holmes. Will Packwood takes the free kick.

10:45

Marlon King delivers the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Fortune.

7:21

Anthony Edgar takes a shot. Save by David Lucas. Anthony Edgar takes a shot. Curtis Davies gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Anthony Edgar to the near post, Headed effort on goal by Clovis Kamdjo from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

5:53

Drilled right-footed shot by Marlon King. Blocked by Clovis Kamdjo. Corner taken by Christopher Burke, Header from deep inside the area by David Murphy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2:39

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke, Clovis Kamdjo makes a clearance.

1:29

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Nurse, clearance by Steven Caldwell.

0:07

Marlon King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Fortune. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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