Marlon King's second-half penalty helped Birmingham to victory and condemned Bolton to their fourth away defeat of the season.

Leroy Lita scored on his home debut to give Blues the lead when he slid in to turn in Paul Caddis's cross.

Chris Eagles equalised for Bolton just before half-time when he curled in a free-kick from 30 yards.

Shortly after the restart, Birmingham regained the lead when King converted after Marcos Alonso had fouled him.

The St Andrew's club have lost just one of their last 26 league games on home soil.

They had other opportunities to score. Lita saw his header narrowly deflected wide of the near post, while Chris Burke forced a good save from Adam Bogdan.

In the second half, Bogdan made another great stop, this time from Caddis, before Lita fired wide after pouncing on a poor header from Zat Knight, who was making his 100th league appearance for the Trotters.

David Ngog had the ball in the net for Bolton, but his effort was flagged for offside.

Birmingham's victory, which moves them to eight points and above Bolton, was only tainted by the withdrawal of Caddis with a dislocated shoulder.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Birmingham

  • 01 Butland
  • 03 Murphy
  • 04 Caldwell Booked
  • 05 Pablo
  • 23 Spector
  • 28 Caddis (Davies - 54' )
  • 07 Burke (Redmond - 71' )
  • 08 Mullins (Fahey - 46' )
  • 15 Elliott
  • 09 King
  • 29 Lita

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle
  • 06 Davies
  • 12 Morrison
  • 18 Fahey
  • 22 Redmond
  • 11 Lovenkrands
  • 21 Asante

Bolton

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 02 Mears
  • 03 Alonso
  • 04 Mills
  • 12 Knight Booked
  • 07 Eagles
  • 16 M Davies Booked
  • 20 Spearing (Andrews - 17' )
  • 27 Lee Booked (Petrov - 59' )
  • 09 Ngog (Afobe - 59' )
  • 14 K Davies

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 08 Andrews
  • 10 Petrov
  • 21 Pratley
  • 17 Afobe
  • 19 Sordell
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 14,693

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

7 12

Corners

4 5

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

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

90:00 +3:41

Wade Elliott takes a short corner.

90:00 +3:19

Marlon King takes a shot. Clearance by Matt Mills.

90:00 +2:19

Wade Elliott fouled by Chris Eagles, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon King takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:18

Marlon King fouled by Keith Andrews, the ref awards a free kick. David Murphy takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:46

Chris Eagles takes a shot from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Jack Butland.

89:37

A cross is delivered by Chris Eagles, Keith Andrews produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Jack Butland.

88:12

Shot by Marcos Alonso from 25 yards. Save by Jack Butland. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov played to the near post, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

87:51

The referee blows for offside against Marlon King. Tyrone Mears restarts play with the free kick.

86:07

Centre by Chris Eagles. The offside flag is raised against Keith Andrews. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

85:41

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

83:21

The ball is crossed by Martin Petrov, Mark Davies takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

80:36

Effort on goal by Nathan Redmond from 25 yards. Adam Bogdan makes a fantastic save. Outswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott from the right by-line. The ball is crossed by Nathan Redmond, comfortable save by Adam Bogdan.

79:42

The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Tyrone Mears takes the indirect free kick.

78:19

Foul by Leroy Lita on Tyrone Mears, free kick awarded. Tyrone Mears restarts play with the free kick.

77:06

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.

74:31

Martin Petrov delivers the ball, Pablo Ibanez makes a clearance. Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line to the near post, Matt Mills challenges Pablo Ibanez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

72:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Ibanez on Kevin Davies. Strike comes in from Chris Eagles from the free kick.

71:11

Shot by Keith Fahey from 20 yards. Mark Davies gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott.

69:43 Substitution

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

69:43

Martin Petrov has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

69:11

Pablo Ibanez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benik Afobe. Marcos Alonso takes the free kick.

68:05

A cross is delivered by Marcos Alonso, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

67:38

Unfair challenge on Mark Davies by Wade Elliott results in a free kick. Martin Petrov takes the direct free kick.

65:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Wade Elliott. Matt Mills restarts play with the free kick.

64:57

Wade Elliott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

64:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Murphy by Matt Mills. Jack Butland takes the direct free kick.

63:47

Keith Fahey challenges Keith Andrews unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Eagles.

62:49

Matt Mills fouled by Christopher Burke, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Davies restarts play with the free kick.

62:24

Effort on goal by Benik Afobe from 6 yards. Save by Jack Butland.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Martin Petrov on for Chung-Yong Lee.

58:46 Substitution

Substitution David Ngog goes off and Benik Afobe comes on.

53:38 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Davies replaces Paul Caddis.

50:52

Centre by Tyrone Mears, David Ngog has an effort at goal. Save by Jack Butland.

50:32

The ball is delivered by Marcos Alonso, clearance by David Murphy.

50:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Caldwell on Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Chris Eagles.

49:49

Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

48:52

Paul Caddis takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

48:32

Mark Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Fahey. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.

47:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon King - Birmingham 2 - 1 Bolton Marlon King scores a power penalty. Birmingham 2-1 Bolton.

46:05

The ball is sent over by David Murphy, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon King by Marcos Alonso.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01

Centre by Chung-Yong Lee, Jack Butland makes a comfortable save.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Hayden Mullins leaves the field to be replaced by Keith Fahey.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:26

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Marlon King.

45:00 +0:55 Booking

Booking Chung-Yong Lee receives a yellow card.

44:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Caddis on Mark Davies. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.

43:19

Assist by David Ngog.

43:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Eagles - Birmingham 1 - 1 Bolton Free kick scored by Chris Eagles. Birmingham 1-1 Bolton.

42:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Steven Caldwell for unsporting behaviour.

42:21

Steven Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ngog.

41:13

The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles.

40:48

The official flags Leroy Lita offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

39:52

Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

39:52 Booking

Booking Mark Davies is shown a yellow card.

39:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Davies on Christopher Burke.

38:19

Leroy Lita is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the direct free kick.

37:16

Chris Eagles crosses the ball, David Ngog takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jack Butland.

35:57

Christopher Burke takes the free kick. Marlon King takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

35:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Zat Knight for unsporting behaviour.

35:40

Zat Knight challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:12

Jonathan Spector fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wade Elliott.

33:05

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Butland.

31:19

Chris Eagles has a drilled shot. Blocked by Christopher Burke. Foul by Mark Davies on Christopher Burke, free kick awarded. Paul Caddis restarts play with the free kick.

30:07

Chris Eagles produces a cross, clearance by Pablo Ibanez.

28:48

The ball is swung over by Kevin Davies.

27:44

Drilled right-footed shot by Chris Eagles. Save by Jack Butland.

25:29

Shot by Mark Davies. Blocked by Steven Caldwell. Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Eagles. Foul by Mark Davies on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

24:46

Leroy Lita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies. Free kick taken by Zat Knight.

23:51

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

21:27

Unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Butland.

19:52

Centre by David Ngog, clearance by Pablo Ibanez.

19:08

The referee blows for offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

18:26

Foul by Marcos Alonso on Marlon King, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

17:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Caldwell by David Ngog. Steven Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

16:46 Substitution

Substitution Keith Andrews comes on in place of Jay Spearing.

15:14

The assist for the goal came from Paul Caddis.

15:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Leroy Lita - Birmingham 1 - 0 Bolton A goal is scored by Leroy Lita from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 1-0 Bolton.

13:13

David Murphy challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Eagles, Steven Caldwell fouled by Zat Knight, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

11:47

Christopher Burke has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Jack Butland.

10:27

David Ngog takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

9:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Ngog. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

9:00

Kevin Davies is ruled offside. Jack Butland takes the free kick.

8:39

A cross is delivered by Chris Eagles, save by Jack Butland.

7:44

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Murphy. Direct free kick taken by David Murphy.

6:43

The ball is delivered by Paul Caddis, Leroy Lita takes a shot. Zat Knight gets a block in. Corner taken by Christopher Burke, Tyrone Mears manages to make a clearance.

4:17

The official flags Chung-Yong Lee offside. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

2:25

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

1:29

Kevin Davies has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

0:00

The game begins.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers