Chris Burke's equaliser secured Birmingham City's first home point of the season as his side came back from behind to draw with Ipswich Town.

Christophe Berra put the visitors ahead in the first half with a close-range stooping header for his first goal since a summer move from Wolves.

Home goalkeeper Darren Randolph tipped an effort from David McGoldrick wide as Ipswich pushed for a second goal.

But Burke levelled in the 76th minute with a deflected left-footed effort.

It was Birmingham's first goal of the season at St Andrew's after successive 1-0 home defeats against Watford and Brighton.

Burke ends poor Blues run

Chris Burke's equaliser prevented Birmingham from losing three successive second-tier games for the first time since September 2001.

Ipswich, coming off the back of successive Championship defeats, saw McGoldrick narrowly head wide early on when he connected with Aaron Cresswell's left-wing cross.

Cresswell was involved in Town's goal, his delivery finding Berra and the Scottish defender heading into the net through a crowded six-yard area.

McGoldrick then wasted two headers, before being denied by the excellent Randolph, who kept out his shot from outside the penalty area.

Ipswich's misses eventually proved costly as Burke's shot ricocheted off Ipswich defender Ryan Tunnicliffe and went in past goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark:

"At least in the second half the players were true to themselves as individuals.

"We did not create any chances in the first half but we had a go in the second half and had a bit of luck with a deflection to give us the equaliser."

"It was no coincidence that Chris Burke obtained the second half equaliser. He works every single day to perfect scoring such goals."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We came up against a goalkeeper in Randolph who is in outstanding form and they had the get-out-of-jail freak goal.

"I hope we have get a slice of luck like that at some stage in the season.

"Honestly, it feels as if we have been beaten."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Birmingham

  • 01 Randolph
  • 02 Eardley (Allan - 34' )
  • 04 Robinson Booked
  • 05 Bartley
  • 06 Burn
  • 07 Burke
  • 22 Shinnie (Ferguson - 58' )
  • 23 Spector
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 11 Lovenkrands (Green - 65' )
  • 12 Novak

Substitutes

  • 13 Doyle
  • 27 Ferguson
  • 08 Mullins
  • 15 Elliott
  • 17 Reilly
  • 26 Allan
  • 25 Green

Ipswich

  • 22 Gerken
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Smith
  • 06 Berra
  • 08 Skuse
  • 11 Anderson (Edwards - 63' )
  • 16 Tunnicliffe (Tabb - 80' )
  • 19 Hyam Booked
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 35 Nouble (Murphy - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 07 Edwards
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 18 Tabb
  • 09 Murphy
  • 26 Taylor
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 14,328

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

3 8

Corners

4 7

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:52

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Carlos Edwards.

90:00 +3:27

Matt Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Cole Skuse.

90:00 +1:22

Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:16

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards.

90:00 +0:07

Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

89:42

David McGoldrick takes the free kick.

88:09

Unfair challenge on David McGoldrick by Kyle Bartley results in a free kick.

86:12

Christopher Burke takes the free kick.

85:19

Luke Hyam booked.

85:19 Booking

Booking

85:12

Luke Hyam challenges Scott Allan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:13

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

83:59

Foul by Christophe Berra on Matt Green, free kick awarded.

83:00

Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

82:56

Free kick crossed by Aaron Cresswell.

82:21

Jay Tabb fouled by Shane Ferguson, the ref awards a free kick.

81:43

Corner taken by Carlos Edwards.

80:52

Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

80:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Novak.

80:11

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

80:03

Dan Burn fouled by Daryl Murphy, the ref awards a free kick.

79:45

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

79:14 Substitution

Substitution Jay Tabb comes on in place of Ryan Tunnicliffe.

79:06

The offside flag is raised against Matt Green.

78:17

Corner taken by Scott Allan.

77:59

Clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

77:56

Shane Ferguson delivers the ball.

77:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Christopher Burke.

76:17

Shot by Scott Allan missed to the left of goal.

75:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Christopher Burke - Birmingham 1 - 1 Ipswich Christopher Burke slots the ball left footed into the goal. Birmingham 1-1 Ipswich.

75:17

Assist by Shane Ferguson.

75:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Christopher Burke - Birmingham 1 - 1 Ipswich Christopher Burke scores with a left foot finish. Birmingham 1-1 Ipswich.

75:01

The ball is swung over by Shane Ferguson.

74:07

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Darren Randolph parries the effort to safety.

73:16

Jonathan Spector manages to make a clearance.

73:07

Luke Chambers sends in a cross.

71:37

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

70:35

Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

70:31

Corner taken by Carlos Edwards from the .

69:31

Aaron Cresswell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

68:11

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

68:00

The official flags Lee Novak offside.

67:29

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

67:20

Foul by Daryl Murphy on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded.

66:37 Substitution

Substitution Daryl Murphy on for Frank Nouble.

66:17

Shot by David McGoldrick went wide of the right-hand upright.

64:49

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

64:44

The ball is delivered by Paul Robinson.

64:05 Substitution

Substitution Peter Lovenkrands goes off and Matt Green comes on.

62:56 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Carlos Edwards coming on for Paul Anderson.

57:14 Substitution

Substitution Shane Ferguson on for Andrew Shinnie.

56:39

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

54:54

Shot by Aaron Cresswell cleared the bar.

53:37

Scott Allan takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

52:42

The referee blows for offside against Lee Novak.

52:14

Shot by Luke Hyam. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

49:45

Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

49:04

Lee Novak gets a header at goal. Dean Gerken parries the ball away.

48:52

Corner taken by Christopher Burke from the right by-line.

47:11

David McGoldrick takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:11

David McGoldrick takes a shot.

45:00 +1:22

Header by Andrew Shinnie goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:00 +1:15

Christopher Burke delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:56

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

45:00 +0:41

Frank Nouble is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

44:33

David McGoldrick takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

43:57

Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

43:46

The ball is swung over by Christopher Burke.

42:57

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

42:38

Peter Lovenkrands is ruled offside.

42:07

The ball is sent over by Christopher Burke.

41:55

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

41:52

Christopher Burke crosses the ball.

40:45

Header at goal by David McGoldrick goes over the frame of the goal.

40:36

Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the right by-line.

39:44

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

39:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Spector on Frank Nouble.

39:07

Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

38:48

Andrew Shinnie is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

36:39

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball.

35:38

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

35:09

The referee blows for offside.

34:48

David McGoldrick gets a header at goal.

34:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Anderson.

33:58

Lee Novak manages to make a clearance.

33:50 Substitution

Substitution Neal Eardley goes off and Scott Allan comes on.

31:19

Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.

31:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Anderson.

29:43

The assist for the goal came from Aaron Cresswell.

29:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Christophe Berra - Birmingham 0 - 1 Ipswich Christophe Berra heads the ball into the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Ipswich.

29:35

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29:35

Free kick crossed by Aaron Cresswell.

28:39

Kyle Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Nouble.

28:09

Header by Cole Skuse goes harmlessly over the bar.

27:37

Dan Burn takes the free kick.

27:32

The offside flag is raised against David McGoldrick.

27:03

Lee Novak takes a shot. Dean Gerken parries the ball away.

26:55

Centre by Tom Adeyemi.

23:35

Clearance made by Neal Eardley.

23:31

Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the right by-line.

22:46

Clearance by Dan Burn.

22:42

A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson.

22:17

Clearance by Dan Burn.

21:19

Jonathan Spector restarts play with the free kick.

21:06

Luke Hyam concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie.

20:55

Andrew Shinnie manages to make a clearance.

20:30

Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

20:26

Free kick crossed by Paul Anderson.

20:08

Andrew Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on David McGoldrick.

18:00

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

17:50

Foul by David McGoldrick on Dan Burn, free kick awarded.

17:32

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell.

15:45

Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.

15:38

Tommy Smith crosses the ball in from the free kick.

15:20

Paul Robinson is given a yellow card.

15:20 Booking

Booking

14:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Paul Robinson.

13:49

Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

13:41

The official flags Lee Novak offside.

12:40

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

12:22

The referee blows for offside.

11:35

Clearance by Dan Burn.

11:31

Luke Chambers produces a cross.

9:45

Clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

9:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Neal Eardley.

9:16

Free kick crossed by Paul Anderson.

8:39

Andrew Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse.

2:59

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

2:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christophe Berra on Lee Novak.

2:03

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

1:54

The referee penalises Peter Lovenkrands for handball.

1:40

The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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