Birmingham substitute Federico Macheda scored twice as they came from behind three times to draw with second-placed Burnley.

Dean Marney headed the opener for the Clarets before Macheda levelled four minutes after his introduction on the hour-mark.

Michael Duff's header restored Burnley's lead but Emyr Huws equalised from 25 yards soon after.

Sam Vokes put the visitors ahead again before Macheda's last-minute goal.

Macheda's career

  • Lazio 2006-07
  • Man Utd 2007-14
  • Sampdoria (loan) Jan-Mar 2011
  • QPR (loan) Jan-Mar 2012
  • Stuttgart (loan) Jan-May 2013
  • Doncaster Rovers (loan) Sept 2013-Jan 2014
  • Birmingham City (loan) Jan 2014-end of season

Burnley were furious at the manner of the equaliser, claiming Manchester United loanee Macheda had handled and that there had been a foul in the build-up.

However the draw increases Burnley's unbeaten run to 13 league matches and moves them eight points clear in the second automatic promotion spot in the Championship.

Birmingham, now on a four-match winless run, moved eight points clear of the drop zone.

Burnley opened the scoring after 30 minutes as their relentless pressure finally paid off, with Marney heading home from close range after Ross Wallace's cross.

Macheda levelled with a low shot under the body of goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Three minutes later Duff headed in Kieran Trippier's angled free-kick but the lead lasted just two minutes as Huws, on loan from Manchester City, levelled with a long-range strike.

Vokes thought he had won the match for Burnley, converting a cross from Junior Stanislas in the 86th minute, only for Macheda to chest in the leveller from Tyler Blackett's cross.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche:

"It was a fantastic point. We came off a massive win against Blackburn.

"People must have wondered if we could go again against Birmingham. Do they have that resilience? Do they have that belief? I thought it was there for all to see as we took the lead three times.

"The fitness of the players was superb. The will and demand was there.

"We didn't play as well as we can but we came away with a valuable point and that is a great sign of how we have played this season."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 23 Spector
  • 37 Blackett
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 14 Packwood
  • 04 Robinson Booked
  • 20 Lee Booked (Macheda - 60' )
  • 36 Huws
  • 12 Novak
  • 07 Burke
  • 22 Shinnie (Zigic - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Martin
  • 08 Ibe
  • 09 Macheda
  • 13 Doyle
  • 19 Zigic
  • 31 Caddis
  • 35 Rusnák

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell Booked
  • 07 Wallace (Stanislas - 62' )
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings (Barnes - 75' )
  • 37 Arfield (Edgar - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 19 Kightly
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes
Ref: James Linington
Att: 16,695

Match Stats

Shots

11 22

On target

6 4

Corners

3 8

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +6:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3.

90:00 +5:43

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

90:00 +4:58 Booking

Booking Jason Shackell (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:54

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:54

Foul by Emyr Huws (Birmingham City).

90:00 +3:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 3, Burnley 3. Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Blackett with a cross.

90:00 +2:17

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

90:00 +1:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. David Edgar replaces Scott Arfield.

90:00 +0:27

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:27

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

89:36

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Emyr Huws with a cross.

89:09

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Michael Duff.

88:43

Dangerous play by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

88:43

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:02

Attempt missed. Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nikola Zigic with a headed pass.

87:19

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

87:19

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 2, Burnley 3. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.

85:55

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

85:10

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lee Novak.

84:26

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:26

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

83:53

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

83:52

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

81:54

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

81:45

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:42

Offside, Birmingham City. Tom Adeyemi tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

80:40

Attempt saved. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

78:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic replaces Andrew Shinnie.

78:29

Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

77:00

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

77:00

Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:20

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

76:00

Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Duff with a headed pass.

75:36

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

74:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Danny Ings because of an injury.

74:02

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:17

Delay in match Danny Ings (Burnley) because of an injury.

71:15

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

70:28

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Packwood.

68:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 2, Burnley 2. Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

67:15 Booking

Booking Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

66:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 2. Michael Duff (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

65:41

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:41

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City).

63:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Burnley 1. Federico Macheda (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

62:25

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

62:25

Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Ross Wallace.

59:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Federico Macheda replaces Oliver Lee.

59:24

Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:24

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City).

58:40

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

58:40

Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:39

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Jones with a cross following a corner.

56:07

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

53:39

Ben Mee (Burnley).

53:39

Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:16

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

51:28

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

48:19

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

48:19

Emyr Huws (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Burnley 1.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Burnley 1.

43:54

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Duff.

43:23

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

43:20

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

43:15

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

39:09

Attempt blocked. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

35:01

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

34:07

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:07

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City).

33:13 Booking

Booking Oliver Lee (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:01

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:01

Foul by Oliver Lee (Birmingham City).

32:20

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

32:20

Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 0, Burnley 1. Dean Marney (Burnley) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

29:52

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

29:27

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

28:31

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Spector.

27:14

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

23:41

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

23:41

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:58

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:58

Foul by Emyr Huws (Birmingham City).

19:48

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:48

Foul by Lee Novak (Birmingham City).

17:22

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

17:17

Attempt blocked. Tyler Blackett (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

15:39

Offside, Burnley. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

14:25

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

14:25

Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:41

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Burke.

10:50

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a corner.

10:16

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

7:55

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:55

Foul by Oliver Lee (Birmingham City).

6:18

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

3:34

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.

1:26

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andrew Shinnie.

1:18

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield with a headed pass.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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