Christophe Berra scored in injury time as Ipswich twice came from behind to earn a point at Birmingham City.

The Scottish defender netted a second-half brace, meaning both sides now have four points from their first three games of the season.

David Edgar's header opened the scoring for the hosts after 30 minutes before Berra equalised just after the break.

Clayton Donaldson slipped the ball past Dean Gerken to restore the Blues' advantage, before Berra struck late on.

Bogey side?

Ipswich are unbeaten in their past six meetings with Birmingham, winning three. Birmingham's last win was 2-1 at St Andrew's in January 2012.

It was a scrappy game, with both sides preferring to use long-ball tactics, but the two sides managed 34 efforts on goal between them.

Tellingly, only eight of those were on target - one of those being when Blues keeper Darren Randolph denied visiting striker Daryl Murphy with a smart save early on.

City's Lee Novak should have done better when he ballooned over the bar after Gerken had dropped a high ball.

Clark on Birmingham v Ipswich

Edgar opened the scoring with his first goal for Lee Clark's men - the Canadian defender being left unmarked to head home David Cotterill's corner.

Berra, 29, glanced home Paul Anderson's free-kick to level the match, before Birmingham regained the lead when Donaldson latched onto Wes Thomas's long pass and neatly finished.

However, Berra had the final say when he converted a pass from the impressive Anderson more than three minutes into time added on, to hand Mick McCarthy's men a point.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark: "It was a frustrating finish. I am gutted for the players. We deserved another victory.

McCarthy on Birmingham v Ipswich

"It would have capped off a brilliant week at home - three wins on the bounce. We cannot be too downhearted as the players gave another terrific performance.

"Ipswich are a powerful team and they will do a lot of damage to teams over the course of the season."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "We got out of jail. It was great. It was lovely wasn't it? We deserved to get out.

"I think we gave away two bad goals but our two goals were great. It was bad marking for their first and an awful pass for the second.

"I think Birmingham look a different side this season. They look very good."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 23 Spector
  • 03 Grounds
  • 31 Caddis
  • 06 Edgar
  • 15 Hall
  • 11 Cotterill (Robinson - 88' Booked )
  • 26 Davis (Gleeson - 60' )
  • 10 Thomas (Johnstone - 81' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 12 Novak

Substitutes

  • 04 Robinson
  • 07 Duffy
  • 08 Gleeson
  • 16 Johnstone
  • 21 Doyle
  • 29 Brown
  • 33 Gray

Ipswich Town

  • 01 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Mings
  • 08 Skuse
  • 05 Smith
  • 06 Berra
  • 11 Anderson
  • 19 Hyam
  • 09 Murphy (Bajner - 80' )
  • 32 Sammon (McGoldrick - 60' )
  • 18 Tabb (Henshall - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Parr
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 14 Bajner
  • 17 Bru
  • 21 Hewitt
  • 23 Henshall
  • 33 Bialkowski
Ref: Roger East
Att: 14,022

Match Stats

Shots

14 20

On target

3 5

Corners

3 5

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Birmingham City 2, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +5:44 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +4:56

Alex Henshall (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +4:56

Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

90:00 +3:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 2, Ipswich Town 2. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

90:00 +1:54

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Balint Bajner with a cross.

88:59

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Hyam following a set piece situation.

88:05 Booking

Booking Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:02

Balint Bajner (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:02

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

87:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Paul Robinson replaces David Cotterill.

86:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:29

Delay in match Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

84:40

Attempt missed. Alex Henshall (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

84:12

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

84:05

Attempt blocked. Balint Bajner (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Henshall with a cross.

80:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Denny Johnstone replaces Wes Thomas.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Alex Henshall replaces Jay Tabb.

79:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Balint Bajner replaces Daryl Murphy.

75:46

Foul by Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town).

75:46

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:12

Attempt blocked. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:30

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:30

Foul by Paul Caddis (Birmingham City).

70:09

Attempt missed. David Edgar (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a corner.

69:41

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

66:44

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Novak.

66:01

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:30

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:30

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

64:59

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dean Gerken with a cross following a corner.

64:36

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Grant Hall.

64:31

Attempt blocked. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David McGoldrick with a headed pass.

62:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 2, Ipswich Town 1. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wes Thomas following a fast break.

61:32

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:32

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

60:20

Attempt blocked. Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Conor Sammon.

59:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Stephen Gleeson replaces David Davis.

59:06

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

59:06

Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:58

Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.

57:33

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

57:33

Lee Novak (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:24

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a corner.

55:56

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Darren Randolph.

55:53

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

55:24

Offside, Birmingham City. Clayton Donaldson tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

52:34

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

52:34

Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:24

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

52:12

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

49:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a set piece situation.

48:58

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:58

Foul by David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

45:00

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

45:00 +1:25

Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:36

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by David Edgar.

40:39

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

34:13

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Darren Randolph.

33:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:36

Delay in match Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

32:07

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:07

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

30:36

Hand ball by Conor Sammon (Ipswich Town).

29:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Ipswich Town 0. David Edgar (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a corner.

29:14

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

27:52

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

27:52

Grant Hall (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:14

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Thomas.

27:11

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

24:37

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Cotterill.

23:13

Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:11

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.

18:51

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

18:10

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

18:07

Attempt blocked. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

17:36

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

16:17

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:17

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

15:37

Offside, Ipswich Town. Conor Sammon tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

14:30

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds following a set piece situation.

14:02

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

14:02

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:54

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

11:37

Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Novak with a headed pass.

9:44

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

9:40

Attempt blocked. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

9:06

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

9:06

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:08

Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

4:28

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

4:28

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:27

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

0:24

Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:24

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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