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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Carling Cup Semi : Birmingham City 3-1 West Ham AET

West Ham took an early 1-0 lead to go 3-1 up on aggregate, but Birmingham City stormed back with two goals in the second half to force extra-time, and grabbed the winner in extra time to reach Wembley.

So Trevor Brooking's boys fluff their lines, and there will be no chance of extracting revenge 30 years after 1980 from this current crop of Hammers.

I'm reading that this will be Birmingham City's first Wembley final since 1957, although I seem to remember the brummies losing to Liverpool in the Worthington Cup final on penalties within the last 10 years or so ...

(Update: apparently that was in 2001 - and was held at Cardiff's stadium)

The match will be held on Sunday 27th February 2011 - Kickoff at 3pm - and already the online ticket touts are selling Carling Cup final tickets for between GBP 250 to 300! (EUR 400 to 500)

(click on either Arsenal or Birmingham City when you get there and you'll quickly find them)

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