Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​St Andrew's
BirminghamBirmingham City
Murphy (19', 34'), Adeyemi (68'), Lingard (89')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Robinson (46')

Half-Time Report: David Murphy brace gives Birmingham City lead

A brace from David Murphy gives Birmingham City at 2-0 lead at half time in their game against Millwall.

A first-half brace from David Murphy has given Birmingham City a 2-0 lead over Millwall at half time at St Andrew's.

Birmingham's David Murphy celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Millwall during their Championship match on October 1, 2013© Getty Images

Andrew Shinnie looked to get the home side on the board early on, attempting a 16-yard shot inside the opening minute, but his finish was too high.

It looked like Birmingham would break the deadlock in the 10th minute when Jesse Lingard was brought down by Alan Dunne, but David Forde was able to keep the on-loan Manchester United youngster's spot kick out.

The hosts continued to see the majority of the possession, and were able to take the lead 19 minutes in, when Shinnie curled in a free kick for Muprhy to tap in from close range.

Chris Burke had a chance to double Birmingham's lead, but his effort was well saved by Forde. Murphy was able to add his second of the clash moments later, beating the Millwall keeper with a free kick.

Jimmy Abdou tried to pull one back for the Lions, but his attempt from close range went high.

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