Aug 31, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St Andrew's
BirminghamBirmingham City
1-1
IpswichIpswich Town
Burke (76')
Robinson (16')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Berra (30')
Hyam (86')

Result: Christopher Burke equaliser rescues point for Birmingham City

Christopher Burke's second-half goal ensures that Birmingham City share the points with Ipswich Town this afternoon.

A second-half goal from Christopher Burke earned Birmingham City a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town at St Andrew's this afternoon.

Chris Burke of Birmingham City scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews Stadium on August 31, 2013© Getty Images

Aaron Cresswell tried to set up the visitors for an early goal, but a foul inside the box by the attacking team prevented Ipswich from getting the chance.

However, Cresswell was able to deliver the ball back into the box later in the first half, dropping to Christophe Berra, whose powerful finish from close range gave the Tractor Boys the lead.

Lee Novak had a chance for an equaliser at the start of the second half for the hosts, but Dean Gerken was able to tip the ball over for a corner.

Cresswell continued to cause problems for the Birmingham defender, blasting a shot just over before sending in a dangerous cross moments later.

Despite Ipswich's dominance, the hosts manage to find the back of the net in the 76th minute, as Shane Ferguson found Burke with a well-placed cross.

Scott Allan almost put Birmingham ahead just over a minute later, but his strike slipped past the left-hand post.

Lee Clark's side pressed hard for a winner late on, but some solid defending by Ipswich ensured that the two clubs shared the points.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
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