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Gary Rowett Football Factfile

Birmingham City are expected to offer the vacant manager's job to Gary Rowett. We look at his career in the game.

  • Born in Bromsgrove.
  • Aged 40
  • Defender
  • Premier League career: Everton, Derby, Leicester and Charlton
  • Football League career: Cambridge, Blackpool, Birmingham, and Burton Albion.
  • Played 86 times for Birmingham from 1998-2000
  • Moved into management in 2009 as assistant to Paul Peschosolido at Burton
  • Became manager in May 2012 when Peschisolidio left
  • Last year took Burton to 4th in League Two. Lost in the play offs.
  • Burton currently 3rd in the table.


Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time scores

Premier League:

  • West Brom 2 -2 Crystal Palace
  • Leicester City - Swansea (17:30)
  • Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke


  • Nottingham Forest 1 - 3 Blackburn
  • Derby 1 - 2 Wigan
  • Birmingham City 0 - 8 Bournemouth
  • Leeds 1 - 2 Wolves

League One:

  • Peterborough 2 -3 Coventry
  • Scunthorpe 0 -1 Notts County
  • Walsall 1 - 0 Chesterfield
  • Port Vale 3 - 0 Leyton Orient

League Two:

  • Burton Albion 0 - 1 Stevenage
  • Northampton 0 -1 Luton
  • Mansfield 1 - 1 York
  • Cheltenham 0 -3 Plymouth
  • Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Portsmouth

Midlands match day: Half-time scores

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Leicester striker can handle growing expectations says manager

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates scoring their fifth goal of the game Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport/PA Images

Leonardo Ulloa, Leicester City's top scorer, can handle the growing expectations on him says manager Nigel Pearson.

The five-goal striker has had an impressive start in the Premier League with goals against Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Argentinian is joint fifth in the scoring charts but Pearson strongly believes his outlook on the game hasn't changed.

Today, Leicester City play Swansea away at the Liberty Stadium kicking off at 5.30pm.

Leo has settled in very well and has had an outstanding start in terms of goal return. His all-round play has been excellent.

He certainly hasn't had any extra pressure put on him from within. My view on strikers is goals are what they are but the way we play we need forward thinking players who also understand how the team functions.

– Manager, Nigel Pearson


FT: West Brom 2 - 2 Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion twice led Manchester United at the Hawthorns, but two second half goals by the visitors meant it a draw with two goals apiece.

The Baggies went ahead early on, thanks to an 8th minute goal by Stephane Sessegnon.

Marouane Fellaini equalised for Utd just minutes after the break, but West Brom reclaimed their lead in the 66th minute, courtesy of Saido Berahino.

But Daley Blind managed to secure a vital late goal for Louis Van Gaal's team, three minutes from time, to earn a draw.

Birmingham City 'part company' with manager Clark

Lee Clark has left Birmingham City Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Birmingham City have "parted company" with manager Lee Clark.

The club made the announcement a few hours ago after losing at home to Bolton on Saturday. Their first-team coach and chief scout have been placed in temporary charge.

Our reporter James Clark sent this report from St. Andrews.

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