@MarkWenn: Late call on that one. Was in the matchday squad but carrying a bug so misses out with sickness. Nothing major.
@DordogneCanary: Simon Hooper in charge today. It might ring a bell for people...
5 - Howson drops deep to hook away a cross from the right. Eventually out for a Blues throw inside City territory.
6 - City do well to keep the ball in a congested area before Murphy is just about unable to direct a knock-down towards Jerome.
7 - Klose powerfully heads away a cross. Out for a Blues throw.
7 - Howson plays a smart pass first time for Naismith. He looks for Murphy only for the ball to be intercepted, just.
8 - Hoolahan then looks to play into the area for Naismith but it skids away from the former Everton man. City looking to be incisive.
9 - Pinto moves out of defence expertly, allowing City to get up the pitch and win a throw near halfway.
9 - Naismith with a shove on halfway. Free-kick to Birmingham.
10 - Loose play from the visitors, gifting City a throw.
11 - Howson with a tackle. Birmingham throw. Very much in the middle of the park at the moment.
11 - Birmingham move down the right by earning successive throws. Not much rhythm to the game at the moment.
12 - Brady intercepts and hooks forward. The Canaries not quite able to pick up the scraps. Birmingham come forward down the left, with a good tackle from Pinto seeing the ball bounce behind for a corner.
13 - Howson heads away. Tettey charges down the follow up. City look to come forward.
13 - Good intent from Murphy as he tries to drive down the left, only for the ball to bounce away from him.
14 - Tettey with a late tackle. No booking. He's one away from a two game ban, remember.
14 - Chance! Birmingham hit the bar as the unmarked Jutkiewizc slams off the woodwork with a header...
14 - City break and score!
15 - Wonderful counter. Huge let-off immediately punished as Cameron Jerome breaks into the box and curls into the net! 1-0!
17 - That goal must have been no more than 15 seconds after Blues hit the woodwork, if that.
17 - City looking to dictate play now. They have the lead and want to get back on the front foot.
18 - Played out to the right. Headed out for a Norwich throw. Bit of zip about the passing right now as Howson tracks back superbly to win the ball in his own half.
19 - Jerome gets across the pitch to close down right-back Nsue, forcing an early cross. Wayward. City's goal-kick.
21 - Jerome offside from Brady's ball forward. Looked a tight call.
22 - Jerome downed just shy of halfway. City free-kick, taken quickly. Murphy unlucky to not make more of it on the right flank.
23 - Klose cuts out Davis' cross from the right. It goes behind for a Birmingham corner.
24 - Played short. City win it. Hoolahan goes to ground. Free-kick given.
25 - And now a free-kick to Birmingham on halfway. Fair to say City have only really had one chance in this match so far, which they took.
26 - Birmingham win the ball and look to break. Howson booked for what can best be described as a tactical foul on halfway which prevents them from doing so.
27 - So close to a second! Sublime from City as the tireless Jerome chases a ball down the left before sliding in Hoolahan. The Republic of Ireland international squares for Naismith who puts over.
28 - Hoolahan barged over on the edge of the box. Nothing given.
29 - Tettey with an interception on halfway. He's been excellent so far, as he has been for the past few games.
30 - More wonderful play from City as Hoolahan scoops over the top for Naismith. Nothing quite comes of it but confidence seems to be flowing now.