Gardner double sees off Rovers

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Craig Gardner struck twice and Ben Foster boosted his England credentials with a brilliant display of goalkeeping as Birmingham came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at St Andrew's.

After a dire first half, Morten-Gamst Pedersen was given a golden chance to open the scoring in the 50th minute when Nikola Zigic fouled Christopher Samba in the box but Foster pulled off a superb save.

Four minutes later the visitors were ahead as Steven Nzonzi headed in a corner but Gardner turned the game around, converting a brilliant James McFadden pass in the 57th minute and then beating Paul Robinson from 30 yards for the winner with 19 minutes left.

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James McFadden
Ben Foster
Steven Nzonzi
Blackburn Rovers
Paul Robinson
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Christopher Samba
Craig Gardner
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