St Andrew's: Home of Birmingham City(credit: Wikipedia
Birmingham ensured their unbeaten home record would reach one year with a goalless draw against Wigan.
Blues, who have not lost at home since September 26, 2009, could have taken the lead early on but summer signing Alexander Hleb volleyed wide.
Scott Dann blocked a Hugo Rodallega effort at the other end and Charles N’Zogbia, who snubbed the chance to join Blues in the summer, twice tested Ben Foster.
Cameron Jerome twice failed to find the net with headers before team-mate Roger Johnson clashed with Rodallega, with both men receiving a yellow card.
The incident sparked some life into Blues and Johnson headed wide before Ali Al Habsi reacted quickly to smother the ball after spilling a Sebastian Larsson free-kick.
Al Habsi then came to his side’s rescue by saving from Jerome in a one-on-one situation, and opposite number Foster matched the Oman goalkeeper’s heroics with a fine stop to deny Rodallega.
Blues midfielder Craig Gardner was dismissed late on for a poor challenge on Franco Di Santo, but Wigan could not capitalise on their numerical advantage.