Last Updated: 12/12/10 3:23pm
Hennessey takes the free-kick long and the full-time whistle goes. Great result for Wolves, who deserved the win despite a lengthy injury list.
Ebanks-Blake takes the ball to the corner flag but doesn't get the corner he wants. Free-kick to Wolves inside their own half and that should be that.
It's all City as Gardner's cross is headed away by Stearman for a corner. The ball comes back to Larsson, who tries to drill the ball past Hennessey at his near post but shoots into the side-netting.
Best chance of the game for City as Beausejour crosses from the left. Phillips plays a terrible pass to Larsson, who would have been clean through. The Swede recovers and crosses into the box where the unmarked Phillips heads well wide of the post.
Fletcher and Ebanks-Blake link up well inside City's area. The ball comes back to Milijas, whose shot hits referee Atkinson, so it's a City goal-kick.
Gardner sprays the ball out to the right for Larsson but Elokobi intercepts and Wolves break down the right after a great tackle by Ebanks-Blake. Edwards crosses for Ward but it's too far for the Wolves man.
Foster rolls the ball out to Johnson, who hoofs it upfield for Jerome, but he loses out to Berra. Hunt then hacks the ball into the air from inside his own area and Hennessey takes the catch near his post.
Birmingham have stepped on the gas over the last five minutes. Jerome turns up on the left and delivers a cross which evades everyone and goes out for a goal-kick.
Foster's free-kick is cleared to the far side. City keep the pressure up as Phillips feeds Beausejour, who delivers a cross to the far post but Jerome just fails to connect.
Ferguson plays an appalling pass to no-one in particular. The ball boy falls over twice as he tries to retrieve the ball. Cheers from the Wolves fans.
Murphy is unlucky to be penalised for handball down Wolves' right. Hunt whips in the free-kick which is caught cleanly by Foster from underneath his crossbar.
Carr's deep cross is too far for Beausejour. Final change for City sees Bowyer make way for Phillips.
Kevin Phillips is preparing to come on for City. But before that Ebanks-Blake gets down the left and crosses to Ward, who takes a touch and forces another good save from Foster.
Edwards nips the ball off Johnson but it's a throw to City. Gardner is penalised for tussling with Milijas inside Wolves' half.
Johnson floats in a cross which is headed away by Stearman. Johnson gets a second chance but Wolves clear their lines through Hunt near the corner flag.
Hunt wins a corner off Murphy. The ball comes back to Milijas, who flicks the ball to the far post for Berra, who crashes into the upright and stays down.
Beausejour is causing a nuisance of himself down the left flank but his cross is well caught by Hennessey.
Foley squeezes in a shot from outside the area which takes a deflection off Ferguson for a corner but it comes to nothing.
Elokobi wins a throw for Wolves with a cross which strikes teh leg of Larsson near the corner flag. Milijas then earns his side a corner.
Carr takes a throw but there is no room for a forward pass and play comes back to Foster. City build again and Bowyer makes a good run and plays the ball out to Beausejour, whose cross is too close to Hennessey.
Larsson wil have better days than this as he sends over another terrible cross which is caught by Hennessey.
Hunt's corner is headed away inside the six-yard box by Zigic. Another corner for Wolves is taken by Hunt to the far post but Berra is penalised for a push.
Hunt whips in a cross which is carried out by Foster although the ball had definitely already crossed the line. Corner to Wolves.
Zigic comes back from an offside position and flicks the ball into the path of Jerome but the flag had already been raised for the Serbian, who is struggling to make an impact.
Elokobi makes a hash of a clearance but Berra clears up although the ball is soon back with Foster. Johnson is fouled by Ebank-Blake on the halfway line.
Zubar moves infield and tests Foster with a dipping left-footed shot which is well held by the City keeper.
Hunt plays an accidental one-two with Carr but his second pass catches Edwards napping inside City's area.
Milijas bends in a well-struck free-kick but Foster scurries across his line to take a good catch near his post.
Throw down Birmingham's right is taken by Carr but Wolves are soon back on the ball. Dann brings down Ward but the City defender seems to be injured. He gets up hobbling and isn't happy with the decision. Bad day for the ref as it looked like Dann was the victim.
City have a free-kick in a promising position 35 yards out. Larsson sends over another atrocious delivery.
Great chance for Wolves as Ward slips past Murphy down teh flank and sends a great cross onto the head of Edwards who misses the far post by inches.
The second half gets under way and Birmingham have an early free-kick. Foster punts the ball into Wolves' area but the ref blows for a free-kick.
The whistle goes to being the first half to an end. Wolves deserve their lead and needed something special to beat the in-form Foster and Hunt certainly provided it.
GOAL HUNT! Jerome is penalised for a foul on Stearman as Hennessey takes it long. Edwards beats Murphy in the air and Ebanks-Blake gets past Dann down the right and crosses for Hunt to score at the near post. Great finish.
Murphy goes through the back of Ward, whose protests eventually earn him a free-kick near Wolves' right touchline. City soon regain possession and Barry Ferguson loops a ball; over the top but Jerome's touch lets him down and he runs the ball out for a goal-kick to plenty of jeers from the Wolves fans.
Edwards tries to slip Ward through inside the Birmingham area but the two are not on the same wavelength. Ward has the ball in the back of the net after a good through-ball by Ebanks-Blake but the flag had already been raised for offside.
Foster races out of goal to cover for Murphy and prevents Ebanks-Blake from gaining possession. Moments later Zigic fouls Stearman.
Dann is in the thick of the action again as he blocks a shot from Edwards. Johnson then clears up before Stearman clatters into Jerome and is booked.
Dann makes a poor error in trying to play a crossfield pass over to the far side for Carr, but it goes behind the Birmingham right-back.
Free-kick to Wolves on the left as Hunt goes down very easily under a shoulder barge by Larsson. Milijas sends in a deep cross which is taken comfortably by Foster.
Edwards sends over a low cross from the right which is not dealt with by Dann as he clears straight to Ebanks-Blake. The Wolves strike blasts the ball at Foster from a tight angle.
The game is starting to become a bit scrappy if it wasn't already. Throw to Birmingham deep inside their own half which is taken by Carr.
Carr sends over a hopeful ball for Zigic but Hennessey is there to catch the ball cleanly. Wolves beak down their right and Murphy concedes a throw off Edwards.
Ward latches on to a loose ball 22 yards out but his looping left-footed volley can't dip enough and clears the bar.
Birmingham enjoying a decent spell of possession now. Larsson thinks he has earned his side a throw and tries to put his point across to the referee's assistant but is told by the referee to move away.
Edwards goes down after sneaking behind Murphy and taking a kick from the City left-back, who was trying to clear the ball. No free-kick awarded though.
Dann is there once more to get in a good block to deny Ebanks-Blake. The ball comes out to the near side where Kevin Foley delivers a cross which is cleared by Murphy.
Jerome goes up for an aerial challenge with Stearman but clearly barges into the defender and is shown a yellow card.
Ebanks-Blake receives the ball with his back to goal and manges to squeeze in a shot despite despite the attentions of Dann which is well saved by Foster.
Elokobi gets the throw back immeditaley and delivers a first-time cross for Hunt, who is distracted by Fahey and his header goes wide.
Hunt delivers his corner to the near post which is flicked on by a Birmingham player and headed out for a throw by Zigic.
Birmingham have a free-kick 35 yards out following a foul by Stearman on Zigic out which is taken by Larsson and sent miles over the bar.
Bowyer crosses from inside the area to Zigic, who gets the ball stuck underneath his feet as Zubar hacks the ball clear.
Johnson plays a diagonal ball from the back for Jerome to run on to but Zubar is there to intercept and he plays it back to Hennessey.
Elokobo sends the free-kick long but Dann is there to head clear under pressure from Ebanks-Blake. Moments later Johnson wins a throw for Birmingham near his side's corner flag.
Carr sends in a cross from the right which is cleared by Christophe Berra upfeld to Hunt, who is brought down by Larsson near the halfway line.
Sloppy pass from Milijas to Elokobi as jerome goes in for a challenge but the throw is awarded to Wolves much to Jerome's annoyance.
Stephen Carr is penalised for tugging the shirt of Hunt near Wolves' corner flag at the far side. Wayne Hennessey takes the free-kick long but it's soon back with Foster.
Zubar sends a hopeful ball down the right channel but it's too far for Edwards to chase and City have a goal-kick.
Nikola Zigic tries a fancy backheel but he can't get the better of Richard Stearman, who brings the ball clear.
Wolves are on top now and City just need to become more involved. Ebanks-Blake is flagged offside just inside Birmingham's half.
Nenad Milijas sends over a deep cross for Ward but Dann is there once more to head clear on the edge of the area.
George Elokokbi sends over a looping cross from the left but Ebanks-Blake can't direct his header on target under pressure from Johnson.
Another great save from Foster, who gets down to deny Hunt from point-blank range following a cross from Ward.
Stephen Ward delivers a great cross from the right straight on to the head of David Edwards who brings out a full-stretched save from Ben Foster.
A poor floating pass from Lee Bowyer to the far side sees Larsson keep the ball in with his head but he concedes possession.
Zubar plays the ball into the near corner for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, who loses possession under pressure from Scott Dann.
Birmingham earn a corner but Sebastian Larsson's delivery isn't the best and the ball drifts out of play.
Ronald Zubar sends in a cross from the right but Johnson volleys it clear and the Blues break. Cameron Jerome gets into a shooting position but fluffs his lines from a tight angle.
Roger Johnson gets an early booking for a push on David Edwards don Wolves' right. Stephen Hunt delivers the free-kick but Nikola Zigic clears.
Sunil, from Wolves, has this to say: "Wolves have been very unlucky. They have actually won three games, the same as Birmingham but just been unlucky because we let in late goals to lose games. The manager is fine and needs to stay! Wolves have won three and Fulham have only won two. This shows what a difference draws make! Ebanks-Blake gets his chance finally and he will not disappoint! We are behind you we are Wolves!"
Our old pal Chris describes himself as a 'crazy score predictor' and he has this to say. "I'm predicting an exciting 3-2 win for Birmingham. I love derbies, but this one is one of the best ones in the country. Am also predicting at least two red cards as these teams probably will get at each other all game."
Betting update now from Sky Bet's Michael Triffitt, who tells us that Wolves are 5/4, the draw is 11/5 and Birmingham are 9/4. He adds: "No surprise all the money is for the Blues.One defeat in eight and clean sheets against Chelsea and Man City is considerably better form than their under-pressure hosts and although Birmingham are yet to register a Premier League away win, today gives them an excellent chance. We are an industry top price 9/1 no scorer and this has captured punters' imaginations too. Under 2.5 goals is available at 8/11."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is dealing with the most severe injury crisis he has had to contend with in almost two decades of management heading into today's derby clash with Birmingham. With enough players sidelined to make an entire starting XI, McCarthy is forced to make four changes from the side which went down 3-0 at Blackburn last weekend. Kevin Doyle (dead leg), Matt Jarvis, Michael Mancienne (both knee) and Steven Mouyokolo (back) make way for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Stephen Hunt, David Edwards and Richard Stearman. Birmingham counterpart Alex McLeish also makes three changes, handing starts to Serbian striker Nikola Zigic, Sebastian Larsson and David Murphy. Craig Gardner (illness), Liam Ridgewell (eye) are missing while Jean Beausejour finds himself on the bench.
Wolves: Hennessey, Zubar, Berra, Stearman, Elokobi, Foley, Edwards, Milijas, Ward, Hunt, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: Hahnemann, Fletcher, Mujangi Bia, Ebanks-Landell, Winnall, Rooney, Doherty.
Birmingham: Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Murphy, Larsson, Bowyer, Ferguson, Fahey, Jerome, Zigic. Subs: Taylor, Gardner, Phillips, Derbyshire, Parnaby, Beausejour, Redmond.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live minute-by-minute commentary for the lunchtime clash between midlands rivals Wolves and Birmingham. There's plenty at stake at Molineux. Mick McCarthy's men desperately need three points to help in their bid to beat the drop, while a win for City by two goals would move them up four places into 12th place. The teams will be in shortly so if you have any thoughts about the game e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org