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Summary

  1. All the action and reaction as Leeds United take on Birmingham in the Championship
  2. Leeds have taken one point from their last four league fixtures
  3. Stuart Dallas scores in either half to put Leeds in front
  4. Clayton Donaldson pulls one back for Birmingham

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

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First win in five for Leeds United, and just their second victory against Birmingham at St Andrews in 12 attempts.

Steve Evans has also confirmed Leeds will appeal Alex Mowatt's red card, which he picked up late in the game.

You can listen to our post-match interview with Steve Evans here.

We'll be back on Saturday for the clash at Elland Road against Reading. Until then, thank you very much for joining us and enjoy the rest of your evening.

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"It helps enormously when you have Chris Wood occupying two central defenders and he won that battle tonight," Evans said.

"I don't think any goalkeeper on the planet could have stopped Stuart's second strike. He's an honest boy who takes things to heart and he will be a big, big player for this club.

"I have a headache from Luke Murphy because when he gets a chance, he grabs it with both hands. We had a lot of big performances all over the pitch and the boys will get all the credit tonight."

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@WYSdaily just seen Mowatt red not a sending but if ya giv the ref the choice...

@WYSdaily just seen Mowatt's tackle on sky. Was late coming in, but Birmingham player was already on floor so 50/50 for me

Evans on tonight's result

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"I think the first half performance was, in periods, the best my team have played," Steve Evans told BBC Radio Leeds.

"It's exactly how we planned it on the training ground and tonight we've had two excellent finishes from Stuart and conceded a goal from a free-kick that wasn't a free-kick.

"We had to grind and dig in in the second half but the supporters have turned up and have seen a performance they can be very proud of."

Evans on Stuart Dallas

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Sometimes Leeds want to do too much on the ball and when you’re under pressure, you have to think about the game.

The more you play around with it, on tired legs, you gift teams chances.

We’ve done that in the past and it just needs that one leader on the pitch to give them a telling off and get them focused.

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@WYSdaily At last 50 point total passed a shame thats all we have to celebrate # wasted season

@WYSdaily If the season had started at 7pm tonight we'd be promotion favourites right now, right Steve? #LUFC

Noel on Leeds' away record

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

There's less pressure away from home which I think is why Leeds do better.

You have to channel that pressure though and you should enjoy playing at home.

They need to absorb that energy. Maybe they can't deal with what's in front of them when they're at Elland Road.

As it stands

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That result keeps Leeds in 15th place on 51 points, while Birmingham stay ninth and are all but out of the play-offs. Middlesbrough go above Burnley at the top of the league thanks to a late goal against Reading.

Silvestri man of the match?

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Gareth Jones

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I think Silvestri made some really key saves at important points in the second half.

He wasn't at fault for the goal and if Birmingham had gone on and equalised, they would have won it because they had the momentum.

They are, however, saves that you would expect my goalkeeper to save.

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@WYSdaily Great commentary as always, decent performance tonight but only papers over the cracks, need significant investment this summer!

@WYSdaily that's what we need gutsy ugly fighting win perfect Leeds performance #MOT

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Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

We dominated the game and what they showed in the second half is that they can dig in and work hard.

We showed good character on both sides of the fence today.

All in all, it's a win, and that's what we were looking for.

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Noel on tonight's win

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

That victory was massively needed, especially on the back of Burnley where we played well.

We carried on in the first 45 minutes from the way they played at Burnley.

Stuart Dallas was exceptional tonight but Leeds do make things difficult for themselves.

FULL TIME: Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Well, late red card aside, that's a decent day at the office for Leeds.

Two belting goals from Stuart Dallas, they hung on throughout Birmingham's counter-attack and they finally have a win in the league.

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A straight red then for Alex Mowatt, who dived in to Ryan Shotton on the touchline. Birmingham win a free-kick that Marco Silvestri punches away and Leeds do their best to get it back up the pitch.

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Birmingham get a throw in a great area, but Charlie Taylor digs it out. It's all going nicely and then Alex Mowatt gets a red card for a horrible looking tackle.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Clayton Donaldson works his way to the edge of the penalty area, fires it in and Marco Silvestri lets it rebound off his body and out of play. 

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Kyle Lafferty lines it the free-kick from the edge of the box, and tips it straight over the bar, to cheers from the Leeds fans.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Four minutes of added time ahead, as Sol Bamba gets a caution for a clumsy tackle on Clayton Donaldson. That's a late free-kick for Birmingham in a good position...

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A late yellow for Kyle Lafferty, as he stops Leeds attempting to break from a Birmingham free-kick.

Dallas with two stunners will be Leeds United MOM, but Silvestri is close for me after some key excellent saves second half #lufc

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This seems a bit of a strange one, as Luke Murphy is taken off and Giuseppe Bellusci comes on. It's 4-1-4-1.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

The corner is low and driven in, headed away by Luke Murphy and hammered back to Marco Silvestri. The keeper takes it well though, before doing less well with the goal kick that he lashes out of play.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Kyle Lafferty comes down the left and wins Birmingham a throw. Leeds are forced to defend, but Liam Cooper gets a good header away before Birmingham win a corner.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Stuart Dallas' work is done for the evening, as he's replaced by Mustapha Carayol. That second goal from Dallas was an absolute belter.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Leeds get forward for what feels like the first time in an age, as Lewis Cook drives forward and through to Alex Mowatt. Mowatt grabs it on a tight angle at the edge of the box and blazes it into the Leeds fans behind the goal.

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Ooh, Diego Fabbrini has just missed a peach of a chance for Birmingham. Kyle Lafferty cuts back to Fabbrini in the area and the midfielder fires it over from eight yards. That's a big miss.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Leeds are switching off again and they've been lucky that Birmingham haven't been able to make their chances count. Diego Fabbrini is the next to have a go on goal, but Marco Silvestri holds it easily.

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Paul Caddis turns the ball towards the Birmingham box, but it goes just past Jon Toral and into Marco Silvestri's chest.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Another change for Birmingham, as David Cotterill makes way for Diego Fabrini.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Clayton Donaldson hammers the ball in to the left hand side, but he's a yard offside and the linesman has his flag up. He just started his run too soon.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Kyle Lafferty shoots low off his left foot and Marco Silvestri knocks it away. Sol Bamba tries to clear, Lafferty grabs the rebound and fires it into Silvestri's hands. It's all in Birmingham's hands at the minute.

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It's not going Leeds' way, as they mess up a clearance that eventually goes out for a Leeds throw.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Steve Evans makes his first change, replacing Mirco Antenucci with Alex Mowatt.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Birmingham win yet another corner and Charlie Taylor is really struggling to keep up with Ryan Shotton. Shotton comes close to nudging a third corner in, before Marco Silvestri smashes the ball out of play.

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David Cotterill plays in another corner and it's a late head from Lewis Cook that keeps Jonathan Grounds' shot out of the net. That was so close for Birmingham, who are in control at the minute.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Birmingham have been in control since Clayton Donaldson knocked the ball in, but Leeds have handled it well for the most part. There's another goal in this.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

David Cotterill sends another corner in and Marco Silvestri comes forward and misses it. He might get enough of a hand on it to knock it towards Sol Bamba, who clears it, but that could have been awkward for Leeds.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Sol Bamba is doing really well up against Kyle Lafferty but Birmingham manage to sneak another corner.

Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

Birmingham make their first change, as Stephen Gleeson makes way for Jon Toral.