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Birmingham City 1-0 Leeds United

Jacques Maghoma
Jacques Maghoma has scored three of Birmingham's 13 league goals this season

Jacques Maghoma's late goal for Birmingham City earned the Championship's bottom side victory over in-form Leeds United.

The midfielder smashed the ball in from close range after Jota's shot was parried by Felix Wiedwald to give Blues their first victory in eight games.

David Davis almost opened the scoring but his low shot was saved by Wiedwald.

Leeds' best chance saw Pablo Hernandez's strike palmed onto the top of the crossbar by David Stockdale.

In a match which was low on quality until the final 15 minutes, Birmingham looked to be heading for a 15th game of the campaign without scoring.

But having enjoyed better spells of possession against a below-par Leeds side, Steve Cotterill's team were finally rewarded when Congolese midfielder Maghoma followed up in the box ruthlessly.

Thomas Christiansen's Leeds had won four-straight matches before their visit to the West Midlands but failed to create any clear cut opportunities until Hernandez was sent through by Samu Saiz.

The Spaniard could not capitalise and Birmingham went on to record just their fifth win of the season.

Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill:

"The season is only halfway through and we can build on that good performance. I thought we got what we deserved for the 94 minutes. We were the better team and I am really pleased for the players.

"It was a big win and after 10 minutes play I thought it was going to be a good day for us.

"There was a massive vibe around the ground from our fans and that was very important and why we got the performance we produced."

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen:

"From my point of view it was a horrible game. There were not many opportunities, with each goalkeeper making one good save.

"It was a difficult game as we were aware what the opponents would do, with Sam Gallagher their target man.

"It was disappointing not to take three points. When it was goalless I thought it wouldn't be a bad result in the situation that existed."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 13Stockdale
  • 5Colin
  • 4Roberts
  • 12Dean
  • 3GroundsBooked at 65mins
  • 8Gardner
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forNsueat 88'minutes
  • 26DavisSubstituted forNdoyeat 87'minutes
  • 20BogaSubstituted forJotaat 77'minutes
  • 18Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 2Nsue
  • 10Jutkiewicz
  • 17Ndoye
  • 27Jota
  • 28Morrison
  • 39Trueman
  • 50Gleeson

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6CooperBooked at 50mins
  • 28Berardi
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 23PhillipsSubstituted forKlichat 69'minutes
  • 22CibickiSubstituted forSáizat 55'minutes
  • 19Hernández
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forLasoggaat 84'minutes
  • 7RoofeBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 5Pennington
  • 8Anita
  • 9Lasogga
  • 11Grot
  • 21Sáiz
  • 43Klich
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
21,673

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City).

Conor Shaughnessy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Nsue replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Cheikh Ndoye replaces David Davis.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pierre-Michel Lasogga replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City 1, Leeds United 0. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Davis.

Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt missed. Craig Gardner (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Felix Wiedwald.

Attempt saved. David Davis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jota replaces Jeremie Boga.

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David Stockdale.

Attempt saved. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mateusz Klich replaces Kalvin Phillips.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Maxime Colin.

Booking

Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Birmingham City. Maikel Kieftenbeld tries a through ball, but Jacques Maghoma is caught offside.

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Booking

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Foul by Marc Roberts (Birmingham City).

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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3Bristol City25138440261447
4Cardiff25145635231247
5Leeds2513393728942
6Sheff Utd25132103930941
7Aston Villa2511863324941
8Preston25101052823540
9Middlesbrough2511593224838
10Brentford2591063932737
11Ipswich25113113835336
12Fulham259973533236
13Norwich2587102430-631
14Nottm Forest25101143342-931
15Millwall257992727030
16Sheff Wed257993031-130
17Reading2577113033-328
18QPR2569102635-927
19Hull2559113943-424
20Barnsley2558122637-1123
21Sunderland25410112942-1322
22Bolton2557132443-1922
23Burton2556141743-2621
24Birmingham2555151335-2220
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