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Leeds United 0-2 Birmingham City

Demarai Gray
Birmingham City's Demarai Gray scored his first goal of the season against Leeds

Birmingham City kept up their unbeaten record on the road in the Championship as they claimed all three points against Leeds United at Elland Road.

The visitors took the lead when Clayton Donaldson deflected Stephen Gleeson's ball to Demarai Gray, who fired home.

Leeds could have equalised through Stuart Dallas' curling effort but Blues keeper Tomasz Kuszczak palmed it away.

Jacques Maghoma sealed Blues' win in the first minute of injury time after latching onto a loose ball.

Gary Rowett's side move up two places to fourth with their third away league win of the season, while Leeds have not won at home for seven months.

Blues came close to taking the lead midway through the first half when David Cotterill's free kick found David Davis who drilled just over the bar.

They broke the deadlock when Donaldson latched onto Gleeson's fine cross and teed up Gray to smash high past Marco Silvestri.

Leeds fought back and could have restored parity before the break but Kuszczak made an excellent fingertip save to deny a curling effort from Dallas.

Kuszczak again denied Leeds from equalising with a superb save to deny Cook who beat the visitors' back line to run through on goal. But, in added time, Blues doubled their lead when Maghoma struck a low shot past Silvestri.

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler:

"It was a bad day at the office. I am not panicking or asking for two or three fresh players. That would be wrong. We have to come up with the answers collectively in the dressing room.

"The players want to do well, they prepare well and train well but for some reason we don't get the best from them at Elland Road."

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett:

"That was our seventh game in 21 days so the odds were stacked against us, but that was a textbook away performance.

"To limit Leeds to one half-chance, which was brilliantly saved, was very pleasing."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28BerardiSubstituted forByramat 73'minutes
  • 3Bamba
  • 6CooperBooked at 19mins
  • 21Taylor
  • 23L CookBooked at 65mins
  • 8Murphy
  • 10MowattSubstituted forAntenucciat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25BuckleySubstituted forBotakaat 57'minutes
  • 9Wood
  • 15Dallas

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 20Botaka
  • 22Turnbull
  • 24Adeyemi

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 31Caddis
  • 28Morrison
  • 4Robinson
  • 3Grounds
  • 8Gleeson
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 11CotterillSubstituted forMaghomaat 63'minutes
  • 26DavisBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSpectorat 75'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 81'minutes
  • 9Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 1Legzdins
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 18Brown
  • 19Maghoma
  • 20Toral
  • 23Spector
  • 44Brock-Madsen
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
24,601

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 2.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

Booking

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sol Bamba.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 2. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Stephen Gleeson.

Hand ball by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Luke Murphy.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Demarai Gray.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Demarai Gray with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jonathan Spector replaces David Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Gaetano Berardi because of an injury.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David Davis.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David Davis.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld.

Attempt saved. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Alex Mowatt.

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Demarai Gray (Birmingham City).

Booking

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma replaces David Cotterill.

Booking

David Davis (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton10640148622
2Middlesbrough106221771020
3Reading10532167918
4Birmingham105321610618
5Hull10532137618
6Burnley105321411318
7Derby10451127517
8Cardiff104421411316
9Wolves104331511415
10Sheff Wed104331514115
11QPR104331820-215
12Ipswich104331517-215
13Nottm Forest10334910-112
14Blackburn102531210211
15Fulham93241514111
16Leeds10253913-411
17Huddersfield102441014-410
18Charlton9234912-39
19MK Dons10226914-58
20Brentford102261219-78
21Rotherham102261219-78
22Bolton10154916-78
23Preston10145713-67
24Bristol City101451220-87
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