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Summary

  1. Leeds move one point behind Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield
  2. Chris Wood's early goal puts Leeds 1-0 up
  3. Craig Gardner equalises after break with long-range shot
  4. Wood restores visitors' lead with tap-in
  5. Sub Alfonso Pedraza makes it 3-1 with low shot

Live Reporting

By Phil Shepka

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Chris Wood

    That's it from us tonight on a night Chris Wood scored twice to become the Championship's leading goalscorer to help Leeds defeat Birmingham.

    Tomorrow we have a rather full fixture list in the EFL, and the best place to follow everything is with our dedicated live text service. Seriously, if you've not used it yet it's rather good if I say so myself...

    Until then, it's goodnight and thanks for following.

  2. Post update

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    If you fancy reading up on what happened tonight at St Andrew's have a peek at Ged Scott's report from the ground.

  3. Post update

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Leeds boss Garry Monk on Sky Sports: "I thought we were second best for the first 60 minutes. 

    "We had a lot of defending to do, but from that point on we took the front foot and got good goals at good times."

  4. And for Blues...

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Zola

    For Birmingham the defeat leaves them 14th in the Championship table, with just two wins from 16 matches under Gianfranco Zola.

    The momentum they could have built on from last week's derby victory over Wolves may have now evaporated.

    It's not happy times at St Andrew's. They have to start learning to take chances or else risk a sucker punch like tonight.

  5. Where are they now?

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Here's Alfonso Pedraza celebrating his first goal for Leeds - and the strike which made the points safe for the visitors.

    Victory puts the Whites a point behind third-placed Huddersfield, who have two games in hand.

    Perhaps more importantly, Garry Monk's side are now 11 points clear of seventh-placed Fulham.

    Alfonso Pedraza
  6. Post update

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Leeds defender Kyle Bartley on Sky Sports: 

    "Chris Wood been fantastic, his all round play has been fantastic and once again he's come up good.

    "We've got our eyes on Tuesday and that's a big game against Fulham - it's 11 huge games left this season."

  7. Post update

    FT: Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Leeds United goalscorer and man-of-the match Chris Wood told Sky Sports:

    "The whole team's confidence is very high. We ground it out in the first half and got the goals in second. 

    "The team is working so hard off the pitch to make sure it's right on the pitch."

  8. FULL-TIME

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Chris Wood and Leeds teammates celebrate his goal

    Chris Wood heads the free-kick away and the referee blows the final whistle.

    A great win for Leeds.

  9. Post update

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    One last chance for Birmingham with a free-kick on the right-hand side...

  10. YELLOW CARD

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    That was unnecessary. Birmingham midfielder Robert Tesche is in the book for a challenge on Liam Bridcutt. What was the point?

  11. Post update

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Chris Wood almost has a hat-trick after picking up on a mistake from Ryan Shotton, but keeper Tomasz Kuszczak bats his strike away from goal.

  12. Post update

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Four minutes added on. By the way both sides are playing this, nobody wants that.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Che Adams and Pontus Jansson

    It's not been Che Adams' night tonight after forcing a number of saves from Rob Green, and he comes off for Jerome Sinclair.

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    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Souleymane Doukara and Robert Tesche

    The noise around St Andrew's is concentrated to the Leeds end and it's safe to say this game has the feel of one winding down.

    Alfonso Pedraza does put in a dangerous low cross from the left, but Chris Wood dummies it to no-one.

    And at that Leeds manager Garry Monk wanders out of his seat and out of view.

  15. Post update

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Birmingham have brought on Karim Frei in place of Cheick Keita to see if they can make something of this game.

    Che Adams almost brings them a goal back with a neat turn and shot, but he can only fire wide.

    Leeds fans are in full voice, as you'd expect. Maybe a night out on Broad Street for them tonight?

  16. Post update

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Pablo Hernandez may not have been able to score earlier, but he's set up Alfonso Pedraza for a superb first goal in a Leeds shirt.

    Hernandez plays the ball through to Pedraza on the left-hand channel and still with a lot to do, the Spaniard on loan from Villareal slams home into the bottom corner with his left foot.

    That's Hernandez's last action as he comes off for Kemar Roofe.

  17. GOAL Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Alfonso Pedraza

  18. Post update

    Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

    Pablo Hernandez has a strike at goal for Leeds, but because he is not Chris Wood he doesn't score.

    Instead, he fires straight into the hands of Tomasz Kuszczak after good work from Luke Ayling.

  19. YELLOW CARD

    Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

    The first booking of the game goes to Birmingham midfielder David Davis for a rather meaty challenge on Leeds sub Alfonso Pedraza.

    I can't believe we haven't had another yellow in this match.

  20. Post update

    Birmingham 1-2 Leeds

    ... and here's Wood making it 2-1 four minutes later.

    Chris Wood