Leeds United 1-2 Birmingham City

13 Aug

Birmingham City striker Clayton Donaldson is challenged by Leeds United duo Kyle Bartley and Ronaldo Vieira at Elland Road


Clayton Donaldson was Birmingham City’s top scorer in the 2015-16 campaign

Birmingham beat Leeds at Elland Road for the second season running to leave Garry Monk’s side still pointless.

The visitors led on 15 minutes when Charlie Taylor was credited with an own goal as he, keeper Rob Green and Blues midfielder Jacques Maghoma collided.

Winger Hadi Sacko levelled when his shot crept under Tomasz Kuszczak.

But Blues captain Michael Morrison lashed in his side’s second-half winner from close range after Leeds had failed to deal with Jonathan Grounds’ cross.

Maghoma, who scored the second goal in last season’s win at Elland Road, was involved in both goals as Blues improved on the disappointment of last week’s goalless home draw with Cardiff City.

Gary Rowett’s men claimed their first win without the need of either of their two new strikers, Che Adams, from Sheffield United, and Greg Stewart, from Dundee.

Their first victory in eight Championship games going back to 9 April extended their fine record of just one defeat in seven visits to Elland Road.

Leeds were the only EFL team who failed to register a shot on target in their opening game – the 3-0 defeat at QPR – and they managed just three shots in new boss Monk’s first home game in charge.

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Birmingham City 2.

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Birmingham City 2.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Birmingham City. Paul Robinson replaces Stephen Gleeson.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

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

Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City).

Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

Attempt missed. Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Pablo Hernández.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Maikel Kieftenbeld.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Alex Mowatt.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

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

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Shotton.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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