Birmingham earned their first win in six matches as defender Kyle Bartley scored twice before being sent off for his celebrations at Huddersfield.

Serbia striker Nikola Zigic gave the Blues the lead from close range before Anthony Gerrard levelled for Huddersfield.

Bartley, on loan from Swansea, headed Birmingham back into the lead after the interval after Jesse Lingard's corner.

He made it 3-1 after a free kick before being red carded for over-celebrating.

Bartley had already been booked for a foul and his dismissal left the visitors down to 10 men for the final nine minutes.

But Birmingham dug deep to claim victory, boss Lee Clark's first win over Huddersfield since he was sacked by the club in February 2012.

The visitors took the lead early on but were pegged back when Gerrard scored on his return to the Town side after a training ground bust-up.

Gerrard, cousin of Liverpool midfielder Steven, missed the previous two games following his involvement in an incident with Adam Clayton and Martin Paterson.

He made up by flicking home a header from Adam Hammill's free kick after 31 minutes to level the scores at 1-1.

Hammill started despite being fined and told by manager Mark Robins to "grow up" for his reaction to being substituted in last week's defeat at Wigan.

Both teams came into this match with only two wins in their last 10 matches - with the hosts having lost three of their last four outings.

Birmingham made the brighter start thanks to ex-Huddersfield striker Lee Novak, who played in a wide role for the visitors.

He forced home keeper Alex Smithies into a good save early on. Lingard won a 50-50 in the centre circle and Nikola Zigic put Novak through.

Novak then helped put Birmingham in front with a shot from a tight angle on 11 minutes which keeper Alex Smithies did well to parry.

Zigic, who stands at 6ft 7ins, showed good athleticism to slide in at the far post and hook the rebound over the line from close range.

Novak, who joined on a free transfer in the summer, was a thorn in the side of his old club.

Smithies saved well when he fired in from 20 yards on 37 minutes and then saw a Novak header from a Mitch Hancox cross drift wide five minutes later.

The Terriers came more into it as the game went on. Sean Scannell twice went close while Ward headed over a Hammill free-kick after 23 minutes.

The sides traded blows early in the second half, with Novak again forcing Smithies to parry at one end and Hammill drilling just wide at the other.

Bartley's purple patch and red card followed, with Birmingham happy to see out the game after that.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins:

"It was more than poor, it was abject. Our performance has dropped way below what we expect and we should be picking up points against sides in the bottom three.

"For whatever reason the players decided not to perform.

"We gifted them two goals. We have run out of ideas and all the work we have done on the training ground has been left on the training ground.

"It was just a bad day at the office."

Birmingham manager Lee Clark:

"Football is an emotional game.

"Kyle hasn't enticed the Huddersfield fans. He has gone to celebrate with his own fans and common-sense should prevail.

"Probably under the rules the referee had no option but you have to be allowed to celebrate. That's what the fans want to see."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 21 Richards Booked
  • 03 Dixon
  • 16 Southern
  • 05 Clarke (Lynch - 7' Booked )
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 12 Hammill
  • 04 Norwood (Gobern - 64' )
  • 14 Stead (Carr - 64' )
  • 07 Scannell
  • 11 Ward

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 10 Gobern
  • 13 Bennett
  • 19 C. López
  • 26 Carr
  • 33 Lynch
  • 38 Holmes

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 31 Caddis
  • 18 Hancox Booked
  • 17 Reilly
  • 05 Bartley Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Robinson
  • 07 Burke (Shinnie - 53' )
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 19 Zigic (Løvenkrands - 90' )
  • 12 Novak
  • 09 Lingard (Burn - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Burn
  • 11 Løvenkrands
  • 13 Doyle
  • 20 Lee
  • 22 Shinnie
  • 27 Ferguson
  • 33 Gray
Ref: Gavin Ward
Att: 14,161

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

3 7

Corners

3 3

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 3.

90:00 +6:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 3.

90:00 +5:13

Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +5:13

Foul by Peter Løvenkrands (Birmingham City).

89:53

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

89:53

Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:21 Booking

Booking Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

89:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Peter Løvenkrands replaces Nikola Zigic.

88:52

Delay in match Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

88:10

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:10

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

86:48

Attempt missed. Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nikola Zigic with a through ball.

86:06

Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Gerrard.

84:54

Attempt blocked. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

84:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

83:49

Delay in match Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

83:18

Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:18

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

82:43

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

82:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Dan Burn replaces Jesse Lingard.

81:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Kyle Bartley (Birmingham City) for excessive celebration.

80:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 3. Kyle Bartley (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross following a set piece situation.

79:53

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

79:53

Andrew Shinnie (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:21

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

72:37

Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:37

Foul by Lee Novak (Birmingham City).

72:03

Hand ball by Daniel Carr (Huddersfield Town).

71:04

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Keith Southern.

70:03 Booking

Booking Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.

69:54

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:54

Foul by Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City).

67:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66:26

Delay in match Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

66:08

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:08

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City).

65:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 2. Kyle Bartley (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross following a corner.

64:42

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

64:38

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oscar Gobern replaces Oliver Norwood.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Carr replaces Jon Stead.

62:43

Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Shinnie.

59:11

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

57:52

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Daniel Ward.

57:33

Foul by Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town).

57:33

Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:23

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Keith Southern.

54:03

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikola Zigic.

53:23

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:23

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City).

52:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Andrew Shinnie replaces Chris Burke because of an injury.

51:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:59

Delay in match Chris Burke (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

50:31

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

50:31

Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:36

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

46:02

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Nikola Zigic.

45:58

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:10

Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:10

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

45:00 +3:31 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1.

45:00 +3:26

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Ward.

45:00 +0:20

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

42:54

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mitch Hancox with a cross.

39:05

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

36:06

Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:01 Booking

Booking Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:58

Foul by Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town).

33:58

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

33:13

Attempt missed. Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32:02

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

32:00

Attempt blocked. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Birmingham City 1. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a set piece situation.

29:41

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:41

Foul by Callum Reilly (Birmingham City).

28:01

Offside, Birmingham City. Nikola Zigic tries a through ball, but Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

27:17

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

24:17

Offside, Birmingham City. Callum Reilly tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

23:35

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Nikola Zigic.

23:32

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

22:29

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:29

Foul by Paul Caddis (Birmingham City).

21:43 Booking

Booking Kyle Bartley (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21:15

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

Foul by Kyle Bartley (Birmingham City).

20:34

Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell with a headed pass.

19:33

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Dixon with a cross.

17:36

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

17:21

Ashley Richards (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:21

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

16:19

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:19

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

14:20

Foul by Jon Stead (Huddersfield Town).

14:20

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

13:51

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

12:54

Offside, Birmingham City. Darren Randolph tries a through ball, but Jesse Lingard is caught offside.

10:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Birmingham City 1. Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

10:03

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mitch Hancox.

8:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:30

Delay in match Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

6:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joel Lynch replaces Peter Clarke because of an injury.

4:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:12

Delay in match Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

2:51

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikola Zigic with a through ball.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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