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Summary

  1. All the action from Birmingham City v Leeds United
  2. Birmingham have not won in their last four league meetings with Leeds United on home soil
  3. Chris Wood opens the scoring before Che Adams equalises - but Wood is on target again in the second half and Alfonso Pedraza finishes the job off for the visitors

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight. 

    Leeds didn't start well but they happened upon the magic in the second half, and were clinical. 

    A brace from Chris Wood and a first goal from Alfonso Pedraza reduced Che Adams' equaliser to a consolation goal - and the Leeds bus rumbles on. 

    We'll be back on Tuesday, when Leeds visit Fulham. 

    Until then, enjoy your weekend. 

  2. Garry Monk's fan experience

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    I love it when managers are in the stand, and you see them on the TV screen and they look like fans. Like, I don't know - eating a hotdog, or standing up to let someone come past you, or reading a programme. Monk's had the proper fan experience tonight. 

    More importantly, Leeds seem able to win in any given way - they have everything in their locker now. 

  3. BreakingLEEDS UNITED: INJURY NEWS

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Monk says Charlie Taylor and Ronaldo Vieira will both be available for Tuesday night - and Vieira was available today. 

  4. GARRY MONK: We take responsibility as a group

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    We had to defend with our hearts, with organisation and discipline - and that's important, coming away from home. As a group, we take responsibility - everyone does. The first 60 minutes wasn't good enough from anyone but we spoke at half time that we lacked a bit of freedom, looked like we were playing under pressure. But we're in a fantastic position. 

    Our mentality was brilliant and we got much, much better, started to play the football we know we can. We'll learn from the first 60 minutes where we know we need to get better. All the subs contributed when they came on and that's important.  

  5. GARRY MONK: Mentality got us through

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    I thought we were probably second best in the first 60 minutes, but it's down to our mentality. After that point, I thought we gained control and started to express ourselves like we'd wanted to from the start. Maybe we could have capitalised on Birmingham a bit more but that would have been a bit harsh on them - they're a good team, fighting for their lives, and you could see that. 

    I think the whole team [were the reasons for the win] and the substitutions were important, but that first 60 minutes - I don't think we were playing with the freedom we need. But our mentality is so strong we soaked up that pressure. We looked dangerous and clinical, and that's what you need. We wanted to be like that from the start but we've kept moving forward. 

  6. Noel on Bartley

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Leeds didn't all get up to their best level, but they did get better when Bartley started yelling - he tells them to get back to basis, and stop with the fancy flicks. He does that so well. He keeps driving and wanting more, pushing them all up to their best level. He's the man who keeps the team ticking over, right until the end. 

  7. Noel on Hernandez

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I think it's more Hernandez's away form that is the concern. Tonight, it just didn't seem to click for him. I don't know if it's a confidence thing, but he was still brave and asking for the ball, even though he wasn't having the best game - that's all you can ask for. I know his creative side brings so much to the party, but I would like to see him challenging for the ball more - you need that from everyone when games are getting physical.  

  8. Leeds team spirit obvious

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Chris Wood recognised Phillips' work in the build-up to the goal. You could tell that in the celebration - Wood was pointing to Phillips, going, 'This guy did the work.'

    The Leeds players appreciate each other and are grateful when they make each other look good. They are good human beings and it's a nice thing to see.

  9. How is the table looking?

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

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  10. Playing ugly is fine

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Do you want to be peaking now? Isn't it about just doing what you have to do to get into the top six, and then switching it on for the play offs? 'Not pretty, but deadly' is a great way to sum it up. It's all about getting going at the right time - peaking at the end. Finish where you finish and get the job done. There's no advantage to finishing third over sixth. Just do what you have to do. 

  11. How did Phillips change the game?

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    I don't think anyone clicked in the midfield today - but Phillips came in and be brought a series of great challenges. His run for the second goal gave the team the confidence they needed and allowed them to push on to see the game out.

    The referee handled the game really well this evening and was spot on in all the calls he made about the 'penalties'. They were dives. 

  12. Monk's man management impressive

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Phillips has faced criticism this season, and maybe taking him out of the firing line and the limelight has helped him. Leeds have reaped the rewards today - that's good man management. 

  13. Who stood out tonight?

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Phillips didn't reinvent the wheel, but what he did do was pass with accuracy and make runs into the box. You will have to make a big run back if you do that and cover your ground, but it led to the second goal. That's what you need to see. 

    Pedraza was productive, exciting and hard-working - and he was composed when you needed him to be. The way he bounced back up after that challenge showed he can adapt to this league.  

  14. Leeds in control of the table

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Noel Whelan

    Ex-Leeds United striker

    Possession doesn't matter - it doesn't win you games. To be honest, we probably gave them half of that possession with all our sloppy passes. It's about taking chances. 

    Phillips was the difference tonight and was so forward-thinking and forward-facing. I think once again, the table has been about us doing out job first. It wasn't pretty and it wasn't enjoyable to watch, but it got the job done. It keeps the gap from seventh there. Leeds are in control of their own destiny and will stay fourth no matter what Reading do. 

  15. Leeds' class shone through

    Birmingham 1-3 Leeds

    Gareth Jones

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    You could look at this game and say Birmingham have been the better team, but Leeds have shown they have that better, individual class of player to take chances and produce those moments of quality that win you games. 

  16. Birmingham unlucky

    Darren Carter, former Birmingham City midfielder

    That scoreline doesn't tell too much of the story of the game - Leeds were just ruthless. Blues were on top of this game and the only difference was that Leeds punished them for a few mistakes. That's the sign of a good side. I've been impressed with Leeds and Wood seems to be in such form that everything he touches goes in. Blues were unlucky on the balance of play but there are reasons why Leeds are fourth - and we've seen them tonight.  

  17. BreakingFULL TIME: BIRMINGHAM CITY 1-3 LEEDS UNITED

    All the reaction to come - stay with us.