MATCH REPORT: Birmingham City 1 Leeds United 0

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Jutkiewicz and Jansson both battle for the ball.

Garry Monk’s men beat a strong Leeds United team who are looking to be playing premier League football next season. Blues, now in a relegation battle, made it a tough job for Bielsa’s men.

Leeds had been seeing lots of the ball at the start of the game. However, in the 16th minute Maghoma picked out a free Jutkiewicz in the penalty area, but he could not divert the cross towards the goal.

Just 12 minutes later though, and Leeds should have been in front. A Luke Ayling cross found a free Bamford, who looked certain to score, but his effort hit the post and Camp was grateful to collect. A huge wake up call for the boys in blue.

A minute later and Leeds were punished for not taking their chances. Maghoma found himself with the ball at the edge of the 18 yard box, passed it across to Adams who shot the ball into the bottom left corner, a fantastic finish by the 22 year old.

After the goal, Leeds tried to break down a firm Blues back line, they failed to for the first period as the referee, Mike Dean, blew his whistle to bring the half to a close.

10 minutes after the the second half had started, Blues had suffered a huge blow. After attacking the Tilton, Phillips and Kieftenbeld clattered. The Dutchman was forced to come off the field of play. He was replaced with Wes Harding, as Blues had already took off Gary Gardner for David Davis.

As expected, Leeds were attacking in the last 20 minutes of the game. In the 70th minute, Patrick Bamford’s header was saved by a flying Lee Camp, a save to remember for the 34 year old.

In the 5th minute of injury time, Blues were up the other end and nearly scored. A powerful David Davis ran to the 18 yard box, shot at goal, but former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla, kept Leeds in the game.

The full time whistle blew, it was relief for most supporters in the ground, another 3 points towards safety and another goal for Che Adams. Blues come up against Sheffield United in mid-week, another must win game for Blues, if we win that one, it is another massive step towards safety.

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