Leeds United v Birmingham City: Last five meetings at Elland Road

APRIL 2014: Danny Pugh celebrates scoring against Birmingham City. PIC Jonathan Gawthorpe
APRIL 2014: Danny Pugh celebrates scoring against Birmingham City. PIC Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Leeds United have welcomed Birmingham City to Elland Road five times in the last eight years, producing some indifferent results.

The sides have an identical record overall, winning 36 games each while drawing 25, but Birmingham seem to have the edge when it comes to trips to West Yorkshire of late. The Whites have taken just two wins from the last four in the league and were taken to a replay after a 1-1 draw in an FA Cup game in early 2013.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2006 - LEEDS UNITED 3-2 BIRMINGHAM CITY

David Healy proved to be the star of the show as United took the spoils in this early season affair. The Northern Irishman opened the scoring on six minutes before an own goal from Leeds ‘keeper Tony Warner levelled the scores on 13 minutes. Healy added his second of the game just two minutes later with a penalty, but former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner made it 2-2 with 16 minutes to go. However, Leeds were not to be denied as Olivier Tebilly put the ball into his own net to hand the points to Leeds with five minutes left.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 - LEEDS UNITED 1-4 BIRMINGHAM CITY

Nikola Zigic stole the headlines in what proved to be Simon Grayson’s final game in charge. The game began brightly for the home side with Ross McCormack firing Leeds into the lead on 19 minutes but Zigic made it 1-1 on 31 minutes before adding three more in a devastating spell between 61 and 68 minutes. The result meant the blues moved up to fourth in the table while Leeds slipped down to 10th.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012 - LEEDS UNITED 0-1 BIRMINGHAM CITY

A frustrating afternoon at Elland Road saw the visitors take the spoils. A Birmingham City side featuring the likes of Jack Butland and Ravel Morrison were expected to do well but Leeds showed promise throughout the match however lacked a clinical edge. Birmingham kept the home side at arms length for much of the game before Leroy Lita netted on 76 minutes to give his side a crucial win.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013 - LEEDS UNITED 1-1 BIRMINGHAM CITY

This third round FA Cup tie proved to be a stalemate in front of a crowd of just 11,000. Wade Elliot gave City the lead on 32 minutes with a stunning long-range effort, but Luciano Becchio brought Leeds back into the tie on 60 minutes - his final goal for the club. Davide Somma was brought on for the final ten minutes but no winner came. Leeds managed to win the replay 2-1 at St Andrews ten days later.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 - LEEDS UNITED 4-0 BIRMINGHAM CITY

Leeds managed to record their joint-biggest ever win over City with a clinical performance under Brian McDermott. Ross McCormack opened the scoring on 18 minutes before Rodolph Austin added a second on the half hour mark. Matt Smith stole in on the stroke of half-time to give the scoreline a convincing look. Smith added his second on 74 minutes to round off the scoring. The result meant Leeds surged up the table to ninth, while Birmingham fell to 20th.

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