Leeds United 1-1 Birmingham: Late Murphy goal earns point for hosts

Leeds United and Birmingham City drew 1-1 at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds United scored a late equaliser to ensure they took a share of the spoils against Birmingham City on Saturday.

Paul Caddis had put the visitors ahead when he scored from the spot; the penalty awarded after Liam Cooper was adjudged to have brought down Clayton Donaldson.

The score remained 1-0 as the match approached full-time, but Luke Murphy ensured Neil Redfearn’s side earned a point when he score just four minutes before the end of normal-time.

In truth the result does little for either team, with Leeds now undeniably fighting a relegation scrap and Birmingham hoping to maintain their outstanding recent form.

As it is, Leeds finished the day in 20th with 26 points while Birmingham are 11th, nine points outside the play-off places.

The two sides had 18 shots apiece, with Birmingham faring slightly better in terms of efforts on target (six against five) while Leeds’ 57 per cent possession did not see them earn a win that would have eased some of the pressure currently being felt at Elland Road.

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