Preston 2-1 Birmingham: Leaders North End hit back for victory
Milutin Osmajic scored his first goal in English football as Championship leaders Preston came from a goal down to beat Birmingham 2-1.
Jay Stansfield's strike in the opening minute of the second half threatened to end Preston's unbeaten start to the season but the table-toppers were on level terms when Krystian Bielik headed into his own net in the 51st minute.
Preston then made it six wins from their opening seven games thanks to Osmajic's composed close-range finish in the 67th minute.
After a tight and cagey first 25 minutes, the game was almost unlocked by the hosts when Duane Holmes played in Brad Potts inside the area with the goal at his mercy but he blazed over the crossbar from close range.
Birmingham had the lion's share of possession throughout the first half-hour and mustered their first half-chance when Keshi Anderson ran on to the end of a long ball before he skied his effort into the Preston fans behind the goal.