And in a lacklustre performance, his much-changed side were unable to capitalise on Che Adams 23rd minute dismissal as the hosts won through goals from Jonathan Grounds and a penalty from Craig Gardner.
But who was Huddersfield Town's Man of the Match? Have a look below at Blake Welton’s assessment and have your say with our gadget as well.
Looked assured throughout and commanded his area well - Town’s No.1 next season? - 8 (out of 10) (MOTM)
His usual marauding self on the right-hand side, but not as effective as usual - 6
Had the beating of Emilio Nsue before being substituted as part of a tactical change - 6
Switched to centre-back for this encounter and - after an initially shaky start - grew into the role - 6
Gave away the first penalty with a foul on Che Adams and at fault for Birmingham City’s opening goal - 4
Impressed at both ends of the pitch before being forced off late on with a worrying knock - 7
Before giving away Birmingham’s second penalty, rolled back the years with a fine battling performance - 7
Showed flashes of creativity as he made his first start for Town since January 2 away at Wigan Athletic - 6
Worked hard but was unable to provide a much-needed spark in the ‘number 10’ role - 6
Unable to continue his fine recent goalscoring record at St. Andrews and was largely anonymous - 6
Growing into the target man role but still needs to improve his aerial presence - 6
Nahki Wells (for Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, 46) - Busied himself upfront alongside Collin Quaner but unable to make a real impact - 6
Sean Scannell (for Harry Bunn, 67) - A solid run-out as he continues his rehabilitation from injury - 6
Aaron Mooy (for Mark Hudson, 67) - Town’s talisman was unable to get into the game upon his introduction - 6